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February 23, 2016
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Titan Temperature Lag Maps and Animation
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 23, 2016
This sequence of maps shows varying surface temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016. The measurements were made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The maps show thermal infrared radiation (heat) coming from Titan's surface at a wavelength of 19 microns, a spectral window at which the moon's otherwise opaque atmosphere is mostly transparent. Temperatures have been averaged around the globe from east to west (lo ... read more
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IRON AND ICE

Puzzling asteroid observations explained by destruction of asteroids close to Sun
An international team composed of researchers from Finland, France, the United States and the Czech Republic originally set out to construct a state-of-the-art model of the NEO population that is ne ... more
ENERGY TECH

Creation of Jupiter interior, a step towards room temp superconductivity
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and a major component of stars such as the Sun, as well as gas-giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn. In recent years, hydrogen's behavior a ... more
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Ices and shadows above Saturn
Saturn's moon Tethys appears to float between two sets of rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but it's just a trick of geometry. The rings, which are seen nearly edge-on, are the dark ... more
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EXO LIFE

How Friendly Is Enceladus' Ocean To Life
How acidic is the ocean on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus? It's a fundamental question to understanding if this geyser-spouting moon could support life. Enceladus is part of a family of icy worlds, inc ... more


DEEP IMPACT

New study challenges Jupiter's role as planetary shield, protecting Earth from comet impacts
Not only is the "Jupiter as shield" concept, implying that the planet shields Earth from comet impacts, not true, but perhaps Jupiter's most important role in fostering the development of life on Ea ... more

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Saturn's rings: less than meets the eye
It seems intuitive that an opaque material should contain more stuff than a more translucent substance. For example, muddier water has more suspended particles of dirt in it than clearer water. Like ... more
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Cassini Heads for 'Higher Ground' at Saturn
NASA's Cassini mission is entering its next chapter with an orbital choreography meant to tilt the spacecraft's orbit out of Saturn's ringplane. The second of five large propulsive maneuvers i ... 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

SKY NIGHTLY

How and When to See Five Planets at Once
During the next two weeks, for the first time in more than a decade, you can see all five naked-eye planets - from Mercury to Saturn - together in the predawn sky. This celestial treat is relatively ... more
EXO WORLDS

Lab discovery gives glimpse of conditions found on other planets
Scientists have recreated an elusive form of the material that makes up much of the giant planets in our solar system, and the sun. Experiments have given a glimpse of a previously unseen form of hy ... more
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A Triple Play Out Saturn Way
What looks like a pair of Saturnian satellites is actually a trio upon close inspection. Here, Cassini has captured Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across) above the rings and Rhea (949 ... more
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Cassini Completes Final Close Enceladus Flyby
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting data and images from the mission's final close flyby of Saturn's active moon Enceladus. Cassini passed Enceladus at a distance of 3,106 miles (4,999 ... more
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Cassini Closes in on Enceladus, One Last Time
A thrilling chapter in the exploration of the solar system will soon conclude, as NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft makes its final close flyby of the ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. Cassini i ... 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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Cassini gets bull's eye view of Enceladus and Tethys
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 ap ... 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
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

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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
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
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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Two Moons About Saturn

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Cassini Finds Monstrous Ice Cloud in Titan's South Polar Region

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Deserts and dunes: Earth as an analogue for Titan

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Cassini Plunged Into Icy Plumes of Enceladus

EXO WORLDS

Disk gaps don't always signal planets

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Cassini images dunelands on Saturn's moon Titan

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NASA spacecraft plunges through Saturn moon's icy spray

EXO WORLDS

Did Jupiter Expel A Rival Gas Giant

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Close Encounter with Enceladus

EXO WORLDS

Scientists Predict that Rocky Planets Formed from "Pebbles"

Seven Key Facts About Cassini's Oct 28 Plume Dive

NASA Completes Critical Design Review for Space Launch System

Cassini Begins Series of Flybys with Close-up of Saturn Moon Enceladus

Closest-ever Views of Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Cassini Begins Series of Flybys of Enceladus

Mars colonisation still far off: Amitabh Ghosh

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

Watching an exoplanet in motion around a distant star

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Hosts A Global Ocean

Cassini Finds Global Ocean in Saturn's Moon Enceladus

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

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

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


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