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Mission Cup 2021 Semi-Finalist: Cassini Huygens – an amazing voyage to the outer solar system

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This post was written by Brendan Mccormick Kilbride, who nominated Cassini Huygens for Mission Cup 2021. ——————– The Cassini-Huygens mission was a collaboration by NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency to study Saturn, its moons and … Continue reading

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Mission Cup 2021

What is your favourite space mission? We’re hosting #MissionCup2021 over on our @EarthSolarSystm Twitter account from Thursday 4th Feb. Join us to vote for your favourites from midday each day, and help choose which mission will be crowned champion. T-8 … Continue reading

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Understanding Saturn’s Hexagon

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Students at the University of Manchester have been investigating the formation and persistence of Saturn’s Hexagon: a hexagonal wind pattern, 3 times the size of earth, near the north pole in the atmosphere of Saturn. Saturn’s Hexagon first caught my … Continue reading

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The ‘Plutonium Problem’

Hello Readers!  Following the exciting news of the Chang’e 3 successfully landing on the moon, I thought I’d focus a little more on what is powering the little rover as it makes its way over the lunar surface. Chang’e 3 … Continue reading

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Weekly News Round-Up 21.06.13

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Happy Friday! Well would you look at that – we’ve managed to do these updates on time for 3 weeks in a row now! A great improvement over last month, keep up the good work.  So what’s going on this … Continue reading

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Weekly News Round-up 21.02.13

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This week has definitely not disappointed, both within the lab and outside of it there has been an incredible amount going on in the field of planetary science. Within the lab, after several months of slow progress making the necessary … Continue reading

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