solar system


Jupiter’s moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system – Associated Press

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92. That’s more than any other planet in our solar system. Saturn, the one-time leader, comes in a close second with 83 confirmed moons. The Jupiter moons were added recently to a list kept by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor


Free Speaker Series at Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus

Photo: Dr. Richard Holdaway Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Engineering is hosting a free lecture series with Distinguished Speaker Dr. Richard Holdaway. The first lecture is Tuesday October 18 from 7-8 pm at the Davis Learning Center Auditorium on campus at 3700 Willow Creek Rd. Dr. Holdaway has 45 years of experience working in multi-national


NAU scientists, students will utilize newly launched James Webb Space Telescope for solar system research

Photo: The flight mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope undergo cryogenic testing at NASA Marshall. Credit: Ball Aerospace In one of the most exciting developments in astronomy in the 21st century, NASA is launching the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) today—and Northern Arizona University astronomers, planetary astronomers and their students will use the massive observatory to expand


NASA spacecraft begins 2-year trip home with asteroid rubble

With rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a NASA spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to Earth on Monday, leaving the ancient space rock in its rearview mirror. The trip home for the robotic prospector, Osiris-Rex, will take two years. Osiris-Rex reached asteroid Bennu in 2018 and spent two years flying

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