In our final article of the Cassini series, we take a look at The Grand Finale mission – a daring set of manoeuvres through Saturn’s rings that will end in the destruction of the spacecraft this Friday.
On the 15 September 2017, after almost 20 years of unprecedented insight in to Saturn and its satellites, NASA’s unmanned spacecraft, Cassini, will take it’s final flight, crashing in to the surface of Saturn. In this new series, we celebrate Cassini and some of its achievements.
As part of our Cassini series, we take a closer look at some of the instruments onboard the spacecraft that have enabled us to experience the region around Saturn.
Where is the best place to find living life beyond Earth? It may be that the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn harbor some of the most habitable real estate in our Solar System. Life loves liquid water and these moons have lots of it! Kevin Hand will explain the science behind why we think we know […]
NASA is uncovering Saturn’s shrouded moon Titan with this infrared picture, which pierces through Titan’s haze, revealing its unseen surface.
As the upper atmosphere gets privatised, NASA aims for the further reaches of the solar system …
Why does Saturn’s largest moon have a nitrogen atmosphere like Earth? It’s a question that has stumped astronomers since the Voyager spacecraft went to Titan in 1981. However, laser gun-toting scientists from Japan think a catastrophic volley of meteorites might hold the answer. Titan’s air is so thick and its gravity is so low that if […]