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Cassini finds ingredient of household plastic on Saturn moon
Pasadena, Calif. (UPI) Sep 30, 2013
The Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, an ingredient in household plastics, on Saturn's moon, Titan, the U.S. space said Monday. The detection of the chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other products is the first discovery of the plastic ingredient on any moon or planet other than Earth, NASA said in a release. Cassini's Composite Infrared Spectrometer identified a small amount of propylene in Titan's lower atmosphere, NASA said. The instrument measure ... read more
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Long-Stressed Europa Likely Off-Kilter at One Time
By analyzing the distinctive cracks lining the icy face of Europa, NASA scientists found evidence that this moon of Jupiter likely spun around a tilted axis at some point. This tilt could infl ... more
EXO LIFE

Insights into evolution of life on Earth from 1 of Saturn's moons
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Massive storm pulls water and ammonia ices from Saturn's depths
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Massive storm on Saturn throws water ice high in atmosphere
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New Cassini data from Titan indicate a rigid, weathered ice shell
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SPACE TRAVEL

NASA technologist makes traveling to hard-to-reach destinations easier
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Gravitational tide the secret of Saturn's weird moon
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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EARLY EARTH

How Did Earth's Primitive Chemistry Get Kick Started?
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Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan
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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Releases Images of Earth Taken by Distant Spacecraft
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Revealed - the mystery of the gigantic storm on Saturn
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EXO LIFE

Antifreeze on Titan Could Affect Its Chances for Life
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EARTH OBSERVATION

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

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EXO WORLDS
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EXO LIFE

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MARSDAILY

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