Until now, rings of material in a disc have only been observed around giant planets like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and especially Saturn, which is known for its spectacular rings.
The gauzy rings of Saturn and the dark side of the planet glow in newly released infrared images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft - now just two years away from Pluto - is on a riskier mission than previously realized, thanks to the threat posed bty the planet's moons and possible rings.
Astrophysicists have for the first time observed a Saturn-like ringed planet orbiting a star like our own.
An examination of deep sea corals has revealed drastic changes to ocean currents in the western North Atlantic since the 1970s.
New pictures from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show 12-mile-wide snowballs forming in one of Saturn's rings.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered a new class of moons in the rings of Saturn that create distinctive propeller-shaped gaps in ring material.
Saturn's rings aren't as neat and tidy as they appear, new observations from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show.