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Chemical trail on Titan may be key to prebiotic conditions
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jul 11, 2016
NASA's Cassini and Huygen's missions have provided a wealth of data about chemical elements found on Saturn's moon Titan, and Cornell scientists have uncovered a chemical trail that suggests prebiotic conditions may exist there. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, features terrain with Earthlike attributes such as lakes, rivers and seas, although filled with liquid methane and ethane instead of water. Its dense atmosphere - a yellow haze - brims with nitrogen and methane. When sunlight hits this toxic ... read more

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Chemical Trail Could Lead To Clues About Life On Titan
NASA's Cassini and Huygens missions have provided a wealth of data about chemical elements found on Saturn's moon Titan, and Cornell scientists have uncovered a chemical trail that suggests prebioti ... more
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An Ocean Lies a Few Kilometers Beneath Enceladus's Icy Surface
With eruptions of ice and water vapor, and an ocean covered by an ice shell, Saturn's moon Enceladus is one of the most fascinating in the solar system, especially as interpretations of data provide ... more
EXO LIFE

Studying life on the rocks
Much of modern life is deeply impacted by the behavior of ice. Now, new work from a team at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in Palisades, New York, gives insights into what i ... more
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MARSDAILY

Red and Golden Planets at Opposition
Earth is about to lap Mars and then Saturn in their race around the sun. The two planets have gathered together in the constellation Scorpius where they are shining brightly in the evening sky with ... more


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Cassini goes up and over for final mission tour of Saturn
Cassini orbited in Saturn's ring plane - around the planet's equator - for most of 2015. This enabled a season of flybys of the planet's icy moons, but did not allow for angled views of the rings an ... more

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EXO WORLDS

Kepler-223 System Offers Clues to Planetary Migration
The four planets of the Kepler-223 star system appeared to have little in common with the planets of our own solar system today. But a new study using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope suggest ... more
OUTER PLANETS

Imaging the Encounter of a Lifetime
Jorge Nunez, a planetary scientist and engineer from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), is the deputy systems engineer of the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) ins ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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The rise of commercial spaceports

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U.S. Air National Guard fires Lockheed laser-guided training rounds for first time

Elbit Systems gets $30 million thermal imaging contract

Indian army receives three Dhanush howitzers

ROCKET SCIENCE

Air Force demos key rocket engine technologies for new launch systems
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in sup ... more
EXO WORLDS

Exoplanets' Orbits Point to Planetary Migration
The four planets of the Kepler-223 star system seem to have little in common with the planets of Earth's own solar system. And yet a new study shows that the Kepler-223 system is trapped in an orbit ... more
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The hard knock life of Saturn's Epimetheus
Life is hard for a little moon. Epimetheus, seen here with Saturn in the background, is lumpy and misshapen, thanks in part to its size and formation process. Epimetheus did not form with all of tho ... more
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Enceladus jets: surprises in starlight
During a recent stargazing session, NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched a bright star pass behind the plume of gas and dust that spews from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. At first, the data from that ob ... more
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Discovering the bath scum on Titan
It's not everyday that you get to discover something new. But when you do it is a rather strange and quite brilliant feeling. You don't really cry out 'Eureka' (there's usually about a million thing ... more
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Measure of age in soil nitrogen could help precision agriculture

Dirty to drinkable

New model is first to predict tree growth in earliest stages of tree life

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Profile of a methane sea on Titan
Saturn's largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons - and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, ... more
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Y Marks the Spot
A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle. This feature, which stretches from the terminator near center, toward upper left, is actually tectonic in nature, ... more
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Saturn Spacecraft Samples Interstellar Dust
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from beyond our solar system. The research, led by a team of Cassini scientists primarily from Europe, is publi ... more
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Saturn spacecraft not affected by hypothetical Planet 9
Contrary to recent reports, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is not experiencing unexplained deviations in its orbit around Saturn, according to mission managers and orbit determination experts at NASA's J ... more
EXO WORLDS

Searching for Far Out and Wandering Worlds
Astronomers have made great strides in discovering planets outside of our solar system, termed "exoplanets." In fact, over the past 20 years more than 5,000 exoplanets have been detected beyond the ... more

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Working Toward 'Seamless' Infrared Maps of Titan
Each of these two montages shows four synthetic views of Titan created using data acquired by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) on board NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2004 and ... more
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Cassini Spies Titan's Tallest Peaks
In a nod to extraterrestrial mountaineers of the future, scientists working on NASA's Cassini mission have identified the highest point on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Titan's tallest peak is ... more
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Moons of Saturn may be younger than the dinosaurs

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Computer model explains sustained eruptions on icy moon of Saturn

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The Saturnian Sisters

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The Tilted Terminator Of Enceladus

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New photos show 'magic island' on Saturn's moon

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Tethys, Janus pose with Saturn's rings in new NASA photo

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Titan Temperature Lag Maps and Animation

IRON AND ICE

Puzzling asteroid observations explained by destruction of asteroids close to Sun

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Ices and shadows above Saturn

EXO LIFE

How Friendly Is Enceladus' Ocean To Life

New study challenges Jupiter's role as planetary shield, protecting Earth from comet impacts

Saturn's rings: less than meets the eye

Cassini Heads for 'Higher Ground' at Saturn

How and When to See Five Planets at Once

Lab discovery gives glimpse of conditions found on other planets

A Triple Play Out Saturn Way

Cassini Completes Final Close Enceladus Flyby

Cassini Closes in on Enceladus, One Last Time

Creation of Jupiter interior, a step towards room temp superconductivity

Cassini gets bull's eye view of Enceladus and Tethys

Prometheus up close about Saturn

Peering Through Titan's Haze

NASA team discover how water escapes from Saturn

Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring

Next Giant Leap, No Small Steps

Simulating SLS Booster Separation

Two Moons About Saturn

Cassini Finds Monstrous Ice Cloud in Titan's South Polar Region

Deserts and dunes: Earth as an analogue for Titan

Cassini Plunged Into Icy Plumes of Enceladus



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