The two spacecraft include long missions such as Voyager 1 and 2, which have been in operation for more than 40 years.
Melbourne: Last month, China successfully landed and placed the Jurong Rover on Mars. Thus, it became the second country to land a rover on the surface of the Red Planet. Last year the United States, the United Arab Emirates and China sent their missions to Mars with relatively short travel opportunities due to their short distances from Earth.
26 active spacecraft
Now the question is, why are so many scientists researching the planet so kindly about going to Mars? If there are at least seven more planets in the solar system, more than 200 moons, countless asteroids, and more, why spend so much time and money on one planet?
Fortunately, we are also going to other places in space, and we have a lot of missions in many interesting places in our solar system, such as ice volcanoes, ice debris rings, and huge magnetic fields.
We have about 26 active spacecraft in our solar system. Some are orbiting other planets and moons, some have landed on different planets and some are just circling through space to take pictures. Half of them are going to Mars.
I have been working for more than 40 years
The two spacecraft include long missions such as Voyager 1 and 2, which have been in operation for more than 40 years. There are some such spacecraft that we know very little about, but it is interesting to know about them.
For example, Juno’s spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter. It was launched in 2011 and reached Jupiter’s orbit about five years later. It is now measuring the various features of a giant planet that determines its magnetic field, atmospheric conditions, and how much water is in Jupiter’s atmosphere.
This will help scientists determine which planet formation theory is correct (or need a new theory). Juno has completed seven years of his mission and has been extended to at least 2025.
The solar system Of ‘gravity is good’
There are some planets that were not previously included in the list of planetary missions, these are spacecraft that are stuck in our solar system ‘gravitational well’. These are special places in the orbit known as the Langerhansian point and it acts as a gravitational balance between the objects in the two places.
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) is one of four spacecraft from the Earth near the Lagurgian Point in the Sun, about 1.5 million kilometers (about four times) from the Earth.
It does this in the outer layers of the sun and in the solar wind, sending an early warning to the Earth of the potentially destructive weather.