Tag Archives: Reaching Orbit
Florence the Asteroid
By the time you read this, it will be too late. You’ll have already come face-to-face with one of Hollywood’s favorite doomsday scenarios, and lived to tell the tale. The danger has passed and yet the threat … Read more
This July, NASA is celebrating the one year anniversary of New Horizon’s flyby of Pluto, before it rocketed deeper into space. Since its highly publicized pass over of Pluto and its moon, Charon, scientists have received an immense amount of … Read more
The Juno spacecraft has been on a long journey, having left Earth in 2011 before finally arriving at Jupiter in July of 2016. Now, nearly a year later, the first science results have been released by NASA.
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For thousands of years humans have looked to the stars for answers, plotted their positions and hypothesized about their distance from Earth. We have painstakingly estimated their size, mass, composition and distance on a case-by-case basis. Satellites and observatories are … Read more