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Now you can print your own 3D models of probes, asteroids with NASA

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 16:35

NASA has released STL files that would allow people to make their own 3D models of space probes, asteroids and the surface of the moon.

NASA does not have enough money for big rockets: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:41

A federal audit report said that the US space agency, NASA, does not have enough money for launching big rockets and that its new $12 billion rocket program may not be launched by the end of 2017 as planned.

Asteroids key to future Mars missions: NASA

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 18:56

Near-earth asteroids provide a unique opportunity to test the new technologies and capabilities we need for future human missions to Mars, NASA has said.

Now, board an asteroid and reach Mars!

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 18:40

If you have missed on playing Angry Birds Space, no worries. Just wait for the new version of the famous mobile game that would send you to NASA`s next target - asteroids - and eventually to Mars.

Asteroid to defend earth from stray rocks?

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 18:59

Scientists are planning to park an asteroid near the earth in the space to shield our planet from stray asteroids.

NASA to land astronauts on asteroids by 2020s

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 22:37

The US space agency, NASA, says it plans to send astronauts into space to land on an asteroid in 2020s.

`Dark matter could send asteroids crashing into earth`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 13:43

Researchers have said that dark matter could disturb orbits of comets in the outer solar system, and hurl them inward.

Large-scale asteroids hit Earth 3 to 10 times more than earlier revealed

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:29

Three former astronauts have claimed that they have evidence that remote parts of the Earth have endured 3 to 10 times more large-scale asteroid strikes than it has been ever revealed.

5 facts about meteors that you might not know

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 15:01

A meteor basically refers to a bright trail of light that appears in the dark sky when a tiny chunk of space debris heats up and burns due to friction caused by the earth’s atmosphere.

Regolith of small asteroids are formed by thermal fatigue

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 12:43

Researchers have revealed that the centimeter-sized fragments and smaller particles that make up the regolith - the layer of loose, unconsolidated rock and dust - of small asteroids is formed by temperature cycling that breaks down rock in a process called thermal fatigue.

Asteroids can have celestial rings too

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 22:31

In a surprising find that indicates that rings surrounding planets may be a more common feature than previously thought, astronomers have now discovered rings around an asteroid-like body whose orbit is between those of Saturn and Uranus.

NASA offering USD 35k to citizen scientists to help locate incoming asteroids

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 15:16

NASA`s Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will reward citizen scientists 35,000 dollars, who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids, over the next six months.