NASA’s Juno mission has been sending raw images of Jupiter in a series of flybys since July 2016. The mission has relied on the public to process and edit and even get creative with these raw images from the JunoCam. So far, that delivery has resulted in something quite unique and beautiful since their first … More Van Gogh Painting or Newly Processed Images of Jupiter?
Five years after its launch, NASA’s Juno mission entered Jupiter’s orbit and began its approach to the planet’s clouds in July, 2016. NASA has just finished studying the data and images from Juno’s first flyby. The Juno mission is led by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). “The solar-powered spacecraft’s eight scientific instruments are designed to … More Newest Findings from NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter
The past couple days people around the web have been freaking out about a new revelation that a mastodon, found at a construction site in San Diego back in 1993, dates back 130,000. What does this have to do with humans? According to wired.com, a number of stone tools were found with the fossils at the … More Human Update: Your history changed this week
On January 4, NASA published a press release, stating that two Discovery Program missions have been chosen that will explore the history of our solar system- essentially meaning they are sending spacecrafts to study asteroids. The mission named Lucy is set to launch in 2021 and will explore six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. The other … More NASA’s New Missions
I scoured the internet and found the best science articles of the past week. Here’s what I came back with: Heatwave Killing Marine Life – wired.com The Climate Desk put out this article on recent marine heatwaves that began in 2011, areas of abnormally hot water on America’s Pacific Coast, and Australia getting hit in … More Latest and Greatest Science News
Kepler-452b, a planet with many Earth-like characteristics, was captured by the Kepler telescope and discovered by NASA scientists, who are calling it “Earth 2.0”. The planet sits at a similar distance to its star as Earth does to the sun, meaning it could potentially hold liquid water. The planet is quite a bit larger, however. … More Earth’s New Friend
Bat Dinosaur In this article, io9 talks about a new fossil with a bone similar to a bone in bat wings that was discovered by scientists in northern china. Tesla Battery Car makers, Tesla, have unveiled a new battery for consumers based on the ones they put in their electric cars. The battery stores solar energy and … More This Past Week’s Top Science News