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The two-year mission of the Mars Science Laboratory -- better known as Curiosity -- has just begun...Share This Story If it finds evidence that the Red Planet once supported life, Curiosity will have more than justified its $2.5 billion price tag.
Cassini captured a startling new picture of the jets, which a scientist claimed earlier this year could be 'snowing microbes' onto the icy moon...This week, Cassini flew past the moon just 46 miles above the surface. The radio science team is
April 15, 2012 Please note that the live feed accompanying this article will only be active for a few hours from 6:30 p.m...More celestial action is on the cards for sky watchers this weekend with Saturn set to oppose the sun on Sunday, April 15.
12 April 2012 Scientists may have a rock-solid answer on how the legions of dinosaurs that once ruled the earth, but now they are focused on determining what happened to the bits of rock that were cast off into space as a result. And bits of rock is
This week, in a series of tantalisingly close flybys to the moon, named Enceladus, Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has revealed watery jets erupting from what may be a vast underground sea. These jets, which spew through cracks in the moon's icy shell,
A couple of days ago, the NASA probe, Cassini, on its mission to the moons of Saturn, made one of its closest flybys of the moon Enceladus, making its pass by of the south pole of the moon at a distance of 74 kilometres. It
This extreme closeup of Saturn's moon Enceladus is the work of the Cassini orbiter, which snapped this awesome image way back in January 2011. Here, the satellite glows a golden brown as it basks in the light of its planet. Normally, Enceladus would
The 'smoky' effect at the bottom of the crescent moon Enceladus are geyser-like jets that create a halo of ice, dust and gas around Enceladus that helps feed Saturn's E ring The spacecraft orbited the planet Saturn since 2004, studying the planet,
Cassini Clears Enceladus' Polar Mystery The space probe conducts detailed studies of the area 12th of January 2010, 13:38 GMT Adjust text size: The South Pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus is one of the most peculiar regions in the solar system.
NPR.org , June 24, 2009 · A small, icy moon that orbits Saturn probably has an underground saltwater ocean, according to scientists who have found sodium in tiny ice grains that have spewed out of the moon and into Saturn's outermost ring. Cassini