Claire Maldarelli
at 11:40 AM Sep 27 2016
Science // 

Can you see Saturn's moon Pan? Its that tiny white dot left of center, within Saturn's rings. Despite its size in comparison to the planet, the moon actually plays a key role in shaping Saturn's changing rings. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image on July 2 of this year from a distance of about 840,000 miles away.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:48 AM Jan 30 2015
Space // 

The rings of Saturn are one of our most instantly recognizable images of outer space, but those beautiful rings of rock and dust now have some competition. In a paper that was recently accepted for publication in Astrophysical Journal, scientists from Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands and the University of Rochester announced that they had found a planet with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's rings, which measure a piddling 175,000 miles across.

Francie Diep
at 01:30 AM Sep 14 2013
Space // 

Why, hello there, Saturn. Those rings are looking pretty sharp this morning.

Rebecca Boyle
at 01:08 AM Apr 26 2012
Science // 

ScientistsscrutinisingCassini imagery have stumbled on a strange find - evidence of 0.8kilometre-sized snowballs perforating one of Saturn's rings, creating miniature contrail-like streams in the ring's shape. The pictures answer a mysterious question about the F ring, Saturn's oddest ring.

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