Cassini spacecraft uses "pi transfer" to navigate path around Saturn

On Jan. 19, 2007, the Cassini spacecraft took this view of Saturn and its rings -- the visible documentation of a technique called a "pi transfer" completed with a Titan flyby.

Cassini sees Saturn and moons in holiday dress

This holiday season, feast your eyes on images of Saturn and two of its most fascinating moons, Titan and Enceladus, in a care package from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. All three bodies are dressed and dazzling in this special package assembled by Cassini's imaging team.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals clues about Saturn Moon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is providing scientists with key clues about Saturn's moon Titan, and in particular, its hydrocarbon lakes and seas. Titan is one of the most Earth-like places in the solar system, and the only place other than our planet that has stable liquid on its surface.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft offers new view of Saturn and Earth

NASA has released a natural-color image of Saturn from space, the first in which Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible. The new panoramic mosaic of the majestic Saturn system taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which shows the view as it would be seen by human eyes, was unveiled at the Newseum in Washington on Tuesday.

Cassini swings above Saturn to compose a portrait

It's a view as good as gold. A loop high above Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed this stately view of the golden-hued planet and its main rings. The observation and resulting image mosaic were planned as one of three images for Cassini's 2013 Scientist for a Day essay contest.

Rings, dark side of Saturn glow in new Cassini image

The gauzy rings of Saturn and the dark side of the planet glow in newly released infrared images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft finds ingredient of household plastic in space

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn's moon Titan.

Cassini observes Saturn storm's explosive power

A monster storm that erupted on Saturn in late 2010 – as large as any storm ever observed on the ringed planet -- has already impressed researchers with its intensity and long-lived turbulence.

NASA's Cassini sees Earth waving at Saturn

People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA's Cassini mission on July 19 -- the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth to take our picture. The mission has assembled a collage from those images which is available here. 

NASA's Cassini identifies forces controlling Saturn moon jets

The intensity of the jets of water ice and organic particles that shoot out from Saturn's moon Enceladus depends on the moon's proximity to the ringed planet, according to data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Cassini forms first global topographic map of Titan

Scientists have created the first global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan, giving researchers a valuable tool for learning more about one of the most Earth-like and interesting worlds in the solar system. The map was recently published as part of a paper in the journal Icarus.

NASA's Cassini observes a Saturnian hurricane

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has offered scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.

Meteors are colliding with Saturn's rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently managed to provide the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.

Winter comes to Titan

The change of seasons on Titan is creating new cloud patterns at Titan's south pole.

Saturn's moons and rings are "vintage goods"

A recently completed analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggests that Saturn's moons and rings can best be described as gently worn vintage goods from around the time of our solar system's birth.

The battered icy Saturnian moon of Rhea

NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently captured a number of raw images depicting the battered icy Saturnian moon of Rhea.

Cassini spots a bright Venus from Saturn orbit

NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots the bright, cloudy terrestrial planet, Venus, as it peers over the shoulder of giant Saturn, through its rings, and across interplanetary space.

Hydrocarbon sand blurs Titan's features

Drifting sand is steadily filling the craters of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, making it look much younger than it is.

'Nile river' discovered on Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a river valley on Titan that looks a lot like the Nile - the largest river system ever seen anywhere but Earth.

The changing seasons of Saturn’s Titan moon

For the first time, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has recorded the effect of changing seasons on Saturn’s Earth-like moon Titan.