Essays Tagged: "Terrestrial Planet Finder"

Study notes, data, statistics on planets, astronomical beings, the greenhouse effect

idering that NASA and the European Space Agency are still a dozen years away from even attempting a Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) that could barely see such worlds as tiny specks.*One NASA concept e ... re 100's of km across; Ceres (900 km), Pallas, Vesta (500 km)*small, rocky objects smaller than the terrestrial planets, same composition*1000's of km-sized asteroids*millions of boulder-sized asteroi ...

(7 pages) 81 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Essay about a new solar system discovered in June 2002. In addition, it talks about the planet "55 Cnc d" and how it's similar to Earth.

Other missions planned are the Space Interferometry Mission, scheduled for launch in 2009, and the Terrestrial Planet Finder. The last one is still under consideration, but it is hoped that it will l ...

(3 pages) 79 0 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Space