Space Probes: Our Eyes Into the Universe 2

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Space Probes: Our Eyes Into the Universe 2

Space Probe:A rocket-propelled guided missile that can escape the earth's atmosphere; makes observations of the solar system that cannot be made by terrestrial observation.http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=space%20probe

Some space probes have target celestial bodies they are headed to, others stay around orbiting Earth, and some, are sent to discover new things in the universe.

ISS-RapidScat monitored ocean winds to provide essential measurements used in weather predictions, including hurricane monitoring by orbiting Earth.

Deep Impact released an impactor on comet Tempel 1 to expose materials on its surface, revealing a number of new findings about comets and their composition, including evidence of water ice and organic materials. Researchers now believe that comets may have transported these compounds to Earth at one time, playing an essential role in the formation of the solar system and life on Earth.

Kepler is a space telescope designed to survey a portion of the Milky Way galaxy in search of Earth-size planets, including those where liquid water and possibly life might exist.

Not all missions are successful; Both Explorer 2 and Genesis (along with many others) have technical problems that result in the cancelation of the whole mission( Explorer 2), or loss of information (Genesis).

Explorer 2

Genesis

Space Probes

All information from www.nasa.gov


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  • doni99 7 years ago

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    microbes!

  • doni99 7 years ago

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    ehhehe :D nice glog!

  • sheffield2013 7 years ago

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    Perfect pictures & facts . You must have spent a long time doing this , it is great !