Our next visits to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, & Neptune are incredibly important



The giant planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – are some of the most awe-inspiring in our Solar System, and have great importance for space research and our comprehension of the greater universe. Yet they remain the least explored – especially the “ice giants” Uranus and Neptune – due to their distance from Earth, and the extreme conditions spacecraft must survive to enter their atmospheres. As such, they’re also the least understood planets in the Solar System. Our ongoing research looks at how to overcome the harsh entry conditions experienced during giant planet missions. As we look forward to…

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