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Juno is on final leg of five-year voyage to Jupiter

Juno is on final leg of five-year voyage to Jupiter

Jupiter is in the limelight as NASA’s Juno spacecraft, created to peep through the solar system’s largest planet’s thick, swirling clouds and map it from the inside out, will arrive there next week.

The solar-powered Juno has reached on the final stage of a five-year, 1.8 billion-mile (2.8 billion-kilometer) journey to the gas giant.

No Adeona Mission, Dawn Probe will remain at Ceres: NASA

No Adeona Mission, Dawn Probe will remain at Ceres: NASA

NASA’s Dawn space probe, which has been exploring Ceres since last year, earlier completed its primary mission at the dwarf planet, but the craft is not going to examine another object in the asteroid belt. Mission controllers had hoped that Dawn will travel to another object after examining Ceres.

Mysterious Sand Ripples found on Mars

Mysterious Sand Ripples found on Mars

Deserts of the Red Planet have a surprise for space enthusiasts: newly discovered sand ripples that are never seen before anywhere in the solar system. A new study has suggested that earth’s sandy neighbor world has strange dune-like structures that are not present on our planet.

Ceres’ bright spots possess highest concentration of carbonite minerals ever recorded on extraterrestrial body

Ceres’ bright spots possess highest concentration of carbonite minerals ever recorded on extraterrestrial body

It was found last year that Ceres has bright white spots on its surface. It was the first time when the dwarf planet was imaged in detail. The composition of the puzzling areas left astronomers baffled initially, but soon they make out that salts were behind the huge white spots.

Juno Mission Update: Probe entered Jupiter's Sphere of Influence Last Week

Juno Mission Update: Probe entered Jupiter's Sphere of Influence Last Week

NASA, space agencies, astronomers and space enthusiasts around the world are eagerly waiting for the day when Juno spacecraft will enter an orbit around Jupiter. In an update on the probe, the US space agency announced that Juno is on schedule and all set to begin orbiting the gas giant on July 4.

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Asteroid Day: Threat of deadly asteroids hitting our planet is real

Asteroid Day: Threat of deadly asteroids hitting our planet is real

As per Asteroid Day, an organization wanting to stop a future disaster, the danger of deadly asteroids smashing into Earth is real. On Thursday, June 30 scientists across the world will observe Asteroid Day.

The day is observed on the anniversary of the Tunguska event, the biggest asteroid impact hasn’t been witnessed so far. A strong asteroid hit the Podkamennaya Tunguska River located in a distant Siberian forest in Russia, in 1908.

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Scientists forecast El Niño will cause Intense Fire Season in Amazon

Scientists forecast El Niño will cause Intense Fire Season in Amazon

A team of scientists from space agency NASA and the University of California has warned that El Niño effect may drive intense fire season in Amazon. In the 2016 seasonal fire forecast, the scientists said that Amazon has reduced rainfall during the wet season last year due to El Niño.

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