Cassini Watches Enceladus Fizz Into Space
Enceladus with Water Vapor Plume
August 31st, 2015
Cassini has once again turned to Enceladus, the enigmatic moon of Saturn.
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'How We'll Live on Mars': Q&A with Author Stephen Petranek
The arc of Mars' northern hemisphere
August 31st, 2015
Stephen Petranek thinks humans will live on Mars within 20 years, and he states his case in a new book, "How We'll Live on Mars."
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Our Galaxy's Heart Glows in Psychedelic X-Ray Light
XMM-Newton Image of the Milky Way Galaxy's Center
August 31st, 2015
Europe's XMM-Newton telescope took an X-ray scan of the Milky Way's core, capturing some dazzling high-energy delights.
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'Galaxy Quest' Movie May Become TV Show
'Galaxy Quest' Movie Cast
August 31st, 2015
The science fiction comedy movie favorite "Galaxy Quest" is one step closer to becoming a television series: Amazon Studios has purchased the project from Paramount Entertainment.
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NASA Mulling Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus
Cassini View of Enceladus
August 31st, 2015
NASA already plans to launch a spacecraft to the Jupiter moon Europa in the early to mid-2020s, and it's also mulling a mission to the Saturn satellite Enceladus that would lift off by the end of 2021.
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Second Cosmic Ray Detector Delivered to Space Station
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) Experiment
August 30th, 2015
A Japanese cargo ship that arrived on Monday at the space station delivered an astrophysics telescope that will join the flagship Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer in hunting for cosmic rays.
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NASA to Study Uranus, Neptune Orbiters
Jim Green of NASA
August 31st, 2015
NASA began an early feasibility study for missions to the distant, mostly-ignored ice-giants Uranus and Neptune, a senior agency official said here Aug. 24.
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Tiny Space Telescope to Aim at 'Super-Earth' Atmospheres
'Super-Earth' 55 Cancri e
August 30th, 2015
If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including "super-Earths."
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