Tag Archives: Cassini spacecraft

NASA to send mission to Titan’s seas

NASA is planning a future mission to Saturn’s moon Titan, which it hopes will shed more light on the early origin of Earth in the solar universe. Studying Titan is thought to be looking back in time at an embryonic Earth as Titan is the only moon in the solar system to have a significant atmosphere and this atmosphere is ...

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NASA Scientists Spot Accurate Position of Saturn

NASA researchers have determined the exact location of Saturn and its family of moons to within four km – a feat that will improve astronomers’ knowledge of Saturn’s orbit and benefits spacecraft navigation and basic physics research. The team of researchers paired NASA’s Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to achieve this. ...

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NASA Gets Exact Position of Saturn, 50 Times More Accurate Than Before

NASA scietists have succeeded to pinpoint the exact position of Saturn and its moons to within about 4-km range that will pave the way for future exploration of the Saturn’s orbit and the feat was achieved by pairing NASA’s Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope. The newly-found measurement is 50 times more precise ...

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Likely to be Sunburn

The ruddy colour of Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot is likely a product of simple chemicals being broken apart by sunlight in the planet’s upper atmosphere, NASA researchers have said on Wednesday. The results presented by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and laboratory experiments are based on a combination of data from the December 2000 Jupiter flyby, which contradicted the other leading ...

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