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October 31, 2014
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Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 31, 2014
As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas. In the past, Cassini had captured, separately, views of the polar seas and the sun glinting off them, but this is the first time both have been seen together in the same view. The image is available a href="http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA18432">here /a>. Also in the image: + An arrow-shaped complex of bright m ... read more
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NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan
NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles. This lofty cloud, imaged by ... more
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NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn
New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that d ... more
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Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed
While studying the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These misaligned features ... more
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Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath
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 t ... 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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

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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
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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
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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
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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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MARSDAILY

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OUTER PLANETS

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MERCURY RISING

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NASA Experiments Recreate Aromatic Flavors of Titan

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

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Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon

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Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus

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Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings

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