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Farewell To Iapetus

September 18, 2017 – Cassini bids farewell to Saturn’s yin-and-yang moon, Iapetus. This image is from the last set of observations Cassini made of this world of striking contrasts. The spacecraft helped scientists better understand Iapetus, solving a centuries-old mystery…

Two Stars, Three Dimensions, And Oodles Of Energy

September 18, 2017 – For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers were caught by surprise when previous outbursts from this system were…

September 15, 2017

ULA Resets NROL-42 Launch Date To September 21 September 15, 2017 – United Launch Alliance (ULA) will now launch NROL-42 at 11:38 p.m. MDT September 21 from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Read More NASA…

ULA Resets NROL-42 Launch Date To September 21

September 15, 2017 – United Launch Alliance (ULA) will now launch NROL-42 at 11:38 p.m. MDT September 21 from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The launch was originally scheduled for September 14, but with Hurricane…

Cassini Concludes Historic Mission To Saturn

September 15, 2017 – A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.…

September 14, 2017

Celebrate With Colorado Scientists As Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach To Saturn September 14, 2017 – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the…