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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.

SpaceX, NASA, and the Northern Lights: this week in space

SpaceX, NASA, and the Northern Lights: this week in space We are seeking to understand what structure in these visible signatures can tell us about the electrodynamics of processes higher up.The third rocket was part of the Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude StudieS, or ISINGLASS, mission.

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens SpaceX just announced that its Falcon 9 rocket will carry EchoStar 23 into space next week.Blue Origin unveiled their new reusable heavy-lift rocket, christened the New Glenn.

Cassini readings from Enceladus show a thin icy crust and surprising heat below

Cassini readings from Enceladus show a thin icy crust and surprising heat below These jets originate from the “tiger stripes,” four warm fractures in the moon’s icy surface.“During this flyby, we obtained the first and, unfortunately, only high-resolution observations of Enceladus’ south pole at microwave wavelengths,” said lead author Alice Le Gall in a statement.

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now DSCOVR, the jointly NASA- and NOAA-operated climate satellite, was launched by a SpaceX rocket in 2015.In other rocket news, SpaceX managed to launch their rocket, after a two-day delay because of high winds.

Far out: tidings from beyond the rim, and a historic first for reusable rockets, this week in space

Far out: tidings from beyond the rim, and a historic first for reusable rockets, this week in space This achievement was the first time we’ve ever managed to launch, land, refurbish, and re-use a rocket for a second launch.Also, there’s a new hypothesis that proposes a relationship between gravity, dark matter, and black holes.

We just got closer to finding some form of alien life in our solar system

We just got closer to finding some form of alien life in our solar system Evidence is increasing that liquid water and other building blocks for life exists on two icy moons in our solar system, NASA researchers announced.Hubble researchers also reported new evidence of what they believe are hydrogen plumes erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa.

New Enceladus findings could have big implications in the search for alien life

New Enceladus findings could have big implications in the search for alien life In fact, some moons may contain subsurface oceans with a larger total volume of water than Earth has.In the latest revelation, NASA announced strong evidence for life-sustaining conditions in the subsurface oceans of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss

This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss While we’re talking about icy rocks from the outer Solar System, it would be a shame not to mention Enceladus.But unlike Earth, there’s a surprising volume of hydrogen coming out of those vents and floating off into space.

This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks

This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks NASA finally unfurled the James Webb Space Telescope!There, mission techs and scientists will test and calibrate the telescope’s instruments.

Enceladus Vomits Vodka's Hyper-Toxic Cousin

Enceladus Vomits Vodka's Hyper-Toxic Cousin Blah blah whiskey isn’t good for you etc.A team at Cardiff University noticed a massive methanol signature in one of Saturn’s rings — the second outermost E-ring.