Ball Aerospace Team Shares Prestigious SPIE George W. Goddard Award
May 5, 2017 – The New Horizons Optical Instrumentation Team (NHOIT), responsible for obtaining the first-ever high-resolution color images and composition data of Pluto and its moons, is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious George W. Goddard Award from SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. Ball engineers worked with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to design and develop the ‘Ralph’ instrument that provided color and composition maps on NASA’s historic ten-year, three billion-mile mission to Pluto. Read More
NASA’s flying observatory, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, recently completed a detailed study of a nearby planetary system. The investigations confirmed that this nearby planetary system has an architecture remarkably similar to that of our solar system.
North Pole Of Enceladus
In the north, Enceladus’ surface appears to be about as old as any in the solar system. The south, however, is an entirely different story.