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Saturn Moon Formation Seen in New Images

Astronomers this week were excited to announce that new images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft may show a how a new, icy moon could form within Saturn‘s rings. The images show what NASA is describing as “disturbances” on the edge of Saturn’s outermost ring. The standout feature of these disturbances is an area significantly brighter than the surrounding ring. The …

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New Saturn North Pole Storm Images Released

NASA today released new images of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft. The images are the highest-ever resolution photos of the planet’s north pole. The images depict the so-called “hexagon” jet stream located near the north pole of Saturn. The formation is so-named because of its six sides. The hexagon is a gigantic storm covering the pole that can reach …

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Saturn Moon Titan Has Something Earth Needs

Our solar system seems to be shrinking. Planning on moving to Mars? The idea sounded crazy in the past; however, recent strides show that this may become a reality within the near future. Now evidence has surfaced that a moon within our solar system has more in common with Earth than what may have been originally thought. One of Saturn’s …

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Propylene Found on Saturn’s Moon Titan

Of all the Saturnian moons examined by NASA’s Cassini probe, Titan is consistently the most interesting. Researchers have observed large lakes on the moon’s surface, a vortex that formed rapidly, possible hydrocarbon sand deposits, and what appears to be a solid ice shell. This week, NASA further revealed the mysteries of Titan, announcing that propylene has been found on the …

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Massive Storm Kicked Up Water Ice On Saturn

Saturn has been known to erupt in storms from time to time. Though not as active as Jupiter, the weather in Saturn’s atmosphere has been known to form large swirling vortexes. Now, in one of the largest storms ever observed on the planet, astronomers have spotted signs of water ice. The storm in question occurred on Saturn in 2010, and …

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Saturn’s Moon Titan May Have Solid Ice Shell

Saturn’s Moon Titan has consistently been one of the most fascinating objects in our solar system. In just the past two years, astronomers have found large bodies of water on the moon, seen the satellite’s weather form a seasonal vortex, and detected hydrocarbon sand on Titan’s surface. This week, researchers announced that odd gravitational measurements of Titan’s surface taken by …

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Cassini Saturn Photo Great Opportunity For “Cosmic Awareness”

Cassini spacecraft is set to capture a rare photo of Earth today as it sits to one side of Saturn’s rings, and Carolyn Porco, the leader of Cassini’s imaging team, says the picture is a great opportunity for us to stop for a moment and think about the enormity of what’s happening all around us. “I just thought it would …

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In Saturn’s Rings Might Be The Most Beautiful Film Ever Made

The advent of special effects and CG has ensured that a lot of the movies made today are at least visually pleasing. As beautiful as these films have become, however, they still have nothing on nature. In Saturn’s Rings is a new film coming out next year that takes viewers on a journey through one of the most beautiful areas …

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Cassini to Take Another Photo of Earth From Saturn

One of the most famous images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is of Saturn as it eclipses the Sun. With the gas giant bathed in shadow, a tiny speck called Earth can be seen in the photo. This week, NASA announced that Cassini will be recreating that famous photo. On July 19, the probe will take the picture as part …

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Sonic Lost World Sure Looks A Lot Like Sonic Xtreme

Remember Sonic Xtreme? You probably don’t as it was canceled before it ever came out, and only a few slices of game footage have ever made it online. Even so, it seems that Sega has not forgotten this title as the new Sonic title for Wii U – Sonic Lost World – looks to borrow some elements from the canceled …

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Monster Saturn Hurricane Imaged by Cassini

NASA has revealed new pictures and of a massive hurricane on Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft. The images depict a hurricane in Saturn’s north pole region. The eye of the storm is around 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) in diameter. The clouds on the hurricane’s outer edge are travelling at 150 meters per second (330 miles per hour). “We did …

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Meteors Spotted Hitting Saturn’s Rings

Watching stellar impacts as they occur is a rare treat for astronomers. The famous Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact on Jupiter (which left water in the planet’s atmosphere), which happened only 20 years ago, was the first directly-seen extraterrestrial collision in the solar system. This week, NASA revealed that Saturn has now been added to the short list of places in the …

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