How big is the universe?

#universe #life #Earth #galaxy #SolarSystem #space #superclusters This is just an image of the article I was reading today. It basically showed how big the universe is, and our solar system is but a very very small part of it. So think big, and keep that passion alive in you! You can achieve anything you … Continue reading How big is the universe?

Oldest planet in our solar system?

#planet #space #SolarSystem #Jupiter #age So the largest planet in our Solar System is also the oldest planet in our Solar System. Jupiter. The planet was formed only within four million years after the formation of the Sun. Considering no physical samples of Jupiter is available like of Earth, Mars, moon, asteroids, etc., isotope signatures … Continue reading Oldest planet in our solar system?

Cassini sends images before the grand finale

#space #NASA #Cassini #Saturn #Daphnis #rings #image #solarsystem Currently, the Cassini spacecraft is performing flybys of Saturn, making its closest approach to it's rings. These will continue on till the mission ends in September, when Cassini will perform a death plunge into the gas giant. Every new image beamed by Cassini during its last mission … Continue reading Cassini sends images before the grand finale

NASA will soon announce details regarding the mission near Sun

#NASA #space #Sun #solarsystem #SolarProbePlus #TouchtheSun #spacecraft #Corona NASA will share the details regarding it's mission "to touch the Sun" on May 31st. The details will be announced by the agency through a live-streamed event from the University of Chicago's William Eckhardt Research Center Auditorium. The Solar Probe Plus (SPP), the aircraft being used in … Continue reading NASA will soon announce details regarding the mission near Sun

Juno findings of Jupiter

#Juno #Jupiter #space #spacecraft #planet #solarsystem #MWR #cyclones After spending five years to reach Jupiter and settle itself into Jupiter's orbit, Juno has completed 10 month long journey in the orbit. Juno has since been sending images and data on Jupiter. Recently, Juno sent its first science results which shows Jupiter as a complex, giant … Continue reading Juno findings of Jupiter

Another exoplanet near our Solar System

#life #exoplanets #solarsystem #space #LHS1140b #Trappist1 Although LHS 1140b has been discovered after the Trappist 1's planets (which already come in the category of exoplanets), it is considered at the head of the rankings in Exoplanets. LHS 1140b is 1.4 times the size of Earth and weighs 7 times that of Earth, showing that it … Continue reading Another exoplanet near our Solar System

An asteroid to pass ‘close’ to Earth

#space #asteroid #Earth #2014JO25 #SolarSystem An asteroid, named 2014-JO25, will pass through Earth at a distance of 1.8 million kilometers, (five times the distance from the moon). The asteroid stretches 650 meters across and is believed to pass Earth today. The asteroid will pass closest to Earth after having looped around the Sun, and will … Continue reading An asteroid to pass ‘close’ to Earth

How does a Moon-orbiting spaceport sound?

#NASA #space #Moon #spaceport #lunarorbit #SolarSystem #SLS #Orion Yes. This is real. NASA is planning to establish a crewed spaceport near the Moon that could serve as a gateway to the lunar surface and deep space destinations including Mars. The first mission of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft will begin … Continue reading How does a Moon-orbiting spaceport sound?

Juno orbiter races by Jupiter

#NASA #Jupiter #JunoOrbiter #spacecraft #space #exploration #SolarSystem NASA's Juno spacecraft sailed over Jupiter's cloud tops early Monday, the fourth time the solar-powered probe has approached the giant planet and collected science data since its arrival last July 4. At the present trajectory, the Juno orbiter arcs out to a distance of several million miles from … Continue reading Juno orbiter races by Jupiter

Searching for Planet 9!?

#Planet9 #space #exploration #SolarSystem #ANU #stargazing #Earth The Australian National University (ANU) has called on to amateur astronomers support to help find a new planet in the Solar System. This project, named Planet 9, is led by ANU astrophysicist Dr. Brad Tucker. According to the reports, Planet 9 is predicted to be a super Earth, … Continue reading Searching for Planet 9!?