Cassini

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Evidence of Organic Molecules Found in Plumes Ejected From Saturn’s Moon

Carbon-rich molecules were detected in samples collected from Enceladus’ ocean—yet another indicator that it could host microbial life.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.18
water worlds

Evidence of an Alien Ocean Found in Defunct 1990s Spacecraft Data

The Galileo spacecraft might have accidentally run through the sprinkler of Europa’s plumes.
Becky Ferreira
5.15.18
Noisey News

Animal Collective Sampled the Now-Incinerated Cassini Probe on "My Girls"

Space music is cool.
Alex Robert Ross
9.16.17
Cassini

NASA's Cassini mission crashed and burned — and was a huge success

Alex Lubben
9.15.17
goodbye cassini

Saturn’s Cassini Orbiter (1982-2017)

On Friday, Cassini will vaporize itself in Saturn's skies.
Becky Ferreira
9.14.17
Space

NASA's Doomed Cassini Spacecraft Lives on in an Immersive Art Experience

Celebrate the life of a nuclear-powered satellite at the experimental art installation 'BEYOND CASSINI.'
Jenn Hoffman
9.14.17
The sound of silence

Cassini Just Dove Into ‘The Big Empty’ Between Saturn and Its Rings

The first foray between Saturn and its rings reveals this zone is… bizarrely quiet.
Bryson Masse
5.2.17
nasa

NASA's Closer to Saturn Than Ever—Here Are Pics to Prove It

Check out the first images from the Cassini Spacecraft’s dive between Saturn’s rings.
Nathaniel Ainley
4.27.17
space art

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Will Crash into Saturn in a Blaze of Glory

This stunning CGI short recounts its historic accomplishments before unveiling its dramatic, planet-plunging finale.
Kevin Holmes
4.19.17
ALIENS

We Have Strong Evidence Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Can Support Microbial Alien Life

Scientists find potential evidence of methanogenesis, a biological process, on Saturn’s moon Enceladus—which means methane-breathing aliens could be chilling there.
Becky Ferreira
4.13.17
RIP Spaceship

Watch NASA’s Tribute to Its Doomed Saturn Orbiter, and Cry for Our Robot Friends

On September 15, Cassini will throw itself into Saturn after nearly 20 years in space.
Becky Ferreira
4.4.17
nasa

Moon Landings Are Back in Style, and Other Space Trends of 2017

A total solar eclipse, the grand finale of a beloved orbiter, and two lunar touchdowns are on the schedule for 2017.
Becky Ferreira
12.28.16
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