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Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon
London, UK (SPX) Apr 17, 2014
Writing in the journal Icarus this week, Professor Carl Murray from Queen Mary's Astronomy Unit reports that recently discovered disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's outer bright A ring result from a small icy object that formed within the ring and which may be in the process of migrating out of it. They have nicknamed the object, 'Peggy'. "We hadn't seen anything like this before," explained Professor Murray. "We may be looking at the act of birth, where this object is just leaving the rings ... read more
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NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moon ... more
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Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon
In 1980 and 1981 NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 space probes passed for the first time over the planet Saturn, located 1,500 million km from the Sun. Among their numerous discoveries they observed a strange ... more
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Join in the Cassini Name Game
As NASA's Cassini mission approaches its 10th anniversary at Saturn, its team members back here on Earth are already looking ahead to an upcoming phase. Starting in late 2016, the Cassini spac ... more
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Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus
In 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent pictures back to Earth depicting an icy Saturnian moon spewing water vapor and ice from fractures, known as "tiger stripes," in its frozen surface. It w ... more


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Cassini reports sub-surface ocean on Enceladus
Enceladus-one of Saturn's smaller satellites-has joined the ranks of Titan and Europa as a moon that appears to have liquid water splashing around inside of it, researchers say. New gravity data fro ... more
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Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings
Until now, rings of material in a disc have only been observed around giant planets like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and especially Saturn, which is known for its spectacular rings. Now astronomers fro ... more
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Four Moons About Saturn's Rings
Two pairs of moons make a rare joint appearance. The F ring's shepherd moons, Prometheus and Pandora, appear just inside and outside of the F ring (the thin faint ring furthest from Saturn). Meanwhi ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

Raytheon touts ballistic missile defense weapon

Sweden to arm fighter jets with cruise missile 'deterrent'

N. Korea seals nuclear test tunnel: Seoul official

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

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First Ring System Around Asteroid
Observations at many sites in South America, including ESO's La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings. ... more
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Surface of Titan Sea is mirror smooth, Stanford scientists find
New radar measurements of an enormous sea on Titan offer insights into the weather patterns and landscape composition of the Saturnian moon. The measurements, made in 2013 by NASA's Cassini spacecra ... more
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Your 15 Minutes of 'Frame' - from NASA's Cassini
Arguably the most photogenic planet in the solar system, Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest planet after Jupiter. With its luminous striped surface and stunning ring syst ... more
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X-ray laser FLASH spies deep into giant gas planets
Using DESY's X-ray laser FLASH, researchers took a sneak peek deep into the lower atmospheric layers of giant gas planets such as Jupiter or Saturn. The observations of the team around lead author D ... more
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Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back
Ten years ago, we knew Titan as a fuzzy orange ball about the size of Mercury. We knew it had a nitrogen atmosphere - the only known world with a thick nitrogen atmosphere besides Earth. But what m ... more
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Russia postpones planting of GMOs by 3 years

Minnesota projects offer hope and practical help to communities facing more extreme storms

China Considers Russian Satellite-Based Emergency Response System

Scientists Identify Source of Mysterious Low-Frequency Sound Heard for Decades in the Southern Ocean

Cow manure harbors diverse new antibiotic resistance genes

Study finds long-term survival of human neural stem cells transplanted into primate brain

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The Wisps of Dione
Although the crack-like features seen here on Dione's surface appear wispy and faded, they are in reality a series of geologically fresh fractures! Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hem ... more
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NASA Spacecraft Get a 360-Degree View of Saturn's Auroras
NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles. While NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, orbiting around Earth, was able to observe the northern auro ... more
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Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf
A peculiar example of a celestial body, known as a brown dwarf, with unusually red skies has been discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire's Centre for Astrophysics R ... more
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First Weather Map of Brown Dwarf
ESO's Very Large Telescope has been used to create the first ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf to Earth. An international team has made a chart of the dark and light ... more
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Cassini's View of Weird and Wonderful Saturn
Since Cassini entered orbit around Saturn in 2004, it has sent back a wealth of information about the planet and its moons. On Wednesday, December 4, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) hos ... more
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Dwarf Planet Ceres - 'A Game Changer in the Solar System'
In March of 2015, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres, the first of the smaller class of planets to be discovered and the closest to Earth. Ceres, which orbits the Sun in the a ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

SLS Chief Engineer Driven by 'Challenge' of Building America's Next Great Rocket
During the Saturn V days, a 10-year-old boy came to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with his dad and uncle for an open house. There to shake that young boy's hand was ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan

New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions

US to Dodge Solar Shortage This Year Even Amid New Antidumping Fines on Chinese Module Suppliers

New material coating technology mimics nature's lotus effect

'Off-the-shelf' equipment used to digitize insects in 3-D

Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses

Nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet'

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Astronomers solve temperature mystery of planetary atmospheres

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Clay-Like Minerals Found on Icy Crust of Europa

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Cassini Spacecraft Obtains Best Views of Saturn Hexagon

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Model Suggests Ocean Currents Shape Europa's Icy Shell in Ways Critical for Potential Habitats

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The Bright Vortex Off Saturn Way

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Amidst and Beyond the Rings

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Search for habitable planets should be more conservative

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NASA Cassini Spacecraft Provides New View of Saturn and Earth

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Cassini Swings Above Saturn to Compose a Portrait

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UI Researchers Help Decode New View of Saturn's Moon Titan, Contribute to Cassini Mission

Cassini Gets New Views of Titan's Land of Lakes

The active Sun boosts Titan's outer atmosphere

Cassini Finds Ingredient of Household Plastic in Space

Cassini finds ingredient of household plastic on Saturn moon

Long-Stressed Europa Likely Off-Kilter at One Time

Insights into evolution of life on Earth from 1 of Saturn's moons

Massive storm pulls water and ammonia ices from Saturn's depths

Massive storm on Saturn throws water ice high in atmosphere

New Cassini data from Titan indicate a rigid, weathered ice shell

NASA technologist makes traveling to hard-to-reach destinations easier

Gravitational tide the secret of Saturn's weird moon

How Did Earth's Primitive Chemistry Get Kick Started?

Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan

NASA Releases Images of Earth Taken by Distant Spacecraft

The First Interplanetary Photobomb

Revealed - the mystery of the gigantic storm on Saturn

Antifreeze on Titan Could Affect Its Chances for Life

Cassini Probe to Take Photo of Earth From Deep Space

Little Scope Discovers Metal-Poor Cousin of Famous Planet

Cassini sees precursors to aerosol 'snow' on Titan

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