Saturn

Saturn News

Parade of planets to be visible in the night sky on 12 December: All you need to know about this celestial event
News & Analysis

Parade of planets to be visible in the night sky on 12 December: All you need to know about this celestial event

A slim crescent Moon will align with Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus, providing stargazers with a beautiful spectacle in the sky

Researchers discover a gargantuan comet 1,000 times bigger than usual heading towards Earth
science

Researchers discover a gargantuan comet 1,000 times bigger than usual heading towards Earth

Scientists predict that the comet will come closest to the Earth about a decade later, sometime in the year 2031.

From Blue Moon to Jupiter and Saturn appearing bigger: Celestial events in August to watch out for
science

From Blue Moon to Jupiter and Saturn appearing bigger: Celestial events in August to watch out for

On Wednesday and Thursday, 11 and 12 August, the Perseid meteors will perform in full glory.

NASA's Hubble telescope captures Saturn changing its colours according to the seasons
science

NASA's Hubble telescope captures Saturn changing its colours according to the seasons

Saturn’s seasonal change is similar to Earth’s as they orbit the Sun on their tilted axis and the northern and the southern hemisphere receive sunlight.

Titan's Kraken Mare Lake is 10 times deeper than earlier thought: Cassini study
Sports

Titan's Kraken Mare Lake is 10 times deeper than earlier thought: Cassini study

They also found that the Kraken Mare lake is nearly the size of all five Great Lakes combined around 2,45,012.8 km.

Today's Google Doodle celebrates 'The Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn and 'Winter 2020'
News & Analysis

Today's Google Doodle celebrates 'The Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn and 'Winter 2020'

Google says that the simultaneous sighting of the two planets has not been seen for almost 800 years.

Jupiter and Saturn to align in rare 'double planet' conjunction on 21 December
science

Jupiter and Saturn to align in rare 'double planet' conjunction on 21 December

The best viewing conditions will be near the equator, and the further north one views from, the shorter the occurrence will appear before sinking below the horizon.

Alligator, rumoured to be Adolf Hitler’s pet, being preserved for posterity
World

Alligator, rumoured to be Adolf Hitler’s pet, being preserved for posterity

It was reported that people were initially unsure about the whereabouts of the alligator after Berlin was bombed in November 1943

Celestial events that astronomers, skygazers should look out for this December 2020
science

Celestial events that astronomers, skygazers should look out for this December 2020

Apart from a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on 21 December, 30 December will also see a full moon.

Christmas 2020 sky will see Jupiter and Saturn in a rare double planet alignment
World

Christmas 2020 sky will see Jupiter and Saturn in a rare double planet alignment

Between 16 and 25 December, Jupiter and Saturn will be separated by less than the diameter of a full moon.

Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan
science

Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan

Instead of oxygen in its atmosphere like Earth, Titan has small amounts of methane, much like the early stages of our home world.

Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
science

Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

NASA pushes back its Dragonfly mission to Saturn's moon Titan, to 2027
science

NASA pushes back its Dragonfly mission to Saturn's moon Titan, to 2027

It will become the first vehicle to fly its entire science payload to multiple locations for repeated and targeted access to surface materials.

Infrared images of Saturn's moon Enceladus shows fresh ice churning, landscape surfacing
science

Infrared images of Saturn's moon Enceladus shows fresh ice churning, landscape surfacing

While it is known that the moon's South Pole is relatively young, new images show fresh ice churning in the North Pole as well.

Five planets and a crescent moon will line up in a rare pre-dawn spectacle today, 20 July
science

Five planets and a crescent moon will line up in a rare pre-dawn spectacle today, 20 July

The planets would look to a human eye like extraordinarily bright stars, unlike the familiar photos we've seen captured by a spacecraft.

NASA's Cassini observes volcano-like features near the poles of Saturn’s moon Titan
science

NASA's Cassini observes volcano-like features near the poles of Saturn’s moon Titan

Researchers think these cryovolcanoes are created as water-ice crust melts into liquid water, which then erupts onto Titan's surface.

Saturn's moon Titan is drifting away from the planet faster than scientists had estimated
science

Saturn's moon Titan is drifting away from the planet faster than scientists had estimated

Researchers believe that the moon Titan had formed much closer to Saturn and has migrated outward to its current position.

Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds
science

Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds

Auroras are electric currents, triggered by interactions between solar winds and charged particles from Saturn's moons.

Collision with Earth-sized object behind unique axis of Uranus reveals study
science

Collision with Earth-sized object behind unique axis of Uranus reveals study

Uranus has 27 moons, most of which have icy surfaces and like like Earth’s, may have been formed by a collision with a massive object.

NASA intern Wolf Cukier helps TESS find an exoplanet, TOI 1338 b, orbiting two stars
science

NASA intern Wolf Cukier helps TESS find an exoplanet, TOI 1338 b, orbiting two stars

TOI 1388b is orbiting two stars in a constellation called the Pictor, which is situated nearly 1,300 lightyears from the Earth.