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Cyanide ice in Titan's atmosphere

Gigantic polar clouds of hydrogen cyanide roughly four times the area of the UK are part of the impressive atmospheric diversity of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, a new study led by Leiden Observatory, the Netherlands ...

dateOct 01, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Scientific balloon launches from Antarctica

NASA and the National Science Foundation launched a scientific balloon on Monday, Dec. 20, to study the effects of cosmic rays on Earth. It was the first of five scientific balloons scheduled to launch from Antarctica in ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Space Exploration
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What left these spooky trails in the sky?

Ball lightning? Spectral orbs? Swamp gas? Early this morning, May 7, these eerie glowing trails were seen in the sky above the Marshall Islands and were captured on camera by NASA photographer John Grant. Of course, if NASA's ...

dateMay 08, 2013 in Space Exploration
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