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March 21, 2016
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The Saturnian Sisters
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 17, 2016
Similar in many ways, Saturn's moons Tethys and Rhea (left and right, respectively) even share a discoverer: Giovanni Cassini, namesake of the NASA spacecraft that captured this view. The moons are named for sisters - two Titans of Greek mythology. Although somewhat different in size, Rhea (949 miles or 1,527 kilometers across) and Tethys (660 miles or 1,062 kilometers across) are medium-sized moons that are large enough to have pulled themselves into round shapes. They are both composed largely o ... read more
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The Tilted Terminator Of Enceladus
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Enceladus that shows wrinkled plains that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters. Whe ... 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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New photos show 'magic island' on Saturn's moon
New images captured by the Cassini probe showcase the shifting shape of a geological feature on Saturn's moon known informally as "magic island." ... more
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Tethys, Janus pose with Saturn's rings in new NASA photo
A newly shared image from NASA showcases the orbital mecca that is Saturn. ... more


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Titan Temperature Lag Maps and Animation
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) ins ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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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
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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
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

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
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
24/7 News Coverage
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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

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
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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

MARSDAILY

Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring

ROCKET SCIENCE

Next Giant Leap, No Small Steps

ROCKET SCIENCE

Simulating SLS Booster Separation

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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

NASA spacecraft plunges through Saturn moon's icy spray

Did Jupiter Expel A Rival Gas Giant

Close Encounter with Enceladus

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


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