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NASA Gives Public New Internet Tool To Explore The Solar System

September 5, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA is giving the public the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool.

The “Eyes on the Solar System” interface combines video game technology and NASA data to create an environment for users to ride along with agency spacecraft and explore the cosmos. Screen graphics and information such as planet locations and spacecraft maneuvers use actual space mission data.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/sep/HQ_11-288_System_Eyes.html

Cassini Significant Events 08/24/11 – 08/30/11

September 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The most recent spacecraft telemetry was acquired on August 30 from the Deep Space Network tracking complex at Goldstone, California. The Cassini spacecraft is in an excellent state of health and all subsystems are operating normally. Information on the present position and speed of the Cassini spacecraft may be found on the “Present Position” page at:http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/presentposition/.

Full Story: http://astronews.us/2011-09-05-1547.html