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Planet Social is Grateful for Cassini’s Discoveries

On Friday, NASA space probe Cassini plunged into Saturn after a 20-year mission to the ringed planet. The post Planet Social is Grateful for Cassini’s Discoveries appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Space Hurricane's --"Gigantic Solar Eruptions Sweep the Magnetospheres of Jupiter, Saturn & Other Planets"

Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult...        

When Is It Time to Trash Old Tech?

NASA deliberately crashed a $4 billion spaceship into Saturn. It was inevitable, the space agency said, because the craft was out of fuel and had completed its mission years ago. Plus, it could have contaminated one of Saturn's moons if it crashed there. So goes the rationale and our......

NASA Astrobiologists --"Life On Saturn's Enceladus and Alien Bodies May Have Exotic Molecular Structures" (WATCH Video)

NASA astrobiologists say that we must recognize that life on Enceladus or other alien bodies may have originated by a process very different from the process by which life emerged on Earth. Alternatively, alien life may have originated in the...        

The Sky This Week - Thursday September 21 to Thursday September 28

The First Quarter Moon is Thursday, September 28. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the late twilight sky. The thin crescent Moon is close to Jupiter on the 22nd. Earth is at spring equinox on the 23rd. Saturn is visible all evening in the heart of the Milky Way and is close to the Moon on the 26th and 27th. Show More Summary

What we're hoping to learn from the magnetic readings of Cassini's final orbits

It was a proud but sad moment when NASA announced that mission control had lost the signal from the Cassini spacecraft on September 15. As it takes the signal over an hour to travel from Saturn to Earth, this meant that the spacecraft had already been destroyed in Saturn's atmosphere.

11 Pictures of Saturn Will Stun You

Click to see all the pictures. Source: Bloomberg The post 11 Pictures of Saturn Will Stun You appeared first on The Big Picture.

The Last Photo Cassini Took Was Its Forever Home On Saturn

For those who've followed NASA's Cassini mission these past 20 years, it's still a bit hard to believe it's gone. On Friday, September 15, the spacecraft plunged itself into Saturn's atmosphere, becoming part of the planet it had studied tirelessly for 13 years. Show More Summary

Saturn Rising: The Queer Go-Go Dancer Making Dark, Dreamy Electronic

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The Bay Area artist's debut EP, Darkest Dream, explores the pains of love & life.

See Cassini's last look at Saturn's weird yin-yang moon - CNET

NASA shares the spacecraft's final view of dark and light surfaces contrasting on Saturn's fascinating moon Iapetus.

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Cassini was great, but we could do better if America wasn’t the fussy superpow…

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Cassini was great, but we could do better if America wasn’t the fussy superpower: We could have been to Saturn by 1970.

NASA’s Cassini captured an unexplained Saturn ‘glitch’ before its fateful dive

NASA's Cassini spacecraft completed its incredibly successful extended mission last week, punctuated by a fiery death at the hands of Saturn's upper atmosphere. But just before the orbiter bid farewell it captured an image of an area...Show More Summary

Microscopic technique for detecting microbial life in Enceladus water plumes

A new study has demonstrated the potential to use digital holographic microscopy (DHM) to detect microorganisms and evidence of life in water collected from the plume rising from the surface of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. The cell detection...Show More Summary

Saying goodbye to the historic Cassini spacecraft

Today, the nearly 20-year Cassini-Huygens mission ended in dramatic fashion, with the Cassini orbiter plunging directly into Saturn. Here are some of the spacecraft's notable accomplishments. The post Saying goodbye to the historic Cassini spacecraft appeared first on

Cassini Took One Last Look At A Mysterious Glitch In Saturn's Rings Before It Died

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Peggy is something along the edge of Saturn's ring, a glitch whose source we've never seen. Cassini took a last peek at Peggy during its Grand Finale destructive plunge, adding a final piece to the puzzle for future researchers to pour over when trying to understand this mysterious disturbance. More »      

Saturn ruled this scientist's life for 40 years — here's why she's begging NASA to go back after Cassini's death

Linda Spilker began researching Saturn at NASA's Jet Propulsion laboratory four decades ago. She worked on the Voyager mission and was on the Cassini mission to Saturn, which recently ended, from start to finish. Because there's a chance...Show More Summary

End of Mission for the Cassini Saturn Probe

On Sept. 15, at 7:55 AM EDT, the Cassini Saturn probe followed its sisters into history, plunging to its end in Saturn's atmosphere.

Cassini Spacecraft Crashes Into Saturn

NASA received its last data transmission from the Cassini spacecraft at 4:55:46 a.m. PDT Friday, before losing contact with the probe as it hurtled into Saturn's atmosphere. It was a fiery grand finale for the probe, which spent 13 years orbiting the ringed planet. Show More Summary

The Cassini Team Reflects On How It Feels To Say Goodbye To Their Spacecraft

Last week, NASA's Cassini spacecraft slammed into the day side of Saturn, the brief flash of its vaporisation marking the end of a 13-year mission. But it took people to turn this hunk of aluminium and silicon into an extension of our curiosity. More »      

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