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Milky Way and its iconic halo forged by a cosmic collision 10 billion years ago
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Milky Way and its iconic halo forged by a cosmic collision 10 billion years ago

The merger with a galaxy quarter its size created the Milky Way's halo of stars & thick disk.

NASA to send submarine to Antarctica looking for temperature-resistant life
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NASA to send submarine to Antarctica looking for temperature-resistant life

It will look at vents on the seafloor, where some heat-tolerant bacteria & worms have thrived

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus could have conditons to host certain kind of microbial life
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Saturn's icy moon Enceladus could have conditons to host certain kind of microbial life

The team of researchers tested the microbes survival skills under roughly the same conditions that are present on Enceladus.

Are we alone in the universe? Astrobiologist Dr Henry Throop on aliens, finding Earth-like planets
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Are we alone in the universe? Astrobiologist Dr Henry Throop on aliens, finding Earth-like planets

Henry Throop says Saturn's moon Enceladus and Jupiter's moon Europa could be hospitable environments, and that potatoes could possibly be grown on Mars, like Matt Damon did in The Martian | #FirstCulture

NASA to send a mission to either a comet or to Saturn's moon Titan in the mid-2020's
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NASA to send a mission to either a comet or to Saturn's moon Titan in the mid-2020's

Which of these two NASA missions will finally make it will be known only in 2019.

NASA releases image of a brightly lit crescent on Enceladus captured by the Cassini mission to Saturn
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NASA releases image of a brightly lit crescent on Enceladus captured by the Cassini mission to Saturn

Enceladus has all the ingredients required to support life, and is one of the reasons why Cassini was burned up in the Saturnian atmosphere.

You can watch NASA's Cassini make its 'Grand Finale' dive into Saturn's atmosphere later today: Here's how
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You can watch NASA's Cassini make its 'Grand Finale' dive into Saturn's atmosphere later today: Here's how

The Cassini mission was launched in 1997 as a joint venture between NASA, ESA and the ASI. It's been orbiting Saturn since 2004.

Nasa's 13-year old mission Cassini-Huygens mission to take its final dive into Saturn on 15 September
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Nasa's 13-year old mission Cassini-Huygens mission to take its final dive into Saturn on 15 September

Cassini's final manoeuvres begin at 0714 GMT on Friday, although the signal will only reach Nasa 86 minutes later.

NASA releases images of Cassini's final observations of the water jets on Enceladus
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NASA releases images of Cassini's final observations of the water jets on Enceladus

NASA has released a movie made from images captured during Cassini's final observations of the plumes of water on the Saturnian moon, Enceladus.

Cassini set for final dive towards Saturn on 15 September; imaging cameras to send photos of Titan and Enceladus
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Cassini set for final dive towards Saturn on 15 September; imaging cameras to send photos of Titan and Enceladus

Nasa's robotic spacecraft Cassini that has been orbiting Saturn for 13 years is set for a final dive towards the planet and burn up in its atmosphere in a "grand finale" after it flies past Titan

NASA is hiring a Planetary Protection Officer and the job requires protection of the entire solar system
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NASA is hiring a Planetary Protection Officer and the job requires protection of the entire solar system

The job of the Planetary Protection Officer is to save all the celestial bodies in the solar system from alien invasions.

Space probes with digital holographic microscopes could be used to detect alien organisms
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Space probes with digital holographic microscopes could be used to detect alien organisms

No probe since NASA's Viking program in the late 1970s has actively looked for living organisms.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft beams back images of water jets on the south pole of Enceladus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft beams back images of water jets on the south pole of Enceladus

The water jets are backlit by the Sun, while the reflected sunlight from Saturn is lighting up the moon.

NASA's Cassini mission finds evidence that an asteroid strike may have shifted the poles of Enceladus
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NASA's Cassini mission finds evidence that an asteroid strike may have shifted the poles of Enceladus

The event is linked to striations near the south pole of Saturn's moon, a feature known as "tiger stripes".

Enceladus has the ingredients to support life, suggest Nasa findings on oceans in the Solar System
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Enceladus has the ingredients to support life, suggest Nasa findings on oceans in the Solar System

The Hubble Space Telescope, and the Cassini mission are providing the evidence necessary for further scientific investigations into extraterrestrial life.

Nasa to hold press conference on plans to search for alien life on oceans beyond Earth
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Nasa to hold press conference on plans to search for alien life on oceans beyond Earth

These new discoveries will also help inform future ocean world exploration and the broader search for life beyond the Earth.

New study suggests that the hidden sea may be closer to surface on Saturn's moon Enceladus
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New study suggests that the hidden sea may be closer to surface on Saturn's moon Enceladus

Saturn moon Enceladus's hidden sea might be closer to the surface than previously thought, suggests a new study that found the south polar region of the moon to be warmer than expected just a few feet below its icy surface.

Saturn's silver sheen: Nasa unveils photo of the planet's crescent moon
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Saturn's silver sheen: Nasa unveils photo of the planet's crescent moon

In a revealing photo of Nasa crescent moon taken by the Cassini spacecraft, shines right above its Saturn's blue rings. Assigned to explore Saturn and its moons, the spacecraft flew about 630,000 miles from Enceladus in July 2015 to explore the possibility of life.