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December 18, 2014
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Saturn's Moons: What a Difference a Decade Makes
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 11, 2014
Almost immediately after NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft made their brief visits to Saturn in the early 1980s, scientists were hungry for more. The Voyagers had offered them only a brief glimpse of a family of new worlds - Saturn's icy moons - and the researchers were eager to spend more time among those bodies. The successor to the Voyagers at Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, has spent the past 10 years collecting images and other data as it has toured the Ringed Planet and its family of satel ... read more
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Tennessee research offers explanation for Titan dune puzzle
Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is a peculiar place. Unlike any other moon, it has a dense atmosphere. It has rivers and lakes made up of components of natural gas, such as ethane and methane. It also ... more
EXO LIFE

How Can We Search For Life On Icy Moons Such As Europa?
Our solar system is host to a wealth of icy worlds that may have water beneath the surface. The Cassini spacecraft recently uncovered evidence of a possible ocean under the surface of Saturn's moon, ... more
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Cassini probe measures sea depth on Saturn's moon Titan
According to new radar measurements recorded by NASA's Cassini probe, the largest hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon Titan, Kraken Mare, is at least 115 feet deep - and maybe more. ... more
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Cassini Sails into New Ocean Adventures on Titan
NASA's Cassini mission continues its adventures in extraterrestrial oceanography with new findings about the hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan. During a flyby in August, the spacecraft sounded ... more


EXO WORLDS

Peering into Planetary Atmospheres
Pluto is the foremost member of a large population of mysterious icy bodies - called Kuiper Belt Objects - that reside far beyond the orbit of Neptune. In the 1970s and 1980s, Voyagers 1 and 2 explo ... more
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Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan
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, separate ... 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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack

Palestinians seek Arab backing for UN resolution

Taiwan's ailing economy major challenge for leadership hopefuls

Russian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Vladimir Monomakh

Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

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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
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


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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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'Anyone but the Chinese': Madagascar workers demand new masters

Zimbabwe, Zambia get $275mn for urgent Kariba Dam repair

Human DNA shows traces of ancient battle between primate and pathogen

Melting Arctic ice, rising temps seen as planet warms

Heavy snow hits northern Japan

Predator Versus Prey

3-D maps reveal the genome's origami code

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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

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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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
NTU invents smart window that tints and powers itself

Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors

ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products

Penn Research Outlines Basic Rules for Construction With a Type of Origami

India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India

Guelph Researchers Recipe: Cook Farm Waste into Energy

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Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn

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Cassini Tracks Clouds Developing Over a Titan Sea

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Titan Offers Clues to Atmospheres of Hazy Planets

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MIPT-based researcher models Titan's atmosphere

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Cassini Names Final Mission Phase Its 'Grand Finale'

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Cassini Celebrates 10 Years Exploring Saturn

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Saturn's moon Titan has a very salty ocean

MARSDAILY

NASA plans to colonize Mars

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Mysterious 'Magic Island' appears on Saturn moon

OUTER PLANETS

What If Voyager Had Explored Pluto?

NASA considers sending quadcopter drone to look for life on Titan

Titan Flybys Test the Talents of NASA's Cassini Team

Messenger Spots Giant Space Weather Effects at Mercury

NASA Experiments Recreate Aromatic Flavors of Titan

Arrival and Departure at Phoebe

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

Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets

Hubble Sees Flickering Light Display on Saturn

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

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

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