Jun 1 - InSight’s primary mission is to study Mars’ geology to learn more about
the planet’s formation and current condition. The pressure sensor’s job
is to “clean up” the data from the... Read more ›
Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto.
Juno is soaking up as much data as it can about the planet’s gravity, magnetic fields, deep atmosphere and core. [Forbes/Science]
Prof. Jonathan Lunine discusses recent discoveries on Mars in this CNN Online story. (Photo: JPL-NASA)
Professor Michael Niemack, left, and Cornell graduate student Nicholas Cothard at 18,400 feet elevation in Chile near the future locations of the Simons Observatory and CCAT-prime telescopes.
Image courtesy of JPL-Caltech/NASA, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Idaho
Fact #8: Cosmic Combat
Antares (think anti-Ares) is known as the rival of Mars because Mars passes by this bright red star, "challenging" the planet as it nears.
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