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The Weather On Titan?
Using recent Cassini, Huygens and Earth-based observations, scientists have been able to create a computer model which explains the formation of several types of ethane and methane clouds on Titan.
Launches Spacecraft To Pluto, The Kuipers And Stars Beyond Washington
DC (SPX) Jan 19, 2006
NASA on Thursday launched a trailblazing probe to Pluto, at the solar system's outermost limits, after two days of delays.
Returning to Earth last weekend after a seven-year, three-billion mile journey through space, Stardust's Sample Return Canister has now arrived at NASA's Johnson Space Center, in Houston. In a special laboratory, a team of scientists at JSC will begin work to open the container and analyze the comet and interstellar dust samples. An internet webcam is providing live views of the scientists' work on the canister.
New Dusty Planetary Disks May Be Astrophysical Mirrors Of Our Kuiper Belt
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jan 20, 2006
A survey by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of 22 nearby stars has turned up two with bright debris disks that appear to be the equivalent of our own solar system's Kuiper Belt, a ring of icy rocks outside the orbit of Neptune and the source of short-period comets.
Tapped to Hunt for Stardust. Jan. 12, 2006
In a new project called Stardust@home, University of California, Berkeley, researchers will invite Internet users to help them search for grains of interstellar dust captured by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.