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Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 13, 2014
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will execute the largest planned maneuver of the spacecraft's remaining mission on Saturday, Aug. 9. The maneuver will target Cassini toward an Aug. 21 encounter with Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The main engine firing will last about a minute and will provide a change in velocity of 41 feet per second (12.5 meters per second). This is the largest maneuver by Cassini in five years. No other remaining maneuver comes close, in the amount of propellant it will consume ... read more
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Cassini Tracks Clouds Developing Over a Titan Sea
NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently captured images of clouds moving across the northern hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's moon Titan. This renewed weather activity, considered overdue by researchers, cou ... more
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Titan Offers Clues to Atmospheres of Hazy Planets
When hazy planets pass across the face of their star, a curious thing happens. Astronomers are not able to see any changes in the range of light coming from the star and planet system. This pr ... more
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MIPT-based researcher models Titan's atmosphere
A researcher from MIPT, Prof. Vladimir Krasnopolsky, who heads the Laboratory of High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres, has published the results of the comparison of his mo ... more
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Cassini Names Final Mission Phase Its 'Grand Finale'
With input from more than 2,000 members of the public, team members on NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn have chosen a name for the final phase of the mission: the Cassini Grand Finale. Startin ... more


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Cassini Celebrates 10 Years Exploring Saturn
It has been a decade since a robotic traveler from Earth first soared over rings of ice and fired its engine to fall forever into the embrace of Saturn. On June 30, the Cassini mission will celebrat ... more
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Saturn's moon Titan has a very salty ocean
Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Cassini mission have firm evidence of an ocean inside Saturn's largest moon, Titan, which might be as salty as the Earth's Dead Sea. The findings are published ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA plans to colonize Mars
NASA may not be planning to put a human on Mars until the 2030s, but the agency's top scientist said colonizing the planet is a key part of its agenda - as well as its search for extraterrestrial li ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Ground X-Vehicle Program Aims to Break The "More Armor" Paradigm

General Hyten takes control of AFSPC

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Develop Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired

World must act to halt Iraq 'genocide': Yazidi leader's son

Octopus inspires new camouflage material

SM-6 missile undergoes follow-on testing

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Mysterious 'Magic Island' appears on Saturn moon
Now you don't see it. Now, you do. And now you don't see it again. Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object - where one never existed - on Cassini mission radar images of Lig ... more
OUTER PLANETS

What If Voyager Had Explored Pluto?
As I mentioned in my previous PI Perspective, New Horizons crosses the orbit of Neptune, the outermost planet explored by the Voyager mission, late this August. Voyager's flyby of Neptune was in Aug ... more
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NASA considers sending quadcopter drone to look for life on Titan
While one NASA probe whizzes by Saturn's moon Titan on Thursday to analyze its atmosphere, the American space agency is also considering a plan to send a quadcopter drone capable of searching for li ... more
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Titan Flybys Test the Talents of NASA's Cassini Team
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft zooms toward Saturn's smoggy moon Titan for a targeted flyby on June 18, mission scientists are excitedly hoping to repeat a scientific tour de force that will provide v ... more
MERCURY RISING

Messenger Spots Giant Space Weather Effects at Mercury
The solar wind of particles streaming off the sun helps drive flows and swirls in space as complicated as any terrestrial weather pattern. Scientists have now spotted at planet Mercury, for the firs ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

Mountain lions of Santa Monica Mountains are inbreeding and aggressive

Iceland evacuates areas close to rumbling volcano

Four dead, several missing in Japan landslides

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN

'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury: study

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NASA Experiments Recreate Aromatic Flavors of Titan
NASA scientists have created a new recipe that captures key flavors of the brownish-orange atmosphere around Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The recipe is used for lab experiments designed to simulate ... more
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Arrival and Departure at Phoebe
As it entered the Saturn system, NASA's Cassini spacecraft performed its first targeted flyby of one of the planet's moons. On June 11, 2004, Cassini passed Phoebe, the largest of Saturn's outer or ... more
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Submarine for Saturn's moon Titan picked for NASA's 'dream fund'
NASA has granted seed money to 12 zany ideas as part of its Innovative Advanced Concepts Program (NIAC). Each concept will be granted $100,000 for a nine-month study. If scientists prove their project's worth, they can request another $500,000 for a more in-depth follow-up study. ... more
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Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets
Scientists working with data from NASA's Cassini mission have developed a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets by using Saturn's smog-enshrouded moon Titan as a stand-in. The new tech ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Sees Flickering Light Display on Saturn
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured new images of the dancing auroral lights at Saturn's north pole. Taken from Hubble's perspective in orbit around the Earth, these ... more

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'Smoking gun' evidence for theory that Saturn's collapsing magnetic tail causes auroras
University of Leicester researchers have captured stunning images of Saturn's auroras as the planet's magnetic field is battered by charged particles from the Sun. The team's findings provide a "smo ... more
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Saturn returns to evening sky this weekend
This weekend, Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun, will be the closest it will be to Earth this year as it goes into opposition with the sun. Opposition occurs when the sun, Earth and Saturn are directly aligned, with Earth in the middle. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Earth's resource budget for 2014 already spent: NGO

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

Bidding starts for wind energy offshore Maryland

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'

Sunrun Brings Affordable Home Solar Service to Nevada

Yingli Solar Powers School in Laos with Clean Energy

Green power blooms as Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'

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Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon

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NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon

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Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

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Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus

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Cassini reports sub-surface ocean on Enceladus

IRON AND ICE

Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings

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Four Moons About Saturn's Rings

IRON AND ICE

First Ring System Around Asteroid

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Surface of Titan Sea is mirror smooth, Stanford scientists find

Your 15 Minutes of 'Frame' - from NASA's Cassini

X-ray laser FLASH spies deep into giant gas planets

Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back

The Wisps of Dione

NASA Spacecraft Get a 360-Degree View of Saturn's Auroras

Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf

First Weather Map of Brown Dwarf

Cassini's View of Weird and Wonderful Saturn

Dwarf Planet Ceres - 'A Game Changer in the Solar System'

SLS Chief Engineer Driven by 'Challenge' of Building America's Next Great Rocket

Astronomers solve temperature mystery of planetary atmospheres

Clay-Like Minerals Found on Icy Crust of Europa

Cassini Spacecraft Obtains Best Views of Saturn Hexagon

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

The Bright Vortex Off Saturn Way

Amidst and Beyond the Rings

Search for habitable planets should be more conservative

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Provides New View of Saturn and Earth

Cassini Swings Above Saturn to Compose a Portrait

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

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