Tag Archives: NASA

NASA’s ‘Out-Of-The-World’ Mars Rover Concept Kicks Off

NASA has unveiled next Mars Rover described as “Out of the World” research station destined for the red planet in 2020 in search of aliens or microbial life beneath the water sources found already with its unique capability to collect core samples and possibly return them Earth in the future. The rover will conduct geological assessments of its landing site ...

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NASA Moon Orbiter Finds Frost at South Polar Surface (Video)

In craters near the south pole of the moon, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter found some bright areas and some very cold areas. In areas that are both bright and cold, water ice may be present on the surface as frost. Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio

NASA’s lunar orbiter has captured bright images of craters near the Moon’s south pole to have the presence of frost, said scientists who have studied the images. They combined surface temperatures with information about how much light is reflected off the Moons surface before arriving at the findings. “We found that the coldest places near the Moons south pole are ...

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SpaceX Dragon to Liftoff on June 1 with Cargo Supplies to ISS

Falcon Heavy Rocket will carry two private individuals to Moon next year by SpaceX and their names are kept secret (SpaceX)

SpaceX, US private space agency entrusted with cargo supply to International Space Station, will launch its 11th flight aboard the Dragon spacecraft to carry payload of resupply to the orbiting ISS tomorrow, June 1, 2017. The liftoff will be at 5:55 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US space agency NASA said. ...

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Tokyo SkyTree Builder Plans Potential Space Elevator by 2050

Japan firm Obayashi Corporation claims to go ahead with Space Elevator Project that was shelved by biggies like Google X

Despite biggies like Google X have shelved the science fiction space elevator project, Japan’s Obayashi Corporation is planning to build the coveted future gateway to space for mankind by 2050 with a capacity to carry at least 100 travelers. A space elevator is conceived as a cable fixed to the equator and reaching into space with a counterweight at the ...

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NASA Moon Orbiter Hit by Tiny Bullet-like Meteoroid, Still Camera Works

The NAC on a bench in the clean room at Malin Space Science Systems. The radiator (right) extends off the electronics end and keeps the CCD cool while imaging the hot Moon. Computer modeling shows the meteoroid impacted somewhere on the radiator

NASA’s Moon orbiting spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) was a hit by a small meteoroid faster than the speed of a bullet but the camera survived though it is unclear whether the mission will face any other eventuality. From October 13, 2014, the US space agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft suddenly started sending jarred pictures indicating that it could ...

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Watch Live: ISS Crew to Conduct Emergency Spacewalk Today to Replace MDM Box

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to conduct the 201st spacewalk to repair the MDM box for communications maintenance. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA will undertake its an urgent repair work outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, May 23 with expedition 51 Commander Whitson and Flight Engineer Fischer replacing a malfunctioning computer relay box that failed three days ago. The box known as multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) is the only other unit that regulates the operation of radiators, solar arrays and cooling loops, ...

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Work on ISRO-NASA Joint Satellite NISAR to Detect Earthquakes Underway, to be Launched in 2021

The joint NASA and ISRO project to make NISAR – the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite – at a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, possibly be the world’s most expensive Earth imaging satellite, is progressing to become a reality soon. NISAR will be a two frequency RADAR, with an L-band 24 centimetre RADAR and another S-band 13 centimetre one. S-band ...

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Scientists Find Moon Orbiting 3rd Dwarf Planet in Kuiper Belt

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope astronomers found a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, 2007 OR10. The pair resides in the frigid outskirts of our solar system the Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris left over from our solar system’s formation 4.6 billion years ago. With this discovery, most of the known dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt ...

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NASA Harps on TRAPPIST-1, Seeks 74 Days More

NASA is not going to relent on what it calls the biggest discovery of the year by Kepler mission, the recently discovered ultra-cool dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, with seven exoplanets habitable a-la Earth. This is the second time NASA said it revealed more after its much-publicised February 22 revelation that was a routine update. What NASA astronomers said was that TRAPPIST-1 ...

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NASA Revelation: 7 Exoplanets Found, So What?

As expected, NASA in its over-hyped news conference revealed that its Spitzer Space Telescope found seven Earth-size planets around a single star, 3 of them located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have flowing water. Since they are located outside of our solar system, they are called exoplanets. ...

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NASA to Reveal New Discovery of Something on Exoplanet, Where to Watch Live?

Yes, NASA will hold a news conference tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, to present its new findings of exoplanets around our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri, which exhibits similar habitable features for life. Watch it live at http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 For NASA TV streaming video, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv CNET claimed that it has seen the details but cannot share and gave out the hint saying, ...

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Earth-Like Dwarf Planet Found by Hubble, German Researchers Upbeat

Artist's concept of Comet-Like Object Falling Toward White Dwarf (NASA)

NASA’s Hubble space telescope found a white dwarf star whose atmosphere has all the ingredients suitable for life and is rich in materials or building blocks for life such as carbon, nitrogen, as well as oxygen and hydrogen, besides the components of water. The white dwarf is roughly 170 light-years from Earth in the constellation Boötes, the Herdsman. It was ...

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is Back in Operation After Glitch

Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, en route to a January 2019 encounter with Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent to observe dwarf planet Pluto faced a glitch and went into automatic safe mode to protect itself, suspending its operations briefly. Since the antenna faced to Earth for instructions was alive, NASA said it could undertake restoring it to normalcy with signals from the Mission Operations Centre. The US space agency said New Horizons is ...

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SLAC Helps NASA Develop Printable Electronics for Mars Mission

Plans begin decades in advance for a tremendous effort such as the first manned mission to Mars. The details are as fine – and essential – as how astronauts will breathe and eat and track their health. “There’s no doubt that the transportation is taken care of. The spacecraft will be developed,” says Ram Gandhiraman, a scientist with Universities Space ...

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