Celebrating Cassini: The Lord of the Rings

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.

Celebrating Cassini: The Giant Kaleidoscope in Space

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.

Cassini’s Astonishing Super-Senses

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.

Meteorite strikes made moon’s air

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 […]