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Geysers on Icy Saturn Moon Enceladus Tied to Orbit

Steady geysers of water ice on one of Saturn's icy moons appear to erupt more strongly when the moon is farthest from its ringed parent planet, scientists say. Full story

Saturn images show new view of Earth

   The first images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have captured stunning images of Saturn’s rings and the planet Earth – a tiny dot barely visible on the horizon. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

The view from Saturn

   A NASA spacecraft has been sending back pictures of the Earth from Saturn, offing a glimpse of home from 900 million miles away. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Earth prepares for glamour shots from space

Smile Earth! You're on camera. Full story

Moon Has Close Encounters with Planets, Star This Month: How to See It

If you only glance at the sky now and then, you may think it's pretty much the same every night. Regular sky watchers know better, and are aware of the constant changes the sky undergoes. Full story

Meteor Shower and Dancing Planets to Grace July Night Sky

Summer planets, constellations and a late-month meteor shower should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting. Full story

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See Saturn in cosmic triangle early Sunday

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  NASA detects gigantic hurricane on Saturn

The spacecraft Cassini has provided close-up views of a large hurricane at Saturn’s north pole that’s estimated to be about 1250 miles wide. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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The Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora are shown in this handout photo taken May 14, 2013 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and provided by NASA July 30, 2013. Pandora's small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape like its larger sibling, Mimas. Researchers believe tha

Handout of the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft capturing Saturn's rings and planet Earth and its moon in the same frame
Handout of the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft capturing Saturn's rings and planet Earth and its moon in the same frame

The wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and planet Earth and its moon in the same frame in this rare image taken on July 19, 2013 courtesy of NASA. A robotic space probe nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion km) from Earth turned its gaze away from Saturn and i

The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a rose surrounded by green foliage in this NASA false-color handout image
The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a rose surrounded by green foliage in this NASA false-color handout image

The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a rose surrounded by green foliage in this false-color handout image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken November 27, 2012. Measurements have sized the eye at 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles pe

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SPACE-SATURN-VENUS-RINGS

This NASA photo obtained March 5, 2013 shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft image of the bright, cloudy terrestrial planet, Venus seen through the rings of Saturn. The vast distance from Saturn means that Venus only shows up as a white dot, just above and to the right of the image center. Venus, along wi