flybys


flybys
n. flight of a spacecraft or aircraft past a chosen place

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cassini–Huygens — Artist s concept of Cassini s Saturn Orbit Insertion Operator NASA / ESA / ASI Mission type …   Wikipedia

  • Physical Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Scientists discovered a new family of superconducting materials and obtained unique images of individual hydrogen atoms and of a multiple exoplanet system. Europe completed the Large Hadron Collider, and China and India took… …   Universalium

  • List of Solar System probes — For a list of active probes only, see List of active Solar System probes. For a list of landers only, see Landings on other planets. This is a list of all space probes that have left Earth orbit (or were launched with that intention but failed),… …   Wikipedia

  • Enceladus (moon) — Infobox Planet name = Enceladus alt names = Saturn II adjectives = Enceladean caption = Degraded craters, fractures and disrupted terrain in Cassini mosaic of the north polar region of Enceladus bgcolour = #a0ffa0 discovery = yes discoverer =… …   Wikipedia

  • Observations and explorations of Venus — Venus in real color as it would appear to the naked eye. Observations of the planet Venus were first recorded by Babylonian astronomers around 1600 BC and have continued into the present.[dubious – …   Wikipedia

  • mercury — /merr kyeuh ree/, n., pl. mercuries. 1. Chem. a heavy, silver white, highly toxic metallic element, the only one that is liquid at room temperature; quicksilver: used in barometers, thermometers, pesticides, pharmaceutical preparations,… …   Universalium

  • Mathematics and Physical Sciences — ▪ 2003 Introduction Mathematics       Mathematics in 2002 was marked by two discoveries in number theory. The first may have practical implications; the second satisfied a 150 year old curiosity.       Computer scientist Manindra Agrawal of the… …   Universalium

  • Soviet manned lunar programs — Main article: Soviet space program This article deals only with preparations for manned flight to the Moon by the USSR. For information about the unmanned spacecraft sent to the Moon by the USSR see Luna programme. The Soviet manned lunar… …   Wikipedia

  • Galileo (spacecraft) — Infobox Spacecraft Name = Galileo Orbiter Caption = Galileo is prepared for mating with the IUS booster Organization = NASA Major Contractors = Mission Type = Orbiter, fly by Flyby Of = Venus, Earth, 951 Gaspra, 243 Ida Satellite Of = Jupiter… …   Wikipedia

  • Space exploration — is the use of astronomy and space technology to explore outer space. [cite web | url = http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/adc/education/space ex/exploration.html | title = How Space is Explored | publisher = NASA] Physical exploration of space is conducted …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.