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NASA considers sending quadcopter drone to look for life on Titan
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Jun 23, 2014
While one NASA probe whizzes by Saturn's moon Titan on Thursday to analyze its atmosphere, the American space agency is also considering a plan to send a quadcopter drone capable of searching for life. The ambitious idea was outlined by Larry Matthies, a research scientist and supervisor at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in California, and involves a drone that would be capable of flying out of a lander or balloon. The drone would explore the moon's landscape and seas, collect samples, and return to th ... read more
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Titan Flybys Test the Talents of NASA's Cassini Team
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft zooms toward Saturn's smoggy moon Titan for a targeted flyby on June 18, mission scientists are excitedly hoping to repeat a scientific tour de force that will provide v ... more
MERCURY RISING

Messenger Spots Giant Space Weather Effects at Mercury
The solar wind of particles streaming off the sun helps drive flows and swirls in space as complicated as any terrestrial weather pattern. Scientists have now spotted at planet Mercury, for the firs ... more
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NASA Experiments Recreate Aromatic Flavors of Titan
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 ... 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
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
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

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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
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


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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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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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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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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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

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X-ray laser FLASH spies deep into giant gas planets

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Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back

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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

Astronomers solve temperature mystery of planetary atmospheres

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

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

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Cassini finds ingredient of household plastic on Saturn moon

Long-Stressed Europa Likely Off-Kilter at One Time

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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

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