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December 29, 2013
IRON AND ICE
Dwarf Planet Ceres - 'A Game Changer in the Solar System'
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Dec 26, 2013
In March of 2015, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres, the first of the smaller class of planets to be discovered and the closest to Earth. Ceres, which orbits the Sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is a unique body in the Solar System, bearing many similarities to Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus, both considered to be potential sources for harboring life. On Thursday, August 15, Britney Schmidt, science team liaison for the Dawn Mission, and ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

SLS Chief Engineer Driven by 'Challenge' of Building America's Next Great Rocket
During the Saturn V days, a 10-year-old boy came to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with his dad and uncle for an open house. There to shake that young boy's hand was ... more
EXO WORLDS

Astronomers solve temperature mystery of planetary atmospheres
An atmospheric peculiarity the Earth shares with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune is likely common to billions of planets, University of Washington astronomers have found, and knowing that may he ... more
SATURN DAILY

Clay-Like Minerals Found on Icy Crust of Europa
A new analysis of data from NASA's Galileo mission has revealed clay-type minerals at the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa that appear to have been delivered by a spectacular collision with an a ... more
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SATURN DAILY

Cassini Spacecraft Obtains Best Views of Saturn Hexagon
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 i ... more


SATURN DAILY

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
The Year In Space
SATURN DAILY

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
SATURN DAILY

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
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

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
SATURN DAILY

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
SATURN DAILY

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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SATURN DAILY

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
SATURN DAILY

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
24/7 News Coverage
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

SATURN DAILY

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
SATURN DAILY

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
SATURN DAILY

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
SATURN DAILY
Curious Results from Mars

Mars One mission: one way ticket to new life

Mars Express heading towards daring flyby of Phobos


SATURN DAILY
China's moon rover "sleeps" through lunar night

Will the Moon be carved-up?

NASA Releases New Earthrise Simulation Video


SATURN DAILY
Clay-Like Minerals Found on Icy Crust of Europa

Cassini Spacecraft Obtains Best Views of Saturn Hexagon

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


SATURN DAILY
China launches communications satellite for Bolivia

China's moon rover continues lunar survey after photographing lander

China's Yutu "naps", awakens and explores

SATURN DAILY

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
SATURN DAILY

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
SATURN DAILY

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
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

SATURN DAILY

New Cassini data from Titan indicate a rigid, weathered ice shell

SPACE TRAVEL

NASA technologist makes traveling to hard-to-reach destinations easier

SATURN DAILY

Gravitational tide the secret of Saturn's weird moon

EARLY EARTH

How Did Earth's Primitive Chemistry Get Kick Started?

SATURN DAILY

Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Releases Images of Earth Taken by Distant Spacecraft

EARTH OBSERVATION

The First Interplanetary Photobomb

SATURN DAILY

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

Little Scope Discovers Metal-Poor Cousin of Famous Planet

Cassini sees precursors to aerosol 'snow' on Titan

Cassini Finds Hints of Activity at Saturn Moon Dione

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

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