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NASA may send small drone to explore Saturn`s moon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:33

Saturn`s giant moon Titan has become one of the most fascinating bodies in the solar system because of its potential similarities to the atmosphere of primordial Earth, and NASA has now announced plans to release a small drone from an interplanetary balloon to explore the moon`s surface.

Sunsets on Saturn`s moon Titan help understand hazy atmosphere of exoplanets

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:35

Scientists working with data from NASA`s Cassini mission have used Saturn`s smog-enshrouded moon Titan as a stand-in to develop a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets.

Cassini spacecraft may have documented birth of Saturn`s new moon

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:20

NASA`s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn, which could may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet`s known moons.

Vast underground ocean found beneath ice on Saturn`s Moon Enceladus

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 09:44

Researchers have uncovered evidence of an "ocean" of water under Enceladus, one of Saturn`s smaller moons.

Usain Bolt could be flying on Saturn`s biggest moon Titan

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:34

Physicists have calculated that if Usain Bolt was to sprint on Saturn`s biggest moon Titan, he would actually be flying.

Cassini finds plastic ingredient propylene on Saturn`s moon Titan

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 10:20

NASA`s Cassini spacecraft has discovered propylene, a chemical that is used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers, on Saturn`s moon Titan.

Saturn: 10 interesting facts about the jewel of the solar system

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 15:46

Saturn is certainly a ‘royal’ planet, adorned with thousands of beautiful ringlets around it as its jewellery and hence is also nicknamed as “the jewel of the solar system.”

Saturn moon Dione may have been active in past

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:48

Scientists have found more evidence for the idea that Saturnian moon Dione was likely active in the past, thanks to close-up images of a 500-mile-long (800-kilometer-long) mountain on the moon from NASA`s Cassini spacecraft.

Saturn’s moon Titan glows in dark

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 19:44

A person in a balloon in Titan’s haze layer wouldn’t see the glow because it’s too faint -- something like a millionth of a watt.

ESA’s Huygens bounced, slid and wobbled to rest on Saturn’s moon

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 14:30

The moon’s surface is more complex than previously thought.

Gas clouds over Titan reveal changing seasons on Saturn’s moon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 11:12

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex materializing at the south pole of planet’s largest moon Titan.

NASA estimates how long Titan’s chemical factory has been active

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 13:26

In a new study, scientists have attempted to estimate how long the chemical factory in Saturn’s giant moon has been operating in the atmosphere.