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Aug 11

NASA's spacecraft data suggests water flowing on Mars

Source: NASA


Flows that appear inside Mars' Newton crater.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars.

Dark, finger-like features appear and extend down some Martian slopes during late spring through summer, fade in winter, and return duringĀ  the next spring. Repeated observations have tracked the seasonal changes in these recurring features on several steep slopes in the middle latitudes of Mars' southern hemisphere.(read more)

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5
Aug 11

Juno spacecraft launches to Jupiter

Source: NASA
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:25 p.m. EDT Friday to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.

Juno's detailed study of the largest planet in our solar system will help reveal Jupiter's origin and evolution. As the archetype of giant gas planets, Jupiter can NASA's Juno mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. help scientists understand the origin of our solar system and learn more about planetary systems around other stars.(read more)

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