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In a Cosmic Hit-and-Run, Icy Saturn Moon May Have Flipped



Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Enceladus - a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn - may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop. While combing through data collected by NASA's Cassini mission during flybys of Enceladus, astronomers from Cornell University, the University of Texas and NASA have found the first evidence that the moon's axis has reoriented, according to new research published in Icarus. Examining the moon's geological features, the group showed how Enceladus appears to have tipped away ... read more

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Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2017
Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over in the distant past, according to recent research from NASA's Cassini mission. Researchers with the mission found evidence that the mo ... more
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Cassini Looks On as Solstice Arrives at Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September, but the veteran Saturn explorer reaches a new milestone today. Saturn's solstice - that is, the l ... more
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History of Titan's Landscape Resembles Mars's, not Earth's
Boston MA (SPX) May 19, 2017
The environment on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes. Outside of Earth, Titan ... more
EXO WORLDS
Study shows how radioactive decay could support extraterrestrial life
San Antonio, TX (SPX) May 22, 2017
In the icy bodies around our solar system, radiation emitted from rocky cores could break up water molecules and support hydrogen-eating microbes. To address this cosmic possibility, a University of ... more
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Scientists describe origins of topographic relief on Titan
New York NY (SPX) May 19, 2017
Fluid erosion has carved river networks in at least three bodies in our solar system in the form of water on Earth and Mars and liquid hydrocarbons on Titan. A new report in Science examines the glo ... more
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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 Apri ... 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
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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
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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 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


Cassini makes first dive through Saturn's rings

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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



NASA, French Space Agency Express Commitment to Joint Exploration
Le Bourget, France (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
France and the United States have a long history of cooperation in space, combining their talents over the years to advance science and launch exploration missions whose results have been instrumental in creating entirely new fields of research. The leaders of the two space agencies, Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, reaffirmed the agencies' ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 19, 2017
Martian Crater Provides Reminder of Apollo Moonwalk
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 19, 2017
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Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russian Institute to Start Long-Haul Mars Mission Simulations in November
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russia's Lavochkin Research and Production Association is ready to work with China on designing lunar exploration missions, including orbital and return ones, Sergei Lemeshevsky, the Russian company's director general, told Sputnik on Thursday. Xu Yansong, the head of the International Cooperation Department of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said on Wednesday that China an ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
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Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
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In a Cosmic Hit-and-Run, Icy Saturn Moon May Have Flipped
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Enceladus - a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn - may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop. While combing through data collected by NASA's Cassini mission during flybys of Enceladus, astronomers from Cornell University, the University of Texas and NASA have found the first evidence that the moon's axis has reoriented, according to new research published in Icaru ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2017
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
Cassini Looks On as Solstice Arrives at Saturn
Boston MA (SPX) May 19, 2017
History of Titan's Landscape Resembles Mars's, not Earth's
New broadcasting satellite fails to enter preset orbit
Xichang (XNA) Jun 20, 2017
Communications satellite Zhongxing-9A, which was launched aboard the Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 12:11 a.m. Monday, has failed to enter the preset orbit. Abnormal performance was identified during the third phase of the rocket launch, said the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) Monday. The exact reason ... more
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China launches remote-sensing micro-nano satellites
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second in-orbit refueling
New Horizons Team Digs into New Data on Next Flyby Target
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
It was the most technically-challenging and complex stellar occultation observation campaign ever attempted: At least 54 observing teams with dozens of telescopes dispatched across two continents, positioned to catch a rare, two-second glimpse of a small, distant Kuiper Belt object passing in front of a star. And it wasn't just any KBO - it was the next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons missio ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
King of the Gods: Jupiter Dated to Be Oldest Planet in the Solar System
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
A whole new Jupiter with first science results from Juno
Washington DC (SPX) May 26, 2017
First results from Juno show cyclones and massive magnetism
New Hunt for Earth-like Planets
London UK (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our solar system are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets. Last year an international team of astronomers led by Dr. Guillem Anglada-Escude, of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), discovered a planet around the closest star to our Sun, Proxima Centauri. Details of the obse ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA releases Kepler Survey Catalog with 100s of new exoplanet candidates
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
Astronomers Explain Formation of Seven Exoplanets Around TRAPPIST-1
Norman OK (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
OU astrophysicist identifies composition of Earth-size planets in TRAPPIST-1 system
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Airbus celebrates 10 years of precision and reliability of TerraSAR-X satellite
Friedrichshafen, Germany (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Designed to operate for five years, Airbus's Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite TerraSAR-X has achieved ten years of flawless operations in orbit providing high-resolution radar images in all weather conditions 24 hours a day. Developed and constructed by Airbus Defence and Space teams from Friedrichshafen for the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), the satellite orbits at a height of 514 ... more
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Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
Paris (ESA) Jun 16, 2017
Satellites forewarn of locust plagues
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
NASA satellites image, measure Florida's extreme rainfall
No Universe without Big Bang
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and the Perimeter Institute in Canada disprove the theory of the "smooth beginning" According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the curvature of spacetime was infinite at the big bang. In fact, at this point all mathematical tools fail, and the theory breaks down. However, there remained the notion that perhap ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Shining light on low-energy electrons
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 15, 2017
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Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
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B612 Creates Asteroid Institute
Silicon Valley CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
The B612 Foundation has announced the formation of a new science and technology institute dedicated to protecting Earth from asteroid impacts. Dr. Ed Lu, three time US astronaut and Co-founder of B612, will serve as Executive Director of the new B612 Asteroid Institute, collaborating with a team of planetary scientists and engineers from around the world to conduct research, technology developme ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
Rosetta finds comet connection to Earth's atmosphere
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists solve meteorite mystery with high-pressure X-ray experiments
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery
Early animal evolution got off to a hot start before Ice Age slowdown
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Early animal evolution occurred more rapidly than previously thought, new research suggests. Fossil records show all animal phyla had materialized by the beginning of the Cambrian Period, roughly 540 million years ago. But the scarcity of early animal fossils make it difficult to establish a more accurate timeline for early animal evolution. To map the roots of the animal kingdom ... more
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
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Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs
New broadcasting satellite fails to enter preset orbit
Xichang (XNA) Jun 20, 2017
Communications satellite Zhongxing-9A, which was launched aboard the Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 12:11 a.m. Monday, has failed to enter the preset orbit. Abnormal performance was identified during the third phase of the rocket launch, said the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) Monday. The exact reason ... more
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China launches remote-sensing micro-nano satellites
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second in-orbit refueling
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Early animal evolution got off to a hot start before Ice Age slowdown
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Early animal evolution occurred more rapidly than previously thought, new research suggests. Fossil records show all animal phyla had materialized by the beginning of the Cambrian Period, roughly 540 million years ago. But the scarcity of early animal fossils make it difficult to establish a more accurate timeline for early animal evolution. To map the roots of the animal kingdom ... more
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Blight or blessing? How the wolverine embodies Arctic diversity
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs
In a Cosmic Hit-and-Run, Icy Saturn Moon May Have Flipped
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Enceladus - a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn - may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop. While combing through data collected by NASA's Cassini mission during flybys of Enceladus, astronomers from Cornell University, the University of Texas and NASA have found the first evidence that the moon's axis has reoriented, according to new research published in Icaru ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2017
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 26, 2017
Cassini Looks On as Solstice Arrives at Saturn
Boston MA (SPX) May 19, 2017
History of Titan's Landscape Resembles Mars's, not Earth's


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