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July 18, 2013
EARTH OBSERVATION
The First Interplanetary Photobomb
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jul 19, 2013
Consider it the first interplanetary photobomb. On July 19th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth through the rings of Saturn--and NASA wants you to jump into the shot. "Cassini has photographed Earth before, but this will be the first time Earthlings know in advance their picture will be taken from a billion miles away," says Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. "We hope that people around the world will go outside to wave at Sa ... read more
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SATURN DAILY

Revealed - the mystery of the gigantic storm on Saturn
We now understand the nature of the giant storms on Saturn. Through the analysis of images sent from the Cassini space probe belonging to the North American and European space agencies (NASA and ESA ... more
EXO LIFE

Antifreeze on Titan Could Affect Its Chances for Life
Antifreeze normally helps prevent freezing, but scientists find a common antifreeze compound that might exist on Saturn's largest moon Titan can get trapped within ice-like cages. This discove ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Cassini Probe to Take Photo of Earth From Deep Space
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now exploring Saturn, will take a picture of our home planet from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles on July 19. NASA is inviting the public to help acknowledge t ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Little Scope Discovers Metal-Poor Cousin of Famous Planet
A scientific team led by University of Louisville doctoral student Karen Collins has discovered a hot Saturn-like planet in another solar system 700 light-years away. Collins announced the discovery ... more


EXO LIFE

Cassini sees precursors to aerosol 'snow' on Titan
Scientists have confirmed the presence of PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons - in the upper atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The study, based on data from the VIMS instrument on the ... more
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Cassini Finds Hints of Activity at Saturn Moon Dione
From a distance, most of the Saturnian moon Dione resembles a bland cueball. Thanks to close-up images of a 500-mile-long (800-kilometer-long) mountain on the moon from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, sc ... more
MARSDAILY

Bacterium from Canadian High Arctic and life on Mars
The temperature in the permafrost on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic is nearly as cold as that of the surface of Mars. So the recent discovery by a McGill University led team of scienti ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

NATO urges Russia to respond to US missile concerns

N.Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

US envoy says 'real dialogue' needed with N. Korea

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia

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Wild Weather Could Be Ahead on Titan
Saturn's moon Titan might be in for some wild weather as it heads into its spring and summer, if two new models are correct. Scientists think that as the seasons change in Titan's northern hemispher ... more
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Cassini Shapes First Global Topographic Map of Titan
Scientists have created the first global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan, giving researchers a valuable tool for learning more about one of the most Earth-like and interesting worlds in the s ... more
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'Tis the Season -- for Plasma Changes at Saturn
Researchers working with data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have discovered one way the bubble of charged particles around Saturn - known as the magnetosphere - changes with the planet's seasons. ... more

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See Saturn at its Best and Brightest
The Solar System is a beautiful place filled with wonders that NASA space probes are only beginning to discover. There's a tendency, though, for people to become indifferent; every year Hubble, Cass ... more
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Cassini Gets Close-Up Views of Large Hurricane on Saturn
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole. In high-resolution pictures and video, sc ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Scientists create successful mass production system for bioengineered livers

After the fire, charcoal goes against the grain, with the flow

A dynamic East Antarctic ice sheet has repeatedly grown and shrunk

NASA scientists embark on extreme Antarctic Trek

Scientists share various perspectives on ozone layer recovery

How much soil goes get washed down the drain

Primordial mutation helps explain origin of some organs in vertebrates

SATURN DAILY

Saturn's youthful appearance explained
As planets age they become darker and cooler. Saturn however is much brighter than expected for a planet of its age - a question that has puzzled scientists since the late sixties. New research publ ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Apollo-Era Test Stand Being Prepared for SLS Core Stage Testing
Before NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) flies to space on its inaugural mission in 2017, it will fly in place at the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The B-2 Test Stand at Ste ... more
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Spacecraft returns dramatic images of massive hurricane on Saturn
NASA says the Cassini spacecraft has sent back the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole. ... more
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Reports Detail Mars Rover Clues to Atmosphere's Past

MAVEN Spectrometer Opens Window to Red Planet's Past

Curiosity Mars Rover Passes Kilometer of Driving


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Soviet Moon rover moved farther than thought

Scientist says Earth may once have been orbited by two moons

Dust hazard for Moon missions: scientists


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Revealed - the mystery of the gigantic storm on Saturn

Cassini Finds Hints of Activity at Saturn Moon Dione

Wild Weather Could Be Ahead on Titan


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Medical quarantine over for Shenzhou-10 astronauts

China's astronauts ready for longer missions

Chinese probe reaches record height in space travel

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NASA Probe Observes Meteors Colliding with Saturn's Rings
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings. These observations make Saturn's rings th ... more
IRON AND ICE

Herschel links water in Jupiter's stratosphere to 1994 comet impact
Astronomers have finally found direct proof that almost all water present in Jupiter's stratosphere was delivered by comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which struck the planet in 1994. The result is based on n ... more
SATURN DAILY

Titan's Methane: Going, Going, Soon to Be Gone?
By tracking a part of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan over several years, NASA's Cassini mission has found a remarkable longevity to the hydrocarbon lakes on the moon's surface. A team led ... more
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Ice Cloud Heralds Fall at Titan's South Pole
An ice cloud taking shape over Titan's south pole is the latest sign that the change of seasons is setting off a cascade of radical changes in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. Made from an u ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Laser-boron fusion now 'leading contender' for energy

Scientists develop new mode of energy generation from bituminous coal

Sustainable dams - are they possible

Britain seeks closer ties to China's Belt and Road

Single-photon detector can count to 4

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators

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Blame it on the Rain (from Saturn's Rings)

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NASA Team Investigates Complex Chemistry At Titan

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Sun block for the "Big Dog"

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Saturn is Like an Antiques Shop, Cassini Suggests

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

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Rhea Rev 183 Raw Preview

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Cassini Makes Last Close Flyby of Saturnian Moon Rhea

VENUSIAN HEAT

Cassini Spies Bright Venus From Saturn Orbit

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Modeling Jupiter and Saturn's possible origins

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A Window into Europa's Ocean Right at the Surface

Cassini Still Going Strong Investigating Saturn's Moons

Cassini Sheds Light On Cosmic Particle Accelerators

Cassini Sees Titan Cooking up Smog

NASA's Cassini Watches Storm Choke on Its Own Tail

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator

Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator

Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake

Frozen hydrocarbon ice on Titan's oceans?

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

Saturn's Transit of Venus on Dec. 21, 2012

From Cassini for the Holidays: A Splendor Seldom Seen

Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon

Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought

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

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

Cassini Halloween Treat: Titan Glows in the Dark

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

Giant impact scenario may explain the unusual moons of Saturn

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