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Swimming on the Lakes of Saturn’s Moon Titan
November 15, 2017
Entertainment

Swimming on the Lakes of Saturn’s Moon Titan

There are hundreds of moons in our solar system. Saturn’s moon Titan is the only one with a dense atmosphere and large bodies of liquid on its surface. Titan is 50% larger than the Earth’s Moon, and 80% more massive. Liquid on the biggest moon of Saturn is different from the Earth’s waters. Liquid...

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Internal Heating has Prevented Saturn’s Moon Enceladus to Freeze
November 08, 2017
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Internal Heating has Prevented Saturn’s Moon Enceladus to Freeze

An effective internal heating mechanism might be helping Enceladus to maintain its subsurface liquid ocean for billions of years. Cassini spacecraft did a historical voyage around Saturn planet from 2004 to 2017. The spacecraft made an observation of the geological activity on Saturn’s sixth largest moon, Enceladus. Cassini...

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Juno Spacecraft Finally Calls Home after the Eighth Flyby of Jupiter
November 05, 2017
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Juno Spacecraft Finally Calls Home after the Eighth Flyby of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is finally back in contact with Earth. It has sent data confirming that it performed the eighth flyby of Jupiter. NASA launched Juno on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The spacecraft arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. During the flybys, Juno is probing beneath the obscuring...

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Mysterious Visitor from Far, Far Away Enters Solar System
October 27, 2017
Galaxy

Mysterious Visitor from Far, Far Away Enters Solar System

Astronomers have likely spotted a mysterious visitor entering the solar system from interstellar space for the first time ever. Just a month ago, astronomers observed a tiny blip of light moving through the sky. They observed it through the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii. Observations published by the by the International...

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover is Ready to Drill for Martian Organics
October 25, 2017
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover is Ready to Drill for Martian Organics

After 10 months of waiting, Mars Curiosity Rover is ready to drill rocks. Last week, NASA did a careful test run with the Curiosity rover’s drill, using a new technique. Curiosity didn’t do any drilling because 10 months ago the drilling instrument broke. The drill had stopped functioning properly just as the...

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NASA Released a New Spectacular Saturnian Image by Cassini Spacecraft
October 24, 2017
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NASA Released a New Spectacular Saturnian Image by Cassini Spacecraft

NASA just revealed this wonderful view taken by the Cassini archive. They call this Saturnian image “The Grace of Saturn.” “Saturn’s graceful lanes of orbiting ice — its iconic rings — wind their way around the planet to pass beyond the horizon in this view from NASA’s Cassini...

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Scientists Discover a Moon Cave Big Enough for an Astronaut Base
October 19, 2017
Entertainment

Scientists Discover a Moon Cave Big Enough for an Astronaut Base

Japanese space agency has announced that it has discovered a cave on the Moon. The moon cave is big enough for an astronaut base. This moon cave is 50km long and 100 meters wide. It sits around a series of volcanic dimes known as the Marius Hills. The Marius Hills, which could one day serve as humanity’s temporary dwelling...

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Everything you Need to Know about the Europa Moon
October 17, 2017
News

Everything you Need to Know about the Europa Moon

Europa is one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter, along with Io, Ganymede, and Callisto. It is the most intriguing satellites. Europa is the smallest of the four Galilean moons. It is slightly smaller the Earth’s moon. Its surface is smooth and bright, consisting of water ice crisscrossed by long, linear fractures. Europa...

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Check out NASA’s Plans to Protect Mars Crew from Space Radiation
October 15, 2017
News

Check out NASA’s Plans to Protect Mars Crew from Space Radiation

Space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for the human journey to Mars. NASA is developing technologies to stop the problem. Space radiation is quite different and more dangerous than radiation on Earth, NASA said. ISS, for example, orbits just within the Earth’s protective magnetic field. However, astronauts...

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House-Sized Asteroid Flew Extremely Close to Earth Today (VIDEO)
October 12, 2017
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House-Sized Asteroid Flew Extremely Close to Earth Today (VIDEO)

Today morning (Oct. 12), astrophysicists were carefully watching a house-sized asteroid as it rushed very close to Earth. It was the size of a house. This space rock is known as 2012 TC4. It zoomed about 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers) above Antarctica at 1:42 a.m. EDT (0542 GMT) Thursday. That’s about 11 percent the...

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