Strange formations in the rings around Saturn and Jupiter are the telltale marks of dramatic comet impacts that occurred in the last few decades, two new studies suggest.Full story
Saturn's famous rings are the last remaining shards of a huge moon the planet tore apart long ago, a new study suggests. Full story
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. Msnbc.com's Alan Boyle reports.
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.
The shadows of Saturn's rings, cast onto the planet itself, appear as a thin band at the equator in an image taken by the Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.