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Four of Saturn's moons parade by their parent
On 24 February 2009, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a photo sequence of four moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet. View News Article (2009-03-18)

Cassini flies by Saturn's tortured moon Mimas
On its recent close flyby of Mimas (MY-muss), the Cassini spacecraft found the Saturnian moon looking battered and bruised, with a surface that may be the most heavily cratered in the Saturn system. View News Article (2005-08-08)

UM researcher, NASA team discover how water escapes from Saturn
A University of Montana professor who studies astrophysics has discovered how water ions escape from Saturn's environment. His findings recently were published in the journal Nature Physics.  View News Article (2015-12-07)

Saturn's winds are variable
A team of astrophysicists at the University of the Basque Country has detected, for the first time ever, changes in Saturn's winds. The research has merited front page coverage in the scientific magazine, Nature. The winds blowing around Saturn and Jupiter are special. Unlike those of the rest of the planets, these move in an eastwards direction and are ten times stronger than the earth's winds.... View News Article (2003-06-09)

NASA'S Cassini spacecraft captures Saturnian moon ballet
The cold, icy orbs of the Saturn system come to life in a slew of new movie clips showing the ringed planet's moons in motion. View News Article (2006-06-22)

Enceladus rains water onto Saturn
ESA's Herschel space observatory has shown that water expelled from the moon Enceladus forms a giant torus of water vapour around Saturn. The discovery solves a 14-year mystery by identifying the source of the water in Saturn's upper atmosphere. View News Article (2011-07-27)

Helium rains inside jovian planets
Models of how Saturn and Jupiter formed may soon take on a different look. By determining the properties of hydrogen-helium mixtures at the millions of atmospheres of pressure present in the interior of Saturn and Jupiter, physicists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have determined the temperature at a given pressure when helium becomes... View News Article (2009-01-27)

Discovery of Saturn's auroral heartbeat
An international team of scientists led by Dr Jonathan Nichols of the University of Leicester has discovered that Saturn's aurora, an ethereal ultraviolet glow which illuminates Saturn's upper atmosphere near the poles, pulses roughly once per Saturnian day. View News Article (2010-08-04)

Unexpected cooling effect in Saturn's upper atmosphere
UK researchers from University College London (UCL), along with colleagues from Boston University, have found that the hotter than expected temperature of Saturn's upper atmosphere - and that of the other giant planets - is not due to the same mechanism that heats the atmosphere around the Earth's Northern Lights. View News Article (2007-01-29)

Cassini 'CAT Scan' maps clumps in Saturn's rings, says UCF researcher, team
Saturn's largest and most densely packed ring is composed of dense clumps of particles separated by nearly empty gaps, according to new findings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. View News Article (2007-05-23)

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