You can know in real time where space probes are in the Solar System


Thanks to NASA, you can navigate the Solar System and see in real time where various interesting objects are located, such as asteroids, planets and comets, but also space probes. It is the object built by humanity that is farthest from Earth. Voyager 1 is now more than 23 billion kilometers away. It is a considerable distance that is the result of a long journey of 44 years. And the same thing happens with Voyager 2. So much so that they are in the process of leaving the Solar System, fleeing the influence of the Sun. But the Solar System turns out to be populated by many other space probes, which are not that far away, though. Also, where exactly are they? To find out, the American Space Agency (NASA) has a very practical site to visualize the position of these machines in real time. And also to observe the of all kinds of interesting objects. The solar system. Yes, it is not climbing and distances are not respected. // Source: Nino Barbey for Numerama This site is called JPL Eyes. With it, it is possible to track NASA probes, asteroids and even all the planets that make up the solar system. Obviously we have Pluto, although its status is a matter of debate among planetary scientists and astronomers: it lost its status in 2006 to be reclassified as a dwarf planet. The site is decidedly public-facing, a way for NASA to bring space news to as many people as possible. There are other initiatives of this type: we can cite his retro mini game, Roman Space Observer, to hunt for exoplanets, supernovae, black holes and thus share the progress of his discoveries while having fun. You can get all the information you need about NASA’s various missions // Source: EyesNasa A place to walk around the Solar System JPL Eyes provides a visualization of the Solar System, giving you the ability to follow a wide variety of probes, planets, comets and asteroids. Please note, however, that the site is only accessible in English. You can move back or zoom in with the mouse wheel, but also change the orientation of the camera with the mouse pointer or keyboard. If you click on an item on the map, whether it’s a probe or an object, you can open a little ID card that tells you: for example, when the probe was launched, what type is it? is oriented etc. You can even make comparisons with other probes to gauge the gear dimensions a bit. The comparison tool allows you to measure the size of one probe compared to another. // Source: screenshot Note that this also works with planets and other interesting bodies in the Solar System. It’s a good way to remember, for example, the giganticness of the Sun compared to the worlds that revolve around the star. Or find that Venus and Earth have a similar profile. There is a search field to find something specific. If you don’t know what to look for, perhaps you could check out the DART mission, a probe that will be used to deflect an asteroid, to practice if that body ever crosses Earth’s path. Or, we suggest you check out the James Webb Telescope. He made the news with great shots of space. To go further Find all our news about a Planet
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