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October 01, 2014
Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 30, 2014
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon Titan. The feature covers an area of about 100 square miles (260 square kilometers) in Ligeia Mare, one of the largest seas on Titan. It has now been observed twice by Cassini's radar experiment, but its appearance changed between the two apparitions. Images of the feature taken during the Cassini flybys are available a href=""> ... read more
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China to improve earth observation service
China will promote the application of satellite earth observation technologies to better serve the economy, officials and experts said. China has already built a network of satellites and othe ... more

Turning the Moon into a cosmic ray detector
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China Exclusive: Mars: China's next goal?
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Russia to Launch Full-Scale Moon Exploration Next Decade
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Miranda: An Icy Moon Deformed by Tidal Heating
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Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought
Anyone who has seen the movies of Neil Armstrong's first bounding steps on the moon couldn't fail to be intrigued by his unusual walking style. But, contrary to popular belief, the astronaut's pecul ... more

Year's final supermoon is a Harvest Moon
The supermoon is making an encore, its last appearance before the moon's perigee - the portion of its orbit closest to Earth - and 2014 slowly fade away. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UAE asks U.S. for $900M rocket artillery deal

'Terror backers' can't defeat jihadists: Syria's Assad

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Japan envoy invited to N. Korea over Cold War kidnappings: Abe

Body cameras join cops on the beat in US

Iran rejects Israel PM accusations on nuclear threat

Modi makes White House debut


Evidence of 'Diving' Tectonic Plates on Jupiter's Moon Europa
Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth. Researcher ... more

China Sends Life to Moon
Later this year, China will launch a spacecraft to the Moon and back. A scale replica of the Shenzhou astronaut capsule will be carried atop a boxy spacecraft based on the Chang'e lunar orbiter, and ... more

How much gravity is enough?
Keeping upright in a low-gravity environment is not easy, and NASA documents abound with examples of astronauts falling on the lunar surface. Now, a new study by an international team of researchers ... more
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Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall
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China Aims for the Moon, Plans to Bring Back Lunar Soil
Chinese scientists are in the course of developing a recoverable lunar robotic spacecraft Chang'e 5 that is to reach the Moon by 2017 with a mission to deliver samples of rock and soil back to Earth ... more
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How Titan's Haze Help Us Understand Life's Origins
Where did life on Earth come from? There are several theories as to what might have happened. Maybe comets came bearing organic material, or life was transported from another planet such as Mars, or ... more

Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil
The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but modeling done by University of New Hampshire (UNH) and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may hav ... more

Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first close-up look at Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989. Like an old film, Voyager's historic footage of Triton has been "restored" and ... more

NASA, Partners Reveal California Meteorite's Rough and Tumble Journey
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Follow the radio waves to exomoons
Scientists hunting for life beyond Earth have discovered more than 1,800 planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets, in recent years, but so far, no one has been able to confirm an exomoon. Now ... more

Cassini Tracks Clouds Developing Over a Titan Sea
NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently captured images of clouds moving across the northern hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's moon Titan. This renewed weather activity, considered overdue by researchers, cou ... more
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A Hellacious Two Weeks on Jupiter's Moon Io


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