Cassini Watches Clouds Form Over Titan’s Methane Sea

What’s the weather forecast on Titan? Well if you’re planning a vacation down by the shores of Ligeia Mare you may get some cloudy skies, if what happened at the end of July repeats itself! The animation above was made from images acquired by Cassini during a flyby of Titan in July 2014, showing the…

Northern Exposure

Cassini gets a nice look at Enceladus’ icy, cratered north pole in this image, taken on December 21, 2010. In the background we catch a glimpse of Saturn’s rings as well! Fantastic image. The Cassini spacecraft was about 20,000 miles (34000 km) from Enceladus when this was taken, using its narrow-angle camera. 318 miles across…

Life on Titan?

There’s been a lot of buzz in the space news world recently about findings by NASA scientists that may indicate the possibility of some sort of biological activity on Saturn’s cloud-covered moon, Titan. This has been carried to many different levels of excitement, depending on the individual reporters…what has NOT been announced is anything definitive…

Four Centuries of Discovery

  I received a wonderfully written email today from Cassini Team Leader Carolyn Porco about the “100 Hours of Astronomy” event and how the Cassini team is joining the celebration by honoring the 4ooth year anniversary of Galileo’s first look at Saturn through his groundbreaking invention: the astronomical telescope. Here’s the note: Dear Friends and…