NASA’s Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan’s Lakes On its final flyby of Saturn’s largest moon in 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan’s northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and ...

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A crash course in space junk

Space debris piling up in orbit above our planet sparks debate on how to solve an issue that is nearly invisible to us on Earth. A crash course in space junk Pieces of man-made space junk are constantly orbiting around ...

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10 Things You Should Know About Planetary Defense

These three radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 were obtained on Dec. 15-17, by coordinating observations with NASA’s 230-foot (70-meter) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 330-foot (100-meter) Green ...

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Volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores

False colour electron microscope image of an internally zoned magnetite crystal in massive iron-oxide ore from El Laco in the Chilean Andes. Photograph: Troll et al. Volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores The origin of giant apatite-iron oxide ores of ...

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