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May 20, 2016
OUTER PLANETS
Imaging the Encounter of a Lifetime
Washington DC (SPX) May 20, 2016
Jorge Nunez, a planetary scientist and engineer from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), is the deputy systems engineer of the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) instrument on New Horizons. He studies the geology and composition of planetary surfaces using a variety of remote-sensing techniques. When not working on New Horizons or analyzing data from NASA missions, he also studies terrestrial analogs on Earth and develops new instruments for future planetary missions. ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Air Force demos key rocket engine technologies for new launch systems
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in sup ... more
EXO WORLDS

Exoplanets' Orbits Point to Planetary Migration
The four planets of the Kepler-223 star system seem to have little in common with the planets of Earth's own solar system. And yet a new study shows that the Kepler-223 system is trapped in an orbit ... more
SATURN DAILY

The hard knock life of Saturn's Epimetheus
Life is hard for a little moon. Epimetheus, seen here with Saturn in the background, is lumpy and misshapen, thanks in part to its size and formation process. Epimetheus did not form with all of tho ... more
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Enceladus jets: surprises in starlight
During a recent stargazing session, NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched a bright star pass behind the plume of gas and dust that spews from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. At first, the data from that ob ... more


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Discovering the bath scum on Titan
It's not everyday that you get to discover something new. But when you do it is a rather strange and quite brilliant feeling. You don't really cry out 'Eureka' (there's usually about a million thing ... more

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

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Profile of a methane sea on Titan
Saturn's largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons - and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, ... more
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Y Marks the Spot
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, ... 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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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
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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
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
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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
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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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
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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
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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
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



IRON AND ICE

Puzzling asteroid observations explained by destruction of asteroids close to Sun

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Ices and shadows above Saturn

EXO LIFE

How Friendly Is Enceladus' Ocean To Life

DEEP IMPACT

New study challenges Jupiter's role as planetary shield, protecting Earth from comet impacts

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Saturn's rings: less than meets the eye

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Cassini Heads for 'Higher Ground' at Saturn

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

Cassini Closes in on Enceladus, One Last Time

Creation of Jupiter interior, a step towards room temp superconductivity

Cassini gets bull's eye view of Enceladus and Tethys

Prometheus up close about Saturn

Peering Through Titan's Haze

NASA team discover how water escapes from Saturn

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


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