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April 04, 2013
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NASA Team Investigates Complex Chemistry At Titan
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 04, 2013
A laboratory experiment at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., simulating the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan suggests complex organic chemistry that could eventually lead to the building blocks of life extends lower in the atmosphere than previously thought. The results now point out another region on the moon that could brew up prebiotic materials. The paper was published in Nature Communications this week. "Scientists previously thought that as we got closer to the surface of ... read more
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Sun block for the "Big Dog"
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Saturn is Like an Antiques Shop, Cassini Suggests
A new analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggests that Saturn's moons and rings are gently worn vintage goods from around the time of our solar system's birth. Though they are tin ... more
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'Hot Spots' Ride a Merry-Go-Round on Jupiter
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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
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VENUSIAN HEAT

Cassini Spies Bright Venus From Saturn Orbit
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Modeling Jupiter and Saturn's possible origins
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A Window into Europa's Ocean Right at the Surface
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Cassini Still Going Strong Investigating Saturn's Moons
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ROCKET SCIENCE

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Frozen hydrocarbon ice on Titan's oceans?
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VENUSIAN HEAT

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