Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
24/7 News Coverage
September 04, 2015
At Saturn, One of These Rings is not like the Others
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 03, 2015
When the sun set on Saturn's rings in August 2009, scientists on NASA's Cassini mission were watching closely. It was the equinox - one of two times in the Saturnian year when the sun illuminates the planet's enormous ring system edge-on. The event provided an extraordinary opportunity for the orbiting Cassini spacecraft to observe short-lived changes in the rings that reveal details about their nature. Like Earth, Saturn is tilted on its axis. Over the course of its 29-year-long orbit, the sun's ... read more
Previous Issues Sep 03 Sep 02 Sep 01 Aug 31 Aug 30

Starshade identifies celestial objects at McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope
Grumman (NOC) engineers and astronomers demonstrated the ability of a petal-shaped starshade to clearly see celestial objects during two, weeklong series of engineering tests on Kitt Peak at the McM ... more

Discovery of the Origin of Saturn's F Ring and Its Shepherd Satellites
Hyodo Ryuki, a second-year student in the Doctoral Program, and Professor Ohtsuki Keiji of the Graduate School of Science at Kobe University have revealed that Saturn's F ring and its shepherd satel ... more

A new model of gas giant planet formation
Queen's University researcher Martin Duncan has co-authored a study that solves the mystery of how gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn formed in the early solar system. In a paper published ... more
Space News from


Planetary pebbles were building blocks for the largest planets
Researchers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and Queen's University in Canada have unraveled the mystery of how Jupiter and Saturn likely formed. This discovery, which changes our view of how ... more


Cassini's Final Breathtaking Close Views of Dione
A pockmarked, icy landscape looms beneath NASA's Cassini spacecraft in new images of Saturn's moon Dione taken during the mission's last close approach to the small, icy world. Two of the new images ... more
The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 9 - Las Vegas Integrated Air and Missile Defense Nuclear Decommissioning And Used Fuel Market 2015
Make SMRs a commercial reality Turn key solar systems for domestic and commercial installations
Solar systems for home and business installations
Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zip past Saturn's moon Dione on Monday, Aug. 17 - the final close flyby of this icy satellite during the spacecraft's long mission. Cassini's closest approach, w ... more

Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zip past Saturn's moon Dione on Monday, Aug. 17 - the final close flyby of this icy satellite during the spacecraft's long mission. Cassini's closest approach, w ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display

China lauds power, proclaims peace at military spectacular

China's anti-ship missile and troop cuts highlight shifting power

White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal

Five Chinese naval ships spotted in Bering Sea: Pentagon

Philippines, Vietnam to sign partnership deal by year-end

Tu-160 Heavy Strategic Bomber Undergoes Major Upgrade


Gemini-discovered world is most like Jupiter
Going beyond the discovery and imaging of a young Jupiter, astronomers using the Gemini Observatory's new Planet Imager (GPI) have probed a newly discovered world in unprecedented detail. What they ... more

Saturn's rings in a supercomputer
Why some planets, like Saturn or Jupiter, have their rings, while others like, the Earth or Mars do not? It turned out that "the size does not matter" - not only giants as Saturn possess the rings, ... more

Scientists solve planetary ring riddle
In a breakthrough study, an international team of scientists, including Professor Nikolai Brilliantov from the University of Leicester, has solved an age-old scientific riddle by discovering that pl ... more
Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit USA 2015

Microlensing used to find distant Uranus-sized planet
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have made independent confirmations of an exoplanet orbiting far from its central star. The planet was discovered through a tech ... more

New Names and Insights at Ceres
Colorful new maps of Ceres, based on data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, showcase a diverse topography, with height differences between crater bottoms and mountain peaks as great as 9 miles (15 kilome ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Evidence that Earth's first mass extinction was caused by critters not catastrophe

Scientists discover key clues in turtle evolution

Oxygen oasis in Antarctic lake reflects Earth in the distant past

EU's Mogherini sees military action against migrant smugglers within weeks

Animal without synapses feeds by external digestion using global, local cellular control

A marine creature's magic trick explained

Saving oysters by digging up their past


Unusual Red Arcs Spotted on Icy Saturn Moon
Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks are visible on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys in new, enhanced-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraf ... more

Bright Basin on Tethys
With the expanded range of colors visible to Cassini's cameras, differences in materials and their textures become apparent that are subtle or unseen in natural color views. Here, the giant impact b ... more

'Bathtub Rings' Suggest Titan's Dynamic Seas
Saturn's moon, Titan, is the only object in the Solar System other than Earth known to have liquid on its surface. While most of the lakes are found around the poles, the dry regions near the equato ... more

Earth and Mars Could Share A Life History
While life is everywhere on Earth, there is much debate about how it began. Some believe it originated naturally from the chemistry found on our planet as it evolved. Others hypothesize that life - ... more

Barnacles Explain Life at the Extreme
Barnacles - a type of marine crustacean - are highly adaptable animals. Unlike many other groups that prefer quieter waters, they like areas with a lot of activity, are hardy against dry spells that ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
Military Space News
Environment News
Energy News
Mars News
Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


Early Titan Was a Cold, Hostile Place For Life
Titan is a mysterious orange-socked moon of Saturn that is exciting to astrobiologists because it has some of the same kinds of chemicals that were precursors to life on Earth. It also has a hydrolo ... more

Advances in Robots Needed to Explore Icy Moons
In December 2013, researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope announced they had found evidence of a water plume emanating from Europa's surface. The finding excited astrobiologists because this mo ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A technique designed to predict how much energy waves will be bringing

As wind-turbine farms expand, research shows they

Using DNA origami to build nanodevices of the future

EDF delays launch of EPR nuclear reactor

Water heals a bioplastic

G20 seeks to smooth economic shock waves from China

Solar Frontier's CIS Modules Selected For 26 MW Project In North Carolina


Titan's atmosphere even more Earth-like than previously thought


Dissolving Titan


Small thunderstorms may add up to massive cyclones on Saturn


Saturn's Invisible Ring is Much Larger Than Scientists First Thought


Saturn Spacecraft to Buzz Icy Moon Dione June 16


Cassini Sends Final Close Views of Odd Moon Hyperion


Cassini to make final pass by Saturn's odd-shaped Hyperion moon


Cassini Prepares for Last Up-close Look at Hyperion


The Moon or Mars: Flawed Debate, False Choice - Part One


Ether Compounds Could Work like DNA On Oily Worlds

First Light of New Laser at Paranal

Saturn Moon's Activity Could Be 'Curtain Eruptions'

Geochemical process on Saturn's moon linked to life's origin

Saturn's Faint D Ring

Titan's Atmosphere Useful In Study Of Hazy Exoplanets

Violent methane storms on Titan may solve dune direction mystery

NASA-funded Study Explains Saturn's Epic Tantrums

Explaining Saturn's Great White Spots

Saturn Spacecraft Returns to the Realm of Icy Moons

A new spin on Saturn's peculiar rotation

Robotic SPACE Explorers Need Smarts to Survive

Titan's Atmosphere Created As Gases Escaped Core

A second minor planet may possess Saturn-like rings

Researchers study methane-rich plumes from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

Exploring the Depths of Titan's Seas

Saturn moon's ocean may have hydrothermal activity

Hot water activity on icy moon's seafloor

Rocky grains stir theories of life on Saturn moon

How The Code Of Life Passed Through Primitive Kinds Of Cells

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.