Cool shit at work: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

There is a fascinating thing NASA uses called a Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which launched in 2005. It’s primary mission is to search for evidence on water on the planet. Per NASA’s mission overview, “While other Mars missions have shown that water flowed across the surface in Mars’ history, it remains a mystery whether water…

Cool shit at work: Jupiter Edition

NASA today announced instruments and hardware that will be taken on a 2022 European Mission to Jupiter. Per the press release, eleven instrument suites will be developed by scientists from across the world through national funding in said countries. NASA’s contribution will be one instrument and hardware to fly on ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer…