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December 03, 2012
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NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 03, 2012
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft tie a shift in seasonal sunlight to a wholesale reversal, at unexpected altitudes, in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. At the south pole, the data show definitive evidence for sinking air where it was upwelling earlier in the mission. So the key to circulation in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan turned out to be a certain slant of light. The paper was published in the journal Nature. "Cassini's up-close observations are likely the o ... read more
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MOON DAILY

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock
Imagine landing on the moon or Mars, putting rocks through a 3-D printer and making something useful - like a needed wrench or replacement part. "It sounds like science fiction, but now it's really ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn
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 Teth ... more
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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US House approves plan to train Syria rebels in IS fight

Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon

Arrests in large-scale Australian counter-terror raids

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

RR Engine for Korean Navy passes acceptance tests

Insitu Inc. receives ScanEagle engine

China mum as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying

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
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
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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
24/7 News Coverage
Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

De Beers warns diamonds aren't forever

Woman dies in flood as storms lash southern France

Scientists say Chinese sturgeon will soon be no more

Japan to file new research whaling plan 'this year'

Mexico airlifts tourists stranded by hurricane

Material mimicking shark skin combats hospital superbugs

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
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
Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

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

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

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MOON DAILY
WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

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

Moon crater yields impact clues

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

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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Moving silicon atoms in graphene with atomic precision

Wastewater injection is culprit for most quakes in Colorado and New Mexico

'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers

Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free

Scientists come closer to the industrial synthesis of a material harder than diamond

Assessing the environmental costs and benefits of fracking

MOON DAILY

Giant smashup created the Moon, say scientists

SATURN DAILY

What's Baking on Titan?

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

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