NASA Will Fly a Copter on Saturn's Moon Titan
“Dragonfly will visit a world filled with a wide variety of organic compounds, which are the building blocks of life and could teach us about the origin of life itself.”
How to Survive April's Three—Yes, Three!—Retrogrades
Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn begin their retrogrades this month—but our resident astrologer is here to help.
Saturn's Rings Are Disappearing, NASA Scientists Say
A new NASA study estimates that Saturn’s famous rings won’t be around forever.
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.
Saturn’s Cassini Orbiter (1982-2017)
On Friday, Cassini will vaporize itself in Saturn's skies.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
humans of the year
Ellen Stofan Left NASA But She’s Still Trying to Push Humanity Forward
NASA's former chief scientist says when it comes to getting more women in science and tech, the progress is "too slow, I won’t lie to you."
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.
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Saturn’s Moon Titan Has Electrically-Charged, 'Sticky' Sand
"If you grabbed piles of grains and built a sand castle on Titan, it would perhaps stay together for weeks due to their electrostatic properties."