The Saturn Page

 

Astronomy Web Sites

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About Saturn

 

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest in the solar system and has the most spectacular ring system of any of the gas giant planets.  Scientists say Saturn's atmosphere is primarily made up of hydrogen and helium and is orbited by at least 34 moons with Titan being the largest.  Saturn was imaged by the Pioneer II spacecraft in September 1979 and then by Voyager I and 2 during the next two years.  Much information was learned about Saturn from these past missions and now we currently have the Cassini Equinox mission in progress with the Huygens probe landing on Titan in January 2005 taking a number of images from its surface.  The Cassini orbiterr is currently studying Saturn's rings and moons, its magnetosphere, composition and atmosphere.

 

Below are a number of websites that will help you to explore Saturn and learn what this fascinating planet is all about.

 

1. Cassini Solstice Mission

2. Cassini Solstice Mission - Present Position

3. Nine Planets - Saturn

4. Solar System Exploration - Saturn: Rings

5. Cassini Solstice Mission - About Saturn and its Moons

6. Views of the Solar System - Saturn

7. Windows to the Universe - Saturn

 

News Updates

 

Giant Ring Discovered Around Saturn - October 7, 2009

Saturn's Aurorae Offer Stunning Double Show - February 11, 2010

What is Consuming Hydrogen and Acetylene on Titan? - June 3, 2010

Cassini Sees Saturn Rings Oscillate Like Mini-Galaxy - November 1, 2010

A Water Ocean on Titan? - May 5, 2011

The Hazy History of Titan's Air - October 13, 2011

Cassini Flyby Focuses on Saturn's Moon Enceladus - November 7, 2011

 Cassini Chronicles the Life and Times of Saturn's Giant Storm - November 17, 2011

Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon - December 12, 2012

Saturn Moon May Hide a 'Fossil' Core or an Ocean - October 16, 2014

The Origins of Saturn's Massive Superstorms Solved - April 15, 2015

Something Strange Is Happening Inside Saturn - September 29, 2015

Peering Through Titan's Haze -  December 4, 2015

Cassini Spies Titan's Tallest Peaks - March 24, 2016

NASA Scientists Find 'Impossible ' Cloud on Titan - Again - September 20, 2016

Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus May be Habitable After All - February 6, 2017

 

 

Images

 

Cassini Images Bizzare Hexagon on Saturn - March 27, 2007

Saturn's Auroras - May 14, 2008

Cassini Finds Mysterious New Aurora on Saturn - November 12, 2008

Close Views Show Saturn's Rings in Unprecedented Detail - January 30, 2017