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NASA's Cassini reveals new details on Saturn's rings

Saturn formed 4.5 billion years ago, in the early years of our solar system and There have been clues that its ring system is a young upstart that attached to Saturn years afterward.

Jan 18, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

Saturn rings may vanish in 100 mn years: NASA

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn`s magnetic field.

Dec 18, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

Saturn and its rings look graceful in this stunning image by NASA's Cassini

Scientists scoured images of this region, particularly those taken at the high phase (spacecraft-ring-Sun) angles, looking for material that might pose a hazard to the spacecraft.

Oct 24, 2017, 17:26 PM IST

Five incredible revelations of NASA's Cassini mission

Cassini's aim of investigating Saturn is truly a fruitful one, owing to all the amazingly informative insights into the evolution and structure of the ringed planet.

Sep 15, 2017, 09:25 AM IST

Cassini beams back its pre-grand finale, saying goodbye to Saturn's main ring system! - See pic

 The image was part of a mosaic that included the planet's moon Daphnis (PIA17212).

May 31, 2017, 00:21 AM IST

Cassini's Grand Finale – NASA probe poised to dive between Saturn and its rings for second time

On Tuesday, May 2, at 3.38 p.m. EDT (1:a.m. Wednesday India Time), NASA's Cassini will shoot the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings for the second time in its Grand Finale.

May 02, 2017, 11:50 AM IST

Saturn's rings dazzle in a close-up! NASA's Cassini delivers one of its best 'ring-grazing' images of the planet

The 20-year-old spacecraft has been investigating the ringed planet for 13 years, thereby providing scientists with numerous insights into Saturn's structure and evolution.

Jan 31, 2017, 00:33 AM IST

NASA's Cassini spacecraft to make its closest flyby of Saturn's rings soon!

On many of these passes, Cassini's instruments will attempt to directly sample ring particles and molecules of faint gases that are found close to the rings.  

Nov 23, 2016, 17:02 PM IST

Cassini gets ready for closest-ever observations of Saturn

Beginning on November 30, Cassini's orbit will send the spacecraft just past the outer edge of the main rings. 

Sep 16, 2016, 13:13 PM IST

Pandemonium! Saturn's moon Pan and rings as seen from Cassini spacecraft (See pic)

Pan and moons like it have profound effects on Saturn's rings, ranging from clearing gaps to creating new ringlets, to raising vertical waves that rise above and below the ring plane.

Jul 06, 2016, 13:34 PM IST

A second planet may possess Saturn-like rings

 In an interesting finding, researchers have detected features around minor planet Chiron that may signal rings, jets, or a shell of dust.

Mar 17, 2015, 12:02 PM 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

Past comet collisions ‘left ripples in Jupiter and Saturn rings’

Jupiter and Saturn rings contain ripples, according to data from NASA`s Cassini.

Apr 01, 2011, 18:19 PM IST