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What smacks into Ceres stays on Ceres, says Study

A new set of high-velocity impact experiments suggests that the dwarf planet Ceres may be something of a cosmic dartboard: Projectiles that slam into it tend to stick. The experiments, performed using the Vertical Gun Range at NASA’s Ames Research Center, suggest that when asteroids and other impactors hit Ceres, much of the impact material remains on the surface instead ...

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Manned Mission to Mars May Halt at Moon, Saving Energy

For a manned mission to Mars, a detour to the moon is the best route to Mars as it could fuel up and streamline cargo by 68 percent, said a study. Since launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas, the study by MIT suggests that a Martian mission may lighten its launch load considerably by ...

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Ice Crater or Alien City? Ceres Bright Spots Puzzling Still as Dawn Moves Closer (Photos, Video)

Astro-physicists have been waiting for months to unravel the mystery of bright lights on asteroid Ceres and the Dawn spacecraft that is inching closer to its surface is still far from resolving puzzle. Located between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres has its visitor from Earth, NASA’s dawn mission to take the first glimpse and send pictures of the dwarf planet. While ...

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NASA Can Predict Solar storms 24 Hours in Advance Now

NASA scientists have successfully tested a tool to predict solar geomagnetic storms which often disrupt our own including one of Indian-origin have developed a new tool that can predict solar geomagnetic storms at least 24 hours in advance, forewarning telecom disruptions, if any. Neel Savani, an Indian-origin space scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland has come ...

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