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NASA does not have enough money for big rockets: Report

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.

N-bombs to destroy earth-bound asteroids in space!

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 18:25

Nuclear bombs - itself a threat to the humanity - to save the earth from dangerous space rocks?