The American space agency plans to announce details of the new expedition from its headquarters on Thursday.
By Nsikan Akpan
After 20 years and 5 billion miles traveled, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will plummet Friday into Saturn, but you can keep the mission alive with these NewsHour-crafted backgrounds for your computers and smartphones.
By Julia Griffin
Some 800 million miles away, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn and captured images of its rings and icy moons. After nearly 5 billion miles traveled and 20 years of sending revealing data from the gas giant, Cassini is winding…
By PBS NewsHour
The death of NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a matter of life or… well…life.
By Fedor Kossakovski
NASA reveals compelling evidence for hydrothermal vents on Saturn's moon Enceladus.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
Haunting and detailed pictures of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are being released by NASA today after an October 28 flyby in which the Cassini spacecraft skimmed by only about 30 miles above the moon’s surface.
Cassini spacecraft's cosmic photos bring the world 'along for the ride'…
Judy Woodruff asks Carolyn Porco if NASA can afford to continue exploring Saturn.
By PBS NewsHour
Researchers have spotted a liquid lake on Saturn's moon Titan, making that moon the first celestial body shown to have fluid on its surface. But this isn't a lake you'd want to swim in -- it's made up of ethane,…
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