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March 24, 2015
ROBO SPACE
Robotic SPACE Explorers Need Smarts to Survive
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Mar 23, 2015
If a robot plunges into the ocean of an icy moon, perhaps near Saturn or Jupiter, its main problem will be figuring out what to do next. Even at light speed, it takes hours for communications to pass back and forth to Earth. This means any robotic explorer would need to be smart enough to avoid danger, and sophisticated enough to figure out what information to send back. These were problems puzzling Yogesh Girdhar who, as a part of his doctorate dissertation at McGill University in Montreal, redid ... read more
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Titan's Atmosphere Created As Gases Escaped Core
A decade ago, a tiny but mighty probe descended into the soupy atmosphere of Titan. This moon of Saturn is of great interest to astrobiologists because its chemistry and liquid cycle remind us of wh ... more
IRON AND ICE

A second minor planet may possess Saturn-like rings
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 Neptu ... more
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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
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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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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
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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
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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
24/7 News Coverage
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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Saturn's Moons: What a Difference a Decade Makes

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EXO LIFE

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

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Cassini probe measures sea depth on Saturn's moon Titan

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Cassini Sails into New Ocean Adventures on Titan

EXO WORLDS

Peering into Planetary Atmospheres

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Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan

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NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan

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NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

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Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath

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

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