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Ten new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one ‘oddball’

2 months, 30 days ago
Astronomers on Tuesday announced the discovery of 10 more moons of Jupiter, bringing to 79 the number known to be circling the giant gas planet, including one “wrong-way driver” that appears destined to crash into other moons sharing its…

New Cassini findings suggest Saturn moon could support life

3 months, 18 days ago
BERLIN: Complex organic molecules have been discovered originating from one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, adding to its potential to support life, researchers said on Wednesday. The Cassini spacecraft first flew close to the ice-covered…

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft makes death plunge into Saturn

1 year, 1 month ago
TAMPA, USA: After 20 years in space, NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft made its final death plunge into Saturn on Friday, ending a storied mission that scientists say taught us nearly everything we know about Saturn today and transformed the…

NASA’s Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

1 year, 1 month ago
WASHINGTON: NASA's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn on Friday that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gas giant. While orbiting Saturn nearly 300…

NASA’s Cassini probe finds vast void between Saturn’s rings

1 year, 5 months ago
WASHINGTON: The unmanned Cassini spacecraft, after completing two passes in the vast, unexplored area between Saturn's rings has discovered not much else there, researchers at NASA said.  Scientists have been surprised to find that not…

NASA’s Cassini probe of Saturn prepares for Grand Finale

1 year, 6 months ago
MIAMI: NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft is preparing for its final plunge into Saturn later this year, after two decades of helping Earth-bound scientists make new discoveries about the sixth planet from the Sun and its mysterious rings.…