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Cassini Prepares to Taste the Oceans of Enceladus During Historic “Plume Dive”

Cassini Prepares to Taste the Oceans of Enceladus During Historic “Plume Dive”

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is about to make a return visit to one of the most interesting environments we have yet discovered in the Saturn system, and that is saying something. On Wednesday, October 28th, Cassini will make a low flyby over the South Pole of Enceladus, the 300 mile diameter moon which appears to contain […]

New Horizons Sails Past Pluto

New Horizons Sails Past Pluto

Most Recent Image of Pluto Taken Before Flyby: Credit NASA/SWRI Fifty years to the day after NASA’s Mariner 4 took the first images of another planet from deep space as part of its flyby of Mars, the space agency’s New ┬áHorizons probe has sailed past the point of its closest approach to the planet Pluto. […]

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