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Thursday
Sep 18 2014
13:35 UTC

Saturn-Circling Cassini Spacecraft Plumbs Titan's Seas Next Week

Is the surf up yet on Titan? As the moon of Saturn moves towards northern summer, scientists are trying to spot signs of the winds picking up. This weekend, the Cassini spacecraft plans a look at the the largest body of liquid on Titan, Kraken Mare, to see if there are any waves on this […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Sep 18 2014
04:48 UTC

A Crescent Mimas

The Saturn moon Mimas was the target of Cassini's cameras. One of the striking features of the moon is a crater known as Herschel. Herschel can be seen in the shadows at about the five o'clock position. More about Mimas … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Tuesday
Sep 09 2014
22:19 UTC

Bumper Car Moonlets Crash and Crumble in Saturn's F Ring

Nothing stands still. Everything evolves. So why shouldn't Saturn's kookie, clumpy F ring put on a new face from time to time?(...)Read the rest of Bumper Car Moonlets Crash and Crumble in Saturn's F Ring (612 words) Bob King for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Cassini, clumps, F-Ring, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Sep 09 2014
02:21 UTC

Rainfall on Titan may create propane aquifers, study suggests

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is a very alien yet eerily Earth-like world, with rain, rivers, lakes, and seas; seen from above, the landscape has a familiar look to it. But those lakes, seas, and rivers are fed by a different kind of rainfall – liquid methane/ethane. It is far too cold on the surface for … Continue Reading →The post Rainfall on Titan may create propane aquifers, study suggests appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Thursday
Sep 04 2014
15:05 UTC

NASA Curiosity Rover Missing Scientific Focus And Detail' In Mars Mission: Review

NASA's planetary senior review panel harshly criticized the scientific return of the Curiosity rover in a report released yesterday (Sept. 3), saying the mission lacks focus and the team is taking actions that show they think the $2. 5-billion mission is “too big to fail.” While the review did recommend the mission receive more funding — […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Sep 04 2014
13:58 UTC

The Rains Of Titan Change When They Hit Underground Reservoirs: Study

Titan — that moon of Saturn that has what some scientists consider precursors to elements for life — is a neat place to study because it also has a liquid cycle. But how the hydrocarbons move from the moon's hundreds of lakes and seas into the atmosphere and the crust is still being examined. A […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Sep 02 2014
22:08 UTC

Saturnati XXX

... fine, fine portrait of Saturn for #30! Created by Ian Regan. There is also an amazing enhanced version of the same image going around on Twitter.

Posted by wanderingspace

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