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NASA celebrates 15 years of Mars Orbiter with breathtaking photos

This website can earn affiliate commissions through the links on this page. Terms of Use. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, leaving Earth to observe the red planet. NASA is celebrating by retaking some of the best pictures of the robot. You’ve likely seen some of them show up in the past few years, but you …

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Incredible Mars reconnaissance orbiter views of craters, dust devils and avalanches on the Red Planet

Five images captured with the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which was launched 12 years ago on August 12, 2005. In addition to being a rich source of research images, MRO studies atmospheric temperatures, looks underground with radar, and detects minerals on the planet’s surface. Photo credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona On the occasion of …

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Solar Orbiter takes the best ever pictures of the sun – revealing new “bonfire” phenomena

The Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) of ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft captured this image on May 30, 2020. It shows the appearance of the sun at a wavelength of 17 nanometers, which is in the extreme ultraviolet range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Images at this wavelength show the upper atmosphere of the sun, the corona, with a temperature of around 1 …

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The Indian space research organization’s Mars Orbiter mission captures the image of the largest moon on the red planet, Phobos

The picture was taken on July 1 when MOM was approximately 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos. Bangalore: The Mars Color Camera (MCC) on board the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission captured the image of Phobos, the next and largest moon on Mars. The picture was taken on July 1 when MOM was approximately …

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Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter finds Argon-40 in the Mondexosphere; ISRO gives detailed schemata of its creation

According to ISRO, the payload of the Chandra Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2 (CHACE-2) aboard the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter Argon-40 has been discovered. According to ISRO, the Orbiter orbits the The Moon has detected Argon-40 from a height of about 100 km. Argon-40 (40Ar), one of the isotopes of the noble gas argon, is an important component of the Mondexosphere (31 October), …

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Solar Orbiter arrives at the Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the launch – Spaceflight Now

The spacecraft Solar Orbiter arrived at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility shortly after 9:00 pm. EDT Friday (1:00 GMT Saturday) after a transatlantic trip from Germany aboard a cargo plane Antonov An-124. Credit: ESA / J. Fiebrich The European-built spacecraft Solar Orbiter arrived in Florida late on Friday after a transatlantic trip from a test center in Germany …

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NASA is considering a Pluto Orbiter mission

NASA's New Horizons mission taught us a lot about Pluto, the ice dwarf planet. But the spaceship sped past Pluto so fast that we only received high-resolution images from one side of the planet, the so-called "encounter page." New Horizons gave us a big leap in understanding, but in a way it required more questions than it answered. The next …

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