Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA study on hottest summers in Greenland churned out a new discovery and it's worrying!

NASA study on hottest summers in Greenland churned out a new discovery and it's worrying!

This solitary wave is a new discovery that may increase the potential for sustained ice loss in Greenland as the climate continues to warm, with implications for the future rate of sea level rise.

May 26, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
NASA pays tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam; names new bacteria species after late Indian President!

NASA pays tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam; names new bacteria species after late Indian President!

The filter on which the new bug was found remained on board the ISS for 40 months.

May 21, 2017, 12:38 PM IST
After record-setting satellite launch, ISRO aims for Venus and Mars; may partner with NASA!

After record-setting satellite launch, ISRO aims for Venus and Mars; may partner with NASA!

The second mission to Mars is planned for in 2021-2022 timeframe and as per existing plans it may well involve putting a robot on the surface of the Red Planet.

Feb 12, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
New test to detect signs of life on alien planets

New test to detect signs of life on alien planets

The test uses a liquid-based technique known as capillary electrophoresis to separate a mixture of organic molecules into its components.

Jan 30, 2017, 11:47 AM IST
See pic: NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a dazzling Rhea during its Saturn probe!

See pic: NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a dazzling Rhea during its Saturn probe!

NASA just released a beautiful image of Rhea shining in the full sunlight, the reason being the water ice that forms most of the moon's surface.

Aug 01, 2016, 23:20 PM IST
NASA's Juno all set to reach Jupiter; 'We are ready', say spacecraft investigators

NASA's Juno all set to reach Jupiter; 'We are ready', say spacecraft investigators

After the main engine burn, Juno will be in orbit around Jupiter.

Jul 04, 2016, 08:48 AM IST
NASA's CORAL mission to map coral reefs from 23,000 feet!

NASA's CORAL mission to map coral reefs from 23,000 feet!

Up till now, scientists have been studying coral reefs up close in the water. But now, NASA has decided to study them differently – from 23,000 feet above.

Jun 09, 2016, 21:57 PM IST
See pic: Colourful Nili Fossae region of Mars

See pic: Colourful Nili Fossae region of Mars

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful image of the Nili Fossae region of Mars.

May 05, 2016, 13:52 PM IST
Scientists say melting of Greenland glaciers worse than thought

Scientists say melting of Greenland glaciers worse than thought

The findings showed “the glaciers in Greenland are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.

Apr 25, 2016, 10:17 AM IST
NASA reschedules, announces possible Red Planet probe in 2018!

NASA reschedules, announces possible Red Planet probe in 2018!

The spacecraft launch that was supposed to happen this month had to be delayed due to a vacuum leak in its prime science instrument in December.

Mar 10, 2016, 08:45 AM IST
NASA invites India to jointly explore Mars, send astronauts

NASA invites India to jointly explore Mars, send astronauts

This is of direct benefit be it for India or California where we see tectonic activity.

Feb 28, 2016, 10:06 AM IST
Small asteroid to visit Earth on March 5 without any impact

Small asteroid to visit Earth on March 5 without any impact

 A small asteroid that is expected to make its closest approach to Earth on March 5 will pass peacefully without disturbing our world at a distance of between 9,000-17,000 km.

Feb 06, 2016, 14:38 PM IST
NASA's Cassini heads for dramatic Titan flyby

NASA's Cassini heads for dramatic Titan flyby

Cassini, which is in final phase of the mission, performed a 35-second engine burn on Saturday, January 23.

Jan 27, 2016, 22:43 PM IST

99 per cent probability of Los Angeles-area quake: Study

There is a 99.9 per cent chance of a magnitude-5 or greater earthquake striking within three years in the greater Los Angeles area, where a similar sized temblor caused more the USD 12 million in damage last year, according to a study by NASA and university researchers.

Oct 22, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

NASA, Microsoft to help scientists work virtually on Mars

 NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop a new technology that will enable researchers to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology.

Jun 26, 2015, 16:03 PM IST
NASA lander to carry tiny spacecrafts for Mars fly-by

NASA lander to carry tiny spacecrafts for Mars fly-by

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars - a stationary lander in 2016 - the flight will include two revolutionary CubeSats.

Jun 13, 2015, 13:06 PM IST
How Earth's atmosphere distorts GPS communications

How Earth's atmosphere distorts GPS communications

Signals travelling between GPS (global positioning system) satellites and your communication device can get distorted in Earth's upper atmosphere especially at high latitudes, reveals a study.

Mar 01, 2015, 13:01 PM IST
Sun-like stars not all that dusty

Sun-like stars not all that dusty

Sun-like stars are not all that dusty, reveals a new study, adding that less dust means better odds of snapping clear pictures of the stars' planets in the future.

Dec 03, 2014, 12:52 PM IST

NASA tool to identify drought-resilient plants

The US space agency is developing a new space-based instrument to study how plants react to heat and water stress and identify drought-resilient plants.

Oct 28, 2014, 12:03 PM IST
Mars rover Curiosity drills first hole into Mount Sharp

Mars rover Curiosity drills first hole into Mount Sharp

In a bid to understand how the once wet Red Planet turned cold and dry, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has successfully drilled the first sample-collection hole in Mount Sharp, a layered mountain in Mars.

Sep 29, 2014, 11:19 AM IST