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Juno Mission to Jupiter: Probe captures video of Galilean Moons circling Giant Planet

Juno Mission to Jupiter: Probe captures video of Galilean Moons circling Giant Planet

Several hidden secrets of Jupiter are going to be unveiled soon as NASA’s Juno probe has reached the most massive planet of the solar system. The spacecraft has already captured an amazing video of four largest moons of Jupiter—Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. These moons are also known as Galilean moons.

Hubble Space Telescope captures Fireworks Display in nearby Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope captures Fireworks Display in nearby Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope of NASA has captured something amazing in a nearby galaxy. According to the space agency, the telescope in operation saw stellar fireworks in the tiny galaxy, Kiso 5639.

The fireworks that lit one end of the dwarf galaxy were actually a firestorm of star birth. The flattened pancake-shaped, Kiso 5639, is a tadpole galaxy because of its bright head and long star-studded tail. A galaxy like Kiso 5639 is extremely rare that could be present in abundance. About the firestorm of star birth, astronomers say intergalactic gas sparks the frenzied star birth.

Ceres may not have as much ice as expected

Ceres may not have as much ice as expected

Ceres is a dwarf planet sometime referred to as asteroid as it is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Before Dawn spacecraft‘s arrival to Ceres in 2015, it was believed that Ceres is largely made of water-ice, but new data from spacecraft suggested Ceres is more complex than previously believed.

New Horizons Mission finally gets Extension, Probe to arrive at 2014 MU69 in 2019

New Horizons Mission finally gets Extension, Probe to arrive at 2014 MU69 in 2019

With an aim to explore another Kuiper belt object, NASA has approved a new mission for the New Horizons spacecraft. The probe, which earlier studied dwarf planet Pluto, is now heading towards 2014 MU69, an icy object beyond Pluto.

The new target, 2014 MU69, discovered just two years ago is some 1 billion miles beyond the former planet, Pluto. Scientists didn’t identify it when NASA launched its New Horizons mission about a decade ago.

Hubble captures firework show in rare, nearby elongated galaxy

Hubble captures firework show in rare, nearby elongated galaxy

Lately, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing view of fireworks taking place in a small, nearby galaxy, known as Kiso 5639. This dwarf galaxy is shaped like flattened pancake and it is tilted from edge-on owing to which looks like a skyrocket.

As per the researchers, Kiso 5639 is a rare, nearby example of elongated galaxies, which can be found in abundance at larger distances. The galaxy is present 82 million light-years away and has taken billions of years to develop as it has been wandering through an isolated ‘desert’ in the universe that is short of much gas.

NASA successfully tests powerful new rocket engine this week in desert of northern Utah

NASA successfully tests powerful new rocket engine this week in desert of northern Utah

This week, American space agency NASA successfully tested a strong new rocket engine in the desert of northern Utah. The rocket booster will ferry astronauts to the Red Planet one day.

The recent test was the second and last qualification ground test for what the scientists at NASA call as the ‘most powerful rocket in the world’.

An automatic test flight of Orion spacecraft of NASA is planned for 2018. Manned flights may start within years in case that test tastes success. Space agency officials were pleased with results of the test.

Ceres isn’t as icy as thought earlier, reveals NASA’s Dawn Probe

Ceres isn’t as icy as thought earlier, reveals NASA’s Dawn Probe

Dwarf planet Ceres isn’t as icy as it was thought earlier, as per scientists who studied data recently beamed back by NASA’s Dawn probe. They also said that the data suggested that the planet’s composition is not a simple water-ice sandwich.

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