It's Time to Go Alien Hunting on Titan

Move over Europa, there's another moon out to claim the title of first place we'll discover extraterrestrial life. New research from Cornell University finds that alien microbes could, just maybe, eek it out on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. But these critters wouldn't be like anything we've ever seen before—not even… » 3/01/15 5:00pm Sunday 5:00pm

Here's What It Looks Like To Fall To Titan From Space

In honor of the Huygens probe's historic 2005 landing on the surface of Titan (Saturn's largest satellite, and the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere), NASA has released a movie that recreates, with data collected by Huygens and the Cassini orbiter, a dramatic approach of the moon's surface from… » 1/14/15 2:30pm 1/14/15 2:30pm

We've Been Wrong About Saturn's Exact Location For Centuries

Looking at a map of our solar system, you might have felt comfortable saying that we know (and have known for sometime) exactly where Saturn is. But a brand new ultra-precise measure that tracks the location of the planet to its exact pinpoint in space shows that we've been off, by perhaps up to 100 miles. » 1/12/15 9:40am 1/12/15 9:40am

Stunning New Image Shows Saturn And Titan Shrouded In Darkness

In stark contrast to the brilliant colors of Saturn's rings and the sunlit hydrocarbon seas of Titan, this image taken by the Cassini spacecraft makes them appear as menacing alien worlds. To us, they seem devoid of detail. But to the trained eyes of scientists, such images reveal crucial insights. » 11/10/14 9:20am 11/10/14 9:20am

Does Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Harbor A Hidden Ocean?

It's not the prettiest thing in the solar system, nor is it the most interesting. But Mimas — a pockmarked moon in orbit around Saturn — does exhibit a rather strange wobble. A team of astronomers say there can only be one of two explanations: either it's harbouring a subterranean ocean or it has an irregularly shaped… » 10/17/14 10:20am 10/17/14 10:20am