Sunday, 22 April, 2018

Tag: Solar System

Tiangong-1 Crashing To Earth

Tiangong-1 Crashing To Earth

Tiangong-1 (Chinese literally: “Celestial Palace 1”) is China’s first prototype space station, serving as both a manned laboratory and an experimental testbed to demonstrate orbital rendezvous and docking capabilities. Launched unmanned aboard a Long March 2F/Grocket on 29 September 2011, it is the first operational component of the Tiangong programme, which aims to place a larger, modular station into orbit by 2023. Tiangong-1

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The Quest To Tackle Space Junk

The Quest To Tackle Space Junk

It was a breathtaking sight. Two Falcon Heavy boosters performed a synchronised vertical landing and, minutes later, another indelible image entered the world’s imagination. A bright red sports car orbited the Earth. The man responsible, SpaceX’s Elon Musk, received widespread acclaim for launching the largest rocket since Apollo’s Saturn V. The car

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Juno Probe Completed 10th Science Flyby Of Jupiter

Juno Probe Completed 10th Science Flyby Of Jupiter

Juno Probe Completed 10th Science Flyby Of Jupiter. NASA’s Juno spacecraft, now on its 11th orbit around Jupiter, continues to return jaw-dropping views of the solar systems’ biggest planet from previously unseen up-close perspectives of its colourful clouds and raging storms. While Juno’s scientific sensors map Jupiter’s radiation belts, measure

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Fireball Over Michigan

Fireball Over Michigan

Fireball Over Michigan. The earthshaking rumblings felt in Michigan last night weren’t an earthquake, but rather vibrations from a booming noise caused by a meteor whizzing overhead, according to the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). On Tuesday evening (Jan. 16), people in Ohio, Michigan and Ontario, Canada, were treated to

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First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise

First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise

First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise. NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) is managed by the Planetary Science Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The PDCO is responsible for: Ensuring the early detection of potentially hazardous objects (PHOs) – asteroids and comets whose orbits are

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