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#MorningMonarchy: September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 Media Monarchy 0

Shooter drills, broken minds and Cassini’s goodbye kiss + this day in history w/the death of President McKinley and our song of the day by The Darts on your Morning Monarchy for September 14, 2017.

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#MorningMonarchy: April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 Media Monarchy 0

Bog bodies, alleged abuse and the science of “The Scream” + this day in history w/Brandon Lee and our song of the day by David Bowie on your Morning Monarchy for April 27, 2017.

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How Long is a Saturn Day?

May 5, 2013 Media Monarchy 0

How long is a day on Saturn?   Universe Today provides simple answer:  about 10 hours but varies by latitude.  The article clarifies:  “…researchers used information from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting the planet

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Titan – A Place Like Home

March 19, 2013 Media Monarchy 0

BBC Horizon program, “Titan – A Place Like Home?”   The largest moon of Saturn, Titan remained  largely unknown due to its heavy cloud cover.  Cassini-Huygens spacecraft launched in 1997, entered orbit around Saturn by 2004.

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Saturn’s Hexagon Revisited

December 1, 2012 Media Monarchy 0

A fascinating feature of Saturn’s pole is its hexagon! The Daily Galaxy reports on details of natural phenomenon  in article, “Saturn’s Hexagon – One of the Most Bizarre Things Seen in the Solar System.”  “One

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Great Springtime Storm of Saturn

October 28, 2012 Media Monarchy 0

Brigette Hesman, who studies Saturn storms at the University of Maryland, recaps the “Great Springtime Storm” of Saturn as some call it in video (left). Wired.com provides rest of the story:  “This global storm was

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Iapetus: A Moon, A Mystery

April 13, 2012 Media Monarchy 0

“Half of Iapetus appears as dark as asphalt and the other half as bright as snow,” begins narrative by Arthur C Clarke in video describing unusual Saturn moon. Iapetus discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1671,

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cassini image of five saturn moons

December 14, 2011 Media Monarchy 0

Cassini spacecraft continues to amaze with images returned to Earth! In the image (pictured), according to article at The Daily Galaxy, “…NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured five of Saturn’s moons in one image: Janus, Pandora, Enceladus,

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life in the outer solar system

October 20, 2011 Media Monarchy 0

Europa seems high on a short list of worlds to explore. The Jovian moon has a global-wide ocean underneath a surface of solid ice, the prospect of finding life seems promising. Mark Elowitz’s Europa Exobiology

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weekend starview: cassini at saturn

June 4, 2011 Media Monarchy 0

Weekend starview continues with Cassini Mission by Chris Abbas. An excellent two minute video of footage captured by Cassini space probe. Nancy Atkinson and her Universe Today article are thanked for the link. It’s a

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mystery hexagon of saturn

December 31, 2010 Media Monarchy 1

In 1979, as Voyager 1 passed by Saturn, the satellite returned pictures of a hexagon on Saturn’s North Pole.  The Cassini spacecraft confirmed, in 2006, the hexagon is still there! A brief You Tube video, “The