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Liquid methane spotted on Titan moon of Saturn

Using data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, scientists have found that Saturn’s largest moon Titan has small liquid lakes that run more than 100 metres deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane. What are the Findings? The findings published in the journal titled Nature Astronomy make the following observations: Titan has landforms akin to ..

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Cassini Mission

The Cassini–Huygens mission commonly called Cassini, was collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to send a probe to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites. It was launched into space in October1997. Cassini’s mission to explore Saturn ended on Sept. 15, 2017 with a ..

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft successfully travels between Saturn and its rings

Recently, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft completed its final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan and has now started its final set of 22 orbits before plunging into Saturn on September 15, 2017, and thus completing its 20-year long journey. Already, Cassini has dived successfully through the space between Saturn and its rings, a region no spacecraft ..

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus may be habitable: NASA

NASA has announced that Saturn’s sixth-largest moon Enceladus and Jupiter’s fourth-largest moon Europa may be habitable as they have the necessary ingredients required to sustain life. The key ingredients of life are liquid water, a source of energy for metabolism, and chemicals such as carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulphur. Findings were made by NASA ..

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Current Affairs: Science, Technology & Environment: 27.6.09

June 19, 2009 : Current carbon dioxide levels highest in past 2.1 mn yearsJune 21, 2009: Duty cuts sought on cancer, AIDS medicinesJune 23, 2009 NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captures never-before-seen images of SaturnJune 23, 2009 : Ashoka education foundation world’s first international environment OlympiadJune 27, 2009 : Dutch firm launches pain-free cancer treatment in India ..

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