Saturn moon

Saturn's moon Titan has 'sea levels' similar to Earth, reveals Cassini

Saturn's moon Titan has 'sea levels' similar to Earth, reveals Cassini

Titan is the only world we know of in our solar system, besides Earth, that has stable liquid on its surface and the latest finding that shows remarkable similarities between the two.

Jan 18, 2018, 13:45 PM IST
Cassini and Enceladus move in sync as NASA reveals a 'spacecraft's eye' view

Cassini and Enceladus move in sync as NASA reveals a 'spacecraft's eye' view

The relative motions of both Cassini and Enceladus over a 15-minute period create the movement seen in the movie sequence.

Sep 06, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
NASA discovers chemicals that could form 'membranes' on Saturn's moon Titan!

NASA discovers chemicals that could form 'membranes' on Saturn's moon Titan!

The team found large quantities of the chemical on Titan, most likely in the stratosphere – the hazy part of the atmosphere that gives this moon its brownish-orange colour.

Jul 29, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Saturn's moon Mimas' 'Mount Everest' stands tall in Cassini's latest image!

Saturn's moon Mimas' 'Mount Everest' stands tall in Cassini's latest image!

Herschel's peak stands nearly as tall as Mount Everest on Earth.

Jan 09, 2017, 22:44 PM IST
NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's small moon 'Hyperion' orbiting the planet in chaotic manner (See pic)

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's small moon 'Hyperion' orbiting the planet in chaotic manner (See pic)

The image that shows Hyperion orbiting the planet in a chaotic manner was captured by the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on August 22, 2016 in green light.

Dec 06, 2016, 10:16 AM IST
Watch: How Cassini will make final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus

Watch: How Cassini will make final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus

Watch how NASA's Cassini spacecraft will soon make a daring final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

Dec 17, 2015, 10:32 AM IST
Cassini to make close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus today

Cassini to make close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus today

The flyby will take place at about 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) Wednesday.

Oct 28, 2015, 09:41 AM IST
Cassini to take 'deepest ever drive ' through Saturn's moon plumes on Wednesday

Cassini to take 'deepest ever drive ' through Saturn's moon plumes on Wednesday

The spacecraft has flown closer to the surface of Enceladus before, but never this low directly through the active plume.

Oct 27, 2015, 09:12 AM IST
Cassini spacecraft finds global ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus

Cassini spacecraft finds global ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus

 NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a vast water reservoir – dubbed as 'global ocean' - beneath the icy crust on Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus.

Sep 16, 2015, 12:17 PM IST
'Lakes' found on Saturn's moon Titan

'Lakes' found on Saturn's moon Titan

 A study using data from the joint NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini mission suggests the Saturn moon Titan's surface indentation that is similar to creation of sinkholes on the Earth.

Jun 22, 2015, 15:17 PM IST
NASA plans to develop submarine to explore Titan's mysterious methane sea

NASA plans to develop submarine to explore Titan's mysterious methane sea

NASA has recently developed a concept to send a submarine to explore Saturn's moon Titan, which has mysterious vast lakes of liquid methane and ethane.

Feb 14, 2015, 11:19 AM IST
NASA's Cassini may solve mystery of Titan's 'magic island'

NASA's Cassini may solve mystery of Titan's 'magic island'

NASA's Cassini mission has observed new, bright features in the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's moon Titan.

Nov 11, 2014, 10:49 AM IST
Saturn's moon Mimas may have ocean under its icy surface

Saturn's moon Mimas may have ocean under its icy surface

A new study has suggested that the wobbles of Mimas, the closest of Saturn's regular moons, indicate that the moon either contains a weirdly shaped rocky core or has a sub-surface ocean beneath its icy shell.

Oct 17, 2014, 13:58 PM IST

NASA may send small drone to explore Saturn`s moon

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.

Jul 02, 2014, 17:33 PM IST

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

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.

Apr 15, 2014, 10:20 AM IST

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

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

Apr 04, 2014, 09:44 AM IST

Cassini finds plastic ingredient propylene on Saturn`s moon Titan

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

Oct 01, 2013, 10:20 AM IST

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

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.”

Aug 27, 2013, 15:46 PM IST

Saturn’s moon Titan glows in dark

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.

Nov 01, 2012, 19:44 PM IST

Saturn moon may affect planet’s magnetosphere

Saturn’s moon Enceladus may be causing periodic bursts of radiation in the planet’s magnetosphere.

Jan 02, 2012, 15:02 PM IST