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Cassini Double Play: Enceladus and Titan

(PhysOrg.com) -- About a month and a half after its last double flyby, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be turning another double play this week, visiting the geyser moon Enceladus and the hazy moon Titan. The ...

dateMay 18, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Route 66: Cassini's Next Look at Titan

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sixteen days after last visiting Saturn's largest moon, NASA's Cassini spacecraft returns for another look-see of the cloud-shrouded moon - this time from on high. The flyby on Thursday, Jan. ...

dateJan 27, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Scientists discover fog on Titan

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks to be the only place in the solar system—aside from our home planet, Earth—with copious quantities of liquid (largely, liquid methane and ethane) sitting on its surface. ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Safe journey for works of art

Valuable paintings travel long distances when they are shipped from one place to another. To minimize damage, they are packed in special picture cases. In future, these will be equipped with sensors to detect ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Engineering
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A long night falls over Saturn's rings

As Saturn's rings orbit the planet, a section is typically in the planet's shadow, experiencing a brief night lasting from 6 to 14 hours. However, once approximately every 15 years, night falls over the entire ...

dateOct 24, 2009 in Space Exploration
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