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Cassini finds Enceladus is a powerhouse

(PhysOrg.com) -- Heat output from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus is much greater than was previously thought possible, according to a new analysis of data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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STAR TRAK for March 2011

Mercury will make its best evening appearance of the year in March. It will become visible to the unaided eye during the second week of the month about 40 minutes after sunset, almost directly below much brighter ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Space Exploration
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STAR TRAK for February 2011

Jupiter will be the only bright planet visible as evening twilight fades during February, coming into view in the southwest. At mid-northern latitudes, this will be the last month until July when Jupiter will ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Rings on the horizon

The Cassini spacecraft has taken a some recent images of two of Saturn’s most notorious moons, where in both images the planet’s rings serve as a backdrop. Above, Enceladus stands out with its cratered ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Cassini completes Rhea flyby

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has successfully completed its closest flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea, returning raw images of the icy moon's surface.

dateJan 14, 2011 in Space Exploration
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