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July 23, 2013
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA Releases Images of Earth Taken by Distant Spacecraft
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 23, 2013
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the color images of Earth and the moon from its perch in the Saturn system nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion kilometers) away. MESSENGER, the first probe to orbit Mercury, took a black-and-white image from a distance of 61 million miles (98 million kilometers) as part of a campaig ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

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EARTH OBSERVATION

Cassini Probe to Take Photo of Earth From Deep Space
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EXO WORLDS

Little Scope Discovers Metal-Poor Cousin of Famous Planet
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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
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Finds Hints of Activity at Saturn Moon Dione
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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MARSDAILY

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SATURN DAILY

Wild Weather Could Be Ahead on Titan
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SATURN DAILY

Cassini Shapes First Global Topographic Map of Titan
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SATURN DAILY

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SATURN DAILY

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ROCKET SCIENCE

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SATURN DAILY

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SATURN DAILY

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IRON AND ICE

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SATURN DAILY

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