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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NASA`s longest-serving Mars spacecraft shifts orbit for new observations

NASA`s Mars Odyssey spacecraft has shifted its orbit to help scientists make the first systematic observations of how morning fogs, clouds and surface frost develop in different seasons on the Red Planet.

NASA rover Curiosity feels heat on Mars

All is not well with NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity. The wear and tear in its wheels owing to rough Martian landscape has been a cause of concern for mission managers.

Air pollution boosts NW Pacific cyclones

Surging air pollution from China and other fast-growing Asian economies has intensified winter cyclones in the northwest Pacific, scientists said Tuesday.

Clay-like minerals found on Jupiter`s icy moon Europa

Researchers studying the data received from NASA’s Galileo mission found clay-type minerals on the surface of Europa, Jupiter`s icy moon.

Watch video: NASA`s Juno captures cosmic waltz of Earth and Moon

NASA’s spacecraft Juno captured the celestial dance of Earth and Moon during its flyby of our planet on October 9, 2013.

NASA app shows effects of climate change on Earth

NASA has launched a new app that gives users a glimpse into how climate change and natural disasters are quickly transforming the landscape of the Earth.

Curiosity suffers glitch, halts operations on Red Planet

NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity has suffered a glitch on November 17, halting all roving and science observations for a few days on the Red Planet.

Carbon worlds may be waterless: NASA

Planets rich in carbon, including so-called diamond planets, may lack oceans, according to a NASA study.

Deep Impact comet research mission ends: NASA

The US space agency has announced an end to its eight-year Deep Impact mission that included an unprecedented impact, comet flybys and the return of approximately 500,000 images of celestial objects.

Life on Mars hopes fade after rover finds no sign of methane

Hopes of finding life on Mars suffered a setback after new findings from NASA`s Curiosity rover detected only trace amounts of methane gas in the Red Planet`s atmosphere, a study said Thursday.

NASA`s future `smart` rovers to take own decisions

Space rovers may soon be able to take decisions on their own, thanks to NASA`s new `smart` camera system that can not only take pictures of alien rocks, but also draw meaning out of them.

New software to help Mars rovers drive safely on Red Planet

Researchers have developed a model called Artemis that accurately simulates rover mobility over various types of soil and terrain.

`Human mission to Mars likely in five to 15 years`

A NASA aerospace scientist today opined that a human mission to Mars was likely to materialise anytime in five to 15 years from now.