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Titan's calm lakes offer space probes a smooth landing



Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
New research suggests the lakes on Saturn's moon Titan are especially calm. Satellite data studied and analyzed by researchers at the University of Texas revealed waves no taller than a single centimeter. The findings - detailed in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters - present Titan as an ideal place for future probe landings. "There's a lot of interest in one day sending probes to the lakes, and when that's done, you want to have a safe landing, and you don't want a lot of ... read more

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Methanol Points to Evolving Story of Enceladus's Plumes
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
A serendipitous detection of the organic molecule, methanol, around an intriguing moon of Saturn suggests that material spewed from Enceladus undertakes a complex chemical journey once vented into s ... more
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Could a Dedicated Mission to Enceladus Detect Microbial Life There
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is best known for its numerous geysers ejecting plumes of water and ice. These eruptive fountains are perplexing researchers searching for signs of microbial life beyond ... more
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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 fl ... 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
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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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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



Mars Rover Opportunity continuing science campaign at Perseverance Valley
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover is completing the remaining science as part of a walkabout campaign above Perseverance Valley before the solar conjunction moratorium in July. Although there are new considerations regarding steering (no use of the front steering actuators), Opportunity is continuing to drive. Solar conjunction is ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
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Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
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Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030
Tokyo (AFP) June 30, 2017
Japan has revealed ambitious plans to put an astronaut on the Moon around 2030 in new proposals from the country's space agency. This is the first time the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has said it aims to send an astronaut beyond the International Space Station, an agency spokeswoman told AFP on Friday. The idea is to first join a NASA-led mission in 2025 to build a space s ... more
Tokyo (Sputnik) Jun 29, 2017
Japanese Space Agency Proposes Plan to Send Astronauts to Moon
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
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Methanol Points to Evolving Story of Enceladus's Plumes
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
A serendipitous detection of the organic molecule, methanol, around an intriguing moon of Saturn suggests that material spewed from Enceladus undertakes a complex chemical journey once vented into space. This is the first time that a molecule from Enceladus has been detected with a ground-based telescope. Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder, of Cardiff University, will present the results on Tuesday 4th Ju ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Titan's calm lakes offer space probes a smooth landing
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
In a Cosmic Hit-and-Run, Icy Saturn Moon May Have Flipped
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2017
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over
China heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails: state media
Beijing (AFP) July 2, 2017
China on Sunday announced the launch of a powerful rocket designed to carry communication satellites into orbit had been "unsuccessful", in a glitch for the country's ambitious space programme. The Long March-5 Y2, Beijing's second heavy-lift rocket, blasted off at 7:23 pm (1123 GMT) Sunday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the tropical island province of Hainan "Abnormity was det ... more
Nanjing (XNA) Jul 02, 2017
Yuanwang-3 completes ship check mission, ready for Chang'e-5 lunar probe launch
Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2017
China prepares to launch second heavy-lift carrier rocket
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Mid-infrared images from the Subaru telescope extend Juno spacecraft discoveries
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Subaru Telescope images reveal weather in Jupiter's atmosphere in the mid-infrared. Those images, taken multiple times over several months, support Juno spacecraft mission of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This article is part of a joint press release with ones from Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at California Institute of Technology and Gemini Observatory. High-res ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2017
Earth-based Views of Jupiter to Enhance Juno Flyby
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2017
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Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
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Extreme Atmosphere Stripping May Limit Exoplanets' Habitability
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
New models of massive stellar eruptions hint at an extra layer of complexity when considering whether an exoplanet may be habitable or not. Models developed for our own Sun have now been applied to cool stars favoured by exoplanet hunters, in research presented by Dr. Christina Kay, of the NASA Goddard Flight Center, on Monday 3rd July at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull. ... more
Taipei, Taiwan (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Complex Organic Molecules Found On "Space Hamburger"
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
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Russia's 'Sova' Atmospheric Satellite Starts Flight Tests - Research Fund
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 03, 2017
The first Russian atmospheric satellite dubbed "Sova" (Owl) with a high-aspect ratio flexible wing began flight tests at an altitude of 49,000-65,000 feet, an official with the Advanced Research Fund told Sputnik. "The tested prototype of the 'Sova' atmospheric satellite should confirm the correctness of the laid technical solutions and demonstrate the achieved qualities of the apparatus," ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2017
Veteran Ocean Satellite to Assume Added Role
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
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Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
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Shaking Schroedinger's cat
St. Louis MO (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
You've probably heard about Schrodinger's cat, which famously is trapped in a box with a kill mechanism that is activated if a radioactive atom decays, releasing radiation. The act of looking in the box collapses the atom's wave function - the mathematical description of its state --from a "superposition" of states to a definite state, which either kills the cat or let's it live to see another d ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
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The Bee-Zed asteroid orbits in the opposite direction to planets
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
In our solar system, an asteroid orbits the Sun in the opposite direction to the planets. Asteroid 2015 BZ509, also known as Bee-Zed, takes 12 years to make one complete orbit around the Sun. This is the same orbital period as that of Jupiter, which shares its orbit but moves in the opposite direction to the planet's motion. The asteroid with the retrograde co-orbit was identified by Helen ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
NASA is building computer models of possible asteroid impact scenarios
Orlando FL (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2017
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Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off
Paris (AFP) July 5, 2017
A chunk of ice bigger than the US state of Delaware is hanging by a thread from the West Antarctic ice shelf, satellite images revealed Wednesday. When it finally calves from the Larsen C ice shelf, one of the biggest icebergs in recorded history will be set adrift - some 6,600 square kilometres (2,550 square miles) in total, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The iceberg's d ... more
Bristol UK (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
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China heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails: state media
Beijing (AFP) July 2, 2017
China on Sunday announced the launch of a powerful rocket designed to carry communication satellites into orbit had been "unsuccessful", in a glitch for the country's ambitious space programme. The Long March-5 Y2, Beijing's second heavy-lift rocket, blasted off at 7:23 pm (1123 GMT) Sunday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the tropical island province of Hainan "Abnormity was det ... more
Nanjing (XNA) Jul 02, 2017
Yuanwang-3 completes ship check mission, ready for Chang'e-5 lunar probe launch
Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2017
China prepares to launch second heavy-lift carrier rocket
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
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Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off
Paris (AFP) July 5, 2017
A chunk of ice bigger than the US state of Delaware is hanging by a thread from the West Antarctic ice shelf, satellite images revealed Wednesday. When it finally calves from the Larsen C ice shelf, one of the biggest icebergs in recorded history will be set adrift - some 6,600 square kilometres (2,550 square miles) in total, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The iceberg's d ... more
Bristol UK (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
On the march: As polar bears retreat, grizzlies take new territory
Methanol Points to Evolving Story of Enceladus's Plumes
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
A serendipitous detection of the organic molecule, methanol, around an intriguing moon of Saturn suggests that material spewed from Enceladus undertakes a complex chemical journey once vented into space. This is the first time that a molecule from Enceladus has been detected with a ground-based telescope. Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder, of Cardiff University, will present the results on Tuesday 4th Ju ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Titan's calm lakes offer space probes a smooth landing
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
In a Cosmic Hit-and-Run, Icy Saturn Moon May Have Flipped
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2017
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over


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