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JunoCam breaks com silence with its first shots of Jupiter

JunoCam breaks com silence with its first shots of Jupiter During its tenure around Jupiter, Juno will make some 37 orbits, collecting data on Jupiter’s origins, structure, atmosphere, and magnetosphere.That puts the spacecraft close enough to peer hundreds of miles deep into the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter.

Where are all the large impact craters on Ceres?

Where are all the large impact craters on Ceres? Astronomers agree with you — most of the rocks in our asteroid belt look pretty careworn.So they expected that when NASA’s Dawn spacecraft got to Ceres, they would see similarly many large impact craters marring the dwarf planet’s surface, just like every other rocky thing in our entire solar system.

Curiosity offers new 360-degree panoramic views of strangely familiar rock formations on Mars

Curiosity offers new 360-degree panoramic views of strangely familiar rock formations on Mars gif, but for the best experience, you really should check out this click-to-pan 3D widget that NASA put out.Just like on Earth, sandstone subjected to wind erosion creates formations like arches, mesas and buttes, and the age of the formations can be discerned by their layers.

This week in space: all stuff from inside the solar system, for once

This week in space: all stuff from inside the solar system, for once We don’t have direct access to the core — the best we can do is boreholes and, sometimes, magma.For some years, scientists have been pretty sure that the inner core of the Earth is made of 85% iron and 10% nickel.

NASA scientist says border agents made him turn over his phone and pin code

NASA scientist says border agents made him turn over his phone and pin code -born NASA scientist was apparently one of the thousands of people ensnarled in the Trump administration's now-suspended travel ban.Sidd Bikkannavar, a natural-born American citizen, said he was detained at Houston's international airport on Jan.