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NASA Space Launch System Could Make Exploration Of The Outer Solar System Possible
2014-01-15 13:50:08

NASA When it comes to scientific probes exploring the far reaches of our solar system, the rules could be changing. The human spaceflight community joined the space science community Jan. 13-14 at the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) meeting in Tucson, Ariz. There, scientists heard from the Space Launch System (SLS) Program about the capabilities and progress being made on the rocket, and discussed the potential benefits it also could bring to robotic exploration of the outer solar...

Pioneer Jupiter 40th anniversary
2013-12-04 13:45:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty years ago, man’s perspective of what blanketed the night sky grew even more dense as Pioneer 10 made its closest approach to Jupiter. On December 4, 1973, NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft sent back images of Jupiter as it passed by, showing images of the darkest and brightest sides of the planet. “The most dramatic moment was after closest approach and after the spacecraft was hidden behind Jupiter. Here, images gradually...

Uranus Bizarre Weather Revealed
2012-10-17 12:09:48

[ Watch the Video: What is Uranus? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Uranus is coming into more focus than ever with a new technique developed by astronomers and applied at the Keck Observatory. Astronomers reported at the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting that they have taken high-resolution infrared images of Uranus, revealing detail of the planet's bizarre weather. The latest details of the seventh planet from the Sun...


Latest Outer planets Reference Libraries

Solar System
2012-10-22 06:09:41

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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