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Oxygen Flows on Saturn's Icy Moon

Good news for future space colonists: Saturn's icy moon, Dione, contains a thin layer of oxygen that hints at life on other gas giant satellites, the BBC reports. Spotted by the Cassini spacecraft about two years ago, Dione's oxygen layer lacks the necessary density to support life and is too...
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Cassini Spacecraft Glides Over Saturn Moon in Search for Life

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 years ago)

The Cassini spacecraft exploring Saturn will get a new taste of the ringed planet's moon Enceladus late Tuesday when it flies over the icy satellite in a gravity experiment. NASA's Cassini probe will glide low over Enceladus tonight... Read Post

Saturn’s Icy Moon Contains Oxygen But Lacks Life Supporting Density

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (2 years ago)

Two years ago NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flew by Saturn’s icy moon of Dione and now scientists have revealed the spacecraft’s best find from the moon, oxygen. The discovery matches a previous theory by scientists which suggests that ... Read Post

Thin air: Cassini finds ethereal atmosphere around Saturn's ice moon Rhea

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected a very tenuous atmosphere known as an exosphere, infused with oxygen and carbon dioxide around Saturn's icy moon Rhea. This is the first time a spacecraft has directly captured molecules of an ... Read Post


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