Archive: 2/08/2011

Eyes in the sky

Dense veils of cloud over Venus, rocky barren landscapes of frozen ice on Saturn's moon Titan, white patches in the red sand of Mars – these are images of completely alien worlds. Worlds which humans cannot reach, but ...

dateAug 02, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Gentle nudges towards Vesta

The Dawn space probe entered into an orbit around the planetoid Vesta. The planetoid is 2.3 times further from the Sun than the Earth. Dawn used the force of gravity to get there. And an ion engine.

dateAug 02, 2011 in Space Exploration
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