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NASA probe detects several 'marsquakes' on Red Planet
Tue, Feb 25, 2020
NASA`s InSight lander has detected several "marsquakes" on the Red Planet, probe has found more than 450 seismic signals to date, the vast majority of which are probably quakes.
Solar Orbiter probe launched to study Sun's poles
Mon, Feb 10, 2020
"As humans, we have always been familiar with the importance of the Sun to life on Earth, observing it and investigating how it works in detail, but we have also long known it has the potential to disrupt everyday life should we be in the firing line of a powerful solar storm," said Gunther Hasinger, ESA director of Science.
NASA bids farewell to Spitzer telescope
Fri, Jan 31, 2020
The coolant was used to chill the telescope`s 33.5-inch main mirror to within five degrees of absolute zero, about minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The mirror needed to be that cold to be able to pick up faint infrared radiation from deep space that cannot be detected from the ground.
NASA planet hunter finds its 1st Earth-size habitable world
Wed, Jan 08, 2020
In yet another promising news on finding life or its signs beyond Earth, a NASA planet hunter has discovered its first Earth-size planet resting in its star`s habitable-zone.
NASA finds Vikram moonlander's debris
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said, "After receiving this tip the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images." When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.
Amazing! In a first, extraterrestrial sugars essential to life found in meteorites
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Ribose is a crucial component of RNA (ribonucleic acid). In much of modern life, RNA serves as a messenger molecule, copying genetic instructions from the DNA molecule and delivering them to molecular factories within the cell called ribosomes that read the RNA to build specific proteins needed to carry out life processes.
NASA unveils its first electric airplane - a work in progress
Sat, Nov 09, 2019
NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 "Maxwell," on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert.
NASA astronauts conduct first all-women space walk
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
An all-women space walk, involving Koch and NASA astronaut Anne McClain, was originally scheduled for March. But that was scuttled because properly fitted spacesuits could not be readied in time for both astronauts, Space.com reported.
1st woman to walk on Moon will wear this spacesuit
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
The spacesuit designed for exploring the Moon`s surface is called the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU), and the one for launch and re-entry aboard NASA`s Orion spacecraft is known as the Orion Crew Survival System.
NASA gets first all-electric experimental aircraft
Fri, Oct 04, 2019
"The X-57 Mod II aircraft delivery to NASA is a significant event, marking the beginning of a new phase in this exciting electric X-plane project," said X-57 Project Manager Tom Rigney.
NASA's InSight lander 'hears' strange sounds on Mars
Wed, Oct 02, 2019
NASA has released recordings of eerie sounds on Mars picked up by one of its missions to the Red Planet, the InSight lander. Far below the human range of hearing, these recordings had to be speeded up and slightly processed to be audible through headphones, NASA said on Tuesday.
NASA's TESS probe spots black hole tearing apart a star
Fri, Sep 27, 2019
"TESS data let us see exactly when this destructive event, named ASASSN-19bt, started to get brighter, which we`ve never been able to do before," Thomas Holoien from the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, said in a statement.
AMAZING PHOTOS! Is Vikram lander hidden in shadows on moon? NASA releases pics, check them out
Fri, Sep 27, 2019
Some amazing work has been done by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) in the task to find India's Vikram lander.
Newly spotted comet may be interstellar visitor
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
The new comet, C/2019 Q4, is still inbound toward the Sun, but it will remain farther than the orbit of Mars and will approach no closer to Earth than about 300 million kilometres.
NASA joins ISRO to track Vikram 'calling home'
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is continuing its attempt to reach out to India`s moon lander sending communication signals with its Deep Space Network (DSN).
Water found on potentially habitable planet
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
Given the high level of activity of its red dwarf star, K2-18b may be more hostile to life as we know it than Earth, as it is likely to be exposed to more high-energy radiation.
Jupiter still reeling from head-on collision 4.5bn years ago
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
The research team ran thousands of computer simulations and found that a fast-growing Jupiter can have perturbed the orbits of nearby "planetary embryos," protoplanets that were in the early stages of planet formation.
'Cloaked' black hole discovered in early universe
Fri, Aug 09, 2019
As the black hole consumes material and becomes more massive, the gas in the cloud is depleted, until the black hole and its bright disk are uncovered.
NASA prepares to send 'first woman' on Moon
Mon, Jul 22, 2019
The astronauts would explore regions of the Moon never visited before, unlock mysteries of the Universe and test the technology that will extend the bounds of humanity farther into the solar system.
Awesome! Google Doodle celebrates NASA's 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission
Fri, Jul 19, 2019
The two astronauts spent more than 21 hours on the lunar surface deploying scientific experiments and gathering samples before returning to the orbiting command module, piloted by Collins.