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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
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


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



Seasonal Flows in Valles Marineris
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 08, 2017
Recurring slope lineae (RSL) are seasonal flows on warm slopes, and are especially common in central and eastern Valles Marineris, as seen in this observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). This image covers a large area full of interesting features, but the enhanced color closeup highlight some of the RSL. Here, the RSL are active on east-facing slopes, extending from boulde ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 05, 2017
NASA Rover Curiosity Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars
Fayetteville, AR (SPX) May 04, 2017
Is Anything Tough Enough to Survive on Mars
Tokyo, Japan (The Conversation) May 03, 2017
Japan aims to uncover how moons of Mars formed
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
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 10, 2017
Taking the pulse of an ocean world
University Park PA (SPX) May 10, 2017
Two Webb instruments well suited for detecting exoplanet atmospheres
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
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NASA team pursues blobs and bubbles with new PetitSat mission
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
Figuring out how plasma bubbles and blobs affect one another and ultimately the transmission of communications, GPS, and radar signals in Earth's ionosphere will be the job of a recently selected CubeSat mission. A team of NASA scientists and engineers, led by Jeffrey Klenzing and Sarah Jones, scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, recently won NASA fundin ... more
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) May 09, 2017
exactEarth Announces Two-Year $1.45 Million Commercial Customer Renewal
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 09, 2017
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Pasadena CA (JPL) May 05, 2017
AIRS: 15 Years of Seeing What's in the Air
Towards largest-possible separation between quantum and classical query complexities
Beijing, China (SPX) May 02, 2017
Correlation functions are often employed to quantify the relationships among interdependent variables or sets of data. A few years ago, Aaronson and Ambainis proposed a property-testing problem called Forrelation for studying the query complexity of quantum devices. Now scientists realized an experimental study of Forrelation in a 3-qubit nuclear magnetic resonance quantum information processor. ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 10, 2017
Merging galaxies have enshrouded black holes
Livermore CA (SPX) May 09, 2017
Sandia develops math techniques to improve computational efficiency in quantum chemistry
New York NY (SPX) May 08, 2017
CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction
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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
Alaska's tundra releasing more CO2 than it takes in: study
Washington (AFP) May 9, 2017
The Alaskan tundra appears to be emitting more carbon dioxide than it captures, a dynamic that could accelerate climate warming as vast stores of CO2 trapped in Arctic soils are unlocked by rising temperatures. A question scientists have had is whether a warming climate would lead to a greater intake of CO2 through photosynthesis during the summer growing season. But a study published M ... more
Bristol UK (SPX) May 10, 2017
New research shows growth of East Antarctic Ice Sheet was less than previously suggested
Edinburgh UK (SPX) May 10, 2017
Antarctic study shows central ice sheet is stable since milder times
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades
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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Alaska's tundra releasing more CO2 than it takes in: study
Washington (AFP) May 9, 2017
The Alaskan tundra appears to be emitting more carbon dioxide than it captures, a dynamic that could accelerate climate warming as vast stores of CO2 trapped in Arctic soils are unlocked by rising temperatures. A question scientists have had is whether a warming climate would lead to a greater intake of CO2 through photosynthesis during the summer growing season. But a study published M ... more
Bristol UK (SPX) May 10, 2017
New research shows growth of East Antarctic Ice Sheet was less than previously suggested
Edinburgh UK (SPX) May 10, 2017
Antarctic study shows central ice sheet is stable since milder times
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades
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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