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Cassini makes first dive through Saturn's rings



Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Cassini is diving for rings - or, at least, through rings. On Wednesday, the space probe began its first dive through a 1,500-mile-wide gap separating Saturn and its rings. During Cassini's "grand finale" phase, the probe will execute 22 dives. Along the way, the craft will record scientific data and collect samples from Saturn's rings and upper atmosphere. The observation will help scientists better understand how the gas giant and its rings formed and evolved. Cassini is curren ... read more

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Cassini completes final Titan flyby
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 25, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet. The spacecraft made its 127th and ... more
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Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend. The flyby marks the mission's final opportunity for up-close observations of the lakes ... more
EXO WORLDS
Evidence for Habitable Region Within Saturn's Moon Enceladus
San Antonio TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have discovered hydrogen gas in the plume of material erupting from Saturn's moon Enceladus. Analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft indic ... more
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Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
An ice-encrusted moon orbiting Saturn appears to have the conditions necessary for life, NASA announced Thursday, unveiling new findings made by its unmanned Cassini spacecraft. ... more
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Cassini Mission Prepares for 'Grand Finale' at Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 10, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of d ... more
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NASA's Cassini probe of Saturn prepares for last plunge
Miami (AFP) April 5, 2017
NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft is preparing for its final plunge into Saturn later this year, after two decades of helping Earth-bound scientists make new discoveries about the sixth planet from the Sun and its mysterious rings. ... more
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Checking in on Bleriot
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 30, 2017
What appears as a pair of bright dashes at the center of this image is one of the features rings scientists have dubbed "propellers." This particular propeller, named Bleriot, marks the presen ... more
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The electric sands of Titan
Atlanta GA (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, are "electrically charged." When the wind blows ha ... more
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Titan is covered by electrically charged sand grains, experiments suggest
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
New research suggests the sand grains on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, behave similar to the packing peanuts used in shipping boxes. ... more
IRON AND ICE
Ice in Ceres' shadowed craters linked to tilt history
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 23, 2017
Dwarf planet Ceres may be hundreds of millions of miles from Jupiter, and even farther from Saturn, but the tremendous influence of gravity from these gas giants has an appreciable effect on Ceres' ... more


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Cassini Sees Heat Below the Icy Surface of Enceladus
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 15, 2017
A new study in the journal Nature Astronomy reports that the south polar region of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is warmer than expected just a few feet below its icy surface. This suggests that Encel ... more
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Enceladus' south pole is warm under the frost
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
Over the past decade, the international Cassini mission has revealed intense activity at the southern pole of Saturn's icy moon, Enceladus, with warm fractures venting water-rich jets that hint at a ... more
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Farewell to Mimas
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 15, 2017
In its season of "lasts," NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its final close approach to Saturn's moon Mimas on January 30, 2017. At closest approach, Cassini passed 25,620 miles (41,230 kilometers) fro ... more
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Experiments Show Titan Lakes May Fizz with Nitrogen
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 17, 2017
A recent NASA-funded study has shown how the hydrocarbon lakes and seas of Saturn's moon Titan might occasionally erupt with dramatic patches of bubbles. For the study, researchers at NASA's Jet Pro ... more

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SwRI-led team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment history of Mars, scientists at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the University of Arizona have discovered a 400-million-year lull in large impacts early in Martian history. This discovery is pu ... more
Copenhagen (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
Danish Martian Experts Get Their Hands on a Piece of 'Black Beauty'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 24, 2017
New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site
Providence RI (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Researchers Produce Detailed Map of Potential Mars Rover Landing Site
Russia, US Ready to Give You a Lift to Moon Orbit, ISS
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Russian aerospace company RSC Energia and its US partners have worked out several options of sending tourists into the Moon's orbit and to the International Space Station (ISS), Energia's General Director Vladimir Solntsev told Sputnik. In August, Solntsev said Energia was preparing a Moon expedition on board an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft, with eight space tourists interested in a trip. Ren ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Apr 23, 2017
Swedish Institute of Space Physics goes back to the Moon
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2017
India dreams of harvesting lunar dust to power fusion rectors
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
NASA Scientists Find Dynamo at Lunar Core May Have Formed Magnetic Field
Cassini makes first dive through Saturn's rings
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Cassini is diving for rings - or, at least, through rings. On Wednesday, the space probe began its first dive through a 1,500-mile-wide gap separating Saturn and its rings. During Cassini's "grand finale" phase, the probe will execute 22 dives. Along the way, the craft will record scientific data and collect samples from Saturn's rings and upper atmosphere. The observation will ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 25, 2017
Cassini completes final Titan flyby
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative. The coalition, set up in the provincial capital of Xi'an, encompasses 48 universities, research institutes and academic organizations at home and abroad. It was initiated by the Chinese Society of Astronautics and Xi'an- ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
Macao (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Macao marks 2nd China Space Day with astronaut sharing space experience
Tianjin (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket leaves for launch site
ALMA investigates 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee. At about three times the current distance of Pluto from the Sun, DeeDee is the second most distant known trans-Neptunian object (TNO) with a confirmed ... more
Laurel MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Nap Time for New Horizons
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Hubble spots auroras on Uranus
Leicester, UK (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Cold' Great Spot discovered on Jupiter
Rocky super-earth found in habitable zone of small red star
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
One of the most successful techniques presently in use for detecting expolantes is the search for transits. Similar to the way the Moon cuts off the light of the Sun during an eclipse, a transit is produced when a planet orbiting a distant star cuts off a small fraction of its light when it passes between us and the star. There are many projects dedicated to detecting and monitoring small variat ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Lack of Oxygen Not a Showstopper For Life
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 21, 2017
Detecting Life in the Driest Place on Earth
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life
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First Light for Breakthrough Listen at Parkes Telescope
New York NY (SPX) Nov 09, 2016
Breakthrough Listen, the 10-year, $100-million astronomical search for intelligent life beyond Earth launched in 2015 by Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking, has announced its first observations using the Parkes Radio Telescope in New South Wales, Australia. Parkes joins the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, USA, and the Automated Planet Finder (APF) at Lick Ob ... more
Parkes, Australia (SPX) Nov 09, 2016
Search for ET underway with Parkes Radio Telescope
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 28, 2016
Breakthrough Listen to Search for Intelligent Life Around Tabby's Star
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 25, 2016
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Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropics
Missoula MT (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
New research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change. Cory Cleveland, a UM professor of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, said that previous research in the wet tropics - where much of global forest productivity occurs - indicates that the increased rainfall that may occur with climate change wo ... more
Paris (ESA) Apr 24, 2017
When Swarm met Steve
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 18, 2017
'Detergent' Molecules May Drive Recent Methane Changes
Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery
New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot
London, UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. The researchers, led by postgraduate student Ruari Mackenzie and Professor Tom Shanks in Durham University's Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, publish their results in Monthly Notices of the Royal ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
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Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation
Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
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Dawn Observing Ceres; 3rd Reaction Wheel Malfunctions
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to observe Ceres on April 29 from an "opposition" position, directly between the dwarf planet's mysterious Occator Crater and the sun. This unique geometry may yield new insights about the bright material in the center of the crater. While preparing for this observation, one of Dawn's two remaining reaction wheels stopped functioning on April 23. By elec ... more
Paris (AFP) April 19, 2017
Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive
More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day
Sydney (AFP) April 25, 2017
The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day. The flightless seabirds - a favourite with children for their clumsy, waddling gait - offer a useful yardstick for researchers to judge the health of their habitat. "Penguins are great ambassadors for understanding the need to conserve Southern O ... more
Kautokeino, Norway (AFP) April 21, 2017
Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Methane seeps in the Canadian high Arctic
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
How polar bears find their prey
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative. The coalition, set up in the provincial capital of Xi'an, encompasses 48 universities, research institutes and academic organizations at home and abroad. It was initiated by the Chinese Society of Astronautics and Xi'an- ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
Macao (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Macao marks 2nd China Space Day with astronaut sharing space experience
Tianjin (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket leaves for launch site
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More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day
Sydney (AFP) April 25, 2017
The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day. The flightless seabirds - a favourite with children for their clumsy, waddling gait - offer a useful yardstick for researchers to judge the health of their habitat. "Penguins are great ambassadors for understanding the need to conserve Southern O ... more
Kautokeino, Norway (AFP) April 21, 2017
Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Methane seeps in the Canadian high Arctic
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
How polar bears find their prey
Cassini makes first dive through Saturn's rings
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Cassini is diving for rings - or, at least, through rings. On Wednesday, the space probe began its first dive through a 1,500-mile-wide gap separating Saturn and its rings. During Cassini's "grand finale" phase, the probe will execute 22 dives. Along the way, the craft will record scientific data and collect samples from Saturn's rings and upper atmosphere. The observation will ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 25, 2017
Cassini completes final Titan flyby
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA


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