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Nasas New Uranus Orbiter Might Not Arrive Until 2053 And Six Other Jaw-dropping Details About The Mission To The Seventh Planet

The ovoid and trapezoid terrains may well be a consequence of reaccretion of darker silicate material immediately after disruption of a proto-Miranda. Of course, there wasn’t universal consensus on targeting the 7th planet from the sun for NASA’s subsequent flagship mission. Congress could also opt to delay the funding until fiscal year 2028. That would push the launch to 2038 or later and add two or 3 years to the flight time, forcing NASA to use a gravity boost from Venus or some other planet in the inner solar system. Sailing so far away from the Sun is not the...