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January 9, 2013
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Cassini Suggests Icing on a Lake

It’s not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA’s Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lakes and seas of … Continue reading

December 12, 2012
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Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon

PASADENA, Calif. – Scientists with NASA’s Cassini mission have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth’s Nile River: a river valley on Saturn’s moon Titan that stretches more than 200 miles (400 kilometers) from its “headwaters” … Continue reading

April 20, 2012
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Cassini Finds Titan Lake is Like a Namibia Mudflat

A new study analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggests that the lake, known as Ontario Lacus, behaves most similarly to what we call a salt pan on Earth. A group led by Thomas Cornet of the Université de Nantes, … Continue reading

October 7, 2011
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Scientists Identify Microbes Responsible for Consuming Natural Gas in Deepwater Horizon Spill

*Water temperature played key role* In the results of a new study, scientists explain how they used DNA to identify microbes present in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill–and the particular microbes responsible for consuming natural … Continue reading

August 14, 2011
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Ethane Levels Yield Information About Changes in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

*Research at Greenland and Antarctic shows decline in methane and ethane levels* Recent data from NSF-funded research in both Greenland and Antarctica demonstrate that fossil-fuel related emissions of both methane and ethane, two of the most abundant hydrocarbons in the … Continue reading