Ten years ago, billions of humans had their worldview upended when a group of astronomers announced that the solar system only contains eight planets. Now, the same guys are trying to rewrite our childhood mnemonics once again. A ninth planet may exist after all, and it isn’t Pluto.
Oh Titan, you are a beautiful, intriguing moon! This composite image uses infrared light to look at the surface of Saturn’s moon during a recent flyby by the Cassini spacecraft. It’s a look at the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan in the late spring. Read more >>
The other day, Saturn’s Cassini probe took its deepest dive yet through the icy geyser erupting from Enceladus’ south pole. We’re getting our first pictures of the historic flyby back now, and naturally, they’re incredible. Read More >>
On Wednesday, NASA’s Cassini probe made its closest pass yet above the north pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Yesterday, we started to get back images of the encounter — and dang, they are beautiful. Read More >>
This beautiful radar scan depicts the methane-filled lakes of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. The images were taken by the international Cassini mission, as part of a study into what forms depressions on Titan. Read more >>