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Scientists Reveal New Moon Forming On The Edge Of Saturn's Rings

For the first time in history, scientists are witnessing the formation of a new moon in our solar system. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected a new moon forming in the edge of Saturn’s rings. Astronomers around the world are amazed about this incredible find, which they have named Peggy.*


A Massive Lake Of Water On One Of Saturn's Moons Could Support Life

Saturn’s moons are full of surprises, and a team of researchers monitoring the Cassini spacecraft think that a body of water the size of Lake Superior is one of them. The lake is hiding beneath the surface of the icy moon Enceladus. And it may be the best place to find alien life in our solar system.


Astronomers Think They've Discovered Waves On Titan

Saturn’s moon Titan, everyone’s favourite Earth-like orbiter, just got a little more Earth-like. That is, if astronomers’ latest findings are correct. Based on strange reflections off the surface of Punga Mare, one of Titan’s hydrocarbon lakes, they think they have found liquid waves on the moon.


Australian Captures Extraordinary Video Of Saturn Setting On The Moon

Colin Legg caught an amazing thing on camera a couple of days ago. In the cobalt-coloured sky above Australia, this amateur astrophotographer managed to capture the exact moment that the moon passed in front of Saturn. Did you know you could see those rings from so far away?


This Is NASA's New Giant Crawler For Its Next-Generation Spaceship

Things keep moving at the Kennedy Space Center in preparation for the first mission of NASA’s Space Launch System and its Orion spacecraft in 2017. The crawler-transporter just passed “the first phase of an important milestone test”.


There's More To This Image Of Saturn Than Meets The Eye

Although it might look like a lot of the other images you’ve seen of Saturn, there’s far more to this picture than meets the eye.


5 Crazy Places We Can Go Looking For Diamonds

Hold on to your engagement rings. Diamonds, according to an industry report, are falling off a supply cliff in 2018. As existing diamond mines are depleted even as worldwide demand increases — thanks, especially to a newly rich Asia — three months’ salary might soon buy you a much punier rock.


Just Look At What Saturn's Moons Do To Its Rings

Saturn’s moons do more than just orbit the planet: they interact with its rings, too. In this image, you can see the moon Prometheus’ gravitational field gently sculpting the planet’s F ring.


The Most Detailed Look At Titan's Famous Lakes

This mosaic of images taken from 2004 to 2013 the shutter-snapping Cassini spacecraft shows the most detailed look at the famous lakes on the surface of Saturn’s moon, Titan. Thought to be filled with methane and ethane, the lakes are the only areas filled with standing liquid in the entire solar system except, of course, for Earth.


NASA Just Released Some Great Photos Of Saturn's Hexagonal Jet Stream

What’s blue and gold and has six sides? If you said a “blue and gold hexagon”, congratulations, you’re a genius! But you’d be an even bigger genius if you’d said “the Hexagon”, the nickname for a massive, yet orderly-shaped jetstream that hovers over Saturn’s north pole. While it was discovered back in the early 80s, it’s only recently that NASA has been able to snap high-res photos of it with colour filters.