News tagged with radar instrument

What's baking on Saturn's moon Titan?

(Phys.org)—Radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal some new curiosities on the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan, including a nearly circular feature that resembles a giant hot cross ...

dateOct 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Discovering 'hot towers'

Two hours before Hurricane Isaac made landfall, a satellite orbiting hundreds of miles above the storm used a radar instrument to map the storm's inner structure. The instrument on the Tropical Rainfa ...

dateSep 20, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Handover of Japan-built radar to NASA

On March 30, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) officially handed off a new satellite instrument to NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Space Exploration
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What's that sparkle in Cassini's eye?

The moon Enceladus, one of the jewels of the Saturn system, sparkles peculiarly bright in new images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The images of the moon, the first ever taken of Enceladus with Cassini's ...

dateDec 02, 2011 in Space Exploration
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