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Cassini's First Grand Finale Images of Saturn Are In, and They're Stunning

Cassini's First Grand Finale Images of Saturn Are In, and They're Stunning The first images from the Grand Finale have been sent back to NASA, and they’re stunning.They’re also just the start — Cassini has 21 more close orbits planned.

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.

Slip into the eerie silence between Saturn and its rings

Slip into the eerie silence between Saturn and its rings On April 26, NASA's Cassini spacecraft shot between Saturn and its innermost ring, going where no human-made object has gone before.One of those insights is that the area between the planet and its rings "sounds" different than other parts of space surrounding Saturn.

Watch NASA's home movie of the first dive between Saturn and its rings

Watch NASA's home movie of the first dive between Saturn and its rings Well if this lil' home video doesn't fill you with excitement and awe, check your pulse because you're probably dead.Captured at 6,800 miles per hour (aka 45 times faster than a speeding bullet) the "movie" represents the exploration of uncharted territory for the $3.

Listen to the Eerie Void of Space

Listen to the Eerie Void of Space We’ve covered the Cassini probe a few times, but this little probe never ceases to impress.This time, Cassini went into the empty space between Saturn and its rings.

Cassini Finds Saturn's Ring Gap Emptier Than Expected

Cassini Finds Saturn's Ring Gap Emptier Than Expected One of the reasons Cassini didn’t venture into this space before was the risk of damage from dust particles.The dust particles are only 1 micrometer across, but can cause damage to the probe’s instruments when they impact at high speed.

Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space

Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space Next up for the Falcon 9 is a May 15 mission to put an Inmarsat communications satellite in orbit.At the end of the month, SpaceX is also slated to send a CRS Dragon to the International Space Station.

16 shooter classes that defy classification

16 shooter classes that defy classification As with the most unique RPG classes, I'm fascinated by the stranger, more unique concepts that some multiplayer shooters have to offer.So, for your enjoyment, I present a list of the misfit classes that merrily defy the traditional class structure.

In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science

In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science “I am delighted to report that Cassini shot through the gap just as we planned and has come out the other side in excellent shape.While the gas giant’s north pole was in shadow for the first part of the Cassini mission, it’s now in full sunlight, which enables Cassini scientists to directly image it in reflected light.

Best Sega Saturn games of all time

Best Sega Saturn games of all time Guy who vaguely resembles Bruce Willis on the cover?Well, not so much.

10 lies video games tell us about war

10 lies video games tell us about war After all, as video games have explained to us over the years, if anything goes wrong you can just send in Sam Fisher to kill everyone.How the Nazi soldiers in video games even make it out of bed without dying is a mystery to us.

21 little things that annoy us about Steam sales

21 little things that annoy us about Steam sales It's not the singing birds in the trees that's alerted us to the fact, nor the blistering heat, nor even the fact that at last the chime of the ice-cream truck is like a beacon of hope.No, it's the fact that the Steam Summer Sale has begun.

Gaze Into Saturn's Gigantic, Hexagonal Storm

Gaze Into Saturn's Gigantic, Hexagonal Storm Among those gaseous beauties is it churning hexagonal storm.The whole storm is more than a thousand miles across and sits at the planet’s North Pole.

The 25 best Spider-Man games of all time

The 25 best Spider-Man games of all time We appreciate the Wallcrawler so much that weve already listed the top 7 reasons Spider-Man makes a great game character.Well, not all of them could be called the best games ever, but it isnt hard to rank the 25 best Spider-Man games ever made.

The best video game movies you could be watching right now

The best video game movies you could be watching right now OK, being brutally honest, video game movies are no one’s favourite genre.Despite being Hollywood catnip due to a fanbases already millions strong, the average video game movie is exceptionally low on the Rotten Tomato-meter.

Perfect Landing Spot for Spacecraft on Titan Identified

Perfect Landing Spot for Spacecraft on Titan Identified Using new data from the Cassini probe, scientists have identified a potential landing zone on Titan — those hydrocarbon lakes.This thick atmosphere is also what makes a potential landing on Titan so difficult.

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.

Cassini Probe Dips Its Toes in Saturn's Atmosphere

Cassini Probe Dips Its Toes in Saturn's Atmosphere NASA’s Cassini probe has been studying Saturn and its moons since 2005, and it’s almost time for the spacecraft to call it a day.The probe is running low on fuel, but scientists intend to get the most out of Cassini before it’s no longer capable of doing science.