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cassini dives between saturn and its rings Cassini Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings
ASTRO WATCH NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn... 1 hour
Cassini’s ring dive offers first close-up of Saturn’s cloud tops
SCIENCE-NEWS Cassini has completed its first dive between Saturn and its rings. Along the way, it snapped stunning pics of the planet’s atmosphere. 2 hours
iceball planet discovered through microlensing 'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing
ASTRO WATCH Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is... 3 hours
U.S. spacecraft shares first view from inside Saturn's rings
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving... 3 hours
NASA’s Cassini Orbiter Makes First ‘Grand Finale’ Dive
SCI-NEWS.COM On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft successfully made its first dive through the narrow gap between the giant... 5 hours
Watch Triton Orbit Neptune via Kepler Space Telescope | Video
SPACE.COM Neptune came within Kepler Space Telescope's field of view late 2014 into early 2015. The imagery Kepler captured was compiled to show the moon Triton orbit Neptune. 7 hours
'Giant Hurricane' on Saturn: 1st Images Back from Cassini's Epic Ring Dive
SPACE.COM NASA's Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings yesterday (April 26), snapping the closest-ever views of Saturn's atmosphere. 8 hours
Piers Sellers: The Astronaut Who Wanted to Save the Earth
SPACE.COM Sellers was dedicated to drawing attention to our planet's changing climate and seeking technical solutions to limit humanity's impact. 8 hours
Cassini spacecraft dives between Saturn and its rings, back in contact with Earth
PHYS.ORG NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn... 9 hours
Closest Saturn Pics Yet Snapped During Daring Cassini Dive | Video
LIVE SCIENCE NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s ’Grand Finale’ has begun with the first of 22 planned dives between the Saturn's innermost rings and the planet itself. 9 hours
Tropical Storms Create Gamma-Ray Flashes | Video
SPACE.COM When the conditions are just right, some tropical storms will fire off terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, which are some of the highest-energy light flashes naturally produced on Earth. 9 hours
Tropical Storms Create Gamma-Ray Flashes | Video
LIVE SCIENCE When the conditions are just right, some tropical storms will fire off terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, which are some of the highest-energy light flashes naturally produced on Earth. 9 hours
Closest Saturn Pics Yet Snapped During Daring Cassini Dive | Video
SPACE.COM NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s ’Grand Finale’ has begun with the first of 22 planned dives between the Saturn's innermost rings and the planet itself. 9 hours
Engineers investigate a simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks from Martian soil
PHYS.ORG Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet's red soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or... 10 hours
nasa s cassini spacecraft completes first close approach to saturn NASA’s Cassini spacecraft completes first close approach to Saturn
SPACE NEWS Cassini is in the "Grand Finale" of its mission, with 22 approaches planned before a dive into the... 10 hours
the next pluto mission an orbiter and lander The next Pluto mission—an orbiter and lander?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For decades, we could only imagine what the view of Pluto's surface might be. Now, we have the real thing. 10 hours
Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth
SCIENCE DAILY Many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, a team of researchers has discovered, and these findings could advance research... 10 hours
Engineers investigate a simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks from Martian soil
SCIENCE DAILY Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet's soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or additional... 10 hours
Cassini spacecraft dives between Saturn and its rings
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017. 11 hours
On Saturn's Moon Titan, Twilight Outshines Daylight
SPACE.COM Unlike anywhere else in the solar system, Saturn's moon Titan is brighter during twilight than during daylight, a new study finds. 12 hours
Alien Planet with Earth's Mass Discovered ... But It's an 'Iceball'
SPACE.COM A newfound alien world is quite Earth-like in some ways, but you wouldn't want to live there. 12 hours
Cassini's Journey into the Unknown: NASA Engineer Talks Saturn Risks & Rewards (Video)
SPACE.COM Space.com talked with Joan Stupik about the risks of that first pass between the planet and rings and what scientists hope to... 13 hours
Cassini Saturn Probe Survives 1st 'Grand Finale' Dive
SPACE.COM NASA's Cassini spacecraft has survived its first plunge between Saturn's cloud tops and the giant planet's innermost rings, a region that no probe had ever explored before. 13 hours
Recently discovered solar system could seed life between adjacent exoplanets
PHYS.ORG After NASA announced in February the discovery of a solar system with seven planets—three of which were deemed potentially habitable—UChicago postdoctoral scholar Sebastiaan Krijt began wondering: If a... 13 hours
Hidden World of Canyons and Ridges Revealed on Polar Seafloor
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have gathered images of the ancient canyons, craters, hills and permafrost fields that are hidden under Earth's icy seas. 13 hours
Photos: Gorgeous Landscapes Hidden Beneath Polar Seas
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have compiled an updated atlas of undersea landscapes carved by glaciers and icebergs. Photos reveal these formations, hidden in Earth's polar regions. 13 hours
Jupiter and the theory of relativity blamed for course changes of celestial bodies
PHYS.ORG In the case of solar system bodies passing close to the sun, there are two important effects playing a crucial role in... 15 hours
Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance... 15 hours
Genes that help trout find their way home
SCIENCE DAILY In the spring when water temperatures start to rise, rainbow trout that have spent several years at sea traveling hundreds of miles from home manage, without maps or GPS, to find their... 1 day
Cassini Spacecraft's Grand Finale Dives - Risk vs. Reward Explained by NASA | Video
SPACE.COM The NASA probe has begun its series of 22 dives between Saturn’s innermost rings and the planet itself. Cassini guidance... 1 day
Mars Had Surprising 400-Million-Year Lull Between Giant-Impact Eras
SPACE.COM Mars enjoyed about 400 million years of relative peace between two giant-impact epochs long ago, a new study suggests. 1 day
Distant Dwarf Planet DeeDee Stirs Up the Pluto Planethood Debate
SPACE.COM Recent observations that a tiny object in our solar system is a likely dwarf planet has some planetary scientists grumbling again about Pluto's demotion to that status. 1 day
Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song
PHYS.ORG Toting a $12 million instrument built by the University of Colorado Boulder, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made the first of 22 dives between the rings of Saturn and the gaseous planet... 1 day
NASA spacesuits over budget, tight on timeline: audit
PHYS.ORG The United States is in a hurry to send people to Mars by the 2030s, but a key question remains for these deep space explorers: what will they wear? 1 day
NASA spacesuits over budget, tight on timeline: audit (Update)
PHYS.ORG The United States is in a hurry to send people to Mars by the 2030s, but a key question remains for these deep space explorers: what will they wear? 1 day
from volcano s slope nasa instrument looks sky high and to the future From volcano's slope, NASA instrument looks sky high and to the future
PHYS.ORG VIDEO On the rust-colored north flank of one of Earth's largest volcanoes, a backpack-sized instrument monitors our atmosphere and, at the same time, helps set... 1 day
Big Sun Storms and Little Solar Burps Have the Same Trigger
SPACE.COM Giant eruptions of material and smaller jets from the sun's surface are closer cousins than anyone thought. 1 day
Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic first
PHYS.ORG NASA's Cassini spacecraft ventured Wednesday into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. 1 day
NASA spacewalking suits in short supply, report finds
PHYS.ORG A new report finds that NASA's spacewalking suits are in short supply. The suits were developed more than 40 years ago, and a replacement is still years away. That's despite nearly $200... 1 day
Hard rocks from Himalaya raise flood risk for millions
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown how earthquakes and storms in the Himalaya can increase the impact of deadly floods in one of Earth's most densely populated areas. 1 day
Cassini's Grand Finale Is Saving the Best Saturn Science for Last
SPACE.COM As Cassini wraps up its 13-year mission in Saturn's system, scientists are preparing for the spacecraft's final burst of observations in the never-before-explored region between the... 1 day
Paleontologists identify new 507-million-year-old sea creature with can opener-like pincers
SCIENCE DAILY Paleontologists have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong... 1 day
'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing
PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know... 1 day
Hard rocks from Himalaya raise flood risk for millions
PHYS.ORG Scientists have shown how earthquakes and storms in the Himalaya can increase the impact of deadly floods in one of Earth's most densely populated areas. 1 day
Paleontologists identify new 507-million-year-old sea creature with can opener-like pincers
PHYS.ORG Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of... 1 day
Jupiter and the theory of relativity gets the blame for celestial bodies changing course
SCIENCE DAILY In the case of solar system bodies passing close to the sun, there are two important effects playing a crucial... 1 day
'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know... 1 day
scientists discover lull in mars giant impact history Scientists Discover Lull in Mars’ Giant Impact History
ASTRO WATCH From the earliest days of our solar system’s history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the... 1 day
Google Doodle Celebrates Cassini Probe's 'Grand Finale' Saturn Dive
SPACE.COM Today Google is honoring NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn with an adorable Google Doodle featuring the spacecraft swooping between the planet and its rings. 1 day
Lightning and 'Probably Satellites' Seen from Space Station | Video
LIVE SCIENCE European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured imagery of Earth while orbiting over California aboard the International Space Station on April 17, 2017. 1 day
watch live now search for life stars in house science committee hearing Watch Live Now! Search for Life Stars in House Science Committee Hearing
SPACE.COM VIDEO The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full committee hearing today on the search for life beyond Earth. The hearing... 1 day
Three Comets Will Pass Near Earth in 2017 and 2018 | video
SPACE.COM Comets 46P/Wirtanen, 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova and 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak will make close passes. Find out when, how far and what we hope to learn about them in the... 1 day
Humans alter Earth's chemistry from beyond the grave
PHYS.ORG It's not only in life that humans leave their mark on Nature. In death, our decomposing corpses alter the chemistry of precious soil, scientists warned on Wednesday. 1 day
Designing the hanging gardens of Mars
PHYS.ORG NASA is all about solving challenges, and the goal of having a prolonged presence in space, or a colony on Mars or some other world, is full of challenges, including the necessity of growing food. Scientists... 1 day
No Turning Back: Titan Flyby Assures Cassini's Crash Into Saturn
SPACE.COM There's no turning back now. The Cassini probe's most recent flyby of Saturn's moon Titan puts the spacecraft on a path to crash into the ringed planet. 2 days
meet the space custodians debris cleanup plans emerge Meet the Space Custodians: Debris Cleanup Plans Emerge
SPACE.COM VIDEO A look at some of the most promising concepts researchers are developing to remove space junk from Earth orbit. 2 days
As Cassini Makes 1st 'Grand Finale' Dive, More Saturn Mysteries Remain
SPACE.COM Running low on fuel, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun the final (and most daring) phase of its epic mission to Saturn. 2 days
Distant Dwarf Planet DeeDee Stirs Up the Pluto Planethood Debate
LIVE SCIENCE Recent observations that a tiny object in our solar system is a likely dwarf planet has some planetary scientists grumbling again about Pluto's demotion to that status. 2 days
'Dragonfly' Drone Could Explore Saturn Moon Titan
LIVE SCIENCE A relocatable lander could explore the hazy skies of Saturn's intriguing moon Titan, according a new mission proposal. 2 days
Using lasers to examine space, bugs and bones
PHYS.ORG A novel way to harness lasers and plasmas may give researchers new ways to explore outer space and to examine bugs, tumors and bones back on planet Earth. 2 days
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space
PHYS.ORG Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA's radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System. 2 days
New field laboratory-deployed molecular test could eliminate malaria
NEWS MEDICAL As the global community gathers for World Malaria Day to celebrate successes and plot strategy to eliminate the disease from the face of the earth, a new ray of hope is emerging... 2 days
Total Solar Eclipses: How Often Do They Occur (and Why)?
SPACE.COM It is a popular misconception that total solar eclipses are rare occurrence -- they take place about once every 18 months. But how often do total solar eclipses... 2 days
interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change Interdisciplinary Studies Reveal Relationship Between Solar Activity and Climate Change
ASTRO WATCH The solar flux is considered the fundamental energy source of earth's climate system on long time... 2 days
Lightning and Mystery Objects Spotted by Space Station (Video)
SPACE.COM A stunning time-lapse video of Earth captured from the International Space Station shows a lightning storm flashing over the U.S. and "possible satellites" orbiting overhead. 2 days
Eta Aquarids: Meteor Shower From Halley's Comet
SPACE.COM The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower best visible from the Southern Hemisphere. 2 days
Cassini completes final -- and fateful -- Titan flyby: Dive to Saturn next
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of... 2 days
NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings
PHYS.ORG An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the... 2 days
Experts Call for Legislation and Improved Tracking to Deal with Orbital Debris
SPACE.COM As the amount of debris in low Earth orbit continues to increase, experts at a recent conference called for both improved efforts to track... 2 days
NASA’s Cassini Orbiter Makes Final Close Flyby of Saturn’s Hazy Moon Titan
SCI-NEWS.COM On April 22, 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made its 127th and final close approach to Titan, passing at an altitude of about 608 miles... 2 days
Better dosing of meds: 'Cyclops' algorithm spots daily rhythms in cells
SCIENCE DAILY Humans, like virtually all other complex organisms on Earth, have adapted to their planet's 24-hour cycle of sunlight and darkness. That circadian rhythm is reflected in... 2 days
Earth's Mantle Could Suck Up Carbon from the Air
LIVE SCIENCE Earth's mantle produces rocks that could naturally suck up carbon emissions, providing a strategy for checking climate change if necessary emissions cuts don't occur. 2 days
'Dragonfly' Drone Could Explore Saturn Moon Titan
SPACE.COM A relocatable lander could explore the hazy skies of Saturn's intriguing moon Titan, according a new mission proposal. 2 days
Odd New Theory Explains How Early Earth Got Its Oxygen
LIVE SCIENCE One of the still-unsolved mysteries about Earth's history is how the planet became breathable. Now, scientists say the culprit may have been the giant rock slabs that make... 2 days
Lightning and 'Probably Satellites' Seen from Space Station | Video
SPACE.COM European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured imagery of Earth while orbiting over California aboard the International Space Station on April 17, 2017. 2 days
Sun's Magnetic Shield May Be a Bubble, Not Comet-Shaped
SPACE.COM The sun's magnetic "sphere of influence" that surrounds our solar system is shaped like a bubble, rather than having a long, comet-like tail as many scientists previously thought, new observations... 2 days
Team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history
PHYS.ORG From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment history of Mars, scientists... 2 days
Make Mars Livable with Asteroids: Researchers Propose Terraforming Plan
LIVE SCIENCE A new plan for the "terraformation" of Mars has been scripted by a research team – a blueprint for the red planet to terraform a site on Mars in 2036. 2 days
Lull in Mars' giant impact history
SCIENCE DAILY From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment history of Mars, scientists have discovered a 400-million-year... 2 days
Venus' hair found growing on the surface of underwater volcano after eruption
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Spain and Italy studying the aftermath of the eruption of the Tagoro underwater volcano in... 2 days
esa boosting its argentine link with deep space ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space
ESA Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific... 2 days
Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle
SCIENCE DAILY Petrologists who recreated hot, high-pressure conditions from 60 miles below Earth's surface have found a new clue about a crucial event in the planet's deep past. 2 days
Mystery of the missing mercury at the Great Salt Lake
SCIENCE DAILY Around 2010, the deep waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake contained high levels of toxic methylmercury. Mercury measurements in waterfowl surrounding the lake led to a rare human... 2 days
countdown to cassini s grand finale Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale
ESA After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of... 2 days
Mystery of the missing mercury at the Great Salt Lake
PHYS.ORG Around 2010, the deep waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake contained high levels of toxic methylmercury. Mercury measurements in waterfowl surrounding the lake led to a rare human... 3 days
European tornadoes are an unrecognised threat, say U.K. meteorologists
PHYS.ORG Tornadoes are an underestimated threat across Europe with the UK, Germany, and northern Italy at the greatest risk as tornado season fast approaches. 3 days
Image: Titan flyby 22 April 2017
PHYS.ORG In the early hours of Saturday morning, the international Cassini–Huygens mission made its final close flyby of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, coming within 1000 km of the atmosphere-clad world. 3 days
Lack of Oxygen Not a Showstopper For Life
SPACE.COM The hot springs of Yellowstone National Park may be extreme environments, but they are host to a diversity of microbes that could shed light on the evolution of life on Earth and,... 3 days
Make Mars Livable with Asteroids: Researchers Propose Terraforming Plan
SPACE.COM A new plan for the "terraformation" of Mars has been scripted by a research team – a blueprint for the red planet to terraform a site on Mars in 2036. 3 days
'Build Spaceships, Not Walls': One Student's Take at the March for Science | Video
SPACE.COM Paige Campbell, an astrophysics and meteorology student of Pennsylvania State University, explains why she's marching in the March for Science... 3 days
Trump's Exuberance for Mars Faces Technical and Fiscal Challenges
SPACE.COM In a conversation with NASA astronauts on the International Space Station April 24, President Donald Trump called for a human mission to Mars by the end of his second term... 3 days
Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It
SPACE.COM The Eta Aquarid meteor shower from late April to mid-May offers a long stretch of spectacular 'shooting stars' that even a casual observer can... 3 days
Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change
PHYS.ORG Solar flux is considered to be the fundamental energy source of Earth's climate system on long time scales. In recent decades, some studies have noted that tiny variations... 3 days
The initial collision between Indian and Asian continental
PHYS.ORG The vast Tibetan Plateau, with high altitude and intense uplift, is like a holy land for Earth science researchers. It has earned a reputation as "the third pole of the world," relative... 3 days
New atlas provides highest-resolution imagery of the Polar Regions seafloor
PHYS.ORG The most comprehensive and high-resolution atlas of the seafloor of both Polar Regions is presented this week (Tuesday 25 April) at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU)... 3 days
Study: Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle
PHYS.ORG Rice University petrologists who recreated hot, high-pressure conditions from 60 miles below Earth's surface have found a new clue about a crucial event in the planet's deep past. 3 days
Saturn Moon Tethys' Giant Canyon Snakes into Darkness in Cassini Photo
SPACE.COM The giant canyon on Saturn's battered moon Tethys snakes into darkness in a new photo by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. 3 days
Hole in One! Mars Orbiter Spies Opportunity Rover's Crater Landing Site (Photo)
SPACE.COM A new photo shows just how improbable the Mars rover Opportunity's hole-in-one landing in January 2004 really was. 3 days
trump s exuberance for mars faces technical and fiscal challenges Trump’s exuberance for Mars faces technical and fiscal challenges
SPACE NEWS In a conversation with NASA astronauts on the ISS April 24, President Donald Trump called for a human... 3 days
Earliest Fungus-Like Fossils Date Back 2.4 Billion Years
LIVE SCIENCE The fossils are 2 billion years older than previous finds and could dramatically alter the timeline of the emergence of life on Earth. 3 days
The next Pluto mission—an orbiter and lander?
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Watch Live Now! Search for Life Stars in House Science Committee Hearing
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Meet the Space Custodians: Debris Cleanup Plans Emerge
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From volcano's slope, NASA instrument looks sky high and to the future
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Cassini mission revealed Saturn's secrets
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Cassini completes final—and fateful—Titan flyby
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Fermi catches gamma-ray flashes from tropical storms
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In March for Science, Earth and Space Take Center Stage
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In ‘grand finale,’ Cassini spacecraft sets off on collision course with Saturn
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