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June 16, 2014
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NASA Experiments Recreate Aromatic Flavors of Titan
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 16, 2014
NASA scientists have created a new recipe that captures key flavors of the brownish-orange atmosphere around Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The recipe is used for lab experiments designed to simulate Titan's chemistry. With this approach, the team was able to classify a previously unidentified material discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in the moon's smoggy haze. "Now we can say that this material has a strong aromatic character, which helps us understand more about the complex mixture of mole ... read more
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Arrival and Departure at Phoebe
As it entered the Saturn system, NASA's Cassini spacecraft performed its first targeted flyby of one of the planet's moons. On June 11, 2004, Cassini passed Phoebe, the largest of Saturn's outer or ... more
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Submarine for Saturn's moon Titan picked for NASA's 'dream fund'
NASA has granted seed money to 12 zany ideas as part of its Innovative Advanced Concepts Program (NIAC). Each concept will be granted $100,000 for a nine-month study. If scientists prove their project's worth, they can request another $500,000 for a more in-depth follow-up study. ... more
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Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets
Scientists working with data from NASA's Cassini mission have developed a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets by using Saturn's smog-enshrouded moon Titan as a stand-in. The new tech ... more
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SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Sees Flickering Light Display on Saturn
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured new images of the dancing auroral lights at Saturn's north pole. Taken from Hubble's perspective in orbit around the Earth, these ... more


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'Smoking gun' evidence for theory that Saturn's collapsing magnetic tail causes auroras
University of Leicester researchers have captured stunning images of Saturn's auroras as the planet's magnetic field is battered by charged particles from the Sun. The team's findings provide a "smo ... more
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Saturn returns to evening sky this weekend
This weekend, Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun, will be the closest it will be to Earth this year as it goes into opposition with the sun. Opposition occurs when the sun, Earth and Saturn are directly aligned, with Earth in the middle. ... more
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Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon
Writing in the journal Icarus this week, Professor Carl Murray from Queen Mary's Astronomy Unit reports that recently discovered disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's outer bright A ring result ... 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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NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moon ... more
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Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon
In 1980 and 1981 NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 space probes passed for the first time over the planet Saturn, located 1,500 million km from the Sun. Among their numerous discoveries they observed a strange ... more
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Join in the Cassini Name Game
As NASA's Cassini mission approaches its 10th anniversary at Saturn, its team members back here on Earth are already looking ahead to an upcoming phase. Starting in late 2016, the Cassini spac ... more
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Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus
In 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent pictures back to Earth depicting an icy Saturnian moon spewing water vapor and ice from fractures, known as "tiger stripes," in its frozen surface. It w ... more
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Cassini reports sub-surface ocean on Enceladus
Enceladus-one of Saturn's smaller satellites-has joined the ranks of Titan and Europa as a moon that appears to have liquid water splashing around inside of it, researchers say. New gravity data fro ... 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

IRON AND ICE

Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings
Until now, rings of material in a disc have only been observed around giant planets like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and especially Saturn, which is known for its spectacular rings. Now astronomers fro ... more
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Four Moons About Saturn's Rings
Two pairs of moons make a rare joint appearance. The F ring's shepherd moons, Prometheus and Pandora, appear just inside and outside of the F ring (the thin faint ring furthest from Saturn). Meanwhi ... more
IRON AND ICE

First Ring System Around Asteroid
Observations at many sites in South America, including ESO's La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings. ... more
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Surface of Titan Sea is mirror smooth, Stanford scientists find
New radar measurements of an enormous sea on Titan offer insights into the weather patterns and landscape composition of the Saturnian moon. The measurements, made in 2013 by NASA's Cassini spacecra ... more
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Your 15 Minutes of 'Frame' - from NASA's Cassini
Arguably the most photogenic planet in the solar system, Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest planet after Jupiter. With its luminous striped surface and stunning ring syst ... more

EXO WORLDS

X-ray laser FLASH spies deep into giant gas planets
Using DESY's X-ray laser FLASH, researchers took a sneak peek deep into the lower atmospheric layers of giant gas planets such as Jupiter or Saturn. The observations of the team around lead author D ... more
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Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back
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 m ... 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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The Wisps of Dione

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

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf

EXO WORLDS

First Weather Map of Brown Dwarf

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Cassini's View of Weird and Wonderful Saturn

IRON AND ICE

Dwarf Planet Ceres - 'A Game Changer in the Solar System'

ROCKET SCIENCE

SLS Chief Engineer Driven by 'Challenge' of Building America's Next Great Rocket

EXO WORLDS

Astronomers solve temperature mystery of planetary atmospheres

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Clay-Like Minerals Found on Icy Crust of Europa

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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

Amidst and Beyond the Rings

Search for habitable planets should be more conservative

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Provides New View of Saturn and Earth

Cassini Swings Above Saturn to Compose a Portrait

UI Researchers Help Decode New View of Saturn's Moon Titan, Contribute to Cassini Mission

Cassini Gets New Views of Titan's Land of Lakes

The active Sun boosts Titan's outer atmosphere

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

Insights into evolution of life on Earth from 1 of Saturn's moons

Massive storm pulls water and ammonia ices from Saturn's depths

Massive storm on Saturn throws water ice high in atmosphere

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

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

Gravitational tide the secret of Saturn's weird moon

How Did Earth's Primitive Chemistry Get Kick Started?

Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan

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