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Thursday
Oct 23 2014
15:49 UTC

Unusual Distribution of Organics Found in Titan's Atmosphere

... new mystery of Titan has been uncovered by astronomers using their latest asset in the high altitude desert of Chile. Using the now fully deployed Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile, astronomers moved from observing comets to Titan. A single 3 minute observation revealed organic molecules that are askew in the atmosphere […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
02:10 UTC

NASA-led Study Sees Titan Glowing at Dusk and Dawn

High in the atmosphere of Titan, large patches of two trace gases glow near the north pole, on the dusk side of the moon, and near the south pole, on the dawn side. Brighter colors indicate stronger signals from the two gases, HNC (left) and HC3N (right); red hues indicate less pronounced signals. Image Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSFNew maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Tuesday
Oct 21 2014
20:01 UTC

Poster #2: Cassini / Huygens

Consider backing our Kickstarter project and get this Cassini poster, Voyager or Curiosity (or all three) as large scale screen-printed posters.

Posted by wanderingspace

Monday
Oct 20 2014
14:00 UTC

Titan's Majestic Mirror-Like Lakes Will Come Under Cassini's Scrutiny This Week

There's a very early-stage NASA concept to take a submarine and dive into a lake of Titan, that moon of Saturn that has chemistry that could prove to be a similar precursor to what eventually formed life on Earth. The moon has weather and a hydrological system and an atmosphere, making it an exciting location […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Oct 17 2014
13:15 UTC

Death Star' Ocean? Seven Moons That Could Host Huge Hidden Liquid Reservoirs

Could there be an ocean hidden somewhere in that Death Star-like picture? This is an image of Mimas, a moon of Saturn, and just yesterday (Oct. 15) newly released data from the Cassini spacecraft suggests there are big liquid reservoirs underneath its surface. “The amount of the to-and-fro motion indicates that Mimas' interior is not […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Oct 16 2014
14:32 UTC

Historic Robotic Spacecraft Poster Survey

Our new Kickstarter project proposes the creation of three screen-printed posters celebrating the most popular and notable interplanetary robotic space missions in history. Going into this, we knew that poster #1 had to go to the hugely popular Voyager missions (shown above). However, we need your help selecting the themes of

Posted by wanderingspace

Thursday
Oct 09 2014
00:46 UTC

Giant cloud at Titan's south pole is toxic and freezing cold

Titan is the only moon in the solar system known to have a dense atmosphere, and while similar to Earth's atmosphere in some ways, such as being rich in nitrogen, it also holds surprises for planetary scientists. Analysis of data from Cassini of a huge cloud which hovers over the moon's south pole shows that … Continue Reading →The post Giant cloud at Titan's south pole is toxic and freezing cold appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Friday
Oct 03 2014
18:54 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — Oct. 3, 2014: Islands, Earwigs and Other Mysteries!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter. org / @cosmic_chatter) David Dickinson (Astroguyz. com / @astroguyz) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 3, 2014: Islands, Earwigs and Other Mysteries! (198 words) Fraser for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Curiosity, Delta […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Oct 02 2014
03:00 UTC

Titan's swirling polar cloud is cold and toxic

Spectral map of Titan A map of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, obtained with the Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS). The insert shows a natural-colour view (also from Cassini) of the southern polar vortex, a huge swirling cloud that was first observed in 2012. Three components are evident in the VIMS map, and they are shown in different colours according to the different characteristics of their light. These are the surface of Titan (shown in orange), the atmospher

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Wednesday
Oct 01 2014
20:32 UTC

It's back! Mystery Island' in Titan sea makes unexpected reappearance

The mystery of an unusual feature in one of Titan's hydrocarbon seas, dubbed the mystery island, has taken an interesting turn. After apparently disappearing following its initial discovery in 2013, it has now reappeared and has changed in appearance and size, as well. The oddity, first seen by the Cassini spacecraft in July 2013, is … Continue Reading →The post It's back! ‘Mystery Island' in Titan sea makes unexpected reappearance appeared first on The Meridiani Journa

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Tuesday
Sep 30 2014
20:49 UTC

Titan's Disappearing Magic Island Reappears in New Images

Earlier this year, we reported on a mysterious ghost object that had suddenly appeared and then disappeared on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Now, new observations by the Cassini team show this elusive feature is back again. (...)Read the rest of Titan's Disappearing “Magic Island” Reappears in New Images (400 words) NancyGraz for Universe Today, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Sep 30 2014
18:33 UTC

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

These three images, created from Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data, show the appearance and evolution of a mysterious feature in Ligeia Mare, one of the largest hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell. Full image and caption - (Images of the feature taken during the Cassini flybys)NASA's Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon Titan. The feature

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

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