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Juno (sonda espacial) Lanzamiento de la sonda Juno a bordo de un cohete Atlas V 551. La sonda Juno durante la fase de ensamblaje. La antena parabólica de alta ganancia durante la fase de ensamblaje. Esquema del emplazamiento de las 5 antenas de la sonda Juno. Photojournal: NASA's Image Access Home Page Solar System, Solar System Information Our Cosmic Neighborhood From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects "planets," meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities—Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the goddes of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture.

Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Educators! StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC. StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock Curator: Responsible NASA Official: If you have comments or questions about the StarChild site, please send them to us.

NASA EN ESPAÑOL Una nueva constelación para héroes de nuestro tiempo · Publicado el 06 de Febrero de 2017¿Por qué las cartas estelares usadas en las misiones Apolo contenían tres estrellas con nombres que no eran de estrellas?Las estrellas durante las misiones Apolo eran la referencia fija, técnicamente llamada ‘inercial’, a la que la tripulación siempre podía recurrir para determinar dónde se encontraban y con qué orientación volaban. 50 años de la tragedia del Apolo 1 · Publicado el 27 de Enero de 2017Se cumplen 50 años del incendio del Apolo 1 en el que murieron sus tres tripulantes.

Virgin Galactic The Solar System: Space Gallery on Sea and Sky Our Solar System is a place of unimaginable beauty. Home to the Sun, eight planets, and a variety of smaller celestial objects, we have only recently been able to appreciate it fully. Thanks to the marvels of technology, robotic spacecraft have extended our view across vast distances, enabling us to see what was once hidden from our view. Join us now and examine some of the most recent images of our Solar System. The images in this gallery have been hand-selected by Sea and Sky for their visual beauty and represent some of the best views ever obtained of the Solar System. Click on an image above to begin a slide show.

The Physics Classroom Solar System Discovery and exploration Andreas Cellarius's illustration of the Copernican system, from the Harmonia Macrocosmica (1660) For many thousands of years, humanity, with a few notable exceptions, did not recognize the existence of the Solar System. Mercury as Never Seen Before Mercury as Never Seen Before Date: 6 Oct 2008 The spectacular image shown here is one of the first to be returned from MESSENGER's second flyby of Mercury. The image shows the departing planet taken about 90 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach. The bright crater just south of the center of the image is Kuiper, identified on images from the Mariner 10 mission in the 1970s.

Planets - Zoom Astronomy Advertisement. is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) The Planets (plus the Dwarf Planet Pluto) The Solar System - Astronomy For Kids - Our solar neighborhood is an exciting place. The Solar System is full of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, minor planets, and many other exciting objects. Learn about Io, the explosive moon that orbits the planet Jupiter, or explore the gigantic canyons and deserts on Mars. What Is The Solar System?

Solar System NASA Planets: The planet count in our solar system has gone as high as 15 before new discoveries prompted a fine tuning of the definition of a planet. The most recent change was in 2006 when scientists reclassified Pluto as a new kind of object - a dwarf planet. Dwarf Planets: This new class of worlds helps us categorize objects that orbit the Sun but aren't quite the same as the rocky planets and gas giants in our solar system. There could be hundreds more of these small worlds far out there waiting to be discovered.

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