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Cassini Detects Oxygen On Saturn's Moon Dione
2012-03-02 13:18:55

Researchers report this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected oxygen on one of Saturn's moons. They said their finding increases the likelihood of finding the ingredients for life on one of the moons orbiting gas giants. The ice moon, Dione, has no liquid water and does not have the proper conditions to support life, Andrew Coates of the University College London said.  However, he said that it is possible that other moons of...

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2010-02-09 12:40:00

Astronomers say it is likely that Saturn's moon Enceladus hides a large body of liquid water just beneath its icy surface, BBC News reported. More data returned from the Cassini probe, which periodically sweeps past the little moon, has provided even more evidence backing the idea of a sub-surface sea below the moon's surface. Experts theorize that it is the detection of negatively charged water molecules in the atmosphere of Enceladus. Such ions on Earth are often seen where liquid water is...

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2005-08-19 11:25:00

MOSCOW -- The $100-billion International Space Station could end up on the scrap heap if NASA's shuttle flights do not return to normal soon, scientists say. NASA said on Thursday its next shuttle flight would not be until March, six months later than planned. "The knock-on effects to the International Space Station are quite dramatic ... (long delays) could potentially be a show-stopper for the whole thing," Andrew Coates from UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory told Reuters. The shuttle...

2005-08-19 04:25:00

By Sonia Oxley MOSCOW (Reuters) - The $100-billion International Space Station could end up on the scrap heap if NASA's shuttle flights do not return to normal soon, scientists say. NASA said on Thursday its next shuttle flight would not be until March, six months later than planned. "The knock-on effects to the International Space Station are quite dramatic ... (long delays) could potentially be a show-stopper for the whole thing," Andrew Coates from UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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