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Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 27, 2012
You could call this "Pac-Man, the Sequel." Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted a second feature shaped like the 1980s video game icon in the Saturn system, this time on the moon Tethys. (The first was found on Mimas in 2010). The pattern appears in thermal data obtained by Cassini's composite infrared spectrometer, with warmer areas making up the Pac-Man shape. "Finding a second Pac-Man in the Saturn system tells us that the processes creating these Pac-Men are more widespread than ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Fly me to the universe
In the eye of Ouyang Ziyuan, Chinese will not only explore the moon and Mars, but the sun, Venus and Jupiter, as well. "I wish we could travel further away," said Ouyang, chief scientist of Ch ... more
MARSDAILY

Meteorite samples provide definitive evidence of water and rock types on Mars
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Lunar Planetary Institute, and Carnegie Institute of Washington report on geochemical studies that help towards settlin ... more
MOON DAILY

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year
China will launch its latest lunar satellite in the second half of next year, the Chang'e-3, paving the way for a future manned moon landing, a senior space industry official said on Saturday. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course
The reelection of US president Barack Obama could mean one small step back to the moon and a giant leap to landing astronauts on Mars and asteroids. In 2010, the Obama administration set a goa ... more


TECH SPACE

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation
The complexities of traveling to and working in space present challenges to astronauts that NASA scientists and engineers have been working on since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on t ... more
The Year In Space
MOON DAILY

Moon crater yields impact clues
NASA scientists say an almost perfectly preserved crater on the moon should yield clues to the evolution of impact craters on Earth and other rocky bodies. ... more
IRON AND ICE

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid
Like a Hollywood starlet constantly retouching her makeup, the giant asteroid Vesta is constantly stirring its outermost layer to present a young face. Data from NASA's Dawn mission show that a form ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

MOON DAILY

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact
A flattened 1,800-mile-wide section of the moon was likely caused by a collision with an asteroid the size of Austria, Japanese researchers say. ... more
SPACE SCOPES

China unveils large radio telescope in Shanghai
A massive radio telescope for use in space observation was unveiled Sunday at the foot of Sheshan Mountain in Shanghai. The telescope will be used to track and collect data from satellites and space ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed
Engineers at NASAs Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., have installed the third and final science instrument that will fly onboard NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LAD ... more
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MOON DAILY

Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon's south pole
What technologies are needed to ensure a safe, accurate Moon landing and in-situ lunar research? Astrium is currently investigating this question in Lunar Lander studies for the European Space Agenc ... more
JOVIAN DREAMS

Monitoring Io's Insane Volcanic Activity from the Comfort of Earth
Watching active volcanic eruptions should definitely be done from a distance, but a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from the comfort of home. Using an ingenious combinat ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Earthquake simulation tops one quadrillion flops

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Recycling industrial waste water

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

Air temperature influenced African glacial movements

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

MOON DAILY

European mission to search for moon water
A European mission to the moon will search for signs of water that could allow future astronauts to set up habitats on its surface, scientists say. ... more
MOON DAILY

Proof at last: Moon was created in giant smashup
It's a big claim, but Washington University in St. Louis planetary scientist Frederic Moynier says his group has discovered evidence that the Moon was born in a flaming blaze of glory when a body th ... more
MOON DAILY

Massive planetary collision may have zapped key elements from moon
Fresh examinations of lunar rocks gathered by Apollo mission astronauts have yielded new insights about the moon's chemical makeup as well as clues about the giant impacts that may have shaped the e ... more
MOON DAILY
Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock

One Year After Launch, Curiosity Rover Busy on Mars


MOON DAILY
Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn

Cassini Halloween Treat: Titan Glows in the Dark

Saturn's giant storm reveals the planet's churning atmosphere


MOON DAILY
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


MOON DAILY
China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

SATURN DAILY

Giant impact scenario may explain the unusual moons of Saturn
Among the oddities of the outer solar system are the middle-sized moons of Saturn, a half-dozen icy bodies dwarfed by Saturn's massive moon Titan. According to a new model for the origin of the Satu ... more
MOON DAILY

Model reconciles Lunar Earth composition with giant impact theory
The giant impact believed to have formed the Earth-Moon system has long been accepted as canon. However, a major challenge to the theory has been that the Earth and Moon have identical oxygen isotop ... more
MOON DAILY

Giant smashup created the Moon, say scientists
A chemical quirk found in lunar soil backs a 37-year-old theory that the Moon was born from an apocalyptic collision between Earth and a huge space rock, scientists said on Wednesday. ... more
SATURN DAILY

What's Baking on Titan?
Radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal some new curiosities on the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan, including a nearly circular feature that resembles a giant hot cross bun and ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Making dams safer for fish around the world

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

MOON DAILY

University of Tennessee study confirms solar wind as source for moon water

TECH SPACE

UNH scientists provide window on space radiation hazards

MOON DAILY

Solar wind particles likely source of water locked inside lunar soils

MOON DAILY

Moon water could have solar source: study

MOON DAILY

Russia to launch lunar mission in 2015

MOON DAILY

Rover designed to drill for moon ice

MOON DAILY

Russian moon mission said funded, ready

DRAGON SPACE

ChangE-2 Mission To Lagrange L2 Point

SATURN DAILY

Navigating the Seas of Titan

JOVIAN DREAMS

Amateur Astronomer Maps the Surface of Ganymede

Titan Shows Surprising Seasonal Changes

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