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NASA decodes hazards of human spaceflight to Mars

NASA decodes hazards of human spaceflight to Mars

In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to Mars, NASA has decoded some hazards that astronauts can encounter on a continual basis on the Red Planet.

Sep 11, 2018, 15:32 PM IST
NASA plans 45-day effort to get its Mars rover back

NASA plans 45-day effort to get its Mars rover back

If Opportunity did not respond to communications attempts after that 45-day campaign, it likely meant the spacecraft had suffered a mission-ending malfunction, said John Callas, Opportunity project manager.

Sep 03, 2018, 14:47 PM IST
'NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds'

'NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds'

NASA's new CO2 Conversion Challenge is a public competition seeking novel ways to convert carbon dioxide into useful compounds, the US space agency said.

Sep 03, 2018, 13:50 PM IST
Creating habitable environment on Mars still a far-fetched dream, say scientists

Creating habitable environment on Mars still a far-fetched dream, say scientists

Scientists have proposed terraforming to enable the long-term colonization of Mars.

Jul 31, 2018, 13:58 PM IST
Mars closest to Earth in 15 years, watch it live on your mobile phone

Mars closest to Earth in 15 years, watch it live on your mobile phone

In October 2020, such a phenomenon will again take place.

Jul 31, 2018, 12:52 PM IST
Mars to be closest to the Earth today in 15 years, spectacle to be visible from India

Mars to be closest to the Earth today in 15 years, spectacle to be visible from India

Mars which is already brighter than usual, will shine even more and will appear to be bigger on Tuesday. 

Jul 31, 2018, 10:54 AM IST
Aliens on Mars? Liquid lake discovered on the Red Planet

Aliens on Mars? Liquid lake discovered on the Red Planet

The researchers said it could take years to verify whether something is actually living in this body of water that resembles a subglacial lake on Earth.

Jul 26, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm

NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm

Contact with the Opportunity rover - on the other side of Mars from Curiosity - is yet to be established.

Jun 21, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years, next month

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years, next month

Perihelic opposition will occur on July 27 and bring Mars closest to Earth.

Jun 18, 2018, 21:30 PM IST
Unprecedented gigantic dust storm on Mars could spell death for NASA's oldest rover Opportunity

Unprecedented gigantic dust storm on Mars could spell death for NASA's oldest rover Opportunity

NASA has declared a 'spacecraft emergency' due to the low levels of power.

Jun 14, 2018, 09:16 AM IST
Is there life on Mars? NASA finds curious new pointers

Is there life on Mars? NASA finds curious new pointers

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover reveal that billions of years ago, a water lake inside a crater held all the ingredients necessary for life

Jun 08, 2018, 14:36 PM IST
In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the US space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface, marking the first time such an aircraft will be used on another world.

May 12, 2018, 06:48 AM IST
First NASA lander to study Mars interior launched from California

First NASA lander to study Mars interior launched from California

An Atlas 5 rocket soared into space early on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

May 05, 2018, 17:18 PM IST
Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, according to a study which simulated the impact of low gravity environments such as the Moon or Mars on body.

Apr 18, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
NASA all set to send its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior on May 5

NASA all set to send its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior on May 5

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch its first-ever such mission to Mars to study its deep interior and find traces of how it was formed.

Apr 10, 2018, 11:19 AM IST
Why NASA sent human sperm to space

Why NASA sent human sperm to space

With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.

Apr 09, 2018, 16:05 PM IST
Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

A supersonic parachute designed for future missions to Mars has undergone a successful test in which it was sent very high up in the sky in a rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Apr 02, 2018, 18:01 PM IST
NASA set to launch its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior

NASA set to launch its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to go on a journey to Mars to study the deep interior of the Red Planet and find traces of how it was formed.

Mar 30, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
New milestone: NASA's Curiosity rover completes 2,000 days on Mars

New milestone: NASA's Curiosity rover completes 2,000 days on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has achieved a new milestone as it completes 2,000 days on the Martian surface.

Mar 26, 2018, 12:58 PM IST
'Mars oceans formed much earlier than thought'

'Mars oceans formed much earlier than thought'

It is also possible that volcanic eruptions created channels that allowed underground water to reach the surface and fill the northern plains.

Mar 20, 2018, 18:06 PM IST

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