Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System

Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System This illustration shows Cassini diving through geyser plumes on Saturn’s the ocean world moon of Enceladus. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Water, water, everywhere in our Solar system but what does that mean for life? April 20, 2017 3.55pm EDT. Jonti Horner. Author.

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Enceladus May Have Life: NASA Finds Evidence Of Life On Saturn’s Moon

Recently, scientists have confirmed that Enceladus, the white icy moon of Saturn has hydrogen molecules on its surface. This has led the scientists to the hint that there might be the presence of an ocean which is concealed on the satellite. The

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Titan’s Trick Explained: ‘Magic Islands’ on Saturn Moon May Be Bubbles

This Cassini radar image shows the Ligeia Mare sea on the Saturn moon Titan’s north polar region. Various images of the region are shown in the square labeled “inset area” on the left. Taken during flybys by Cassini from April 2007 to January 2015, the …

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NASA photo archive: Stunning searchable database includes moon landing, Milky Way and space walks

NASA’s jaw-dropping photo archive of the wonders of the galaxy is now on one big searchable website. The stunning collection includes images from the moon landing, the most recent photographs of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and captivating close-up …

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NASA: Saturn Moon Enceladus Is Able To Host Life – It’s Time For A New Mission

Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturn’s moon Enceladus could provide enough energy in the water to feed microbial life, scientists have been searching for proof that the right sort of reactions

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Reach for the Stars: NASA Cassini mission to Saturn set for fiery grand finale

This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission’s grand finale. Cassini will make 22 orbits that swoop between the rings and the planet before ending its

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Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System

NASA’s Cassini orbiter has spent the last 13 years studying Saturn and its moons, but this year, it has to die. Its fuel has run out. With each orbit, it swoops lower and lower, skimming through Saturn’s rings while sinking towards the gas giant’s

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Ocean world near Saturn top contender for life beyond Earth

This illustration shows what scientists on the space agency’s Cassini mission theorize how water interacts with rock at the bottom of the ocean of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, producing hydrogen gas. The graphic shows water from the ocean circulating …

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Cassini Spacecraft Heads Toward The Gateway To Its Grand Finale This Weekend

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make a flyby of the moon Titan, which is one of the final orbits in its Grand Finale, on April 21, 2017. (Photo : NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/YouTube screenshot). NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is heading toward the gateway

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OUR SPACE: Aliens might be closer than we think

This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft diving through the plumes of Saturn’s moon Enceladus in 2015. prev. next. Once again, aliens are making the headlines. Well, not actual aliens, but the potential existence of aliens on moons orbiting

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NASA Reveals Saturn Moon Titan ‘Electric Sand’ Could Make Castles: Is Alien Life Has Something To Do About It

‘Electric Sands’ Found on Saturn moon Titan (Photo : GeoBeats News / YouTube) Scientists are now closely monitoring the ‘electric sands’ that apparently creating castles on Saturn moon Titan surface. NASA once again reveals one stunning discovery they …

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NASA image captures Earth between the rings of Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this view of planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn on April 12, 2017. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. A new image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a

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What Would Life On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Look Like?

After NASA’s announcement last week, Enceladus is the icy moon on everyone’s mind—not that are are many others (sorry, Europa). According to the agency, molecular hydrogen has been found in Enceladus’ subterranean ocean, which bolsters the idea …

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NASA’s Cassini To Make Its Final Close Flyby Of Saturn’s Moon Titan

Saturn’s largest moon Titan is a truly alien world. It is the only other world known to us where lakes, rivers and waterfalls play a crucial role in shaping the surface, but unlike those on Earth, these are made of methane and ethane — the presence of

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New Cassini Images Reveal Saturn’s Mysterious Moon Atlas Up Close

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured these images of Atlas, an inner satellite of Saturn, during a close flyby on April 12, 2017. These are the closest images ever taken of the flying saucer-shaped body — the spacecraft flew by about 7,000 miles (11,000

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What to Expect from Cassini’s Final Views of Titan

Cassini will fly close to Saturn’s largest moon one last time. Here’s a look back at what the spacecraft has revealed and ahead to scientists’ final close glimpses of the moon. Titan and Dione with Saturn. A view of Saturn’s moon Titan accompanied by

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