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NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan.
NASA Selects Flying Mission to Study Titan for Origins, Signs of Life
After its launch in 2021, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will observe Saturn as part of a comprehensive solar system program.
NASA's Webb Telescope Will Survey Saturn and its Moon Titan
Images collected during Cassini's superclose orbits in 2017 are giving scientists new insight into the complex workings of the rings.
NASA's Cassini Reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings
After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on Jan. 30, 2020.
How NASA's Spitzer Has Stayed Alive for So Long
There’s way more to Saturn than its rings. The planet also boasts a collection of exotic, and still mysterious, moons.
10 Things: Unsolved Mysteries of Saturn's Moons
Our solar system is a stormy place. Join us on a tour of storms.
10+ Things: Tour of Storms Across the Solar System
Dust and ice from Saturn's vast rings accretes onto the moons embedded within and near the rings.
Cassini Finds Saturn's Rings Coat Tiny Moons
Whether you're doing it for the nerd cred or the pie, this week on #10Things, we've got all the ways you can celebrate #PiDay with NASA.
10 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day with NASA on March 14
Meet the women leading two of humankind's two most distant space missions.
Women at the Helm
Scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This suggests there could be a genetic system for life that may be possible on other worlds.
NASA-Funded Research Creates DNA-like Molecule to Aid Search for Alien Life
The next full Moon will be on Feb. 19, 2019.
February 2019: The Next Full Moon is the Crow Moon
New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft may solved a longstanding mystery. The length of a day on Saturn: 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.
Scientists Finally Know What Time It Is on Saturn
New measurements of the mass of Saturn's rings reveal their age — and something they have in common with dinosaurs.
NASA's Cassini Data Show Saturn's Rings Relatively New
New NASA research confirms that Saturn's rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.
NASA Research Reveals Saturn is Losing Its Rings at "Worst-Case-Scenario" Rate
November 16 marks the premiere of a unique film and musical experience inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope’s famous Deep Field image
Hubble's Visualizations of the Universe Form Heart of New "Deep Field" Film
November brings planets, an asteroid, a comet and the Leonids meteor shower.
What's Up - November 2018
From deep below the soil at Earth’s polar regions to Pluto’s frozen heart, ice exists all over the solar system...and beyond.
Frozen: Ice on Earth and Well Beyond
Cassini's Grand Finale orbits pay off: Final dives tell the story of the previously unexplored region between Saturn and its rings
Groundbreaking Science Emerges from Ultra-Close Orbits of Saturn
Quite a few candles have been lit since NASA was born on Oct. 1, 1958. Here’s a quick look back at some highlights from six decades of exploration—and a glimpse of what’s ahead.
10 Things: Happy Birthday, NASA
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected dust storms on Saturn's largest moon, making Titan the third Solar System body where such storms have been observed.
Dust Storms on Titan Spotted for the First Time
The Cassini spacecraft has been gone for a year now, but the science continues. Here are 10 reasons why Cassini mattered...
10 Things: Why Cassini Mattered
During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas, which are filled with liquid methane and ethane.
Cassini's Final View of Titan's Northern Lakes and Seas
A study using Cassini data reveals a warming, high-altitude, hexagonal vortex emerging at Saturn’s northern pole
Saturn's Famous Hexagon May Tower Above the Clouds
The final Cassini Science Symposium, and other recent Cassini mission events.
Cassini Significant Events 8/1/18 - 8/28/18
The Cassini mission revealed a surprising feature emerging at Saturn's northern pole as it nears summertime: a warming, high-altitude vortex with a hexagonal shape, akin to the famous hexagon seen deeper down in Saturn's clouds.
Saturn's Famous Hexagon May Tower Above the Clouds (ESA Release)