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Juno spacecraft prepares to launch

In one week, NASA is scheduled to launch the Juno spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, to answer some fundamental questions about the gas giant and, in turn, about the processes that ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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NASA spacecraft observe a Thanksgiving CME

(—On Nov. 21, 2012, at 11:24 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME. Experimental NASA research models, based on observations from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory ...

dateNov 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Enceladus leaves plasma bubbles in its wake

( -- Observations of how Saturn’s moon Enceladus interacts with its environment show it leaves a complex pattern of ripples and bubbles in its wake. Sheila Kanani will be presenting the results at the RAS National ...

dateApr 15, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Catching space weather in the act

Close to the globe, Earth's magnetic field wraps around the planet like a gigantic spherical web, curving in to touch Earth at the poles. But this isn't true as you get further from the planet. As you move to the high altitudes ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Space Exploration
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