saturn

tech-science

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.”
Becky Ferreira
6.27.19
astrology

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.
Annabel Gat
4.8.19
Motherboard

Saturn's Rings Are Disappearing, NASA Scientists Say

A new NASA study estimates that Saturn’s famous rings won’t be around forever.
Sarah Emerson
12.18.18
Motherboard

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
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
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
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."
Samantha Cole
4.9.17
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
alien sand castles

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."
Becky Ferreira
3.27.17
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