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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.

The Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings: Here are the photos to prove it

The Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings: Here are the photos to prove it The Saturn-exploring spacecraft managed to successfully fly through the 1,500 mile gap between Saturn and its rings and survive seemingly unscathed.At its nearest point, Cassini flew about 1,900 miles above  Saturn's clouds, which are mainly comprised of hydrogen and helium.

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.