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'Hot Spots' Ride a Merry-Go-Round on Jupiter
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 19, 2013
In the swirling canopy of Jupiter's atmosphere, cloudless patches are so exceptional that the big ones get the special name "hot spots." Exactly how these clearings form and why they're only found near the planet's equator have long been mysteries. Now, using images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists have found new evidence that hot spots in Jupiter's atmosphere are created by a Rossby wave, a pattern also seen in Earth's atmosphere and oceans. The team found the wave responsible for the h ... read more
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Rhea Rev 183 Raw Preview
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured these raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's moon Rhea during a close flyby on March 9, 2013. This flyby marks the mission's last targeted encounter with Rhea and onl ... more
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Cassini Makes Last Close Flyby of Saturnian Moon Rhea
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be swooping close to Saturn's moon Rhea on Saturday, March 9, the last close flyby of Rhea in Cassini's mission. The primary purpose will be to probe the interna ... more
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Cassini Spies Bright Venus From Saturn Orbit
A distant world gleaming in sunlight, Earth's twin planet, Venus, shines like a bright beacon in images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn. One special image of Venus an ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Modeling Jupiter and Saturn's possible origins
New theoretical modeling by Carnegie's Alan Boss provides clues to how the gas giant planets in our solar system-Jupiter and Saturn-might have formed and evolved. His work was published recently by ... more


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A Window into Europa's Ocean Right at the Surface
If you could lick the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa, you would actually be sampling a bit of the ocean beneath. A new paper by Mike Brown, an astronomer at the California Institute of Technol ... more
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Cassini Still Going Strong Investigating Saturn's Moons
NASA's longstanding Cassini mission to Saturn continues to provide scientists with exciting new insights on moons Titan and Enceladus as well as the planet's striking rings, Planetary Science Instit ... more
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Cassini Sheds Light On Cosmic Particle Accelerators
During a chance encounter with an unusually strong blast of solar wind arriving at Saturn, the international Cassini spacecraft detected particles being accelerated to ultra-high energies, similar t ... more
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

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program

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Cassini Sees Titan Cooking up Smog
A paper published this week using data from NASA's Cassini mission describes in more detail than ever before how aerosols in the highest part of the atmosphere are kick-started at Saturn's moon Tita ... more
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NASA's Cassini Watches Storm Choke on Its Own Tail
Call it a Saturnian version of the Ouroboros, the mythical serpent that bites its own tail. In a new paper that provides the most detail yet about the life and death of a monstrous thunder-and-light ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator
Imagine a young engineer examining an artifact from the Apollo era that helped send people on humankind's first venture to another world. The engineer has seen diagrams of the rocket engine. She has ... more
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Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"
Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really is ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator
Imagine a young engineer examining an artifact from the Apollo era that helped send people on humankind's first venture to another world. The engineer has seen diagrams of the rocket engine. She has ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

When physics gives evolution a leg up by breaking one

Scientists reveal rules for making ribs

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Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake
It's not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA's Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lak ... more
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Frozen hydrocarbon ice on Titan's oceans?
Blocks of hydrocarbon ice might be floating on the surface of existing lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbon on Saturn's moon Titan, U.S. researchers say. ... more
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Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks
For seven years, a mini-fridge-sized instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft reliably investigated weather patterns swirling around Saturn; the hydrocarbon composition of the surface of Saturn's ... more
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NASA's next Mars mission invites public to come aboard

Panorama From NASA Mars Rover Shows Mount Sharp

Opportunity Departing South Soon


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NASA's LRO Sees GRAIL's Explosive Farewell

Amazon's Bezos recovers Apollo 11 engines

Leaping Lunar Dust


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'Hot Spots' Ride a Merry-Go-Round on Jupiter

Rhea Rev 183 Raw Preview

Cassini Makes Last Close Flyby of Saturnian Moon Rhea


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Shenzhou 10 - Next Stop: Jiuquan

China's fourth space launch center to be in use in two years

China to launch new manned spacecraft

VENUSIAN HEAT

Saturn's Transit of Venus on Dec. 21, 2012
Last June, astronomers urged sky watchers to observe the transit of Venus. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, they said. The black disk of the second planet wouldn't crawl across the face of t ... more
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From Cassini for the Holidays: A Splendor Seldom Seen
Just in time for the holidays, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn for more than eight years now, has delivered another glorious, backlit view of the planet Saturn and its rings. ... more
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Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon
Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth's Nile River: a river valley on Saturn's moon Titan that stretches more than 20 ... more
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Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought
Scientists have long suspected that a vast ocean of liquid water lies under the crusty exterior of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. New analysis suggests that the internally generated heat that keeps t ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy

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NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere

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Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn

LAUNCH PAD

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

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Cassini Halloween Treat: Titan Glows in the Dark

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Saturn's giant storm reveals the planet's churning atmosphere

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Giant impact scenario may explain the unusual moons of Saturn

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The sound in Saturn's rings: RUB-Physicists explain nonlinear dust acoustic waves in dusty plasmas

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What's Baking on Titan?

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A Long and Winding Road: Cassini Celebrates 15 Years

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Bouncing on Titan

Navigating the Seas of Titan

Titan Shows Surprising Seasonal Changes

Does Triton Have a Subsurface Ocean?

Saturn and its Largest Moon Reflect Their True Colors

NASA Goddard Team to Demonstrate Miniaturized Spectrometer-on-a-Chip

Mars Landing Sky Show

Giant Ice Avalanches On Iapetus Provide Clue To Extreme Slippage Elsewhere In The Solar System

River networks on Titan point to a puzzling geologic history

Cassini Spots Daytime Lightning on Saturn

Saturn's Rings are Back

Cassini Flies High to View Saturn's Rings Again

The Titanian Seasons Turn, Turn, Turn

The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Dust

Titan's tides point to hidden ocean

Cassini Shows Why Jet Streams Cross-Cut Saturn

Cassini Sees Tropical Lakes on Saturn Moon

Milky Way Cupcakes: A Savior for NASA's Non-manned Missions?

Enceladus Plume is a New Kind of Plasma Laboratory

Seeking Signs of Life at the Glacier's Edge

Cassini Spots Tiny Moon, Begins to Tilt Orbit

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