New Organic Compounds Found in Enceladus Ice Grains

From NASA In this image captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in 2007, the plumes of Enceladus are clearly visible. The moon is nearly in front of the Sun from Cassini’s viewpoint. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Full image and caption New kinds of organic compounds, the ingredients of amino acids, have been detected in the plumes bursting from…

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Super Storm on Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and a European Southern Observatory ground-based telescope are tracking the growth of a giant early-spring storm in Saturn’s northern hemisphere so powerful that it stretches around the entire planet. The rare storm has been wreaking havoc for months and shooting plumes of gas high into the planet’s atmosphere. This false-color infrared image…