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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.

NASA's Cassini Probe Will Collide With Saturn This Friday

NASA's Cassini Probe Will Collide With Saturn This Friday We’re mere days away from the end of NASA’s Cassini mission.The spacecraft has been exploring Saturn and its entourage of moons for more than a decade, but the time has come to execute the “Grand Finale.

How Cassini quietly transformed our understanding of the solar system

How Cassini quietly transformed our understanding of the solar system For the past 13 years, a bus-sized spacecraft named Cassini has quietly transformed our understanding of the solar system.The Cassini mission — a $3.

The Cassini spacecraft will crash into Saturn to save its moons

The Cassini spacecraft will crash into Saturn to save its moons But as with all things involving spaceflight, the reason for Cassini's collision course with Saturn is nothing if not practical.This means that the probe could smash into one of the planet's potentially habitable moons.

Cassini sent back its final Saturn photos, and we're not crying, you are

Cassini sent back its final Saturn photos, and we're not crying, you are The Cassini spacecraft is now feeling the inexorable tug of Saturn's gravity as the bus-sized spacecraft is being pulled down into the giant planet's cloud tops.Other photos show Titan's hazy atmosphere for the last time from close range.

Cassini, one of humanity's best spacecraft, is officially dead at Saturn

Cassini, one of humanity's best spacecraft, is officially dead at Saturn "We have loss of signal," the flight director for the mission said, as Cassini's final dispatch from Saturn ended.Scientists have been planning to send Cassini into Saturn's atmosphere for some time.

Mission controllers reacting to the end of the Cassini mission at Saturn will make you emotional

Mission controllers reacting to the end of the Cassini mission at Saturn will make you emotional Scientists aren't exactly known for their public displays of emotion, but sometimes, that's what a moment calls for.On Friday, as the long-running Cassini mission at Saturn came to a close, mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California couldn't help but get a little teary as they said goodbye to a spacecraft that had been in space for two decades.

How Cassini Changed Our Understanding of Saturn and the Solar System

How Cassini Changed Our Understanding of Saturn and the Solar System To-date, this has been the only successful probe landing in the outer solar system.But we weren’t necessarily counting on all the surprise beauty shots that Cassini captured of Saturn and its surroundings.

Earth sends Cassini a whole lot of love after the mission comes to a bittersweet end

Earth sends Cassini a whole lot of love after the mission comes to a bittersweet end After 13 years of exploration, the Cassini spacecraft finally met its demise, hurtling itself into Saturn's atmosphere and burning up early Friday morning.And as was expected, people everywhere are mourning the loss of the iconic mission.

Cassini's final image of Saturn shows the spot where it was doomed to die

Cassini's final image of Saturn shows the spot where it was doomed to die Just before Cassini was vaporized while falling through the extreme pressure of Saturn's clouds, the bus-sized spacecraft beamed home an image of the spot where it would meet its fate.Another gif also shows the exact spot where Cassini was expected to fall into Saturn.