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Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath
Ithaca NY (SPX) Oct 17, 2014
Using instruments aboard the Cassini spacecraft to measure the wobbles of Mimas, the closest of Saturn's regular moons, a Cornell University astronomer publishing in Science, Oct. 17, has inferred that this small moon's icy surface cloaks either a rugby ball-shaped rocky core or a sloshing sub-surface ocean. "After carefully examining Mimas, we found it librates - that is, it subtly wobbles - around the moon's polar axis," Radwan Tajeddine, Cornell research associate in astronomy and lead author o ... read more
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Titan's Swirling Polar Cloud Is Cold And Toxic
Scientists analysing data from the mission found that this giant polar vortex contains frozen particles of the toxic compound hydrogen cyanide. "The discovery suggests that the atmosphere of T ... more
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Winter is coming ... to Titan's south pole
Titan is unique in our solar system because of its dense nitrogen-methane atmosphere, which is very similar to Earth's in some ways, but very different in others. For example, air temperatures are a ... more
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Cyanide fog marks winter's onset on Saturn moon Titan
A cyanide cloud formed over Titan's south pole as the strange moon of Saturn entered its seven-year winter in 2009, astronomers reported on Wednesday. ... more
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Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon Titan. The feature covers an area of about 100 square miles (260 square kilo ... more


EXO WORLDS

First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system
A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Jacqueline Faherty has discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System. Water ice clouds exist on our own gas gi ... more
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Bright Clumps in Saturn Ring Now Mysteriously Scarce
Compared to the age of the solar system - about four-and-a-half billion years - a couple of decades are next to nothing. Some planetary locales change little over many millions of years, so for sc ... more
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Dot Against the Dark
As if trying to get our attention, Mimas is positioned against the shadow of Saturn's rings, bright on dark. As we near summer in Saturn's northern hemisphere, the rings cast ever larger shadows on ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

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Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall
The international Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the icy surface of Saturn's moon Titan, mostly in its polar regions. These lakes are filled not with water but ... more
EXO LIFE

How Titan's Haze Help Us Understand Life's Origins
Where did life on Earth come from? There are several theories as to what might have happened. Maybe comets came bearing organic material, or life was transported from another planet such as Mars, or ... more
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Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn
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 Satur ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


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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
24/7 News Coverage
At least four months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief

When the isthmus is an island: Madison's hottest, and coldest, spots

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Rising above the risk: America's first tsunami refuge

Identifying hidden minds in impaired consciousness

Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began

Is climate change downsizing goats

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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
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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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology

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NASA considers sending quadcopter drone to look for life on Titan

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Titan Flybys Test the Talents of NASA's Cassini Team

MERCURY RISING

Messenger Spots Giant Space Weather Effects at Mercury

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NASA Experiments Recreate Aromatic Flavors of Titan

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Arrival and Departure at Phoebe

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Submarine for Saturn's moon Titan picked for NASA's 'dream fund'

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Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets

SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Sees Flickering Light Display on Saturn

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'Smoking gun' evidence for theory that Saturn's collapsing magnetic tail causes auroras

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Saturn returns to evening sky this weekend

Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon

NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon

Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

Join in the Cassini Name Game

Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus

Cassini reports sub-surface ocean on Enceladus

Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings

Four Moons About Saturn's Rings

First Ring System Around Asteroid

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

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