What Is This Giant, Swirling Hexagon At Saturn's North Pole?

Something is going on at Saturn's North Pole — something big, swirling, and shaped like a giant hexagon. So just what is it? Carolyn Porco, the leader of Cassini's Imaging Team, explains it to us. » 5/23/14 4:20pm 5/23/14 4:20pm

Ask Carolyn Porco Anything You Want About Planetary Exploration!

Carolyn Porco, the leader of the Imaging Experiment on NASA's Cassini mission, is here to answer your questions about exploring other planets, what we know about planetary rings, Saturn's moon Encleadus, and looking for life in our solar system. » 5/23/14 9:00am 5/23/14 9:00am

More People Need To Know About Carolyn Porco

We didn't think it was possible to love Carolyn Porco – team lead of NASA's Cassini Mission – any more than we already did. We were wrong. » 4/23/14 9:00am 4/23/14 9:00am

Don't miss your chance to have your photo taken from outer space!

Earth has been photographed from space before, but its inhabitants have never been given advance notice as to when those photographs would be taken. Consider this your send-ahead: On July 19th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth from a billion miles away. Say cheese. » 6/28/13 12:17pm 6/28/13 12:17pm

This rare view of Saturn is among the most awe-inspiring images of the…

Stop what you're doing and look at this. Banded, backlit and beautiful, this verdant view of Saturn — just released by CICLOPS — is one of the most remarkable images of the planet ever captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. And trust us, that's saying something. » 12/18/12 3:40pm 12/18/12 3:40pm

Holy crap, these true-color photographs of Saturn are gorgeous

Every time you think you've seen all there is to see of Saturn and its moons, the Cassini imaging team goes ahead and blows that notion right out of the water, along with your mind. In the series of images featured below, Saturn and its giant moon, Titan, show their true, jaw-dropping colors. » 8/31/12 11:30am 8/31/12 11:30am

NASA has solved the mystery of Saturn's jet streams

Saturn's atmosphere is constantly swimming with turbulent jet streams — but where do they get their energy to form in the first place? This has been one of the biggest mysteries about Saturn for decades. » 6/27/12 1:11pm 6/27/12 1:11pm

Latest Symphony of Science auto-tune jam will warm your heart and mind

The next Symphony of Science jam session is out titled, "A Wave of Reason." Listen to Bertrand Russell, Carl Sagan, Carolyn Porco and others sing about "scientific reasoning and skepticism in the face of growing amounts of pseudoscientific pursuits." » 11/23/10 12:00pm 11/23/10 12:00pm

Saturn Blocks Out The Sunlight

This is a total eclipse of the sun by Saturn, as seen by NASA's Cassini space probe. I totally want this image painted on black velvet. This famous image is just one of the photos that Cassini Imaging Team leader Carolyn Porco showed off during her talk about Saturn and its moons, now online at TED. [TED, via Runaway… » 1/22/08 2:30pm 1/22/08 2:30pm