You may have heard Juno also broke a speed record! Juno is the record holder for top speed while orbiting a planet (geocentric orbit), the record for top speed through the solar system (heliocentric orbit) goes to Helios 1. Launched back in the 80's Helios 1 orbits the sun at 147,600 mph.
So what did we learn?
But beyond learning to salsa, the teams major experiment was learning how to extract water from the ground. The Hawaiian mountain was picked specifically for it's similar soil to mars. If we can extract water there, it should be possible to extract it on mars as well. Turns out they were successful. We'll be seeing more articles published about the entire simulation in the coming months.
"If you want to put a number on it, I'd be somewhere like 80 percent sure that there's a Planet X out there," said Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C.
Sheppard, Chadwick Trujillo and David Tholen, of the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have been using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii and the Dark Energy Camera on the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile to study these distant objects and believe that two or three more such finds could put Planet 9 on solid scientific ground. We should have a discovery (or not) within the next year or two.
The basic jist is that more CNT-based transistors can fit on a CNT chip then silicon-based transistors can fit on a silicon chip. CNT chips are smaller, faster, more efficient and generate less heat then their silicon based brothers.
For you and me? That equates to lightening fast processor speeds and a longer battery life for our devices. The future looks very bright indeed.