Mars 1 Mission to Mars

Mars 1 was a modified Venera-type spacecraft in the shape of a cylinder 3. 3 m (11 ft) long and 1 m (3. 3 ft) in diameter. The spacecraft measured 4 m (13 ft) across with the solar panels and radiators deployed. The cylinder was divided into two compartments. The upper 2. 7 m (8. 9 ft), the orbital module, contained guidance and […]

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Rogue Planet Behind Neptune

Astronomers have used the Herschel Space Observatory and the Very Large Telescope to observe a very young free-floating planetary-mass object, OTS 44, and demonstrate that the processes characterizing the canonical star-like mode of formation apply to isolated objects down to a few Jupiter masses. Herschel far-infrared observations have shown that OTS 44 is surrounded by […]

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