Satellites

Surf Saturn’s Rings In Amazing Raw Cassini Images From This Week

by Elizabeth Howell August 21, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter When Saturn is at its closest to Earth, it’s three-quarters of a billion miles away — or more than a billion kilometers! That makes these raw images from the ringed planet all the more remarkable. Nearly every day, the Cassini spacecraft […]

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Awesome Video of a Satellite in Orbit

by Nancy Atkinson August 12, 2014

Here’s a great video from a camera mounted on the exterior of the TechDemoSat-1, an in-orbit technology demonstration mission from the UK. It launched on July 8, 2014 on a Soyuz-2, and the video shows the satellite moments after separation from the upper stage. The satellite even took a selfie, below. The video shows the […]

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Scientists Discover 101 Geysers Erupting at Saturn’s Intriguing Icy Moon Enceladus

by Ken Kremer July 29, 2014

Scientists analyzing the reams of data from NASA’s Cassini orbiter at Saturn have discovered 101 geysers erupting from the intriguing icy moon Enceladus and that the spewing material of liquid water likely originates from an underground sea located beneath the tiny moons ice shell, according to newly published research. The geysers are composed of tiny […]

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Flaming Space Junk Makes Jaws Drop in Australia

by Bob King July 10, 2014

“It first looked like a plane with fire coming out of the tail.” – Aaron O. “I have never seen anything like it. Big, bright and moving gently across sky – slower than a plane, not falling at all but moving across.” – Shannon H. “Viewed from cockpit of aircraft at 37,000′. Was visible for two […]

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It’s Hurricane Season and NASA is Ready Like Never Before

by David Dickinson June 13, 2014

What’s in the cards weather-wise for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season? Although the start of astronomical summer for the northern hemisphere is still over a week away on June 21st, meteorological summer has already begun and with it, hurricane season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th. Remove this ad David Dickinson on Google+

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