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July 28, 2014
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MIPT-based researcher models Titan's atmosphere
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jul 28, 2014
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 model of Titan's atmosphere with the latest data. The article in the journal Icarus compares the chemical composition of Titan's atmosphere with parameters predicted by a mathematical model. The atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon was described by a model that took into account the presence of 83 neutral ... read 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
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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


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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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Stronger rules needed on flight paths: Malaysia Airlines official

K-MAX unmanned cargo helo finishes Afghan deployment

Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

For incoming US airmen in S.Korea, a 30-day ban on booze

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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
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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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Saharan dust key to the formation of Bahamas' Great Bank

Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public

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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
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Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon
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 ... 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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Portuguese consortium to spend $300 million on wind

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Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus

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IRON AND ICE

Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings

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EXO WORLDS

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Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf

First Weather Map of Brown Dwarf

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Cassini Spacecraft Obtains Best Views of Saturn Hexagon

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The active Sun boosts Titan's outer atmosphere

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