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August 29, 2016
SPACE TRAVEL
35 years later Voyager's legacy continues at Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 25, 2016
Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this complex planetary system in the early 1980s through the eyes of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft. Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Saturn 35 years ago - on Aug. 25, 1981. What the Voyagers revealed at the planet was so phenomenal that, just one year later, a joint American and European working group bega ... read more

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Most distant catch for ESA station
An ESA tracking station has acquired signals from the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn, across more than 1.4 billion km of space. Following a seven-year journey to Saturn, the NASA/E ... more
SATURN DAILY

Methane-Filled Canyons Line Titan's Surface
Liquid methane-filled canyons hundreds of meters deep with walls as steep as ski slopes etch the surface of Titan, researchers report in a new study. The new findings provide the first direct eviden ... more
SATURN DAILY

Rhea Shines Brightly About Saturn
Rhea, like many moons in the outer solar system, appears dazzlingly bright in full sunlight. This is the signature of the water ice that forms most of the moon's surface. Rhea (949 miles or 1, ... more
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Cassini discovers flooded canyon on Titan
Saturn's moon Titan is home to a steep canyon flooded with hydrocarbons. Radar instruments on Cassini revealed the canyon as the NASA probe explored the branches of Titan's northern sea Ligeia Mare. ... more


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Cassini shares infrared imagery of Saturn clouds
Cassini's latest offering could be an abstract painting, a close-up of a marble or tie-dyed T-shirt. But according to NASA, which shared the image online Wednesday, the shot reveals Saturn's clouds. ... more

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SATURN DAILY

Chemical trail on Titan may be key to prebiotic conditions
NASA's Cassini and Huygen's missions have provided a wealth of data about chemical elements found on Saturn's moon Titan, and Cornell scientists have uncovered a chemical trail that suggests prebi ... more
SATURN DAILY

Chemical Trail Could Lead To Clues About Life On Titan
NASA's Cassini and Huygens missions have provided a wealth of data about chemical elements found on Saturn's moon Titan, and Cornell scientists have uncovered a chemical trail that suggests prebioti ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: experts

N. Korea leader says missile test 'greatest success'

China Communist party expels 'insatiable' statistics chief

N. Korea rejects UN council's condemnation

Japan holds live fire drills at Mt Fuji

Russia launches large snap military drills

Australian minister says French submarine leak 'embarrassing'

SATURN DAILY

An Ocean Lies a Few Kilometers Beneath Enceladus's Icy Surface
With eruptions of ice and water vapor, and an ocean covered by an ice shell, Saturn's moon Enceladus is one of the most fascinating in the solar system, especially as interpretations of data provide ... more
EXO LIFE

Studying life on the rocks
Much of modern life is deeply impacted by the behavior of ice. Now, new work from a team at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in Palisades, New York, gives insights into what i ... more
MARSDAILY

Red and Golden Planets at Opposition
Earth is about to lap Mars and then Saturn in their race around the sun. The two planets have gathered together in the constellation Scorpius where they are shining brightly in the evening sky with ... more
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Cassini goes up and over for final mission tour of Saturn
Cassini orbited in Saturn's ring plane - around the planet's equator - for most of 2015. This enabled a season of flybys of the planet's icy moons, but did not allow for angled views of the rings an ... more
EXO WORLDS

Kepler-223 System Offers Clues to Planetary Migration
The four planets of the Kepler-223 star system appeared to have little in common with the planets of our own solar system today. But a new study using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope suggest ... more
24/7 News Coverage
By mid-century, more Antarctic snowfall may help offset sea-level rise

Volcanic eruption masked acceleration in sea level rise

Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution

Five beachgoers die in Britain on hottest day of year

Cameroon must halt rubber plantation project: Greenpeace

Myanmar weighs damage after earthquake rattles Bagan pagodas

Myanmar's peacock: a national symbol dying off in the wild

OUTER PLANETS

Imaging the Encounter of a Lifetime
Jorge Nunez, a planetary scientist and engineer from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), is the deputy systems engineer of the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) ins ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Air Force demos key rocket engine technologies for new launch systems
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in sup ... more
EXO WORLDS

Exoplanets' Orbits Point to Planetary Migration
The four planets of the Kepler-223 star system seem to have little in common with the planets of Earth's own solar system. And yet a new study shows that the Kepler-223 system is trapped in an orbit ... more
SATURN DAILY

The hard knock life of Saturn's Epimetheus
Life is hard for a little moon. Epimetheus, seen here with Saturn in the background, is lumpy and misshapen, thanks in part to its size and formation process. Epimetheus did not form with all of tho ... more
SATURN DAILY

Enceladus jets: surprises in starlight
During a recent stargazing session, NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched a bright star pass behind the plume of gas and dust that spews from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. At first, the data from that ob ... more

SATURN DAILY

Discovering the bath scum on Titan
It's not everyday that you get to discover something new. But when you do it is a rather strange and quite brilliant feeling. You don't really cry out 'Eureka' (there's usually about a million thing ... more
SATURN DAILY

Profile of a methane sea on Titan
Saturn's largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons - and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Chemists develop possible cheap battery for grid energy storage

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A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas

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Y Marks the Spot

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Saturn Spacecraft Samples Interstellar Dust

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Saturn spacecraft not affected by hypothetical Planet 9

EXO WORLDS

Searching for Far Out and Wandering Worlds

SATURN DAILY

Working Toward 'Seamless' Infrared Maps of Titan

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Spies Titan's Tallest Peaks

SATURN DAILY

Moons of Saturn may be younger than the dinosaurs

SATURN DAILY

Computer model explains sustained eruptions on icy moon of Saturn

SATURN DAILY

The Saturnian Sisters

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The Tilted Terminator Of Enceladus

New photos show 'magic island' on Saturn's moon

Tethys, Janus pose with Saturn's rings in new NASA photo

Titan Temperature Lag Maps and Animation

Puzzling asteroid observations explained by destruction of asteroids close to Sun

Ices and shadows above Saturn

How Friendly Is Enceladus' Ocean To Life

New study challenges Jupiter's role as planetary shield, protecting Earth from comet impacts

Saturn's rings: less than meets the eye

Cassini Heads for 'Higher Ground' at Saturn

How and When to See Five Planets at Once

Lab discovery gives glimpse of conditions found on other planets

A Triple Play Out Saturn Way

Cassini Completes Final Close Enceladus Flyby

Cassini Closes in on Enceladus, One Last Time

Creation of Jupiter interior, a step towards room temp superconductivity

Cassini gets bull's eye view of Enceladus and Tethys

Prometheus up close about Saturn

Peering Through Titan's Haze

NASA team discover how water escapes from Saturn

Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring



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