Good news for future space colonists: Saturn's icy moon, Dione, contains a thin layer of oxygen that hints at life on other gas giant satellites, the BBC reports. Spotted by the Cassini spacecraft about two years ago, Dione's oxygen layer lacks the necessary density to support life and is too...
The Cassini spacecraft exploring Saturn will get a new taste of the ringed planet's moon Enceladus late Tuesday when it flies over the icy satellite in a gravity experiment. NASA's Cassini probe will glide low over Enceladus tonight... Read Post
Two years ago NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flew by Saturn’s icy moon of Dione and now scientists have revealed the spacecraft’s best find from the moon, oxygen. The discovery matches a previous theory by scientists which suggests that ... Read Post
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected a very tenuous atmosphere known as an exosphere, infused with oxygen and carbon dioxide around Saturn's icy moon Rhea. This is the first time a spacecraft has directly captured molecules of an ... Read Post