Category Archives: Space Exploration

Scientists decode mystery of Pluto’s ‘bladed terrain’

Shedding light on mysterious formations resembling giant knife blades of ice on Pluto, scientists have found that the “bladed terrain” is made almost entirely of methane ice, and likely formed as a specific kind of erosion wore away the surfaces, leaving dramatic crests and sharp divides. Continue reading Scientists decode mystery of Pluto’s ‘bladed terrain’

After revealing Saturn, robotic spacecraft Cassini set for final dive on September 15

Nasa’s robotic spacecraft Cassini that has been orbiting Saturn for 13 years is set for a final dive towards the planet and burn up in its atmosphere in a “grand finale” after it flies past Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, on September 15. Continue reading After revealing Saturn, robotic spacecraft Cassini set for final dive on September 15