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New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn



Pasadena CA (JPL) May 04, 2017
A new movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26. The movie comprises one hour of observations as the spacecraft moved southward over Saturn. It begins with a view of the swirling vortex at the planet's north pole, then heads past the outer boundary of the hexagon-shaped jet stream and beyond. "I was surprised to see so many sharp edges alo ... read more

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Cassini Finds 'The Big Empty' Close to Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 02, 2017
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft prepares to shoot the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings for the second time in its Grand Finale, Cassini engineers are delighted, while ring scientists are puzzled ... more
EXO WORLDS
Next Breakthroughs in Exoplanet Discovery
Moffett Field CA (SPX) May 02, 2017
It was a good week for astrobiology. Within days of NASA's announcement that the necessary ingredients for life exist in the plumes erupting from the southern pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus, scient ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Medical guidelines for astronauts to be launched in the US
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 i ... 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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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 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
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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


Cassini Mission Prepares for 'Grand Finale' at Saturn

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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



NASA Rover Curiosity Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 05, 2017
As it drives uphill from a band of rippled sand dunes, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is toting a fistful of dark sand for onboard analysis that will complete the rover's investigation of those dunes. From early February to early April, the rover examined four sites near a linear dune for comparison with what it found in late 2015 and early 2016 during its investigation of crescent-shaped dun ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 08, 2017
Seasonal Flows in Valles Marineris
Fayetteville, AR (SPX) May 04, 2017
Is Anything Tough Enough to Survive on Mars
Tokyo, Japan (The Conversation) May 03, 2017
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Printing bricks from moondust using the Sun's heat
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Bricks have been 3D printed out of simulated moondust using concentrated sunlight - proving in principle that future lunar colonists could one day use the same approach to build settlements on the Moon. "We took simulated lunar material and cooked it in a solar furnace," explains materials engineer Advenit Makaya, overseeing the project for ESA. "This was done on a 3D printer table, ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 02, 2017
NASA selects ASU's ShadowCam for moon mission
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
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Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Apr 23, 2017
Swedish Institute of Space Physics goes back to the Moon
New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 04, 2017
A new movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26. The movie comprises one hour of observations as the spacecraft moved southward over Saturn. It begins with a view of the swirling vortex at the planet's north pole, then heads past the out ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 02, 2017
Cassini Finds 'The Big Empty' Close to Saturn
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 28, 2017
NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings
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 (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
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
Not So Great Anymore: Jupiter's Red Spot Shrinks to Smallest Size Ever
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Any third-grader can tell you about Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS), a titanic cyclone that has raged for centuries in Jupiter's atmosphere. It sticks out like a blemish on photos of the gas giant, and by most estimates is two or three times as large as the Earth itself. But the GRS is shrinking, and has been doing so for a while - and nobody is totally sure why. The Hubble Space Tele ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) May 02, 2017
The PI's Perspective: No Sleeping Back on Earth!
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
ALMA investigates 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system
Laurel MD (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
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First SETI Institute Fellows Announced
Mountain View CA (SPX) May 09, 2017
At its first annual gala fundraiser, held on April 22nd, the SETI Institute recognized three dedicated individuals, universally respected for their exceptional contributions to scientific research and STEM education and outreach. Director of Education, Edna DeVore, Senior Astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak and Senior Scientist Mark Showalter, were honored as the first "Fellows of the Institute" at a sp ... more
Moss Landing CA (SPX) May 09, 2017
Lasers shed light on the inner workings of the giant larvacean
Moffett Field CA (SPX) May 03, 2017
SOFIA Confirms Nearby Planetary System Is Similar to Our Own
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017
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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
Orbital Insight invests $50M in satellite and drone imagery analysis business
Mountain View CA (SPX) May 04, 2017
Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics and software company, reports it has closed a $50 million Series C round led by existing investor Sequoia Capital, with participation from new investors Envision Ventures, Balyasny Asset Management, Geodesic Capital, ITOCHU Corporation and Intellectus Partners. Previous investors GV, Lux Capital, and CME Ventures participated in the Series C as well. This ... more
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) May 09, 2017
exactEarth Announces Two-Year $1.45 Million Commercial Customer Renewal
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 05, 2017
AIRS: 15 Years of Seeing What's in the Air
Friedrichshafen, Germany (SPX) May 03, 2017
GRACE-FO satellites get an earful
Sandia develops math techniques to improve computational efficiency in quantum chemistry
Livermore CA (SPX) May 09, 2017
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed new mathematical techniques to advance the study of molecules at the quantum level. Mathematical and algorithmic developments along these lines are necessary for enabling the detailed study of complex hydrocarbon molecules that are relevant in engine combustion. Existing methods to approximate potential energy functions at th ... more
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 03, 2017
Physicists breeding Schroedinger cat states
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) May 02, 2017
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Washington (UPI) May 1, 2017
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Caltech: Chemical Engineer Explains Oxygen Mystery on Comets
Pasadena CA (SPX) May 09, 2017
A Caltech chemical engineer who normally develops new ways to fabricate microprocessors in computers has figured out how to explain a nagging mystery in space - why comets expel oxygen gas, the same gas we humans breathe. The discovery that comets produce oxygen gas - also referred to as molecular oxygen or O2 - was announced in 2015 by researchers studying the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasime ... more
New York NY (SPX) May 08, 2017
Falkland Islands basin shows signs of being among world's largest craters
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Chemical engineer explains why comets expel oxygen
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) May 04, 2017
Ancient meteorite impact sparked long-lived volcanic eruptions on Earth
Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Over two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers in Western Palmer Land in the southwest Antarctic Peninsula. The study in Geophysical Research Letters combines over 24 years of radar data from satellites including ESA's Envisat and ERS missions, as well as from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission. Radar is particularly suited f ... more
Swansea UK (SPX) May 04, 2017
Antarctic ice rift spreads
Leeds UK (SPX) May 04, 2017
Antarctic Peninsula ice more stable than thought
Montreal (AFP) May 2, 2017
Canada: walrus, caribou face extinction risk in Arctic
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 (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
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
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Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Over two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers in Western Palmer Land in the southwest Antarctic Peninsula. The study in Geophysical Research Letters combines over 24 years of radar data from satellites including ESA's Envisat and ERS missions, as well as from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission. Radar is particularly suited f ... more
Swansea UK (SPX) May 04, 2017
Antarctic ice rift spreads
Leeds UK (SPX) May 04, 2017
Antarctic Peninsula ice more stable than thought
Montreal (AFP) May 2, 2017
Canada: walrus, caribou face extinction risk in Arctic
New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 04, 2017
A new movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26. The movie comprises one hour of observations as the spacecraft moved southward over Saturn. It begins with a view of the swirling vortex at the planet's north pole, then heads past the out ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 02, 2017
Cassini Finds 'The Big Empty' Close to Saturn
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 28, 2017
NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings


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