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September 30, 2014
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Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 30, 2014
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 kilometers) in Ligeia Mare, one of the largest seas on Titan. It has now been observed twice by Cassini's radar experiment, but its appearance changed between the two apparitions. Images of the feature taken during the Cassini flybys are available a href="http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA18430"> ... read more
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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
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Dot Against the Dark
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Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall
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EXO LIFE

How Titan's Haze Help Us Understand Life's Origins
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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
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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German push onto world stage hit by defence failures

Sweden orders submarine overhaul

Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company

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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
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24/7 News Coverage
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Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable than previously thought

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Chemists Observe Key Reaction To Produce 'Atmosphere's Detergent'

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MARSDAILY

NASA plans to colonize Mars
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Mysterious 'Magic Island' appears on Saturn moon
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OUTER PLANETS

What If Voyager Had Explored Pluto?
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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
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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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24/7 Energy News Coverage
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SPACE SCOPES

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