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December 17, 2015
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Cassini gets bull's eye view of Enceladus and Tethys
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 17, 2015
Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for Cassini's cameras. Since the two moons are not only aligned, but also at relatively similar distances from Cassini, the apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of the relative sizes of Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across) and Tethys (660 miles or 1,062 kilometers across). This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from 0.34 degrees below the ring plane. The image was taken in red lig ... read more
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Prometheus up close about Saturn
NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied details on the pockmarked surface of Saturn's moon Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cass ... more
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Peering Through Titan's Haze
This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's "T-114" flyby on Nov. 13, 2015. The spacecraft's visual and infrared ... more
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NASA team discover how water escapes from Saturn
A University of Montana professor who studies astrophysics has discovered how water ions escape from Saturn's environment. His findings recently were published in the journal Nature Physics. UM Prof ... more
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MARSDAILY

Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring
Mars' largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling toward the planet, but rather than smash into the surface, it likely will be shredded and the pieces strewn about the planet in a ring like the rings en ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

Next Giant Leap, No Small Steps
Our focus at the Space Launch System (SLS) program is on building a new rocket - the most powerful in the world. On its first test flight, Exploration Mission-1, SLS will carry atop it an uncrewed O ... more

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ROCKET SCIENCE

Simulating SLS Booster Separation
NASA's new heavy-lift launch vehicle, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 15% more payload than Saturn V and three times the payload of the space shuttle, requiring innovative rocket design. ... more
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Two Moons About Saturn
Although Dione (near) and Enceladus (far) are composed of nearly the same materials, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. As a result, it appears brighter against the dark ni ... 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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Cassini Finds Monstrous Ice Cloud in Titan's South Polar Region
New observations made near the south pole of Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft add to the evidence that winter comes in like a lion on this moon of Saturn. Scientists have detected a monstrous new ... more
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Deserts and dunes: Earth as an analogue for Titan
By comparing radar images of areas on Titan to those of Earth's deserts, scientists have identified two distinct types of sand dune on Saturn's largest moon - and discovered eroded structures that i ... more
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Cassini Plunged Into Icy Plumes of Enceladus
The Cassini spacecraft took a daring plunge into the icy geysers of Saturn's moon Enceladus this week in search of telltale signs of a habitable environment. The plume continuously jets thousands of ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Disk gaps don't always signal planets
When astronomers study protoplanetary disks of gas and dust that surround young stars, they sometimes spot a dark gap like the Cassini division in Saturn's rings. It has been suggested that any gap ... more
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Cassini images dunelands on Saturn's moon Titan
Cassini's documentation of Saturn and its myriad satellites continues. On Monday, NASA shared a new Cassini image showcasing the dunelands of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons. ... 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

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NASA spacecraft plunges through Saturn moon's icy spray
On the hunt for alien worlds that might support life, NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft has survived its closest-ever dive through the icy spray coming from Saturn's moon Enceladus. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Did Jupiter Expel A Rival Gas Giant
It's like something out of an interplanetary chess game. Astrophysicists at the University of Toronto have found that a close encounter with Jupiter about four billion years ago may have resulted in ... more
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Close Encounter with Enceladus
Over 980 million miles or about 1.6 billion kilometers from home, NASA's Cassini spacecraft hurtles through the starry expanse of space. From its vantage point orbiting Saturn, Earth is nothing more ... more
EXO WORLDS

Scientists Predict that Rocky Planets Formed from "Pebbles"
Using a new process in planetary formation modeling, where planets grow from tiny bodies called "pebbles," Southwest Research Institute scientists can explain why Mars is so much smaller than Earth. ... more
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Seven Key Facts About Cassini's Oct 28 Plume Dive
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will sample the ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies through the moon's plume of icy spray. Cassini launched in 1997 and entered orbi ... more

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ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Completes Critical Design Review for Space Launch System
For the first time in almost 40 years, a NASA human-rated rocket has completed all steps needed to clear a critical design review (CDR). The agency's Space Launch System (SLS) is the first vehicle d ... more
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Cassini Begins Series of Flybys with Close-up of Saturn Moon Enceladus
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will wrap up its time in the region of Saturn's large, icy moons with a series of three close encounters with Enceladus starting Wednesday, Oct. 14. Images are expected to ... 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

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Closest-ever Views of Saturn's Moon Enceladus

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Cassini Begins Series of Flybys of Enceladus

MARSDAILY

Mars colonisation still far off: Amitabh Ghosh

MARSDAILY

NASA's Space Launch System is the Rocket for the Ride to Mars

EXO WORLDS

Watching an exoplanet in motion around a distant star

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Saturn's Moon Enceladus Hosts A Global Ocean

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Cassini Finds Global Ocean in Saturn's Moon Enceladus

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Under Saturnian moon's icy crust lies a 'global' ocean

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At Saturn, One of These Rings is not like the Others

TECH SPACE

Starshade identifies celestial objects at McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope

Discovery of the Origin of Saturn's F Ring and Its Shepherd Satellites

A new model of gas giant planet formation

Planetary pebbles were building blocks for the largest planets

Cassini's Final Breathtaking Close Views of Dione

Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione

Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione

Gemini-discovered world is most like Jupiter

Saturn's rings in a supercomputer

Scientists solve planetary ring riddle

Microlensing used to find distant Uranus-sized planet

New Names and Insights at Ceres

Unusual Red Arcs Spotted on Icy Saturn Moon

Bright Basin on Tethys

'Bathtub Rings' Suggest Titan's Dynamic Seas

Earth and Mars Could Share A Life History

Barnacles Explain Life at the Extreme

Early Titan Was a Cold, Hostile Place For Life

Advances in Robots Needed to Explore Icy Moons

Titan's atmosphere even more Earth-like than previously thought

Dissolving Titan


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