Cassini in front of The Lord of the Rings.
As Cassini’s titanic mission comes to an end, we need to start thinking ahead. A combined mission to explore Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus would be a good place to start.
Cassini captures Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
The Cassini space probe discovered liquid lakes, poisonous gases and the basic elements of life on Saturn's moon, Titan.
False colour mosaic made from infrared data collected by the Cassini spacecraft.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute
Scientists discover rare molecules on Titan which suggests it's creating the building blocks of life.
Saturn eclipsing the sun, seen from behind by the Cassini orbiter. Earth is the small dot between the rings on the upper, left-hand side.
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
One of the most successful space exploration missions of all time still has a lot left to uncover.
It takes a lot of hard work (and a bit of luck) to get a view like this.
Recent high-profile disappointments make it tempting to this our efforts to explore Mars are cursed. But landing anywhere in space is hard – not least on the Red Planet.
Artist’s impression of a cryobot and submarine in the ice on Jupiter’s Europa.
We could be exploring the oceans of Jupiter's and Saturn's icy moons in a couple of decades. Here's what we need to work out.
We will soon get to hear the winds on Mars.
Scientists are excited about sending a microphone to Mars for the very first time.
The joint NASA-ESA Cassini space probe, exploring Saturn and her moons, has revealed extraordinary lakes and seas of liquid methane around the north pole of Titan. Scientists associated with the Cassini…