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Wednesday
Apr 16 2014
10:33 UTC

Name the Mission

As hard as it seems, the Cassini spacecraft soon enough enter the final phase of its mission. The new and final mission will begin in 2016 and promises to be incredible. During this final phase the spacecrafts orbit will take … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Wednesday
Apr 16 2014
03:54 UTC

Saturn’s Still in the Business of Making Moons

Congratulations! It's a baby moon? A bright clump spotted orbiting Saturn at the outermost edge of its A ring may be a brand new moon in the process of being born, according to research recently published in the journal Icarus. We have not seen anything like this before, said Carl Murray of Queen Mary University […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Apr 15 2014
13:57 UTC

Let's Put a Sailboat on Titan

The large moons orbiting the gas giants in our solar system have been getting increasing attention in recent years. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is the only natural satellite known to house a thick atmosphere. It's surface, revealed in part by the Cassini probe, is sculpted by lakes and rivers. There is interest in exploring Titan […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Apr 15 2014
12:41 UTC

Cassini and Peggy

An “object”, dubbed Peggy located at the edge of the rings seen here at the bottom is being described as a “Small Icy Object”; might it be a new moon forming? Maybe, although it's not expected to grow any larger, … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Monday
Apr 14 2014
23:55 UTC

Is Saturn Making a New Moon?

Congratulations! It's a… moon? A bright clump spotted orbiting Saturn at the outermost edge of its A ring may be a brand new moon in the process of being born, according to research recently published in the journal Icarus. “We have not seen anything like this before,” said Carl Murray of Queen Mary University in […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Apr 14 2014
23:49 UTC

Image Gallery: Saturn and Enceladus

This image of Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft shows the planet with its rings edge-on, as a thin vertical line, against the massive gas giant planet itself. The shadows from the rings are on the left side of the planet, and if you look closely, the tiny watery moon Enceladus can be seen just in … Continue Reading →The post Image Gallery: Saturn and Enceladus appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Wednesday
Apr 09 2014
16:07 UTC

Strange, Yet Familiar Titan

Planetary surfaces never cease to amaze. Take a look at this new radar image of Titan from Cassini. These long, flowing curves are sand dunes on Saturn's largest Moon, a familiar feature on an utterly alien world. Titan has familiar features such as lakes, mountain, rivers and dunes, but it is not like Earth as we know it today. The lakes and rivers are liquid hydrocarbons like ethane, methane, and propane, the mountains made of super-solid water ice, and these

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Wednesday
Apr 09 2014
15:22 UTC

Just Another Hazy Day on Titan

The weather forecast for Titan? Cloudy, hazy, and cold — just like every other day! The image here is a color-composite made from raw data captured by Cassini during a flyby on April 7, 2014, and it shows a look at the two main features of Titan's atmosphere: a thick orange “smog” made of organic […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Apr 08 2014
23:44 UTC

Cassini Sees a Zen Garden on Titan

Looking like the flowing designs carved by a Zen gardener's rake, long parallel dunes of hydrocarbon sand stretch across the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. The image above, acquired by Cassini in July 2013, reveals these intriguing and remarkably Earthlike landforms in unprecedented detail via radar, which can easily pierce through Titan's thick clouds. I'm […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Apr 08 2014
00:48 UTC

Image Gallery: the plumes of Enceladus

An amazing view of the water vapour plumes erupting from the “tiger stripe” fissures at the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The plumes have been sampled and analzyed by the Cassini spacecraft and found to contain water vapour, ice particles, salts and organics. As just reported also, there is now evidence for a subsurface … Continue Reading →The post Image Gallery: the plumes of Enceladus appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Sunday
Apr 06 2014
10:20 UTC

Ancora nuove prove dell'esistenza di un oceano sotterraneo nell'interno del polo sud della luna Enceladus, by Cassini!

(Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech)NEWS SPAZIO :- Se ne sta parlando parecchio in questi giorni, l'ultima scoperta della sonda Cassini (NASA, ESA ed ASI) in orbita nel sistema di Saturno e del Deep Space Network. Sono infatti state trovate nuove le prove che la luna di Saturno Encelado ospita nelle sue profondit un grande oceano di acqua liquida, prove che si aggiungono ad un'altra precedente scoperta di cui avevamo gi dato di conto nel seguente articolo di circa 3 anni fahttp://newsspazio. blog

Posted by News Spazio

Saturday
Apr 05 2014
22:25 UTC

Cassini Uncovers Even More Evidence for Enceladus’ Hidden Ocean

It's been suspected for nearly a decade that Saturn's 315-mile-wide moon Enceladus¬harbors a hidden ocean beneath its frozen crust, thanks to observations by the Cassini spacecraft of¬icy plumes spraying from its southern pole, and now scientists have even more evidence supporting its existence: Doppler measurements of the moon's gravity taken during Cassini's flybys show variations […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Saturday
Apr 05 2014
22:04 UTC

The sea of Enceladus: Cassini confirms underground ocean on Saturn’s geyser moon

Coming just after the news of the ringed asteroid and new dwarf planet, some more exciting news from the outer Solar System was announced last Thursday, and this will be of particular interest to those hoping to find evidence of alien life elsewhere in our solar system. Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus, famous for its geysers … Continue Reading →The post The sea of Enceladus: Cassini confirms underground ocean on Saturn's geyser moon appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Friday
Apr 04 2014
10:05 UTC

Enceladus Ocean

... love this! I know, it's not “for sure positively” but close enough for me. I was in the “global ocean” camp, then I thought “why not” this seems perfectly reasonable. I do have to take issue with the very … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Thursday
Apr 03 2014
21:11 UTC

Cassini Spacecraft Confirms Subsurface Ocean on Enceladus

Ever since the Cassini spacecraft first spied water vapor and ice spewing from fractures in Enceladus' frozen surface in 2005, scientists have hypothesized that a large reservoir of water lies beneath that icy surface, possibly fueling the plumes. Now, gravity measurements gathered by Cassini have confirmed that this enticing moon of Saturn does in fact […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Mar 31 2014
12:47 UTC

Saturn Storm

... was having a look at the ESA Space in Images page and they had this image of the stormy atmosphere of Saturn. We tend to be more used to seeing this sort of activity in the atmospheric bands of … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Wednesday
Mar 26 2014
12:37 UTC

Four Moons

We get to see four of Saturn;s moons in this Cassini image. NASA describes them below. They do not comment on one of more spectacular shots of the rings Cassini has taken; they show up better in the larger versions … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

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