nasa plans to launch tiny spacecraft towards neptune 2019


NASA plans to launch tiny spacecraft towards Neptune 2019


nasa plans to launch tiny spacecraft towards neptune 2019
nasa plans to launch tiny spacecraft towards neptune 2019


According to researchers at Lunar planetary science conference in Texas, NASA is planning to launch a tiny spacecraft towards the moon of Neptune. The researchers are expecting and sure about Triton, the Neptune's moon is likely to be able to sustain life there, if there are liquid oceans beneath its icy surface. They more added due to the presence of ammonia the water would stay in a liquid state more.

NASA 's voyager 2 captured a glimpse of Neptune 's moon in 1989 first. This made scientists believe that there might be strong  chances of possibility of water beneath its surface in liquid form.


nasa plans to launch tiny spacecraft towards neptune 2019



NASA tweeted on Monday, “A storm tracking team at NASA Goddard analyzes telescope data to observe the formation and paths of weather systems on the icy planet. What’s next? Studying the storms’ vortex and wind speed.”

The director of Lunar and planetary Institute in Houston Louise Prockter said,"The time is now to do the mission and we will investigate it".


nasa plans to launch tiny spacecraft towards neptune 2019



Meanwhile, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope had discovered a diminutive moon in 2013. Astronomers call it “the moon that shouldn’t be there.” The tiny moon, named Hippo camp, is unusually close to a much larger Neptunium moon called Proteus. Normally, a moon like Proteus should have gravitationally swept aside or swallowed the smaller moon while clearing out its orbital path, researchers said.

Nasa plans to launch tiny spacecraft towards Neptune 2019