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Jupiter and Saturn to come closest next month

The year might have been gloomy but 2020 has proved pretty exciting for skygazers. After witnessing a lot of amazing space phenomena, the year will end with the party of a decade. And there would be two planets involved.  Jupiter and Saturn will appear to be shining as one bright star in the night sky […]

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Titan is moving away from Saturn 100 times faster 

Astronomers have found that Titan’s orbit around Saturn is expanding about 100 times faster than previously expected. Titan is the largest of the 82 moons that orbit Saturn. It has been studied extensively due to its distinct topography consisting of dunes, bodies of liquid hydrocarbon and a thick atmosphere. The Saturnian moon is also thought […]

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Scientists crack the code for Tiger Stripes on Saturn’s moon

Space is full of mysteries and there’s no bigger fun than solving them.  Enceladus has been an interesting topic for scientists since the time it was observed by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The scientists observed stripes similar to on a tiger on the surface of this Saturn’s moon. Now they may have solved this puzzle of […]

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Life on Titan? It’s possible

Can there be life on Saturn’s moon Titan? It maybe possible after scientists unveiled a geological map of the satellite. The map included vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane. Could this exotic world be considered a strong candidate for the search for life beyond Earth? The map was […]

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Shapeshifting robots for Saturn’s moons

Shapeshifting is a fascinating concept. Imagine small pieces of machines coming together to form a new robot or a machine. Now the same concept would be applied to investigate Saturn’s moons. According to a statement by NASA, a robotics team is testing a 3D-printed prototype of an unusual mini-robot at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in […]

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Saturn beats Jupiter in moons

Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82 moons, scientists said. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. If it’s any consolation to the Jupiter crowd, our solar system’s biggest planet – Jupiter – still has […]

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Our moon is not enough, NASA eyes Saturn’s

The world is not enough, and neither is the Universe. NASA has unveiled a plan to fly a drone helicopter mission which will cost $1bn (£800m) on Saturn’s moon, Titan, in the 2030s. The rotorcraft will visit dozens of promising locations on Titan to investigate the chemistry that could lead to life. The moon plays […]