Saturn is the sixth farthest planet from the sun distinguished from the others by the rings that surround it. The planet’s average radius is about 9.5 times as much as the Earth but since it is composed of gas, its density is just one-eighth of the Earth’s, giving it the name “gas giant”. The planet has been named after the Roman god of wealth and agriculture. NASA claims that Saturn isn’t the only planet to have rings but no other planets’ are as spectacular. A year on Saturn is equal to 29 Earth years because of the former’s much larger orbital path around the sun. Saturn is known to have 53 confirmed moons and 29 are provisional. Saturn is also the farthest planet that can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. Saturn itself isn’t likely to harbor forms of life but its many moons could have internal oceans with signs of life. The rings are thought to be pieces of comets, asteroids, and shattered moons that broke up before they reached the planet. The rings are made up of billions of chunks of ice and rock, coated with dust.
05 Jun 2023Astronomy
Unmissable astronomy events this month: A list
The month of June will be a great one for stargazing.
15 May 2023Solar System
Saturn becomes first planet to have 100+ known moons
As many as 62 new moons have been discovered around Saturn, taking the total count from 83 to a whopping 145.
04 May 2023Solar System
Saturn is losing its iconic rings but why
Saturn's ring system has long enthralled astronomers but the iconic rings are in danger.
22 Mar 2023Space News
These five planets will come together in late March
Just days after the Venus-Jupiter-Moon conjunction, stargazers are bound to witness another rare cosmic event.
16 Jan 2023NASA
NASA shares stunning image of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus
NASA has shared a stunning picture of Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn known to harbor oceans beneath its frozen crust.
05 Jan 2023NASA
How scientists plan to find life on Saturn's moon Enceladus
Enceladus, one of the 83 moons of Saturn, is called "one of the solar system's most scientifically interesting destinations."
03 Jan 2023NASA
NASA's Hubble image reveals stunning details of Saturn's iconic rings
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing Saturn for several years as the planet makes its 29-year-long orbit around the Sun.
12 Oct 2022NASA
NASA's Dragonfly spacecraft will land at Titan's Selk Crater
NASA's Dragonfly is an Ocean Worlds Exploration Program (OWEP) equipped to probe Titan—Saturn's largest moon—for hints of chemical building blocks of life.
04 Oct 2022Jupiter
Magical October: NASA lists events for stargazers this month
If you're a space enthusiast, October is going to be a busy month for you. The month is packed with events that can make a stargazer swoon.
26 Sep 2022Space News
Saturn's moon Enceladus might be habitable, says study
An icy moon of Saturn called Enceladus could become the next epicenter of humanity's search for alien life.
15 Sep 2022Astronomy
Astronomers find Saturn-like baby planet hidden in dust
Astronomers have always found it challenging to observe planetary birth and development in protoplanetary discs. Maybe not anymore.
02 Aug 2021Space News
Saturn, Earth to come the closest today: All details here
At 11:30 AM (IST) today, Saturn and Earth will be the closest to each other this year. People who would witness this rare phenomenon during nighttime would be able to see the ringed planet clearly.
21 Dec 2020Space News
Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky on Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo's time in the 17th century.
24 Jul 2020Lamborghini
This limited-run Lamborghini dons a design inspired by Saturn's clouds
Lamborghini has unveiled its limited-run Aventador SVJ Xago. Only 10 units of the special model will be made and reserved for clients who can personalize their Aventador SVJ on the company's virtual Ad Personam studio.
25 Nov 2019Titan
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, mapped for the first time ever
In a major development, astronomers have mapped the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, for the first time ever.
28 Jun 2019Moon
NASA heading to Saturn's largest moon in search for life
NASA has confirmed Saturn's largest moon, Titan, as the next destination in its quest to find signs of primordial/extant life.
26 Apr 2019South Africa
South African man uses smartphone to capture Saturn 'touching' Moon
Saturn lined up with the Moon almost perfectly on March 29, which appeared as if it was touching the lunar object.
21 Jan 2019Mumbai
4 weird things which birthday boy Sushant Singh Rajput owns
Sushant Singh Rajput is talented, versatile and what do we even say about his good looks!
15 Sep 2017Space News
NASA's $3.9-bn spacecraft crashes into Saturn, ends 20-year mission
NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere today, at a speed of over 120,000 km/hr, ending a $3.9-billion mission.
20 Aug 2017Space News
Voyager: The world's most audacious space mission
This August and September, humankind's most audacious space mission(s) turns 40.