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Saturn's tiny moon Prometheus is a ring wrecking ball

Saturn has an oddly shaped little moon that enjoys carving arcs out of one of the planet's picturesque rings. An image just released by NASA highlights that behavior.

By July 6, 2015

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Saturn's moon Dione gets a craggy NASA close-up

NASA's Cassini spacecraft zooms in on the fractured surface of Dione, one of Saturn's many intriguing moons, and delivers a crater-packed close-up.

By June 19, 2015

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Saturn's cyclones: From little storms, big storms grow

The permanent, turbulent colossal storms at Saturn's poles are a mystery -- but a new model may explain what causes them.

By June 15, 2015

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Saturn's biggest ring is weird, invisible and really, really big

The Phoebe ring takes up as much space as about 7,000 Saturns, most of it pieces of dust smaller than the width of a human hair.

By June 10, 2015

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What fuels Saturn's superstorms? New theory explains 'great white spots'

They're massive, violent and full of lightning, and they only arrive every 20 to 30 years. What drives Saturn's storms may be the weight of water.

By April 14, 2015

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One of Saturn's moons might have warm enough water for life, research shows

Scientists think that particles found by the Cosmic Dust Analyzer on the Cassini spacecraft could hint at a watery world where life could thrive on Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons.

By March 11, 2015

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See the submarine NASA wants to send to Saturn's moon Titan

Spaceships are great, but to explore the weird world that is Titan, a space sub might make more sense. Fortunately, NASA is already working on a design.

By February 15, 2015

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A planetary ring system 200 times the size of Saturn's

An extrasolar planetary ring system discovered in 2012 has now been determined to be much more massive than the one orbiting Saturn.

By January 26, 2015

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Triple crescent moons grace the Saturn sky

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures an elegant image of three of Saturn's moons as they glow like delicate slivers in space.

By June 22, 2015

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Saturn's icy moons: From Voyager to Cassini (pictures)

NASA unveiled a set of fascinating color maps of some of Saturn's biggest icy moons, improving on a previous set of images captured by the Voyager spacecrafts decades ago.

12 Images By December 10, 2014