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Juno aces eighth science pass of Jupiter

Data returned Tuesday, Oct. 31, indicate that NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully completed its eighth science flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The confirmation was delayed by several days due ...

dateNov 03, 2017 in Space Exploration
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The inner secrets of planets and stars

After a five-year, 1.74 billion-mile journey, NASA's Juno spacecraft entered Jupiter's orbit in July 2016, to begin its mission to collect data on the structure, atmosphere, and magnetic and gravitational fields of the mysterious ...

dateNov 02, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Image: Saturn's north pole

Reflected sunlight is the source of the illumination for visible wavelength images such as the one above. However, at longer infrared wavelengths, direct thermal emission from objects dominates over reflected sunlight. This ...

dateOct 31, 2017 in Space Exploration
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