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Many public and private organizations planning to launch missions to Mars in future

Many public and private organizations planning to launch missions to Mars in future

The NASA robots presently conducting research and experiments at the Red Planet and rolling around its surface will soon get company as many companies are working on space projects. Numerous distinct public and private organizations ranging from the US space agency NASA, to the European Space Agency (ESA), to Elon Musk's dedicated company SpaceX, have been looking forward to launch missions to Mars in the coming times.

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Hubble Space Telescope notices stellar fireworks in ‘skyrocket’ galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope notices stellar fireworks in ‘skyrocket’ galaxy

American space agency NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of a spectacular fireworks show in a small, nearby galaxy, which resembles a July 4th skyrocket, thus making it known that such shows are not just confined to Earth's skies.

The galaxy, Kiso 5639, is shaped like a flattened pancake resembling a skyrocket due to its tilted edge-on property. It has a brilliant blazing head and a long, star-studded tail with a firestorm of star birth lighting up one end of the diminutive.

Hubble images of nearby tadpole galaxy shed new light on its formation

Hubble images of nearby tadpole galaxy shed new light on its formation

Lately, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has recorded firework display in a small, nearby galaxy known as Kiso 5639. The dwarf galaxy resembles a July4th skyrocket, as it is shaped like a flattened pancake and is tilted edge-on.

Kiso 5639 is a rare galaxy because it is a tadpole galaxy and they are quite rare in the universe and rarer in the local universe. There are just 20 tadpole galaxies in the local areas closest to earth. The images provide an idea that many of the stars in the galaxy continue to form as it moves through gasless desert in the universe.

Juno spacecraft’s countdown to enter Jupiter starts

Juno spacecraft’s countdown to enter Jupiter starts

It is not at all easy to get up-close and personal with Jupiter, as the planet is surrounded by a belt of very intense radiation enough to explode spacecraft electronic. But NASA’s Juno spacecraft will make this daring attempt on fourth July to get close to Jupiter than any other spacecraft in history.

Antares rocket’s return-to-flight likely to be delayed by more than a month until August

Antares rocket’s return-to-flight likely to be delayed by more than a month until August

Officials said the first launch of redesigned Antares rocket of Orbital ATK since an engine failure decided the destiny of a mission in 2014 will probably get delayed by over 30 days till August for the completion of analysis of data obtained during a first stage hotfire test.

The hold-down firing of the two new RD-181 engines of Antares rocket, which was held on May 31, was a main preparatory step for the cargo booster’s return-to-flight, which then Orbital ATK said would take place in July with a Cygnus supply ship going towards the International Space Station.

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Astronomers notice Third Dark Vortex Ever on Neptune, Thanks to Hubble Telescope

Astronomers notice Third Dark Vortex Ever on Neptune, Thanks to Hubble Telescope

A dark vortex has been spotted in the atmosphere of gas giant Neptune, thanks to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. It was last month when the presence of the vortex, a first on Neptune in the 21st century, was verified.

In a statement, Michael Wong, a planetary scientist at the UC Berkeley and lead researcher of the Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy program (OPAL), confirmed that the space telescope clicked images of the vortex looming over Neptune.

NASA’s Juno Probe is Set to Peer under Jupiter Cloud, but Why It is So Important

NASA’s Juno Probe is Set to Peer under Jupiter Cloud, but Why It is So Important

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is all set to explore Jupiter. As per the space agency, the probe will reach the gas giant on July 4 and begin collecting evidence of the planet’s formation and evolution. Why the mission is an important one for NASA?

Jupiter is a gas giant and such planets can’t harbor life, but still astronomers at earth are interested in exploring it. Astronomers say Jupiter isn’t able to support life, but its moon Europa may have chances to harbor life. They even believe that if our solar system has another place to support life, then it will be Europa.

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