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Selection process for Mars landing sites begins, Cassini survives its 'plume dive', and Russia to open space market...

29 Oct 2015, 12:28 UTC
Selection process for Mars landing sites begins, Cassini survives its 'plume dive', and Russia to open space market...
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If you've enjoyed this please share it on facebook, twitter, or whatever your favourite social media is. Cassini completes deepest ever 'plume dive' Yesterday NASA's Cassini spacecraft completed a daring dive thought the geysers of Saturn's Moon Enceladus,to try and learn more about the ocean beneath the surface. I haven't heard anything about results yet - and I wouldn't expect to for some time - but in case anyone was worried that NASA confused metric and imperial measurements again and slammed Cassini into that moons icy crust - no they didn't. Cassini is safe and well and transmitting its data back to Earth.Above; An artists impression of the geysers of Enceladus, courtesy of NASA.First workshop to select manned Mars landing site in progress:NASA's first 'Landing Sites/Exploration Zones Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars' is running right now  (Oct. 27-30) at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. The idea is to collect proposals for locations on Mars that would be of high scientific research value while also providing natural resources to let people live and work safely. The workshop is being webcast live via UStream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/YMjupNHukn7Above: Morning frost on the rocky landscape of Mars, as seen by ...

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