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A New Flyby of Titan

24 May 2007
On 12 May 2007, the Saturn-bound Cassini spacecraft performed its 31st flyby of Saturn's largest moon, Titan (5,150 km across). During the flyby, designated T30, the radar instrument onboard Cassini acquired a spectacular image showing remarkable terrains on Titan.

Glide to the Moon

23 May 2007
On 19 July 2006, Mr Aymen Ibrahem, PSC, Senior Astronomy Specialist, performed an observing session in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza. He was observing cloud patterns and interesting optical atmospheric phenomena.


23 May 2007
Oops! In the rush to get to school, you drop a piece of toast on the floor. Do you throw it away or decide it is still safe to eat?

Touching Saturn

22 May 2007
NASA recently published a fantastic image of Saturn, acquired by the Saturn-bound Cassini spacecraft. The image shows Prometheus, Saturn's tiny, intriguing moon, gliding past the ringed giant.

Saturn Occultation Picture Gallery

22 May 2007
On Tuesday, 22 May 2007, the Moon occulted Saturn, the ringed, wonderful planet.

Exploring Mysterious Antarctic Marine Life

21 May 2007
Scientists have discovered hundreds of new marine animals in the deep-sea surrounding Antarctica. The specimens include carnivorous sponges, free-swimming worms, crustaceans, and mollusks, living in the Weddell Sea. They provide new insights into the evolution of life in the ocean.

Antarctic Ice Melts

20 May 2007
In a recent study, based on data acquired by NASA's QuikScat satellite, a team of scientists found clear evidence that extensive areas of snow melted in west Antarctica in January 2005, due to warm temperatures.

The Mechanism of the Icy Volcanoes of Enceladus

18 May 2007
Enceladus is one of the most intriguing moons of Saturn. It is one of only three Solar System objects, apart from Earth, known to show ongoing volcanic activity. The other two objects are Io, Jupiter's third largest moon, and Triton, Neptune's largest moon.

Hubble Detects a Ring of Dark Matter

17 May 2007
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered a ring of dark matter that resulted due to a tremendous collision of two giant galaxy clusters.

A Pitted Space Rock

16 May 2007
NASA recently published an interesting image of Saturn's enigmatic moon Hyperion, acquired by the Saturn-bound Cassini spacecraft.

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