Episode 670

NASA is Considering the Trident Mission. Going Back to Neptune and Triton.

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July 3rd, 2020

9 mins 29 secs

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Earlier this year, NASA announced 4 new Discovery-class missions that they were considering. These are low-cost, rapidly-built missions that will help scientists understand some mystery in astronomy and planetary science.

One of these missions is called Trident, and it’s going to be targeting the Planet Neptune. And more specifically, it’s going to be providing close up pictures of its largest moon Triton.

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References:
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7680
https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/images-voyager-took/neptune/
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7597
https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2019/pdf/3188.pdf
https://www.nasa.gov/planetarymissions/discovery.html
https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2019/pdf/3188.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-v7HRsanZY

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