The New Frontiers program of NASA has held a lottery that would determine how the agency would focus on future exploration missions. Drones have been sent out to an asteroid that has already been fully uncovered.
These missions fall under three groups: inexpensive missions, such as the Discovery endeavors worth $600- to $700-million; the Flagship missions that cost $2 billion and are launched every decade; and the New Frontiers that work as the middle ground.
NASA then accepts mission proposals made up of five themes: sample return of comet surface, lunar pole sample return, ocean worlds such as …

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Jupiter is known for its multiple stripes of different colors and is also famous for its Great Red Spot, a product of the natural gases within the planet itself. These colors are due to the chemistry of Jupiter’s gassy atmosphere, though the pattern for the stripes is attributed to long-lasting winds called zonal flows, which work like jet streams on Earth. The Earth has geographical features that interrupt such winds and Jupiter happens to lack those features. This means that the stripes are smooth lines that form around Jupiter’s atmosphere uninterrupted.
There were observations during NASA’s …

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Most of Earth’s early life forms were around 3.95 billion years of age when asteroids and comets crashed on the planet every now and then. Scientists from Japan have gone to Canada, particularly in northern Labrador, where they found a stretch of remote land that contained samples of old rocks that existed billions of years back. In spite of some doubts regarding the dates, there were interesting finds that proved that there was life in a period of time when the Earth would not have been inhabitable.
The first eon of Earth’s history, the Hadean Eon, was a hostile period because of the extreme …

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