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The solar powered spacecraft has a successful launch to begin its five-year $1.1bn mission to the solar system’s largest planet Nasa’s Juno mission to Jupiter successfully launched on Friday on a five-year journey to the solar system’s largest and oldest planet. Hundreds of scientists and their families and friends watched from just a few miles away, cheering and yelling, “Go Juno
The US space agency on Friday launched an unmanned spacecraft, Juno, on a five-year journey toward Jupiter for clues on how the gas giant and other planets in our solar system were formed. “Ignition and liftoff on the Atlas V with Juno on a trek to Jupiter, a planetary piece of the puzzle on the beginning of our solar system
NASA Launches Spacecraft on Journey to Jupiter The probe will arrive at the solar system’s biggest planet in July 2016. Read More »
Moscow (AFP) Aug 4, 2011 Two Russian cosmonauts on Thursday completed a marathon spacewalk in which they launched a student-made satellite honouring the first spaceman Yuri Gagarin after initially aborting the delicate task. The Russian space agency announced that the six hour and 22 minute mission from the International Space Station (ISS) was “successfully completed
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Aug 05, 2011 The workhorse Ariane 5 for tomorrow’s evening mission from French Guiana is now ready for liftoff following its rollout to the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch complex this afternoon. This heavy-lift vehicle was transferred to the launch pad during an hour-long procedure that began at 12:40 p.m. from the Final Assembly Building
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 05, 2011 Within 24 hours of the catastrophic 2010 earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, space agencies and companies around the world tasked satellites with providing free images of the earthquake’s aftermath. Experts quickly analyzed and interpreted images taken from space, mapping out essential information for rescue workers on the ground: areas with many damaged buildings
Vesta: A moving sight.
NASA to launch a $1.1 billion mission to study Jupiter.
Mystery Lines on Mars Carved By Water, Study Suggests The salt water could be flowing on Mars now, scientists say. Read More:
The spacecraft Juno is due to launch on Friday on a five-year mission to investigate Jupiter before plunging into the gas giant A spacecraft destined to become the fastest manmade object in history is set for launch on Friday on a mission that will end in a high-speed crash into the largest planet in the solar system. Nasa’s $1bn Juno satellite is bound for Jupiter on a mission to peer through the
Many of us dreamed of becoming astronauts when we were young. Some of us never got over that dream. When John Glenn rode the shuttle in 1998 at the age of 77, it breathed new hope into many would-be astronauts. So, how do you become an astronaut? Let’s discover the path, together
Andrew Purcell, contributor (Image: NASA) The shuttle programme may be over, but NASA has not stopped taking passengers into space. Three Lego figurines – the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno and Galileo Galilei, who discovered Jupiter’s biggest moons four centuries ago – will be hitching a ride to the solar system’s largest planet aboard the Juno space probe, set to launch tomorrow. The probe is
David Shiga, reporter An Atlas V rocket is set to launch NASA‘s Juno mission towards Jupiter on Friday (Image: NASA/Kim Shiflett) The next time astronauts launch from US soil to the International Space Station, it could be on an Atlas V rocket. That’s because aerospace giant Boeing has chosen the Atlas V to launch the crew-carrying capsule it is developing, called the CST-100. In the aftermath of
Scientists are newly excited about the possibility of Martian life.
NASA‘s new Juno probe will make the ninth spacecraft to visit the solar system’s largest planet.
NASA scientists have just announced that there might be liquid water on the surface of Mars. Here’s why they think so, and why it matters.
Ash plumes stream from Shiveluch and Bezymianny Volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.
University of Arizona study suggests images of dark tendrils are best explained by salty water melting and freezing Stories of water on Mars have been disputed since 19th-century astronomers mistook an optical illusion for canals built by intelligent life. But new images of dark finger-like channels on the red planet may be the strongest evidence yet of water flowing on its surface
An image combining orbital imagery with 3-D modeling shows flows that appear in spring and summer on a slope inside Mars’ Newton crater.
The Juno probe will plunge into the gas giant to reveal the secrets that lie below its clouds. Here’s what we already know From afar, the largest planet in the solar system is a swirl of brown, yellow and white clouds, topped off with a distinctive red blemish, the mark of a raging 300-year-old storm that would smother the Earth many times over. Jupiter is a gas giant and, after the Sun, the most
The future of manned spaceflight, it’s not. We hope. Ever since the Space Shuttle took its last flight earlier this summer, the US has had no real plan for getting humans back up in space. Meanwhile, NASA is sending three LEGO figurines to Jupiter tomorrow, as part of a sponsorship deal with LEGO “to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Acquired August 1, 2011, this natural-color image shows the Petermann Ice Island-A off the northeastern tip of Newfoundland.