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April 19, 2016
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Y Marks the Spot
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 19, 2016
A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle. This feature, which stretches from the terminator near center, toward upper left, is actually tectonic in nature, created by stresses in Enceladus' icy shell. Geologists call features like these on Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across) "Y-shaped discontinuities." These are thought to arise when surface material attempts to push northward, compressing or displacing existing ice along the way. Such fe ... read more
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Saturn Spacecraft Samples Interstellar Dust
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from beyond our solar system. The research, led by a team of Cassini scientists primarily from Europe, is publi ... 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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Saturn spacecraft not affected by hypothetical Planet 9
Contrary to recent reports, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is not experiencing unexplained deviations in its orbit around Saturn, according to mission managers and orbit determination experts at NASA's J ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Searching for Far Out and Wandering Worlds
Astronomers have made great strides in discovering planets outside of our solar system, termed "exoplanets." In fact, over the past 20 years more than 5,000 exoplanets have been detected beyond the ... more


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Working Toward 'Seamless' Infrared Maps of Titan
Each of these two montages shows four synthetic views of Titan created using data acquired by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) on board NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2004 and ... more

Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC

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Cassini Spies Titan's Tallest Peaks
In a nod to extraterrestrial mountaineers of the future, scientists working on NASA's Cassini mission have identified the highest point on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Titan's tallest peak is ... more
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Moons of Saturn may be younger than the dinosaurs
New research suggests that some of Saturn's icy moons, as well as its famous rings, might be modern adornments. Their dramatic birth may have taken place a mere hundred million years ago, more recen ... 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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Computer model explains sustained eruptions on icy moon of Saturn
The Cassini spacecraft has observed geysers erupting on Saturn's moon Enceladus since 2005, but the process that drives and sustains these eruptions has remained a mystery. Now scientists at the Uni ... more
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The Saturnian Sisters
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 moon ... 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
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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
24/7 News Coverage
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes

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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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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
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
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
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

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Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy



SKY NIGHTLY

How and When to See Five Planets at Once

EXO WORLDS

Lab discovery gives glimpse of conditions found on other planets

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A Triple Play Out Saturn Way

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Cassini Completes Final Close Enceladus Flyby

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Cassini Closes in on Enceladus, One Last Time

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Cassini gets bull's eye view of Enceladus and Tethys

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Prometheus up close about Saturn

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Peering Through Titan's Haze

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NASA team discover how water escapes from Saturn

MARSDAILY

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

Next Giant Leap, No Small Steps

Simulating SLS Booster Separation

Two Moons About Saturn

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

Deserts and dunes: Earth as an analogue for Titan

Cassini Plunged Into Icy Plumes of Enceladus

Disk gaps don't always signal planets

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


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