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March 10, 2014
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Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 09, 2014
Ten years ago, we knew Titan as a fuzzy orange ball about the size of Mercury. We knew it had a nitrogen atmosphere - the only known world with a thick nitrogen atmosphere besides Earth. But what might lie beneath the hazy air was still just a guess. On March 6, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will swoop down within 933 miles (1,500 kilometers) of Titan to conduct its 100th flyby of the Saturn moon. Each flyby gives us a little more knowledge of Titan and its striking similarities to our world. Even wi ... read more
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The Wisps of Dione
Although the crack-like features seen here on Dione's surface appear wispy and faded, they are in reality a series of geologically fresh fractures! Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hem ... more
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NASA Spacecraft Get a 360-Degree View of Saturn's Auroras
NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles. While NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, orbiting around Earth, was able to observe the northern auro ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf
A peculiar example of a celestial body, known as a brown dwarf, with unusually red skies has been discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire's Centre for Astrophysics R ... more
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EXO WORLDS

First Weather Map of Brown Dwarf
ESO's Very Large Telescope has been used to create the first ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf to Earth. An international team has made a chart of the dark and light ... more


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Cassini's View of Weird and Wonderful Saturn
Since Cassini entered orbit around Saturn in 2004, it has sent back a wealth of information about the planet and its moons. On Wednesday, December 4, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) hos ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Dwarf Planet Ceres - 'A Game Changer in the Solar System'
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 a ... more
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

NATO urges Russia to respond to US missile concerns

N.Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

US envoy says 'real dialogue' needed with N. Korea

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia

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
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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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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
Developing the Next-Generation Military Radar while Maintaining Current Systems; IDGA’s Military Radar Summit - April 2014
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
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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
24/7 News Coverage
Scientists create successful mass production system for bioengineered livers

After the fire, charcoal goes against the grain, with the flow

A dynamic East Antarctic ice sheet has repeatedly grown and shrunk

NASA scientists embark on extreme Antarctic Trek

Scientists share various perspectives on ozone layer recovery

How much soil goes get washed down the drain

Primordial mutation helps explain origin of some organs in vertebrates

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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
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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Opportunity Mars Rover Exploring Murray Ridge Area

Mars Rover Oppportunity Crushing Rocks With Wheels

Relay Radio on Mars-Bound NASA Craft Passes Checkout


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Russia to launch three lunar rovers from 2016 to 2019

Control circuit malfunction troubles China's Yutu

China's Lunar Lander Still Operational


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Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back

The Wisps of Dione

NASA Spacecraft Get a 360-Degree View of Saturn's Auroras


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China to launch first "space shuttle bus" this year

China expects to launch cargo ship into space around 2016

China capable of exploring Mars

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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
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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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Laser-boron fusion now 'leading contender' for energy

Scientists develop new mode of energy generation from bituminous coal

Sustainable dams - are they possible

Britain seeks closer ties to China's Belt and Road

Single-photon detector can count to 4

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators

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Cassini Finds Ingredient of Household Plastic in Space

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Cassini finds ingredient of household plastic on Saturn moon

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Long-Stressed Europa Likely Off-Kilter at One Time

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

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

EARLY EARTH

How Did Earth's Primitive Chemistry Get Kick Started?

Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan

NASA Releases Images of Earth Taken by Distant Spacecraft

The First Interplanetary Photobomb

Revealed - the mystery of the gigantic storm on Saturn

Antifreeze on Titan Could Affect Its Chances for Life

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

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