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Saturn surpasses Jupiter after the discovery of 20 new moons
Move over Jupiter; Saturn is the new moon king. A team led by Carnegie's Scott S. (2019-10-07)
New SwRI study argues that Saturn's rings are actually not young
No one knows for certain when Saturn's iconic rings formed, but a new study co-authored by a Southwest Research Institute scientist suggests that they are much older than some scientists think. (2019-09-18)
Saturn's rings shine in Hubble's latest portrait
Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth. (2019-09-12)
Hubble reveals latest portrait of Saturn
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 observed Saturn on 20 June 2019 as the planet made its closest approach to Earth this year, at approximately 1.36 billion kilometres away. (2019-09-12)
Nitrogen explosions created craters on Saturn moon Titan
Lakes of liquid methane on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the moon's surface, according to new research. (2019-09-10)
Origin of massive methane reservoir identified
New research provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane -- methane formed by chemical reactions that don't involve organic matter -- on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin on other planets and moons, even those no longer home to liquid water. (2019-08-20)
At the edge of chaos: New method for exoplanet stability analysis
Gaining a full understanding of systems of exoplanets and distant stars is difficult, because the initial positions and velocities of the exoplanets are unknown. (2019-07-30)
Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets
A UW team has discovered thriving communities of bacteria in Alaskan 'cryopegs,' trapped layers of sediment with water so salty that it remains liquid at below-freezing temperatures. (2019-07-12)
SMU's 'Titans in a jar' could answer key questions ahead of NASA's space exploration
Researchers from Southern Methodist University (SMU) could help determine if Saturn's icy moon -- Titan -- has ever been home to life long before NASA completes an exploratory visit to its surface by a drone helicopter. (2019-07-03)
Star tours
Astronomers have a new tool in their search for extraterrestrial life -- a sophisticated bot that helps identify stars hosting planets similar to Jupiter and Saturn. (2019-06-25)
Astronomers see 'warm' glow of Uranus's rings
Two telescopes have measured the faint heat from the main, or epsilon ring, of Uranus, enabling astronomers for the first time to determine its temperature: a cool 77 Kelvin. (2019-06-20)
UCF is part of NASA Cassini mission that reveals new details about Saturn's rings
In a new paper that appeared in Science on Friday and includes two University of Central Florida co-authors, researchers are offering glimpses into the nature and composition of Saturn's legendary rings by using data from some of the closest observations ever made of the main rings. (2019-06-17)
Saturn's moon Mimas, a snowplough in the planet's rings
The Solar System's second largest planet both in mass and size, Saturn is best known for its rings. (2019-06-11)
Exomoons may be home to extra-terrestrial life
Computer simulations were run to calculate whether a moon orbiting outside the ring system of J1407b caused gaps. (2019-06-04)
Meteor magnets in outer space
A UC Riverside-led team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that could reveal whether life is likely on the smaller planets in other solar systems. (2019-05-24)
Deep learning takes Saturn by storm
A 'deep learning' approach to detecting storms on Saturn is set to transform our understanding of planetary atmospheres, according to UCL and University of Arizona researchers. (2019-04-29)
Giant planets and big data: What deep learning reveals about Saturn's storms
A deep learning approach to detecting storms on Saturn shows the vast regions affected by storms and that dark storm clouds contain material swept up from the lower atmosphere. (2019-04-29)
Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system
The SDSU-led research has been published in the Astronomical Journal. (2019-04-16)
Are brown dwarfs failed stars or super-planets?
Brown dwarfs fill the 'gap' between stars and the much smaller planets. (2019-04-09)
Close Cassini flybys of Saturn's ring moons
The properties of five small moons located close to Saturn's rings have been illuminated, thanks to data from the Cassini spacecraft's final orbits. (2019-03-28)
Data flows from NASA's TESS Mission, leads to discovery of Saturn-sized planet
Astronomers who study stars have contributed to the analysis of a planet discovered by NASA's new TESS Mission. (2019-03-27)
Jupiter's unknown journey revealed
The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700 000 years. (2019-03-22)
Carbonaceous chondrites provide clues about the delivery of water to Earth
An international study led by researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya has discovered that carbonaceous chondrites, a class of meteorites, incorporated hydrated minerals along with organic material from the protoplanetary disk before the formation of planets. (2019-02-14)
SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere
A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. (2019-01-23)
Where is Earth's submoon?
Juna Kollmeier and Sean Raymond kicked off an internet firestorm late last year when they posted a draft of their article about submoons on a preprint server. (2019-01-23)
Waves in Saturn's rings give precise measurement of planet's rotation rate
Saturn's distinctive rings were observed in unprecedented detail by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and scientists have now used those observations to probe the interior of the giant planet and obtain the first precise determination of its rotation rate. (2019-01-18)
Measurements of Saturn's gravitational field show its rings are younger than the planet
Using data from the Cassini spacecraft's final orbits, scientists report new measurements of the gravitational field around Saturn and its rings, which allowed them to constrain its internal structure, the depth of its winds, and the mass and age of its rings. (2019-01-17)
Saturn hasn't always had rings
In its last days, the Cassini spacecraft looped between Saturn and its rings so that Earth-based radio telescopes could track the gravitational tug of each. (2019-01-17)
Nature's magnifying glass reveals unexpected intermediate mass exoplanets
Astronomers have found a new exoplanet that could alter the standing theory of planet formation. (2019-01-08)
Research finds rings of Saturn are dying
New research shows Saturn's rings are dying at a worst-case-scenario rate. (2018-12-18)
NASA research reveals Saturn is losing its rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate
New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 and 2 observations made decades ago. (2018-12-17)
A new way to create Saturn's radiation belts
A team of international scientists from BAS, University of Iowa and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet Saturn. (2018-11-29)
Odd bodies, rapid spins keep cosmic rings close
Forget those shepherding moons. Gravity and the odd shapes of asteroid Chariklo and dwarf planet Haumea -- small objects deep in our solar system -- can be credited for forming and maintaining their own rings, according new research in Nature Astronomy. (2018-11-19)
A stellar achievement: Magnetized space winds in the laboratory
New insights have been gained about stellar winds, streams of high-speed charged particles called plasma that blow through interstellar space. (2018-11-05)
Scientific research will help to understand the origin of life in the universe
Scientists from Samara University and several universities in the USA have proposed and experimentally confirmed new fundamental chemical mechanisms for the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). (2018-10-18)
Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form
Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system. (2018-10-15)
Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet
Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. (2018-10-11)
Latest insights into Saturn's weird magnetic field only make things weirder
Some of the last data from the Cassini mission reveals more structure in Saturn's magnetic field, but still no answer as to how it formed. (2018-10-04)
In its final days, Cassini bathed in 'ring rain'
Nearly one year after Cassini burned up in Saturn's atmosphere, scientists report that the spacecraft successfully collected 2,700 bits of dust from the planet's rings. (2018-10-04)
By Jove! Methane's effects on sunlight vary by region
Solar energy absorption by methane is 10 times stronger over desert regions such as the Sahara Desert and Arabian Peninsula than elsewhere on Earth, and nearly three times more powerful in the presence of clouds. (2018-09-26)
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