Thursday, October 10, 2019

LEARN ABOUT ASTEROIDS

Hey Space Placers!

Tune in to learn about asteroids in this podcast.

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We need to do more to protect ourselves from the threat and finally building an asteroid detecting spacecraft for the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Mission will go a long way in doing so. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will lead the development of the mission as part of NASA's planetary defense mission.

Sky Guy Greg

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WATCH JWST COME TOGETHER

Hey Space Placers!

Here is a short video showing the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) spacecraft and telescope being joined.



Still on track for launch March 31, 2021.

Sky Guy Greg

Monday, October 7, 2019

SATURN IS THE CHAMP OF NUMBER OF MOONS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Hey Space Placers!

Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the solar system champ for total number of moons - 82 vs 69. It was just announced that 20 new moons were discovered

An artist’s conception of the 20 newly discovered moons orbiting Saturn. These discoveries bring the planet’s total moon count to 82, surpassing Jupiter for the most in our Solar System. Studying these moons can reveal information about their formation and about the conditions around Saturn at the time. Illustration is courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science. (Saturn image is courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Starry background courtesy of Paolo Sartorio/Shutterstock.)

Here is the article about the discovery. Be sure to read the part about the contest to help name these new moons!



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