Some of the secrets of Saturn’s pock-marked moon Phoebe have been revealed, with Nasa scientists discovering that it is actually remarkably planet-like. Thanks to data beamed back from the agency’s Cassini probe, which has been loitering nearby, astronomers now know that the moon is far rounder than previously thought.What’s more, they believe that the moon may have actually been warm for tens of millions of years – and probably hosted water.
The Cassini spacecraft has taken stunning photos of Saturn, including its most recent portrait of the ringed planet with Mars, Venus, the Earth and the Moon visible. But with NASA budget cuts looming, could Cassini be canceled? Judy... Read Post
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed that Enceladus, one of Saturn's diminutive moons, is linked to Saturn by powerful electrical currents -- beams of electrons that flow back and forth between the planet and moon. Read Post
Data from NASA's Cassini mission reveal Saturn's moon Phoebe has more planet-like qualities than previously thought. Scientists had their first close-up look at Phoebe when Cassini began exploring the Saturn system in 2004. Using da... Read Post