- Mar 25, 2011Cassini has observed strange variations in radio waves controlled by Saturn's rotation. The findings change current assumptions about radio emissions from gas giants. Studying Saturn and its environment is important in determining the types of planets that exist in the Universe and the potential for
- Jan 5, 2011New images of Saturn's moon Rhea have revealed dramatic fractures cutting through craters on the moon's surface. The findings are helping astrobiologists understand the processes that occur on moons of giant planets, and could help identify potentially habitable environments on these small worlds.
- Dec 14, 2010Scientists have a new theory about how the strange ridge belting Saturn's outermost moon, Iapetus, formed. Understanding the Saturn system is important for astrobiologists trying to determine whether or not habitable environments could persist on the moons of giant planets.
- Jul 11, 2010Scientists have identified a new class of moons in the rings of Saturn. It is the first time that scientists have been able to track the orbits of individual objects in a debris disk. The research is revealing clues about disks around other stars in
- Mar 31, 2010NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a temperature map of Saturn's icy moon Mimas that shows unexpected hot regions. Studying moons like Mimas can improve knowledge of the Saturn system's environment, and could help astrobiologists determine if habitats for life might exist on moons around giant
- Dec 12, 2009Two new studies have shed some light on a centuries-old mystery surrounding Saturn's moon Iapetus. The studies also provide new information about the Saturn system and how the moons and rings of the giant planet interact. This is important in determining the potential for habitable
- Oct 9, 2009Astronomers have discovered an enormous ring around Saturn that may be linked to the moon, Phoebe. The finding highlights connections between the moons and rings of Saturn. The research could help in determining how the Saturn system was formed and, ultimately, the habitability of moons