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Cassini Finds Ingredient of Household Plastic in Space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 07, 2013
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn's moon Titan. This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on any moon or planet, other than Earth. A small amount of propylene was identified in Titan's lower atmosphere by Cassini's composite infrared spectrometer (CIRS). This instrument measures the infrared light, or heat radiation, emitted from Saturn and its moons in much th ... read more
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Cassini finds ingredient of household plastic on Saturn moon
The Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, an ingredient in household plastics, on Saturn's moon, Titan, the U.S. space said Monday. ... 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
Glimpses of the events that nurtured life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago are coming from an unlikely venue almost 1 billion miles away, according to the leader of an effort to understand T ... more
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Massive storm pulls water and ammonia ices from Saturn's depths
Once every 30 years or so, or roughly one Saturnian year, a monster storm rips across the northern hemisphere of the ringed planet. In 2010, the most recent and only the sixth giant storm on Saturn ... more


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Massive storm on Saturn throws water ice high in atmosphere
Water ice dredged up from deep in Saturn's atmosphere by a monster storm marks the first time such ice has been detected so high, U.S. scientists say. ... more
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New Cassini data from Titan indicate a rigid, weathered ice shell
An analysis of gravity and topography data from Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has revealed unexpected features of the moon's outer ice shell. The best explanation for the findings, the authors said, ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA technologist makes traveling to hard-to-reach destinations easier
Traveling to remote locations sometimes involves navigating through stop-and-go traffic, traversing long stretches of highway and maneuvering sharp turns and steep hills. The same can be said for gu ... 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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Gravitational tide the secret of Saturn's weird moon
Enceladus, a white moon of Saturn with ice-spewing volcanoes, owes its strangeness to tides of gravitational forces exerted by its mother, a study said on Wednesday. Discovered in 1789 by William Herschel, Enceladus measures only 504 kilometres (315 miles) across yet is one of the great oddities of the Solar System. ... more
EARLY EARTH

How Did Earth's Primitive Chemistry Get Kick Started?
How did life on Earth get started? Three new papers co-authored by Mike Russell, a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., strengthen the case that Earth's first li ... more
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Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan
One of the most shocking discoveries of the past 10 years is how much the landscape of Saturn's moon Titan resembles Earth. Like our own blue planet, the surface of Titan is dotted with lakes and se ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Releases Images of Earth Taken by Distant Spacecraft
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 Cas ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

The First Interplanetary Photobomb
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 ha ... more
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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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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
EARTH OBSERVATION
Martian settlement site to be printed on a printer

Spacecraft snaps dramatic images of giant scar on the surface of Mars

Making Martian clouds on Earth


EARTH OBSERVATION
Russia could build manned lunar base

NASA's moon landing remembered as a promise of a 'future which never happened'

China unveils its first and unnamed moon rover


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Cassini Finds Ingredient of Household Plastic in Space

Cassini finds ingredient of household plastic on Saturn moon

Long-Stressed Europa Likely Off-Kilter at One Time


EARTH OBSERVATION
Ten Years of Chinese Astronauts

NASA vows to review ban on Chinese astronomers

NASA ban on Chinese scientists 'inaccurate': lawmaker

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
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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Wild Weather Could Be Ahead on Titan

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Cassini Shapes First Global Topographic Map of Titan

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'Tis the Season -- for Plasma Changes at Saturn

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See Saturn at its Best and Brightest

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Cassini Gets Close-Up Views of Large Hurricane on Saturn

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Saturn's youthful appearance explained

ROCKET SCIENCE

Apollo-Era Test Stand Being Prepared for SLS Core Stage Testing

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Spacecraft returns dramatic images of massive hurricane on Saturn

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NASA Probe Observes Meteors Colliding with Saturn's Rings

IRON AND ICE

Herschel links water in Jupiter's stratosphere to 1994 comet impact

Titan's Methane: Going, Going, Soon to Be Gone?

Ice Cloud Heralds Fall at Titan's South Pole

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

NASA Team Investigates Complex Chemistry At Titan

Sun block for the "Big Dog"

Saturn is Like an Antiques Shop, Cassini Suggests

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

Rhea Rev 183 Raw Preview

Cassini Makes Last Close Flyby of Saturnian Moon Rhea

Cassini Spies Bright Venus From Saturn Orbit

Modeling Jupiter and Saturn's possible origins

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

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