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November 02, 2012
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Cassini Halloween Treat: Titan Glows in the Dark
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 01, 2012
A literal shot in the dark by imaging cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has yielded an image of a visible glow from Titan, emanating not just from the top of Titan's atmosphere, but also - surprisingly - from deep in the atmosphere through the moon's haze. A person in a balloon in Titan's haze layer wouldn't see the glow because it's too faint - something like a millionth of a watt. Scientists were able to detect it with Cassini because the spacecraft's cameras are able to take long-exposure im ... read more

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Saturn's giant storm reveals the planet's churning atmosphere
A recent study of the giant storm whirling on Saturn for the past two years, which became known as the "Great Springtime Storm", has given planetary scientists new clues about the planet's weather. ... more
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Giant impact scenario may explain the unusual moons of Saturn
Among the oddities of the outer solar system are the middle-sized moons of Saturn, a half-dozen icy bodies dwarfed by Saturn's massive moon Titan. According to a new model for the origin of the Satu ... more
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The sound in Saturn's rings: RUB-Physicists explain nonlinear dust acoustic waves in dusty plasmas
Dusty plasmas can be found in many places both in space and in the laboratory. Due to their special properties, dust acoustic waves can propagate inside these plasmas like sound waves in air, and ca ... more
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What's Baking on Titan?
Radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal some new curiosities on the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan, including a nearly circular feature that resembles a giant hot cross bun and ... more
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A Long and Winding Road: Cassini Celebrates 15 Years
Today, NASA's Cassini spacecraft celebrates 15 years of uninterrupted drive time, earning it a place among the ultimate interplanetary road warriors. Since launching on Oct. 15, 1997, the spac ... more
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Bouncing on Titan
ESA's Huygens probe bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds after touching down on Saturn's moon, Titan, in January 2005, a new analysis reveals. The findings provide novel insig ... more
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Navigating the Seas of Titan
Humanity has landed a rover on Mars. Now, say scientists, it's time to land a boat on Titan. This outlandish scenario could become reality, according to engineers presenting their proposals at the E ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

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Titan Shows Surprising Seasonal Changes
Detailed observations of Saturn's moon Titan have now spanned 30 years, covering an entire solar orbit for this distant world. Dr. Athena Coustenis from the Paris-Meudon Observatory in France has an ... more
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Does Triton Have a Subsurface Ocean?
Triton was discovered in 1846 by the British astronomer William Lassell, but much about Neptune's largest moon still remains a mystery. A Voyager 2 flyby in 1989 offered a quick peak at the satellit ... more
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Saturn and its Largest Moon Reflect Their True Colors
Posing for portraits for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn and its largest moon, Titan, show spectacular colors in a quartet of images being released. One image captures the changing hues of Saturn' ... more
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CHIP TECH

NASA Goddard Team to Demonstrate Miniaturized Spectrometer-on-a-Chip
The Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) is big. It's powerful and it discovered, among other things, that Saturn's mysterious moon Enceladus was one of the very few worlds in the solar system tha ... more
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MARSDAILY

Mars Landing Sky Show
Every time NASA lands a rover on Mars--or even makes the attempt--it is cause for celebration. On August 5th, the heavens themselves are aligning to mark the event. Only a few hours before the ... more
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Giant Ice Avalanches On Iapetus Provide Clue To Extreme Slippage Elsewhere In The Solar System
"We see landslides everywhere in the solar system," says Kelsi Singer, graduate student in Earth and planetary sciences in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, "but Saturn's icy ... more
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River networks on Titan point to a puzzling geologic history
For many years, Titan's thick, methane- and nitrogen-rich atmosphere kept astronomers from seeing what lies beneath. Saturn's largest moon appeared through telescopes as a hazy orange orb, in contra ... more
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Cassini Spots Daytime Lightning on Saturn
Saturn was playing the lightning storm blues. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of last year's storm on Saturn, the largest storm seen up-close at the planet, with bluish spots in the mi ... more
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Saturn's Rings are Back
It's been nearly two years since NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had views like these of Saturn's glorious rings. These views are possible again because Cassini has changed the angle at which it orbit ... more
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Cassini Flies High to View Saturn's Rings Again
It's been nearly two years since NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had views like those it is now enjoying of Saturn's glorious rings. These views are possible again because Cassini has changed the angl ... more
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The Titanian Seasons Turn, Turn, Turn
Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex materializing at the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan, signs that the seasons are turning on Saturn's l ... more
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EXO WORLDS

The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Dust
Imagine if the rings of Saturn suddenly disappeared. Astronomers have witnessed the equivalent around a young sun-like star called TYC 8241 2652. Enormous amounts of dust known to circle the star ar ... more
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Titan's tides point to hidden ocean
Nothing like it has been seen before beyond our own planet: large tides have been found on Saturn's moon Titan that point to a liquid ocean - most likely water - swirling around below the surface. O ... more
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Cassini Shows Why Jet Streams Cross-Cut Saturn
Turbulent jet streams, regions where winds blow faster than in other places, churn east and west across Saturn. Scientists have been trying to understand for years the mechanism that drives these wa ... more
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Cassini Sees Tropical Lakes on Saturn Moon
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spied long-standing methane lakes, or puddles, in the "tropics" of Saturn's moon Titan. One of the tropical lakes appears to be about half the size of Utah's Great Salt ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Milky Way Cupcakes: A Savior for NASA's Non-manned Missions?
Can Milky Way cupcakes, Saturn cake and chocolate chip Opportunity cookies prevent potentially deep cuts to NASA's space exploration budget? With a possible $300 million cut to planetary scien ... more
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Enceladus Plume is a New Kind of Plasma Laboratory
Recent findings from NASA's Cassini mission reveal that Saturn's geyser moon Enceladus provides a special laboratory for watching unusual behavior of plasma, or hot ionized gas. In these recent find ... more
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EXO LIFE

Seeking Signs of Life at the Glacier's Edge
Microbes living at the edges of Arctic ice sheets could help researchers pinpoint evidence for similar microorganisms that could have evolved on Mars, the Jovian moon Europa, or Saturn's moon Encela ... more
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Cassini Spots Tiny Moon, Begins to Tilt Orbit
NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn's tiny moon Methone as part of a trajectory that will take it on a close flyby of another of Saturn's moons, Titan. The Titan flyb ... more
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Cassini, Saturn Moon Photographer
NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully flew by Saturn's moons Enceladus and Dione during close flybys on May 2, 2012, capturing these raw images. The flybys were the last close encounters of these i ... more
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Cassini to Probe Enceladus Gravity, Take Pictures
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be flying within about 46 miles (74 kilometers) of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Wednesday, May 2, aiming primarily to learn more about the moon's internal structure. ... more
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SwRI Scientists Assess Age Of Titan's Organic Atmosphere
Shrouded in a thick, complex, organic haze, Saturn's giant moon Titan is proving to be one of the most scientifically interesting destinations in the solar system. Titan's atmosphere, which is mostl ... more
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Cassini Finds Saturn Moon has Planet-Like Qualities
Data from NASA's Cassini mission reveal Saturn's moon Phoebe has more planet-like qualities than previously thought. Scientists had their first close-up look at Phoebe when Cassini began exploring t ... more
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NASA Research Estimates How Long Titan's Chemical Factory Has Been in Business
Saturn's giant moon Titan hides within a thick, smoggy atmosphere that's well-known to scientists as one of the most complex chemical environments in the solar system. It's a productive "factory" cr ... more
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