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Cassini finds interstellar dust during its Solstice flyby of Enceladus

Cassini finds interstellar dust during its Solstice flyby of Enceladus As part of the extended Solstice mission, NASA and the ESA sent Cassini diving through the plumes of these cryovolcanoes on a recent flyby of Enceladus.Far from just boring old water, Cassini found complex organic molecules, CO2, and even bits of Enceladus’ seafloor in the vaporous plumes.

New data from Cassini reveals Titan has canyons filled with liquid methane

New data from Cassini reveals Titan has canyons filled with liquid methane It’s hard to describe Titan without getting a little breathless — the place is a little like Earth’s “upside down.As hydrocarbon rain turns into rivers and carve through the surface, canyons proportionate to our Grand Canyon run with flowing methane.

This Week In Space: Lost spacecraft found, Curiosity 360 camera, and a new neighbor orbiting Proxima Centauri

This Week In Space: Lost spacecraft found, Curiosity 360 camera, and a new neighbor orbiting Proxima Centauri Planetary science has made some fun advances this week via NASA, too: Curiosity and Cassini have both been acting like rock stars.Radar measurements and specular analysis confirm it: Titan has surface features just like Earth, but it has a methane cycle where Earth has a water cycle.

NASA’s big announcement was worth the wait: confirmed cryovolcanoes on Europa

NASA’s big announcement was worth the wait: confirmed cryovolcanoes on Europa After much anticipation, NASA held a press conference on Monday to detail new findings from images of Jupiter’s moon Europa.These plumes of water ice, sometimes referred to as “cryovolcanoes,” are exciting targets for further scientific study.