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Please send me to Saturn's 'Death Star moon' so that I may climb its mountains

Please send me to Saturn's 'Death Star moon' so that I may climb its mountains New close-up photos of Saturn's "Death Star moon" Mimas show the world's untouched, craggy cliffs and craters calling out for exploration.Just imagine strapping on your hiking boots and bouncing across the tree-free, low-gravity landscape, checking out the alien moon's best views from above its pockmarked surface.

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.

Games developed entirely by one person

Games developed entirely by one person Video games are one of the most complex forms of entertainment to create.For one person to handle all of those tasks on their own is a minor miracle.

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.

The 10 best open-world games of all time

The 10 best open-world games of all time There is nothing like opening the doors to Hyrule as you leave the Shrine of Resurrection for the first time in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Regardless of where you intend to go in this expansive open world, you'll always end up somewhere entirely different.

The 20 best horror games of all time

The 20 best horror games of all time We actually strive to find the scariest horror games of all time and wire them straight into our eyes.Well now isn't really the time to go into the paradox of horror but at least we can recognise its existence.

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.

Gaming's most thankless jobs

Gaming's most thankless jobs It's easy to appreciate gaming's greatest heroes, to give recognition to those brave men, women, and anthropomorphic animals that risk it all to save entire planets from certain destruction.But it's also easy to forget about the little guys, the tertiary or unknown characters that work from the sidelines to ensure our journey always goes as smoothly as possible.

NASA emotionally prepares us for Cassini's end with this grand finale preview

NASA emotionally prepares us for Cassini's end with this grand finale preview So this is the end, Cassini.And to prepare us for the end, NASA has released the above video that simulates Cassini's last days.

Cassini probe set to begin 'Grand Finale' dive into Saturn's atmosphere

Cassini probe set to begin 'Grand Finale' dive into Saturn's atmosphere We’ve enjoyed the benefits of having NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in orbit of Saturn for years.Later this month, the spacecraft will begin a downward spiral that eventually sends it into Saturn’s crushing atmosphere.

NASA prepares the Cassini spacecraft for its daring final Saturn mission

NASA prepares the Cassini spacecraft for its daring final Saturn mission The Huygens lander separated on Christmas Day to dive into Saturn’s atmosphere, leaving Cassini to study the Saturn system alone.“What we learn from Cassini’s daring final orbits will further our understanding of how giant planets, and planetary systems everywhere, form and evolve.

The 15 best JRPGs

The 15 best JRPGs This list is just a small celebration of some of the best games the genre has to offer, organized by some of GamesRadar's biggest JRPG fanatics.- David Roberts Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon shook up the 20-year old series in ways that are hard to imagine a company doing with such a sacred series.

Saturn has a tiny moon shaped like a dumpling, and I want to eat it right now

Saturn has a tiny moon shaped like a dumpling, and I want to eat it right now One of them is that Saturn has a tiny moon shaped like a dumpling.On April 12, NASA's Cassini spacecraft took these pictures of the celestial dumpling, er, I mean moon, Atlas.

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.

The 25 best indie games of all time

The 25 best indie games of all time The accomplishment is all the more impressive when it’s done by a handful of people with nothing but a shoestring budget and a dream.Despite the hurdles, we’ve been in a golden age of independent game development for several years.

11 great games that can be played while drinking tea

11 great games that can be played while drinking tea Whether you drink it with or without milk, from a dainty tea cup or an enormous Sports Direct mug, it's always tea and it always makes the day a little brighter.Thankfully it turns out that there's actually loads of games you can play while sipping your favourite beverage.

This photo of Earth peaking out between Saturn's rings will make you feel small

This photo of Earth peaking out between Saturn's rings will make you feel small A new photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft near Saturn shows Earth as a small speck of light, framed and dwarfed by Saturn's famous rings.This isn't Cassini's first photo of Earth from Saturn.

Cassini Probe Puts a Ring On Earth Before it Dies

Cassini Probe Puts a Ring On Earth Before it Dies If you’re a space nerd, you’re probably familiar with the Cassini probe.It, alongside the Huygens lander, were part of a joint ESA and NASA mission to study Saturn and its moons.

Cassini's stellar Saturn maneuvers get the adorable celebration they deserve

Cassini's stellar Saturn maneuvers get the adorable celebration they deserve In honor of that maneuver, Google has released an adorable doodle paying tribute to Cassini and Saturn's special relationship.The animation shows a cartoon version of Cassini diving between Saturn and its rings, taking pictures along the way as the huge planet poses in the foreground.