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Staff celebrate at press conference after Juno spacecraft successfully placed into Jupiter's orbit

Staff celebrate at press conference after Juno spacecraft successfully placed into Jupiter's orbit

Faith and science: successful orbit of NASA's Juno spacecraft

08/07/2016 15:08

NASA's spacecraft, Juno, finished a five-year journey to Jupiter on Monday with a do-or-die engine burn to sling itself into orbit. This has set the stage for 20 months of collecting data from the biggest planet in our solar system.

View of the Papal telescopes on top of the Pontifical Summer Residence, Castel Gandolfo

View of the Papal telescopes on top of the Pontifical Summer Residence, Castel Gandolfo

Vatican Observatory: Galaxies, and students, from near and far

07/06/2014 09:58

The Pope’s Astronomers have invited 25 students from 22 nations to further their knowledge in Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics at the bi-annual school, which this year is focusing on “Galaxies: Near and Far, Young and Old”.