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April 17, 2015
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NASA-funded Study Explains Saturn's Epic Tantrums
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 17, 2015
The long-standing mystery of why Saturn seethes with enormous storms every 30 years may have been solved by scientists working with data from NASA's Cassini mission. The tempests, which can grow into bright bands that encircle the entire planet, are on a natural timer that is reset by each subsequent storm, the researchers report. In 140 years of telescope observations, great storms have erupted on Saturn six times. Cassini and observers on Earth tracked the most recent of these storms from Decemb ... read more
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Explaining Saturn's Great White Spots
Every 20 to 30 years, Saturn's atmosphere roils with giant, planet-encircling thunderstorms that produce intense lightning and enormous cloud disturbances. The head of one of these storms - popularl ... more
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Saturn Spacecraft Returns to the Realm of Icy Moons
A dual view of Saturn's icy moon Rhea marks the return of NASA's Cassini spacecraft to the realm of the planet's icy satellites. This follows nearly two years during which the spacecraft's orbits ca ... more
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A new spin on Saturn's peculiar rotation
Tracking the rotation speed of solid planets, like the Earth and Mars, is a relatively simple task: Just measure the time it takes for a surface feature to roll into view again. But giant gas planet ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Robotic SPACE Explorers Need Smarts to Survive
If a robot plunges into the ocean of an icy moon, perhaps near Saturn or Jupiter, its main problem will be figuring out what to do next. Even at light speed, it takes hours for communications to pas ... more


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Titan's Atmosphere Created As Gases Escaped Core
A decade ago, a tiny but mighty probe descended into the soupy atmosphere of Titan. This moon of Saturn is of great interest to astrobiologists because its chemistry and liquid cycle remind us of wh ... more
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IRON AND ICE

A second minor planet may possess Saturn-like rings
There are only five bodies in our solar system that are known to bear rings. The most obvious is the planet Saturn; to a lesser extent, rings of gas and dust also encircle Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptu ... more
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Researchers study methane-rich plumes from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has measured a curious abundance of methane spewing into the atmosphere of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. A team of American and French scientists published findings in Geoph ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

Allies concerned at China's maritime moves

Iran poses growing cyber threat to US: study

Lithuania eyes German Army artillery

Chinese president to visit Pakistan next week: Islamabad

Russia Should Consider Launching Super-Heavy Rockets From Vostochny

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Exploring the Depths of Titan's Seas
In our solar system, there are only two planetary bodies with liquid lakes and seas-Earth and Titan, a moon of Saturn. But instead of water, Titan lakes are made of liquid methane with temperatures ... more
EXO LIFE

Saturn moon's ocean may have hydrothermal activity
A new study by a team of Cassini mission scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder have found that microscopic grains of rock detected near Saturn imply hydrothermal activity is taking pl ... more
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Hot water activity on icy moon's seafloor
Tiny grains of rock detected by the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn point to hydrothermal activity on the seafloor of its icy moon Enceladus. The finding adds to the tantalising pos ... more
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Rocky grains stir theories of life on Saturn moon
Grains of rock spewed into deep space suggest a small moon of Saturn has hydrothermal vents, boosting theories it may harbour microbial life, scientists said Wednesday. ... more
EARLY EARTH

How The Code Of Life Passed Through Primitive Kinds Of Cells
Life's origins are a mystery, but every year scientists get a little bit closer to understanding what made life possible on Earth, and possibly on other planets or moons. We only have one know ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Artificial photosynthesis poses win/win for the environment

GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources

NASA, USGS Begin Work on Landsat 9 to Continue Land Imaging Legacy

Rainforest protection akin to speed limit control

World's oldest tools found near Africa's Lake Turkana

Longest mammal migration raises questions about distinct species

Killer asteroid may have made solid earth splash like water

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Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan
A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers. Taking a simultaneou ... more
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NASA wants to send a submarine to Saturn's moon Titan
The seas of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, are no place for astronauts. The frigid bodies of liquified natural gas are a study in inhabitability. But scientists suggest its possible some strange forms of life exist under the of icy surface of Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea. ... more
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A New Way to View Titan: 'Despeckle' It
During 10 years of discovery, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has pulled back the smoggy veil that obscures the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Cassini's radar instrument has mapped almost half o ... more
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Cassini Catches Titan Naked in the Solar Wind
Researchers studying data from NASA's Cassini mission have observed that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves much like Venus, Mars or a comet when exposed to the raw power of the solar wind. The o ... more
EXO WORLDS

Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn's
Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enor ... more
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NASA and ESA Celebrate 10 Years Since Titan Landing
Ten years ago, an explorer from Earth parachuted into the haze of an alien moon toward an uncertain fate. After a gentle descent lasting more than two hours, it landed with a thud on a frigid floodp ... more
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Scientists Pinpoint Saturn With Exquisite Accuracy
Scientists have paired NASA's Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to pinpoint the position of Saturn and its family of mo ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Bury nuclear waste down a very deep hole, say UK scientists

Russia, Japan to Continue Developing Joint Nuclear Energy Projects

Combined effort for structural determination

Researchers design first all-photonic repeaters

Researchers use plant oils for novel bio-based plastics

Russia Ready to Tender for Malaysia's First Nuclear Power Plant

Light in a spin

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More accurate Saturn positioning helps improve astro navigation

SPACE TRAVEL

The NACA's Space Legacy

SPACE TRAVEL

Revisiting a 2009 Space Exploration Architecture Proposal

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Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

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Saturn's Moons: What a Difference a Decade Makes

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Tennessee research offers explanation for Titan dune puzzle

EXO LIFE

How Can We Search For Life On Icy Moons Such As Europa?

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Cassini probe measures sea depth on Saturn's moon Titan

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Cassini Sails into New Ocean Adventures on Titan

EXO WORLDS

Peering into Planetary Atmospheres

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan

NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan

NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath

Titan's Swirling Polar Cloud Is Cold And Toxic

Winter is coming ... to Titan's south pole

Cyanide fog marks winter's onset on Saturn moon Titan

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system

Bright Clumps in Saturn Ring Now Mysteriously Scarce

Dot Against the Dark

Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall

How Titan's Haze Help Us Understand Life's Origins

Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn

Cassini Tracks Clouds Developing Over a Titan Sea

Titan Offers Clues to Atmospheres of Hazy Planets

MIPT-based researcher models Titan's atmosphere

Cassini Names Final Mission Phase Its 'Grand Finale'

Cassini Celebrates 10 Years Exploring Saturn

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