NASA aims to probe mysterious atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

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Utilizing advancements in technology over the past 30 years, a’NASA scientist and his team at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. are dreaming up new instruments that could potentially explore the atmosphere of both planets. Uranus and Neptune are relatively unexplored, the space agency said, despite the fact that Voyager 2 snapped photos of both planets in’1986 and’1989, respectively.

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Date: 2019-04-29
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Publisher: The Times of India
Date: 2019-03-26T11:34:28+05:30
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Nasa pictures mysterious dolphin cloud in the swirling atmosphere of Jupiter

It was captured during a ‘perijove’, the name for the closest point of the Juno probe’s orbit around Jupiter.

Nasa wrote: ‘During each perijove, Juno passes near a slightly different part of Jupiter’s cloud tops.

‘The dolphin shape may be surprising but is not scientifically significant ‘ clouds on Jupiter and Earth are constantly shifting and can temporarily mimic many familiar shapes.

‘The cloud appears in Jupiter’s South Temperate Belt (STB), a band of dark and dropping clouds that rings the planet and also contains Oval BA, dubbed Red Spot Jr.’

Publisher: Metro
Date: 2019-04-16T16:47:55+0000
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Scientists Want to Probe Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

It’s been decades since a spacecraft visited either Uranus or Neptune ‘ which means scientists are busy dreaming up instruments that could be flown out on the next probe to these ice giants.

The pair of planets haven’t had a robotic visitor since the Voyager 2 flybys in 1986 and 1989. And in the decades that have passed since NASA designed and built that spacecraft, technology has become both much more powerful and much smaller, and the agency has plenty more missions under its belt.

Date: 2019-04-29T11:11:22+00:00
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Next-generation NASA instrument advanced to study the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

Much has changed technologically since NASA’s Galileo mission dropped a probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere to investigate, among other things, the heat engine driving the gas giant’s atmospheric circulation. A NASA scientist and his team at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, are taking advantage of those advances to mature a smaller, more capable net flux radiometer. This type of instrument tells scientists where heating and cooling occurs in a planet’s atmosphere and defines the roles of solar and internal heat sources that contribute to atmospheric motions. The next-generation radiometer is specifically being developed to study the atmospheres of Uranus or Neptune, but could be used on any target with an atmosphere.

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