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Icy moon spurs northern lights show on Saturn

A shimmering patch of light as big as Sweden detected at the north pole of Saturn is the spectacular result of a giant stream of electrically charged particles from the planet's moon Enceladus, scientists find.Full story

Methane rains on desert of Saturn's moon Titan

Saturn's ice moon cranks out heat —but why?

Cassini Spacecraft Photos Show Saturn's 'Blue Moon' in All Its Glory

Idea of Titan ice volcanoes gets cold shoulder

Just a few months after scientists presented tantalizing evidence of ice volcanoes reshaping the surface of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, a new study is throwing some cold water on the prospect. Full story

Astronomers get mixed signals —from Saturn

Saturn is sending astronomers mixed signals — radio signals, that is. NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently found that the natural radio wave signals coming from the giant planet differ in the northern and southern hemispheres, a split that can affect how scientists measure the length of a Saturn day. Full story

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Saturn's moon spawning moonlets

Giant propeller structures seen in Saturn's rings

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  Space probe discovers 'ice volcano'

NASA's Cassini probe finds a volcano that spews ice and slush onto the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. WESH's Dan Billow reports.

  Saturn moon ready for its close-up

Nov. 23: New photos of one of Saturn’s moons taken by the Cassini spacecraft were released for the first time Monday. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  NASA offers new view of Saturn

Sept. 22: NASA's Cassini spacecraft released new photos of Saturn Tuesday. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Double feature from Saturn

Radar imagery from the Cassini spacecraft provides the data for a virtual flight over Saturn's moon Titan, while Cassini's camera catches the shadow of another moon passing over Saturn's rings.'s Alan Boyle reports.

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Saturn rings and moons
Saturn rings and moons

The Saturnian moon Titan looms large in this photo from the Cassini orbiter, but Enceladus is harder to spot on the right and tiny Pandora is virtually invisible on the left.

Saturn storm
Saturn storm

This Dec. 24 picture from the Cassini orbiter shows a huge storm on Saturn as a bright-colored whirl on the planet's disk. The uncalibrated raw image, released today, also shows the dark shadows of Saturn's rings on the disk.


An image of Enceladus taken by the Cassini orbiter during a Monday flyby shows backlit geysers of ice rising up from fissures on the moon's surface.

Cassini shot of Saturn's moon Iapetus
Cassini shot of Saturn's moon Iapetus

A ridge that follows the equator of Saturn's moon Iapetus gives it the appearance of a giant walnut. The ridge, photographed in 2004 by the Cassini spacecraft, is 100 kilometers wide and at times 20 kilometers high. (The peak of Mount Everest, by comparison, is 5.5 miles above sea level.) Scientis