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Saturn Moon Titan Beset with Icy South Pole, Finds NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft found that winter comes in like a lion on the moon of Saturn Titan’s south pole with a monstrous new cloud of frozen compounds in its low-to-mid stratosphere atmospheric region. Cassini’s camera had earlier sent an image of a cloud over Titan’s south pole at an altitude of about 186 miles (300 km) but that 2012 image ...

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What smacks into Ceres stays on Ceres, says Study

A new set of high-velocity impact experiments suggests that the dwarf planet Ceres may be something of a cosmic dartboard: Projectiles that slam into it tend to stick. The experiments, performed using the Vertical Gun Range at NASA’s Ames Research Center, suggest that when asteroids and other impactors hit Ceres, much of the impact material remains on the surface instead ...

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ISRO Plans Chandrayaan 2, Mangalyaan 2 and Sukrayaan-1 after Successful Cryogenic Rocket Tests

Venus or Sukra planet will soon have an ISRO spacecraft greeting in its orbit if Indian Space Research Organisation is able to create another milestone with its deep space exploration mission. Not falling for the age-old saying that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, ISRO first visited the nearest object Moon before eyeing the Mars, which has ...

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Ice Crater or Alien City? Ceres Bright Spots Puzzling Still as Dawn Moves Closer (Photos, Video)

Astro-physicists have been waiting for months to unravel the mystery of bright lights on asteroid Ceres and the Dawn spacecraft that is inching closer to its surface is still far from resolving puzzle. Located between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres has its visitor from Earth, NASA’s dawn mission to take the first glimpse and send pictures of the dwarf planet. While ...

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NASA Can Predict Solar storms 24 Hours in Advance Now

NASA scientists have successfully tested a tool to predict solar geomagnetic storms which often disrupt our own including one of Indian-origin have developed a new tool that can predict solar geomagnetic storms at least 24 hours in advance, forewarning telecom disruptions, if any. Neel Savani, an Indian-origin space scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland has come ...

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Robotic telescope discovers 3 super-sized Earth-like planets in neighborhood

Using a robotic telescope at Lick Observatory that scans the sky night after night, astronomers have discovered three planets – supersized Earths ‑ around a nearby star. “The three planets are unlike anything in our solar system, with masses seven to eight times the mass of Earth and orbits very close to their host star,” said UC Berkeley graduate student ...

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