Juno Probe will Study the Internal Structure of Jupiter

Juno probe, which NASA plans to launch on August 5, 2011, will study the internal structure of Jupiter and will help scientists find out “the ingredient list” from which emerged the planets and other bodies of the Solar System.Juno which will be the farthest vehicle from the Sun at solar-powered device will reach Jupiter in 2016 and will orbit around the planet about one year.It’s planned that Juno will lead to space launch vehicle Atlas-5.

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The Mysterious Burst in the Sky

Two telescopes in Hawaii caught the mysterious burst in the sky which occured in the wee hours of the morning on June 22, 2011, at about 3:37 a.m. local time.A white sphere blossomed in the night sky, expanding like a soap bubble and then disappearing. According to Phil Plait in the missile’s third stage motor are ports that are blown open by an explosive charge about three minutes into the launch.

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Flying Telescope for Studing “Occultation” of Pluto

The telescope, called the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), is a 100-inch (2.5-meter) reflecting instrument mounted on a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. Astronomers used the flying observatoary’s mobility to position itself in the right place and time to catch a so-called “occultation” of Pluto, when the dwarf planet passed in front of a distant star, and its shadow hit a specific location on Earth This observation allowed scientists to learn new details about Pluto and its moons.

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ATV-2 Cargo Spacecraft’s Final Descent

The European Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2) plunged into Earth’s atmosphere at the International Space Station, 21 June, 2011. The spacecraft broke apart over the southern Pacific Ocean as it burned up in the atmosphere.Mission directors at the European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with the space freighter, called “Johannes Kepler,” at 4:41 p.m. EDT (2041 GMT) at an altitude of about 50 miles (80 kilometers)

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Asteroid 2009 BD and Earth

An asteroid called 2009 BD came within 215000 miles of Earth According to scientists asteroid is a small object only 7 meters which doesnt represent any threats Scientists think that after the close pass, asteroid 2009 BD didn’t recede into the depths of space, it will remain within 10 lunar distances of us for the next month or so.

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