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Frost Appears to Form on Titan's Rain-Wetted Surface
Frost Appears to Form on Titan's Rain-Wetted Surface
For the first time, apparent frost linked to rainfall has been observed on another body in the solar system.Read More...
Discovery of propylene in Titan's upper atmosphere with Cassini CIRS
Discovery of propylene in Titan's upper atmosphere with Cassini CIRS
Cassini's Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) Team detected a new molecule, propylene (propene), in Titan's upper atmosphere.Read More...
New Impacts on the Moon: LRO Camera Identifies Recent Craters
New Impacts on the Moon: LRO Camera Identifies Recent Craters
Comparison of images taken by LRO/LROC in the 4 years of operations reveal new cratersRead More...
Professor Joseph Veverka Awarded 2013 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize
Professor Joseph Veverka Awarded 2013 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize
Dr. Joseph Veverka, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University was awarded the Gerard P. Kuiper Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of planetary science.Read More...
Rotational Motion of Ceres
Rotational Motion of Ceres
Ceres, the first asteroid to be discovered, is by far the largest and most massive body in the main asteroid belt. NASA's Dawn Mission will be the first to reach Ceres and one of its main goals is to understand its thermal evolution and current state.Read More...
Atmospheric Modeling of Martian Methane Plumes: The Debate Continues
Atmospheric Modeling of Martian Methane Plumes: The Debate Continues
From recent observations, it has been suggested that there is evidence for the periodic (seasonal) release of methane occur from discrete surface locations on Mars, although the exact location and mechanism of release is still unknown.Read More...
Topography of Titan's Arctic Lake District: Implications for Subsurface Liquid Alkane Flow
Topography of Titan's Arctic Lake District: Implications for Subsurface Liquid Alkane Flow
By comparing the calibration of various overlapping Titan RADAR imagery, scientists on the Cassini RADAR instrument team were able to test a new model which is better able to estimate surface heights, elevations and subsurface phenomena within Titan's ArcRead More...
Numerical Simulations of Mantle Plumes on Venus: Implications for Mantle Viscosity, Water Content and Melting
Numerical Simulations of Mantle Plumes on Venus: Implications for Mantle Viscosity, Water Content and Melting
Venus is a planet with striking surface characteristics, including mantle plumes, which are hot, roughly cylindrical structures that rise from deep in the mantle of the planet.Read More...
NASA's GALEX Telescope Confirms Nature of Dark Energy
NASA's GALEX Telescope Confirms Nature of Dark Energy
Dark energy is in a tug-of-war with gravity.Read More...
Oxygen Isotope Variation in Meteorite Provides Insight Into Planet Formation
Oxygen Isotope Variation in Meteorite Provides Insight Into Planet Formation
NASA scientists conducted research on a meteorite and have provided new evidence that the inner planets formed from materials spread far and wide in the early solar system.Read More...
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