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Watch Rare Celestial ‘Fab-Five’ Planets’ Congregation in Sky Tonight

After almost one decade, a rare celestial congregation of five planets — Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will be visible to naked eye in the sky and more prominent through telescope tonight, said astronomers. Three planets — Saturn, Mars and Jupiter — can be seen today clearly while those lucky enough can expect to seee Mercury and Venus too ...

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Cassini-Huygens: Stunning Image of Titan’s Tallest Mountain Rivals Everest

Latest Cassini Images of Titan

NASA’s Cassini probe mission has sent images of Saturn’s moon Titan showing some tallest mountains on its surface measuring more than 10,000 feet. The mountainous ridges called the Mithrim Montes showed three series of mountain ridges and the top measured 10,948 feet in height. Most of these mountain ridges are located near the equator. The region is called Xanadu. “It’s ...

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Best-Ever Images of Saturn Moon Enceladus Oceans Sent by Cassini on Fly-by Now

NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed by Saturn's icy moon Enceladus on Oct. 14, 2015, capturing this stunning image of the moon's north pole. A companion view from the wide-angle camera (PIA20010) shows a zoomed out view of the same region for context. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during its fly-by Saturn has sent the best-ever images of the northern extremes of Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus, which were taken on Oct. 14. The fly-by covered 1,142 miles (1,839 kilometers) above the moon’s surface. The fly-by encounter will lasto next several days and more images will be sent, said NASA. Earlier, scientists believed that the ...

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus stunning lights similar to curtain eruptions seen on Earth: Scientists

New research proposes the possibility that icy eruptions on the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus could be in the form of broad, curtain-like eruptions, rather than discrete jets. Based on data obtained from NASA’s Cassini mission, the researchers say these eruptions from Saturn’s moon Enceladus might be diffuse curtains rather than discrete jets. Though they appear to be individual jets ...

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NASA Sending Nuclear-Powered Submarine, Robot to Saturn’s Moon Titan

NASA is planning to send among other things one nuclear-powered submarine, submersible robot to explore a methane sea on Saturn’s moon Titan. NASA shocased it at this year’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium by its Glenn’s COMPASS Team and researchers from the Applied Research Lab. “Measurement of the trace organic components of the sea, that may exhibit pre-biotic chemical evolution, ...

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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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Saturn’s Moon Titan Glows at Dusk and Dawn

In an unexpected and potentially groundbreaking discovery, NASA has spotted Saturn’s moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn on Thursday. New maps of Saturn’s moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near its north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn breaks over the southern ...

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