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Scientists have paired NASA's Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to pinpoint the position of Saturn and its family of moons to within about 2 miles (4 kilometers).
Uranus is typically a tranquil, distant blue world that is barely visible using amateur telescopes, but recent turbulent storms on the planet’s surface have been detected by professionals and amateurs alike.
A new analysis of data from NASA's Cassini mission has revealed that, during a 2005 flyby of Saturn's moon Hyperion, the spacecraft was briefly bathed in a beam of electrons coming from the moon's electrostatically charged surface.
NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa.
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's
When it comes to scientific probes exploring the far reaches of our solar system, the rules could be changing.
Forty years ago, man’s perspective of what blanketed the night sky grew even more dense as NASA's Pioneer 10 made its closest approach to Jupiter.
Uranus is coming into more focus than ever with a new technique developed by astronomers and applied at the Keck Observatory.
The Solar System refers to the area in space that is dominated by our own Sun. It is comprised of the Sun and its associated astronomical objects that are held in its gravitational orbit. The Solar System was formed as a result of the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. The mass of this system is located almost entirely in the Sun. Apart from the Sun, a high percentage of the remainder of the system’s mass is located in the eight solitary planets that...
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