NASA has made it extremely clear about its goal of wanting to land on Mars. Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO has also made clear plans to colonise Mars by 2024
Our knowledge of the solar system is because of the various space exploration projects were taken up by NASA
There are five prominent dwarf planets located beyond Neptune – they are Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Haumea and Makemake
The investigation by spacecraft New Horizons took place for finding the rings on Pluto.
Hubble Space Telescope by NASA was released in Earth’s orbit in 1990. This is one of the most multipurpose mission of NASA that is not focused on one single aspect but lays focus on all aspects. It been twenty-seven years of duty yet Hubble Space Telescope keeps on discovering more scientific aspects outside and within our Solar System.
Juno is NASA’s spacecraft that was built by Lockheed Martin. Juno was originally launched on 5th August 2011 and the journey completed after a five-year travel on 5th July 2016. The main aim of Juno is an investigation about the massive radiation belts of Jupiter. It is also to study about the interior of the planet to gauge how our solar system evolved.
We live in a tech savvy world where technology is abundantly found. Technology has made various things possible which were considered impossible in early times. Technology is considered to be the use of knowledge of science for practical purposes.
With the sun getting all the limelight with the total solar eclipse and all, it is now time to focus on the moon. When you look at the moon with the right telescope, you can see the wild topography.
There was a hearing held by the space subcommittee of the House Science Committee for looking into the forthcoming NASA’s big-ticket to planetary exploration missions.
Astrochemistry deals with the study of large scale chemical elements (sometimes, even larger than that of our Solar System) that are found in outer space, especially in the molecular gas clouds, which includes the study of their formation, interaction and the destruction
The solar system comprises of a star and all the objects that travel around it- moons, planets, comets, asteroids, meteoroids etc. Solar systems can have more than one star called as binary star systems; with more than two stars they are known as multi-star systems.
Our Solar system consists of the stars, the Sun, and all the planets that orbit around it including the Earth. It also includes numerous moons, asteroids, comets, rocks and dust. The Sun is simply one star amongst the hundreds of billions of the stars present in the Milky Way Galaxy.