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Solar System: Be in the Know This Week

Our solar system is huge, let us break it down for you. Here are a few things to know this week:

1. Say Farewell to a Comet Rider


After a successful and eventful adventure landing on a comet, no more
signals will be received from the Rosetta mission’s comet lander, Philae.

Send your goodbyes to Philae

2. Target Shooting


Using new software our very own Mars rover Curiosity can even choose its own rock targets for its laser spectrometer. 

Find out how Curiosity selects its own targets

3. Flares for the Dramatic


Our sun recently emitted three mid-size solar flares, and the Solar
Dynamics Observatory captured it all.

Watch the Show!

4. Bring the Heat


Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may be
the mysterious heat source behind the planet’s surprisingly high upper
atmospheric temperatures. When Juno begins its science
orbits, the Great Red Spot will be among its top

Learn More

5. Cut and Dried


The gullies on today’s Red Planet were not cut by flowing liquid water, as previously thought, but rather by processes such
as the freeze and thaw of carbon dioxide frost. New findings using data from our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provide a new picture of the cause,

Learn More

Discover the full list of 10 things to know about our solar system this week HERE.

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Source: You’ll find lots of information about the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Also we have facts about the space station, ISS, SpaceX launch, space program, and outerspace. NASA

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