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Cassini Spacecraft Obtains Best Views of Saturn Hexagon
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 06, 2013
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained the highest-resolution movie yet of a unique six-sided jet stream, known as the hexagon, around Saturn's north pole. This is the first hexagon movie of its kind, using color filters, and the first to show a complete view of the top of Saturn down to about 70 degrees latitude. Spanning about 20,000 miles (30,000 kilometers) across, the hexagon is a wavy jet stream of 200-mile-per-hour winds (about 322 kilometers per hour) with a massive, rotating storm at the ... read more
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Model Suggests Ocean Currents Shape Europa's Icy Shell in Ways Critical for Potential Habitats
In a finding of relevance to the search for life in our solar system, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Max Pl ... more
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The Bright Vortex Off Saturn Way
The sunlit edge of Titan's south polar vortex stands out distinctly against the darkness of the moon's unilluminated hazy atmosphere. The Cassini spacecraft images of the vortex led scientists to co ... more
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Amidst and Beyond the Rings
While the moon Epimetheus passes by, beyond the edge of Saturn's main rings, the tiny moon Daphnis carries on its orbit within the Keeler gap of the A ring. Although quite different in size, both mo ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Search for habitable planets should be more conservative
Scientists should take the conservative approach when searching for habitable zones where life-sustaining planets might exist, according to James Kasting, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn ... more


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NASA Cassini Spacecraft Provides New View of Saturn and Earth
NASA has released a natural-color image of Saturn from space, the first in which Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible. The new panoramic mosaic of the majestic Sat ... more
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Cassini Swings Above Saturn to Compose a Portrait
It's a view as good as gold. A loop high above Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed this stately view of the golden-hued planet and its main rings. The observation and resulting image mosaic ... more
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UI Researchers Help Decode New View of Saturn's Moon Titan, Contribute to Cassini Mission
A team of NASA researchers around the nation, including scientists at the University of Idaho, revealed this week a new view of Saturn's moon Titan. With the sun now shining down over Titan, a ... 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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Cassini Gets New Views of Titan's Land of Lakes
With the sun now shining down over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan, a little luck with the weather, and trajectories that put the spacecraft into optimal viewing positions, NASA's Cassini spac ... more
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The active Sun boosts Titan's outer atmosphere
The NASA-ESA-ASI Cassini spacecraft has been observing the Saturn system, including the giant satellite Titan, for more than 9 years. A detailed analysis of Cassini data has now confirmed prediction ... more
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Cassini Finds Ingredient of Household Plastic in Space
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 detec ... 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
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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

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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Rover results include first age and radiation measurements on Mars

Mars lake may have been friendly to microbes: NASA

One-way ticket to Mars: space colonists wanted!


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Silent Orbit for China's Moon Lander

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Cassini Spacecraft Obtains Best Views of Saturn Hexagon

Model Suggests Ocean Currents Shape Europa's Icy Shell in Ways Critical for Potential Habitats

The Bright Vortex Off Saturn Way


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China moon rover enters lunar orbit: Xinhua

More Moon Missions For China

Turkey keen on space cooperation with China

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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
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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
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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Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Releases Images of Earth Taken by Distant Spacecraft

EARTH OBSERVATION

The First Interplanetary Photobomb

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Revealed - the mystery of the gigantic storm on Saturn

EXO LIFE

Antifreeze on Titan Could Affect Its Chances for Life

EARTH OBSERVATION

Cassini Probe to Take Photo of Earth From Deep Space

EXO WORLDS

Little Scope Discovers Metal-Poor Cousin of Famous Planet

EXO LIFE

Cassini sees precursors to aerosol 'snow' on Titan

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Cassini Finds Hints of Activity at Saturn Moon Dione

MARSDAILY

Bacterium from Canadian High Arctic and life on Mars

Wild Weather Could Be Ahead on Titan

Cassini Shapes First Global Topographic Map of Titan

'Tis the Season -- for Plasma Changes at Saturn

See Saturn at its Best and Brightest

Cassini Gets Close-Up Views of Large Hurricane on Saturn

Saturn's youthful appearance explained

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

Spacecraft returns dramatic images of massive hurricane on Saturn

NASA Probe Observes Meteors Colliding with Saturn's Rings

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

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