Scientists Compile Cassini’s Unique Observations of Saturn’s Rings

Saturn's rings.

Although it may look to our eyes like other images of the rings, this infrared image of Saturn's rings was taken with a special filter that will only admit light polarized in one direction. Scientists can use these images to learn more about the nature of the particles that make up Saturn's rings. (Image: JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute via NASA)

Saturn’s Rings and Tilt Could Be From an Ancient Missing Moon

The rings of Saturn.

A 'grazing encounter' may have smashed the moon to bits to form Saturn’s rings, a new study suggests. (Image: Space Science Institute via NASA / JPL-Caltech)