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May 01, 2017
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Plymouth UK (SPX) May 01, 2017
With Cassini making final preparations to penetrate Saturn's rings, and renewed interest in colonising the Moon and sending people to Mars, space flight and exploration are experiencing a level of interest not seen since the Apollo missions to the Moon in the late 60's and 70's, and the space shuttle programme of the 80's. Space travel and exploration have resulted in a variety of technological developments which have benefitted life on Earth - but could the experiences of humans in space also hav ... read more

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NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 28, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017. The spacecraft is in th ... more
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Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Toting a $12 million instrument built by the University of Colorado Boulder, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made the first of 22 dives between the rings of Saturn and the gaseous planet today, the beginn ... 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 makes first dive through Saturn's rings
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Cassini is diving for rings - or, at least, through rings. ... 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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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
MARSDAILY
Does Mars Have Rings? Not Right Now, But Maybe One Day
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
As children, we learned about our solar system's planets by certain characteristics - Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings, Mercury is closest to the sun. Mars is red, but it's possible that one ... 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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How Old are Martian Gullies
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Gullies eroded into the steep inner slope of an impact crater at this location appear perfectly pristine in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Although at first glance it may appear that there are craters superimposed on the gully fans, inspection of HiRISE stereo coverage shows that the craters lie only on the pre-gully terrain. Distinctive colors in the gull ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
Opportunity Nears 'Perseverance Valley'
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Engineers investigate simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks on Mars
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
SwRI-led team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history
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
Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Toting a $12 million instrument built by the University of Colorado Boulder, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made the first of 22 dives between the rings of Saturn and the gaseous planet today, the beginning of the end for one of NASA's most successful missions ever. Launched in 1997 and pulling up at Saturn in 2004 for the first of hundreds of orbits through the Jovian system, the Cassini-Huygens mis ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 28, 2017
NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Cassini makes first dive through Saturn's rings
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 25, 2017
Cassini completes final Titan flyby
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China plans to conduct several manned space flights from 2019 to 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, said Wang Zhaoyao, director of China's manned space program office, Friday. "Tianzhou-1, China's first cargo spacecraft, was the last flight mission of the country's manned space program before the construction of a permanent space station," Wang said at ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 28, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
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
ISS investigation aims to identify unknown microbes in space
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Building on the ability to sequence DNA in space and previous investigations, Genes in Space-3 is a collaboration to prepare, sequence and identify unknown organisms, entirely from space. When NASA astronaut Kate Rubins sequenced DNA aboard the International Space Station in 2016, it was a game changer. That first-ever sequencing of DNA in space was part of the Biomolecule Sequencer investigatio ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Research Center A Hub For Origins of Life Studies
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing
Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 28, 2017
'On Verge of Most Profound Discovery Ever,' NASA Tells US Congress
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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
NASA instrument looks sky high and to the future
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
On the rust-colored north flank of one of Earth's largest volcanoes, a backpack-sized instrument monitors our atmosphere and, at the same time, helps set the stage for possible human exploration of other worlds. Designed and built at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the instrument tracks levels of methane and carbon dioxide, two gases crucial for studying the chem ... more
Missoula MT (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropics
Washington (UPI) Apr 28, 2017
Beautiful Bering Strait image captured by Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite
Paris (ESA) Apr 24, 2017
When Swarm met Steve
Study offers new theoretical approach to describing non-equilibrium phase transitions
Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Imaginary numbers are a solution to a very real problem in a study published this week in Scientific Reports. Two physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory offered a way to mathematically describe a particular physics phenomenon called a phase transition in a system out of equilibrium. Such phenomena are central in physics, and understanding how they occur has bee ... more
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Ripples in the cosmic web
Paris (ESA) Apr 27, 2017
Detector delivery marks another Euclid milestone
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
Mathematical model of a TARDIS takes the 'fiction' out of science fiction
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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
Warm winds: New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves
London, UK (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Presenting this week at a European conference scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explain how spring and summer winds, known as fohn winds, are prevalent on the Larsen C Ice Shelf, West Antarctica and creating melt pools. The Larsen C Ice Shelf is of part ... more
London, UK (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
New atlas provides highest-resolution imagery of the Polar Regions seafloor
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Researchers solve the century-old mystery of Blood Falls
Stirling, UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China plans to conduct several manned space flights from 2019 to 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, said Wang Zhaoyao, director of China's manned space program office, Friday. "Tianzhou-1, China's first cargo spacecraft, was the last flight mission of the country's manned space program before the construction of a permanent space station," Wang said at ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 28, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
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Warm winds: New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves
London, UK (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Presenting this week at a European conference scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explain how spring and summer winds, known as fohn winds, are prevalent on the Larsen C Ice Shelf, West Antarctica and creating melt pools. The Larsen C Ice Shelf is of part ... more
London, UK (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
New atlas provides highest-resolution imagery of the Polar Regions seafloor
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Researchers solve the century-old mystery of Blood Falls
Stirling, UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse
Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Toting a $12 million instrument built by the University of Colorado Boulder, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made the first of 22 dives between the rings of Saturn and the gaseous planet today, the beginning of the end for one of NASA's most successful missions ever. Launched in 1997 and pulling up at Saturn in 2004 for the first of hundreds of orbits through the Jovian system, the Cassini-Huygens mis ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 28, 2017
NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Cassini makes first dive through Saturn's rings
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 25, 2017
Cassini completes final Titan flyby


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