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  • What's new with Titan? Five intriguing findings about Saturn's moon

    Like many a robotic planetary mission, you've gotta love the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn – a joint effort between NASA and the European Space Agency. It launched in 1997 and for the past six years (yes, it took some time to get there), Cassini has been the gift that keeps on giving. Saturn's largest moon, Titan, continues to be one of Cassini's most intriguing targets. It's the only planetary satellite with a thick atmosphere – a hydrocarbon haze that makes a smoggy day in Los Angeles look crystal clear by comparison. And although it's a cold moon, with lakes of liquid methane, Titan has many of the compounds that on Earth were the building blocks for organic life. It's high on the list of "let's go back" destinations among astrobiologists. So far, Cassdini has performed 73 flybys of Titan, including eight this year. Here are some of this year's eye-popping discoveries associated with Cassini's observations of Titan.
    12/22/2010 05:10 pm

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  • What's new with Titan? Five intriguing findings about Saturn's moon

    Like many a robotic planetary mission, you've gotta love the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn – a joint effort between NASA and the European Space Agency. It launched in 1997 and for the past six years (yes, it took some time to get there), Cassini has been the gift that keeps on giving. Saturn's largest moon, Titan, continues to be one of Cassini's most intriguing targets. It's the only planetary satellite with a thick atmosphere – a hydrocarbon haze that makes a smoggy day in Los Angeles look crystal clear by comparison. And although it's a cold moon, with lakes of liquid methane, Titan has many of the compounds that on Earth were the building blocks for organic life. It's high on the list of "let's go back" destinations among astrobiologists. So far, Cassdini has performed 73 flybys of Titan, including eight this year. Here are some of this year's eye-popping discoveries associated with Cassini's observations of Titan.
    12/22/2010 05:10 pm

  • The Daily Reckoning The rise, fall, and rise of disaster

    The threat of disaster keeps retreating, but that doesn't mean it's gone.
    08/20/2010 05:46 pm

  • Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano is nothing to 'Angry Sister' Katla

    Every time in recorded history that Eyjafjallajökull volcano has erupted, the much larger Katla volcano has also erupted. Scientists are watching Katla carefully.
    04/18/2010 04:42 pm

  • Ash cloud from Iceland volcano shuts down air traffic

    Ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe on Thursday.
    04/15/2010 07:49 pm

  • Iceland volcano blast sparks concerns of larger volcano eruption

    Scientists say history has proven that when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts the Katla volcano erupts too.
    03/22/2010 04:08 pm

  • Iceland volcano erupts; sparks concerns of larger eruption at nearby volcano

    No immediate reports of injuries or damages from Iceland volcano eruption but scientists worry of larger eruption at nearby Katla volcano.
    03/21/2010 10:19 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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