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Tuesday
Feb 24 2015
05:05 UTC

Cubist Saturn

Cubism is an artistic movement that featured surfaces of geometrical planes in France beginning in the early 1900's. Cassini got into the act back in December 2014 with this image. Usually I find cubist art pretty straightforward, ¬this one is¬a … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Saturday
Feb 21 2015
20:23 UTC

Exploring an alien sea: NASA designs submarine to send to Titan

Who wouldn't want to go explore an alien sea? It seems that NASA would certainly like to, and the agency has unveiled a new submarine design to hopefully do just that one day. The submarine would be sent to Saturn's largest moon, Titan, to dive into one of the large liquid methane seas on the […]The post Exploring an alien sea: NASA designs submarine to send to Titan appeared first on .

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Saturday
Feb 21 2015
03:57 UTC

New technique provides better, clearer radar images of Titan's amazing surface

Saturn's largest moon Titan is a fascinating world, uniquely alien yet eerily Earth-like in many ways, with its rain, rivers, lakes, seas, and massive sand dunes. But in this extremely cold environment, it is liquid methane and ethane which act as water, mimicking the hydrological cycle on Earth. Also, due to the perpetual and global […]The post New technique provides better, clearer radar images of Titan's amazing surface appeared first on .

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Friday
Feb 20 2015
23:56 UTC

Cassini data indicates Enceladus' ocean similar to soda lakes on Earth

Along with Jupiter's infamous moon Europa, Saturn's moon Enceladus is one of the most fascinating places in the Solar System, with its huge geysers of water vapour erupting from cracks in the surface at the south pole. The massive plumes are now thought to originate in a subsurface ocean or sea of salty liquid water, […]The post Cassini data indicates Enceladus' ocean similar to soda lakes on Earth appeared first on .

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Friday
Feb 13 2015
20:03 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — February 13, 2015 — Paul Gilster and his Centauri Dreams

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Paul Gilster (centauri-dreams. org / @centauri_dreams),author of “Centauri Dreams” Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter. org / @MorganRehnberg ) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www. astroguyz. com) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – February 13, 2015 – Paul Gilster and his “Centauri Dreams” (296 words) ¬ Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. […]

Posted by Universe Today

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