U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will focus NASA’s efforts in exploring the farthest reaches of the solar system and visiting Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon.
Juno has been stuck in the wrong orbit since the failed engine burn that was supposed to take place last Oct. 19. So far, no reports yet as to when NASA plans to perform the engine burn. But a Jupiter flyby is already set next month.
Planets, moons and meteor showers will grace the night skies this November. Here’s a guide to astronomical events this month.
NASA’s Juno probe is finally back in action after experiencing a glitch that prevented it from gathering data during its Jupiter flyby last week. It is now preparing for a close flyby of the planet on December.
There’s a good chance humans will be able to conquer other planets someday. For now, this dream remains in the distant future and people will have to remain earth-bound. Here are five surreal landscapes that’s (almost) as good as exploring space.
Rumors about the 15 days of darkness this November are spreading. However, experts say these are just rumors and that there are more realistic celestial extravaganza in the coming months.
A new study suggests that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which was explored by the Rosetta spacecraft, is relatively a newcomer in the inner solar system.
The solar-powered Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter suddenly activated its safe mode feature the night before it was scheduled for a flyby of the planet.
NASA decided to postpone a scheduled a Juno mission that involves a burn of the spacecraft's main rocket motor. The engineers will perform a thorough valve check before waiting for the next possible window to perform the burn on Dec. 2016.
The "Waves" instrument aboard Juno captured the spooky sound coming from Jupiter's northern lights.
After the Rosetta mission is over, The European Space Agency is looking at launching new missions, including two smaller comet proposals and probes to Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and the sun.
The fall sky is destined to delight sky watchers all over the world. This October 2016, the heavenly bodies are dancing visibly past the planet; here’s the lineup of what can be expected in the skies this month.
A team of international scientists has discovered a new way to produce images of Earth’s interior. The new method could provide a new understanding of the Earth’s crust and help in studying interiors of other celestial bodies.
Astronomers found evidence that shows there are plumes of water vapor from the surface of Europa. This can prove the existence of vast ocean deposit underneath the surface of the Jovian moon.