The Past, Present and Future of Space Exploration

Introduction

Space Probes

The Beginning of Space Probes

Voyager Space Probes

Figure 1: Voyager Space Probe sending information back to Earth
Figure 1: Voyager Space Probe sending information back to Earth
Figure 1: Voyager Space Probe sending information back to Earth by Primal Space
Figure 2: Graph measuring the number of heliospheric particles using the radiation detector confirming the exit from the heliosphere by NASA

Current and Future Missions

Figure 3: Mars Odyssey Orbiter with parts labeled by NASA
Figure 4: Mars Perseverance Rover by NASA/JPL-Caltech

Exoplanets

Methods of Discovering Exoplanets

Radial Velocity

Figure 5: The “Radial Velocity” Technique by SlidePlayer

Transit

Direct Imaging

Figure 7: The “Direct Imaging” Technique by NASA/JPL

TRAPPIST-1 Planetary System

Figure 8: Models using all available information to compare TRAPPIST-1 Planets to Earth (by Simon Grimm) by NASA/JPL-Caltech

Conclusion

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