NASA’s Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter


After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4. “Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Monday, April 11th, 2016

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft enters emergency mode

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, that hunts for Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, has gone into emergency mode some 75 million miles from Earth, the US space agency said. During a scheduled contact on April More...

By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, February 27th, 2016

New technique may help divert Earth-bound asteroids

A new approach that uses a spacecraft to crash at high speeds into an asteroid headed for a collision with the Earth may prevent the potentially devastating consequences of an impact, scientists say. Asteroids headed More...

By newsuttarakhand On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

5 planets to be visible to the naked eye in a rare planetary alignment

End of January has brought a sky show for the star gazers as all five planets visible to the naked eye -Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn -have aligned in southern sky for nearly a fortnight starting January More...