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Space Station Transits Saturn

Space Station Transits Saturn

A remarkable video frame composite follows the International Space Station‘s transit of Saturn. A well-timed capture from a site near Dulmen, Germany, on January 15.  Image credit Julian Wessel.

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By |Jan 22, 2016|Categories: Space|Tags: , |

You can now see Five Planets at once

Five Planets at once

Rare celestial show. Starting today till mid-February, early risers will see with the naked eye, the first five-planet alignment in a decade.

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By |Jan 20, 2016|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Global Ocean Suspected on Saturn’s Enceladus

Saturn's Enceladus

An interpretation of images, taken of Saturn‘s most explosive moon, indicate that some surface features on Enceladus roll like a conveyor belt, leading to conclusion that a global ocean exists under the icy surface.

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By |Sep 22, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Seasons and Rings of Saturn

Rings of Saturn

On Earth, June 21 marks a solstice, the time when the Earth’s spin axis tilts directly toward the Sun. On Saturn, the rings tell you the season.  Image credit Damian Peach/SEN

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By |Jun 23, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Approaching Titan a Billion times closer

Titan a Billion times closer 1

Ten years ago, on Jan. 14, 2005, the Huygens probe touched down on Saturn‘s largest moon, Titan.   Watch the amazing zooming on Titan, a billion times closer…

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By |Feb 14, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

NASA will send a Submarine to explore Titan’s seas

Submarine to explore Titan

NASA will send a Submarine in 2040, to explore of Saturn‘s Moon Titan hydrocarbon oceans.   Watch the video…

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By |Feb 11, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

Super Saturn has an enormous Ring System

Exoplanet with enormous Ring System

Gigantic exoplanet ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s, the first of its kind to be found outside our solar system.

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By |Jan 28, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

The Solar System compared to Earth

Solar planet compared to Earth

The Solar System compared to Earth by astronomer John Brady. He reveals the size of planets and moons in relation to our blue planet.   North America how it would look on the Mars

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By |Nov 10, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

Small Moon Mimas

Saturn's moon Mimas

Mimas, one of Saturn‘s small moons with a big crater, is made of mostly water ice with a smattering of rock – so it is accurately described as a big dirty snowball.

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By |Oct 21, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Saturn’s Swirling Cloudscape

Saturn's north polar hurricane

This stunning false-color image of the ringed planet’s north pole, recorded by the Cassini spacecraft’s wide-angle camera, during its first sunlit views of far northern Saturn in late 2012.

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By |Aug 6, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |