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  • Unexplored Universe 11:51 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    How Humans Have Captured Starlight – A Brief History (Video) 

    Source: How Humans Have Captured Starlight – A Brief History (Video)

     
  • Unexplored Universe 11:38 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    A.I. Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown 

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    Artificial intelligence is poised to change the way NASA studies space. A.I. onboard a NASA Earth science satellite detected the eruption of an Icelandic volcano in 2010, helping to produce this colorful image. Credits: NASA/JPL/EO-1 Mission/GSFC/Ashley Davies

    JPL experts outline how autonomy can free robotic explorers to make discoveries.

    Source: A.I. Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown

     
  • Unexplored Universe 11:26 am on July 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

     
  • Unexplored Universe 12:35 pm on May 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: JUNO, Jupiter, NASA   

    Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission 

    This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in daylight, enhanced color, and stereographic projection.
    Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles/nasa.gov

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    According to NASA,

    Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet’s surface than previously thought.

    “We are excited to share these early discoveries, which help us better understand what makes Jupiter so fascinating,” said Diane Brown, Juno program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “It was a long trip to get to Jupiter, but these first results already demonstrate it was well worth the journey.”

    Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, entering Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016. The findings from the first data-collection pass, which flew within about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) of Jupiter’s swirling cloud tops on Aug. 27, are being published this week in two papers in the journal Science, as well as 44 papers in Geophysical Research Letters.

    “We knew, going in, that Jupiter would throw us some curves,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. “But now that we are here we are finding that Jupiter can throw the heat, as well as knuckleballs and sliders. There is so much going on here that we didn’t expect that we have had to take a step back and begin to rethink of this as a whole new Jupiter.”

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    Resources: NASA.GOV

     

     
  • Unexplored Universe 4:33 pm on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Neptune Seen from TritonNeptune 

    Neptune seen from its moon Triton. Triton is the largest natural satellite of the planet Neptune and the only large planet in Solar System with a retrograde orbit (orbit on an opposite direction).

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  • Unexplored Universe 3:07 pm on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    By Night 

     
  • Unexplored Universe 3:06 pm on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Space Travel 

     
  • Unexplored Universe 10:24 pm on February 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Hubble’s Universe Unfiltered 

    Deep Universe: Hubble’s Universe Unfiltered

    Hubble Space Telescope

     
  • Unexplored Universe 10:16 pm on February 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Vibrant Gaseous Ribbons 

    Vibrant Gaseous Ribbons: The Veil Supernova Remnant

     

    • Hubble Space Telescope

     
  • Unexplored Universe 10:13 pm on February 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Hubble: Galaxies Across Space and Time 

    Hubble: Galaxies Across Space and Time

     
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