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Martian Crater May Be Ancient Supervolcano

NASA October 22, 2013 Scientists from NASA and the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Ariz., have identified what could be a supervolcano on Mars—the first discovery of its kind. The volcano in question, a vast circular basin on the face of the Red Planet, previously had been classified as an impact crater. Researchers now suggest the basin is actually what ... Read More »

Weightless Astronaut Pushes Herself With a Single Hair

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New Full Ring View of Saturn

This portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings was created by Cassini fan Gordan Ugarkovic, from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013. Read More »

Curiosity Rover Confirms It: Some Meteorites Are From Mars

NASA JPL October 17, 2013 NASA Rover Confirms Mars Origin of Some Meteorites PASADENA, Calif. — Examination of the Martian atmosphere by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover confirms that some meteorites that have dropped to Earth really are from the Red Planet. A key new measurement of the inert gas argon in Mars’ atmosphere by Curiosity’s laboratory provides the most definitive ... Read More »

Cassini Finds Plastic on Titan

NASA JPL PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn’s moon Titan. This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on any moon or planet, other than Earth. A small amount of propylene was identified in Titan’s lower atmosphere by Cassini’s composite ... Read More »

Cygnus Spacecraft Arrives at the Space Station

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