NASA is extending Mars and Jupiter missions, citing notable success

NASA is extending Mars and Jupiter missions, citing notable success

Citing discoveries that haveproduced exceptional science,” NASA has decided to add several years to two of its planetary science missions: il Giove Juno mission and the Marte InSight lander.

After a lengthy review process, which can be found Qui, the space agency concluded that both missions haveincreased our understanding of our solar system, as well as spurred new sets of diverse questions.

The Senior Review has validated that these two planetary science missions are likely to continue to bring new discoveries, and produce new questions about our solar system,” said Lori Glaze, director of the planetary science division, in un dichiarazione.

I thank the members of the Senior Review panel for their comprehensive analysis and thank the mission teams as well, who will now continue to provide exciting opportunities to refine our understanding of the dynamic science of Jupiter and Mars.

Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created this image using data from the spacecraft's JunoCam imager. (Credito: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created this image using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager. (Credito: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Juno has made a number of discoveries about Jupiter, including capturing notevole, never-before-seen images, così come un “snow-whiteoval storm.

The Juno mission launched in 2011 and was scheduled to stop functioning in July 2021, but will now continue until September 2025 or the end of its life, whichever comes first. Not only will Juno continue to observe the gas giant, but it will also look at the planet’s rings and its moons, Compreso “close flybysof Ganymede, Europa, and Io.

Europa, the sixth-largest moon in the Solar System, is home to an ocean that could be habitable,” researchers have said previously. in agosto 2019, NASA confermato it would send a mission to Europa to further explore the celestial body.

At a cost of $ 828 milioni, the InSight lander became the space agency’s first probe to reach the Red Planet in six years, following the August 2012 landing of the Curiosity Rover.

NASA HAS A ‘MOLEPROBLEM ON MARS

This illustration shows NASA's InSight spacecraft with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. (Credito: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This illustration shows NASA’s InSight spacecraft with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. (Credito: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The InSight lander mission will be extended at least through December 2022. It will continue its work gathering seismic and weather data, as well conducting research using its heat probe.

The InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission, which is managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has provided scientists with a wealth of sbalorditivo images and discoveries since landing safely on the Red Planet a novembre 2018 dopo “seven minutes of terror.

The lander had originally been scheduled to blast off in March 2016, but NASA suspended its launch preparations when a vacuum leak was found in the craft’s prime science instrument.

In Aprile 2019, the InSight lander recorded the first-everMars quake.

Nel mese di settembre 2019, the InSight lander rilevato bizarre bursts of magnetic pulses on Marte that raisedinteresting questions.

NASA’s long-term goal is to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.

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