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Fountains of ice erupt from the surface of Enceladus. The small moon is mostly in shadow, which makes the geysers illuminated by sunlight stand out.

NASA: Life Signs Could Survive Near Surfaces of Enceladus and Europa

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Europa, a moon of Jupiter, and Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, have evidence of oceans beneath their ice crusts. A NASA experiment suggests that if these oceans support life, signatures of that life in the form of organic molecules (e.g.…

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Ed Stone, Former Director of JPL, Voyager Project Scientist, Dies

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Known for his steady leadership, consensus building, and enthusiasm for engaging the public in science, Stone left a deep impact on the space community. Edward C. Stone, former director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, and longtime project…

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Artist’s concept of Dragonfly soaring over the dunes of Saturn’s moon Titan.

NASA’s Dragonfly Rotorcraft Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan Confirmed

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NASA has confirmed its Dragonfly rotorcraft mission to Saturn’s organic-rich moon Titan. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of final design, followed by the construction and testing of the entire spacecraft and science instruments. “Dragonfly is a…

Article3 months ago
Colorful stripes in yellow, white, reddish-orange, pink, and green cover the planet. Saturn is tilted slightly toward us allowing the Sun to illuminate the top of its rings. The planet's shadow is cast toward the back and left of the planet. Saturn's moons Dione, and Enceladus are visible to its upper right, while its moon Mimas is just below and to the left of the planet's rings.

NASA’s Hubble Watches ‘Spoke Season’ on Saturn

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This photo of Saturn was taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on October 22, 2023, when the ringed planet was approximately 850 million miles from Earth. Hubble’s ultra-sharp vision reveals a phenomenon called ring spokes. Saturn’s spokes are transient features…

Article7 months ago

NASA Study Finds Life-Sparking Energy Source and Molecule at Enceladus

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A study zooms in on data that NASA’s Cassini gathered at Saturn’s icy moon and finds evidence of a key ingredient for life and a supercharged source of energy to fuel it. Scientists have known that the giant plume of…

Article7 months ago
Artist’s Impression. Dragonfly Departs and heads off toward its next landing spot on Titan.

NASA’s Dragonfly to Proceed with Final Mission Design Work

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NASA’s Dragonfly mission has been authorized to proceed with work on final mission design and fabrication – known as Phase C – during fiscal year (FY) 2024. The agency is postponing formal confirmation of the mission (including its total cost…

Article8 months ago

Cassini Top 10 Images of 2011

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Where were you during the storm? In 2011, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft circled Saturn for a front-row view of the huge storm there. One of those looks made the mission scientists’ list of Top 10 images of 2011. What else made…

Article8 months ago

Cassini Top 10 Images of 2012

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As the Cassini spacecraft roams the Saturnian system, each year it opens new windows on an amazing corner of our solar system. Images of mighty Saturn, its majestic rings, and the dynamic moons continue to stun us, offering ever-changing vistas…

Article8 months ago

Cassini Top 10 Images of 2013

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We’ve shared 150 press images through 40 news releases and special features during 2013. As the Cassini science team members look forward to a great 2014 and beyond, here’s a look back at their top ten 10 images of the…

Article8 months ago

Cassini 10 Years at Saturn Top Images

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The Cassini team is proud to celebrate 10 years since arriving at Saurn with this collection of images selected by members of the team. Enceladus North Pole Montage Peering Through Titan’s Haze Water World Enceladus Up-Close Saturnian Snowman A Fractured…

Article8 months ago