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Wacca-wacca: NASA unveils Saturn's second Pac-Man moon

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Pac-Man makes an appearance on one of Saturn's moons, turning our solar system into one big retro gaming space arcade. [Read more]...
Wacca-wacca: NASA unveils Saturn's second Pac-Man moon
I may not be a planet, but check out my fifth moon, fools!

The Observer science quiz 2012: part 2

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Were you paying attention this scientific year? Take our test to find out: no Googling allowed• link to the answers at the bottom of the pageROUND 2: IN THE NEWS21. What happened this year but won't occur again until 2117?22. The Libyan city of El Azizia was stripped of its...
The Observer science quiz 2012: part 2
Tonight: Get the clearest, brightest view of Saturn in years

Europe to explore Jupiter's icy moons

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The European Space Agency intends to launch the JUICE mission in 2022 to better understand Jupiter's moons and their potential for sustaining life [Read more]...
Europe to explore Jupiter's icy moons

Help name some Plutonian moons

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A contest gives the public a chance to help rename two small moons orbiting Pluto, but it might help to brush up on your knowledge of the mythological Greek underworld. [Read more]...
Help name some Plutonian moons

9 iOS Music Apps That Are Better Than Anything Apple Can Come Up With (AAPL)

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Apple's built in Music App is fine for normal listening, but what if you want to experience your music in a unique way? With so many choices in Apple's App store it can be difficult to figure out which ones are actually worth it. The following Apps allow you to...
9 iOS Music Apps That Are Better Than Anything Apple Can Come Up With (AAPL)
You've never seen Saturn like this before

Picture of the Day: Jupiter and Two of Its Moons, Io and Gannymede

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Picture of the Day: Jupiter and Two of Its Moons, Io and Gannymede

Google Refuses to Index Huge Streaming Movie Portal Homepage

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As it comes under massive pressure from rightsholders, Google’s day to day copyright-related decisions – and indeed those of rightsholders – are coming under increasing scrutiny, largely thanks to the existence of Google’s Transparency Report and the DMCA takedown archive at Chilling Effects. Through these reports we can look at...
Google Refuses to Index Huge Streaming Movie Portal Homepage

Small objects blazing a path through Saturn's F ring

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From a distance, Saturn's rings look flawlessly smooth, as if they've been in their current state indefinitely. But as the Voyager and Cassini probes have witnessed, the rings are incredibly dynamic. Small moons shepherd the ice and dust that comprise the rings, providing them with structure. At the same...
Small objects blazing a path through Saturn's F ring

Journey through the cosmos with In Saturn's Rings, heading to IMAX in 2014 (video)

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Ever since NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit in 2004, filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren has been enthralled with its progress. So much so that he's spent years collecting over a million insanely high-res photos from Cassini's mission and quilted them together into a 45-minute film called In Saturn's Rings....
Journey through the cosmos with In Saturn's Rings, heading to IMAX in 2014 (video)
15 potential planets in habitable zones found by citizen scientists

NASA will send a second Curiosity rover to Mars in 2020

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In a surprise announcement at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, NASA has revealed that it will be sending another rover to Mars in 2020. This news has been met with a mix of reactions, with some planetary scientists wondering why NASA continues to focus on Mars, when there...
NASA will send a second Curiosity rover to Mars in 2020

Unemployed game designer creates mind-blowing solar system explorer app

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Oftentimes when people become unemployed, they fall prey to feelings of helplessness. Not Christopher Albeluhn, an unemployed game designer who recently created an incredibly cool app that allows you to explore the solar system and constellations in 3D. “The Solar System: Explore Your Backyard” was spotlighted on Reddit by...
Unemployed game designer creates mind-blowing solar system explorer app

How the solar system's strangest moon, Iapetus, lost its rings [Space Porn]

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One of the weirdest of the solar system's moons is Iapetus. This is a medium-sized (1,471 km (914 miles) satellite of Saturn, orbiting about 3,561,300 km (2,213,000 miles) from the planet. Seen from the surface of Iapetus, Saturn looms about four times larger than a full Moon in Earth's...
How the solar system's strangest moon, Iapetus, lost its rings [Space Porn]

AT&T HTC Titan II review

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Titan. It's a ballistic missile and one of Saturn's moons. The word also plays a huge role in Greek mythology and in normal use refers to something of enormous power and influence. So it's understandable, then, why HTC seems to prefer it as a name for its phones. So...
AT&T HTC Titan II review

★ Mgmt ♫ Of Moons Birds Monsters #playtapus

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★ Mgmt ♫ Of Moons Birds Monsters #playtapus

DailyDirt: Life On Other Planets

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We've discovered thousands of exoplanets beyond our solar system, and some of them are even in the "Goldilocks zone" where liquid water could possibly exist. Some astronomers think life could be abundant in the universe, but there's not that much hard evidence (yet!). Here are just a few astronomical discoveries...
DailyDirt: Life On Other Planets

NASA's close call with Saturn hurricane leads to amazing imagery

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This amazing video shows images from Cassini, a spacecraft that’s orbited Saturn for nine years. A huge hurricane is the star of the show. With 300 mile per hour winds, the storm is the size of two Earths. Its eye alone is a massive 1,250 miles wide. Strangely, the...
NASA's close call with Saturn hurricane leads to amazing imagery

The people of Earth have spoken: One of Pluto's moons should be named Vulcan

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Back on February 10, 2013, the SETI Institute announced it would open up voting on naming Pluto’s fourth and fifth moons—which, so far, are called simply P4 and P5. SETI cautioned the winning entry would just be a suggestion. The new names had to be officially approved by the...
The people of Earth have spoken: One of Pluto's moons should be named Vulcan

A History Of Lunarcraft

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Megan Garber writes about some of our earliest forays into lighting our cities with giant "moon-towers" which imitated luna, err, lumination:During the hot summer of 1882, the installation of the new moon towers became its own kind of brilliant spectacle. People gathered to witness the building of structures that represented...
A History Of Lunarcraft

Europe to explore Jupiter's icy moons

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The European Space Agency intends to launch the JUICE mission in 2022 to better understand Jupiter's moons and their potential for sustaining life. [Read more]...
Europe to explore Jupiter's icy moons

Alt-week 7.28.12: social mathematics, Pluto's moons and humans-on-a-chip

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Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. It's a beautiful world we live in. And, while the sweet and romantic part is debatable, strange and fantastic is not. Our universe is one populated by non-planetary celestial bodies with...
Alt-week 7.28.12: social mathematics, Pluto's moons and humans-on-a-chip
Game developer looks to bridge genre and platform gaps

Visualized: Cassini probe gets a glimpse of Saturn's shadow

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The Cassini space probe has collected quite a few memories of Saturn in its eight years, swinging by the planet's moons and even listening to lighting storms. Even so, we're being treated to an uncommon sight today: the dark side of Saturn. A newly processed set of 60 images,...
Visualized: Cassini probe gets a glimpse of Saturn's shadow
Tidal massaging reveals a hidden ocean on Saturn's moon, Titan

Pluto moon names to be selected by public voting, we talk to astronomer Mark Showalter

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P4 and P5 aren't the sorts of names that impart the manner of excitement space exploration companies and organizations are looking to inspire in the next generation of enthusiasts (nor the customers, philanthropists and tax payers destined to fund those explorations). The SETI Institute, a private non-profit, best known...
Pluto moon names to be selected by public voting, we talk to astronomer Mark Showalter
Hubble telescope finds a fifth moon orbiting former planet Pluto
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