New views of Saturn -- provided by the Cassini-Huygens probe -- bring an extraordinary planet and its rings and moons into a whole new realm.
Saturn is one of the five planets that star watchers can see with the naked eye. In 1997 the satellite Cassini-Huygens was launched with the sole purpose of studying Saturn and its moons and rings. Cassini is still in orbit, and in 2009 it witnessed Saturn''s equinox firsthand, providing an entirely new perspective of the planet and a basis for amazing discoveries.
Cassini has generated enormous scientific interest with its accomplishments so far, including: