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March 22, 2015
IRON AND ICE
A second minor planet may possess Saturn-like rings
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 17, 2015
There are only five bodies in our solar system that are known to bear rings. The most obvious is the planet Saturn; to a lesser extent, rings of gas and dust also encircle Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The fifth member of this haloed group is Chariklo, one of a class of minor planets called centaurs: small, rocky bodies that possess qualities of both asteroids and comets. Scientists only recently detected Chariklo's ring system - a surprising finding, as it had been thought that centaurs are rela ... read more
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SATURN DAILY

Researchers study methane-rich plumes from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has measured a curious abundance of methane spewing into the atmosphere of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. A team of American and French scientists published findings in Geoph ... more
SATURN DAILY

Exploring the Depths of Titan's Seas
In our solar system, there are only two planetary bodies with liquid lakes and seas-Earth and Titan, a moon of Saturn. But instead of water, Titan lakes are made of liquid methane with temperatures ... more
EXO LIFE

Saturn moon's ocean may have hydrothermal activity
A new study by a team of Cassini mission scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder have found that microscopic grains of rock detected near Saturn imply hydrothermal activity is taking pl ... more
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SATURN DAILY

Hot water activity on icy moon's seafloor
Tiny grains of rock detected by the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn point to hydrothermal activity on the seafloor of its icy moon Enceladus. The finding adds to the tantalising pos ... more


SATURN DAILY

Rocky grains stir theories of life on Saturn moon
Grains of rock spewed into deep space suggest a small moon of Saturn has hydrothermal vents, boosting theories it may harbour microbial life, scientists said Wednesday. ... more
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EARLY EARTH

How The Code Of Life Passed Through Primitive Kinds Of Cells
Life's origins are a mystery, but every year scientists get a little bit closer to understanding what made life possible on Earth, and possibly on other planets or moons. We only have one know ... more
SATURN DAILY

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan
A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers. Taking a simultaneou ... 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

SATURN DAILY

NASA wants to send a submarine to Saturn's moon Titan
The seas of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, are no place for astronauts. The frigid bodies of liquified natural gas are a study in inhabitability. But scientists suggest its possible some strange forms of life exist under the of icy surface of Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea. ... more
SATURN DAILY

A New Way to View Titan: 'Despeckle' It
During 10 years of discovery, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has pulled back the smoggy veil that obscures the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Cassini's radar instrument has mapped almost half o ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Catches Titan Naked in the Solar Wind
Researchers studying data from NASA's Cassini mission have observed that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves much like Venus, Mars or a comet when exposed to the raw power of the solar wind. The o ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn's
Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enor ... more
SATURN DAILY

NASA and ESA Celebrate 10 Years Since Titan Landing
Ten years ago, an explorer from Earth parachuted into the haze of an alien moon toward an uncertain fate. After a gentle descent lasting more than two hours, it landed with a thud on a frigid floodp ... 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

Scientists Pinpoint Saturn With Exquisite Accuracy
Scientists have paired NASA's Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to pinpoint the position of Saturn and its family of mo ... more
SATURN DAILY

More accurate Saturn positioning helps improve astro navigation
Scientists have used the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system and NASA's Cassini spacecraft to measure the position of Saturn and its family of moons ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

The NACA's Space Legacy
Engineers from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), who joined NASA after its creation, tested, developed, and recommended one of the most vital technologies that the United State ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Revisiting a 2009 Space Exploration Architecture Proposal
Several recent articles in space publications have called into question NASA's ability to assemble a reasonable space exploration program plan. In summary, NASA is apparently building the Space Laun ... more
SATURN DAILY

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data
A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought and also suggests that the ... more

SATURN DAILY

Saturn's Moons: What a Difference a Decade Makes
Almost immediately after NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft made their brief visits to Saturn in the early 1980s, scientists were hungry for more. The Voyagers had offered them only a brief glimpse of a ... more
SATURN DAILY

Tennessee research offers explanation for Titan dune puzzle
Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is a peculiar place. Unlike any other moon, it has a dense atmosphere. It has rivers and lakes made up of components of natural gas, such as ethane and methane. It also ... 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

EXO LIFE

How Can We Search For Life On Icy Moons Such As Europa?

SATURN DAILY

Cassini probe measures sea depth on Saturn's moon Titan

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Sails into New Ocean Adventures on Titan

EXO WORLDS

Peering into Planetary Atmospheres

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan

SATURN DAILY

NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan

SATURN DAILY

NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

SATURN DAILY

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

SATURN DAILY

Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath

SATURN DAILY

Titan's Swirling Polar Cloud Is Cold And Toxic

Winter is coming ... to Titan's south pole

Cyanide fog marks winter's onset on Saturn moon Titan

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system

Bright Clumps in Saturn Ring Now Mysteriously Scarce

Dot Against the Dark

Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall

How Titan's Haze Help Us Understand Life's Origins

Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn

Cassini Tracks Clouds Developing Over a Titan Sea

Titan Offers Clues to Atmospheres of Hazy Planets

MIPT-based researcher models Titan's atmosphere

Cassini Names Final Mission Phase Its 'Grand Finale'

Cassini Celebrates 10 Years Exploring Saturn

Saturn's moon Titan has a very salty ocean

NASA plans to colonize Mars

Mysterious 'Magic Island' appears on Saturn moon

What If Voyager Had Explored Pluto?

NASA considers sending quadcopter drone to look for life on Titan

Titan Flybys Test the Talents of NASA's Cassini Team

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