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Habitable Titan? Cassini, Huygens Revealed Wonders of Saturn's Biggest Moon

14 September, 2017 - 12:56
The Cassini-Huygens mission has revealed Saturn's huge moon Titan in all its frigid, exotic glory.

Cassini's Mark: Plunging Into Saturn, What the NASA Probe Leaves Behind on Earth

14 September, 2017 - 10:21
Now at the end of its 20-year mission, the Cassini probe will not even leave a mark in Saturn's clouds — it will simply fade away. The same might be true for its place in pop culture.

Cassini’s Greatest Hits: The Spacecraft’s Best Images of Saturn

14 September, 2017 - 08:56
The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn gave us fantastic images of razor-thin rings, icy moons and colorful clouds. Here are the best of the bunch from NASA.

1st Map of Water on the Moon Could Aid Future Lunar Exploration

14 September, 2017 - 08:54
Scientists have for the first time mapped the distribution of water trapped in the moon's soil, which could come in handy for planning future missions to the lunar surface.

Styx Sings Touching Farewell to Cassini Probe Before It Crashes into Saturn

14 September, 2017 - 07:23
Guitarist Tommy Shaw of the legendary rock band Styx dedicates a song to Saturn's Cassini spacecraft in a new video.

Star Wars: Episode IX Release Date Pushed Back After Abrams' Hiring

13 September, 2017 - 18:35
And nipping at the heels of Wonder Woman 2.

Hurricane Harvey Before and After: Satellite Images Show Storm's Destruction

13 September, 2017 - 18:22
Here are some before-and-after satellite images of Texas that show the devastation caused by Harvey.

Why the Cassini Mission to Saturn Must End in a Fiery Dive

13 September, 2017 - 17:30
After 13 years of examining Saturn up close, the Cassini spacecraft is ending its long career with a boom — and there's an important reason why.

Cassini's Death Dive Will Protect 2 Possibly Life-Supporting Saturn Moons

13 September, 2017 - 17:30
The upcoming suicide plunge of NASA's Cassini Saturn probe is an act of noble self-sacrifice.

New Horizons Team Planning Additional Extended Missions

13 September, 2017 - 13:55
While still more than a year away from a flyby of a distant object in the solar system's Kuiper Belt, the team running NASA's New Horizons mission is already looking ahead to future extended missions that could include another flyby.

Virgin Galactic Nearing Powered SpaceShipTwo Test Flights

13 September, 2017 - 13:43
The chief executive of Virgin Galactic said Sept. 7 that the company's second suborbital spaceplane was "at the edge" of beginning powered test flights, after at least one more glide flight.

'Vaporize!' Cassini Gets Operatic Saturn Send-Off from 'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor

13 September, 2017 - 13:30
Instead of "energize," a famous "Star Trek: Voyager" cast member has a new command for the almost-finished Cassini mission at Saturn: "Vaporize!"

Check Out SpaceX's New Spacesuit: Elon Musk Shares on Instagram

13 September, 2017 - 13:05
On Friday (Sept. 8), Elon Musk posted a photo on Instagram of a spacesuit-clad person standing next to the Dragon capsule, which SpaceX is developing to fly people to and from the International Space Station, among other destinations.

The End Is Nigh for Cassini: Saturn Probe Enters Final 48 Hours

13 September, 2017 - 11:51
The end is nigh for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is now less than 48 hours away from its scheduled death dive into Saturn.

In Photos: Hurricane Irma Damage at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

13 September, 2017 - 11:36
An aerial survey of NASA's Kennedy Space Center Sept. 13 searched for structures and facilities that may have sustained damage from Hurricane Irma as the storm passed Kennedy on Sept. 10, 2017.

'Death Dive to Saturn': New 'NOVA' Special Celebrates Cassini Mission

13 September, 2017 - 11:11
To document the dramatic final days of the Cassini spacecraft's mission at Saturn, PBS' "NOVA" will premiere the 1-hour program "Death Dive to Saturn" tonight (Sept. 13) at 9 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. CDT).

Cassini's 13 Greatest Discoveries During Its 13 Years at Saturn

13 September, 2017 - 11:10
We run-down the top 13 amazing discoveries from Cassini -- from jets of liquid water on the icy moon of Enceladus to the changing nature of Saturn’s delicate rings.

So Say We All! Syfy's 25th-Anniversary Celebration Includes 'Battlestar Galactica' Marathon

13 September, 2017 - 07:48
The science fiction TV network Syfy turns 25 this month, spurring a series of space-themed celebrations. Chief among them will be an epic marathon of "Battlestar Galactica" (2004-2009) that starts airing Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

'The Farthest' Returns for an Encore Tonight on PBS

13 September, 2017 - 07:30
"The Farthest," an amusing and inspiring new documentary about the farthest-traveling spacecraft ever launched, will return to PBS tonight (Sept. 13) for a national encore. So, if you haven't had a chance to check it out, tune in tonight at 9 p.m. EDT.

Weird World: Titanium Spied in Giant Alien Planet's Skies

13 September, 2017 - 07:27
Astronomers using the Very Large Telescope in Chile have made the first-ever detection of titanium oxide in an exoplanet's skies. They spotted the substance in the atmosphere of WASP-19b, a "hot Jupiter" located 815 light-years from Earth.