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  • Juno-Scraping Jupiter

    Juno-Scraping Jupiter

    The Juno spacecraft will for the first time peer below Jupiter’s dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system. Juno’s primary goal is to reveal the story of Jupiter’s formation and evolution. Using long-proven technologies on a spinning spacecraft placed in an elliptical polar orbit, Juno will observe Jupiter’s gravity and magnetic fields, atmospheric dynamics and composition, and evolution. Enjoy and share…..

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  • Jupiter and Saturn

    Jupiter and Saturn

    The two kings in our Solar System. How did Jupiter and Saturn get so big? What assisted in their rise to the top? The early Solar System stood no chance against these behemoths, yet they both watch over Earth as guardians with their massive gravitational pull; beckoning comets and asteroids to their realm instead of ours. These are the real kings of the night sky. Enjoy and share……

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  • LISA Pathfinder a Success

    LISA Pathfinder a Success

    New Ideas on Elliptical Galaxy Formation LISA Pathfinder Mission Paves Way for Space-based Detection of Gravitational Waves Artist’s rendering of LISA Pathfinder flying away from Earth LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully tested a key technology needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting gravitational waves. These tiny ripples in the fabric of space, predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, were first seen last year by the ground-based […]

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  • Methanol around the young star TW Hydrae

    Methanol around the young star TW Hydrae

    This artist’s impression video shows the molecule methanol, or methyl alcohol (CH3OH). This organic compound has been found by the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the closest known protoplanetary disc, around the star TW Hydrae in the huge constellation of Hydra (The Female Watersnake). This is the first such detection of the compound in a young planet-forming disc. Its detection helps astronomers understand the chemical processes that occur during the formation of planetary systems and that ultimately lead to […]

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  • Mysterious Clouds On Venus

    Mysterious Clouds On Venus

    Japanese Spacecraft Akatsuki Sends Back New Images The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has unveiled the first observations made by the Akatsuki spacecraft since resuming its intended orbit around Venus. These include high-quality images of acidic clouds and a strange bow-shaped cloud located in Venus’ atmosphere. (Photo : Akihiro Ikeshita | JAXA) Japan’s Akatsuki space mission may not have panned out exactly the way its planners expected, but it was still able to beam back a treasure trove of data about […]

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  • Permanent Shadows on Ceres

    Permanent Shadows on Ceres

    Permanently shadowed regions capable of accumulating surface ice were identified in the northern hemisphere of Ceres using images taken by NASA’s Dawn mission combined with sophisticated computer modeling of illumination. Enjoy and share….

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  • Planetary Defense

    Planetary Defense

    NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office is working to keep Earth safe from asteroids and other hazards that come from deep space. Enjoy and share…..

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  • Solar Material Twists on Sun’s Surface

    Solar Material Twists on Sun’s Surface

    Solar material twists above the sun’s surface in this close-up captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 7-8, 2016, showcasing the turbulence caused by combative magnetic forces on the sun. This spinning cloud of solar material is part of a dark filament angling down from the upper left of the frame. Filaments are long, unstable clouds of solar material suspended above the sun’s surface by magnetic forces. SDO captured this video in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, which is […]

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  • Solar Storms May Have Been Key to Life on Earth

    Solar Storms May Have Been Key to Life on Earth

    Our sun’s adolescence was cooler than today, but stormy—and new evidence shows that these tempests may have been just the key to seeding life as we know it on Earth. Enjoy and share…….

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  • Telescope Teamwork

    Telescope Teamwork

    The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most sophisticated telescopes in the world. But even Hubble cannot uncover all secrets of the Universe on its own. This new Hubble-cast focuses on discoveries astronomers made using Hubble and other telescopes, both in space and on the ground, in a scientific teamwork. Enjoy and share……

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