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Every challenge that would occur if humans tried to land on Saturn

In 2017, NASA’sCassini probe sent us our closest view of Saturn in space to date, diving right by its famous rings. If you wanted to take a closer look at the ringed planet, you would have to travel 1.2 billion kilometers, which would take about 8 years… but the long […]
Every challenge that would occur if humans tried to land on Saturn
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NASA ‘tasted’ complex organic compounds in a blast of water from one of Saturn’s moons — and can’t yet rule out the possibility that they’re from alien life

Enceladus, an ice-encrusted moon of Saturn, hides an ocean of saltwater that blasts ice into space. NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft through the ice geysers in 2015. Scientists continue to analyse the data, and on Wednesday a group announced that it had detected complex organic molecules. Though not definitive proof […]
NASA ‘tasted’ complex organic compounds in a blast of water from one of Saturn’s moons — and can’t yet rule out the possibility that they’re from alien life
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The wildest scientific discoveries of 2017

2017 was a year of discovery: NASA started using reusable rockets, patients started treating cancer using only their own cells, and scientists discovered the Earth’s lost eighth continent. Here are some of the wildest, coolest, most promising science finds of the year. An international team of 32 scientists found a […]
The wildest scientific discoveries of 2017
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Australia will play a vital role as Cassini crashes into Saturn

When the Cassini space probe makes its final descent into Saturn later today, data from the final nine hours of the mission will be sent back to NASA’s tracking station in Canberra, Australia. As the probe descends, it will capture images and data from Saturn and its atmosphere, revealing more […]
Australia will play a vital role as Cassini crashes into Saturn