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NASA's Mars probe beams back selfie to mark four years in orbit

NASA's Mars probe beams back selfie to mark four years in orbit

Next year, researchers will initiate an aerobraking manoeuvre by skimming the spacecraft through Mars' upper atmosphere to slow it.

Sep 24, 2018, 16:46 PM IST
'NASA satellite to measure Earth's melting ice'

'NASA satellite to measure Earth's melting ice'

NASA is set to launch a satellite equipped with the most advanced laser instrument of its kind into space, to provide critical observations of how the Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice are changing.

Sep 12, 2018, 16:49 PM IST
People flee as Hurricane Florence nears East Coast, emergency declared in US capital

People flee as Hurricane Florence nears East Coast, emergency declared in US capital

The US capital declared a state of emergency Tuesday as Hurricane Florence bears down on the US East Coast, threatening torrential rain and flooding in the Washington region.

Sep 11, 2018, 23:45 PM IST
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
Mysterious Planet Nine exists in solar system, but invisible to telescopes: Top astronomers claim

Mysterious Planet Nine exists in solar system, but invisible to telescopes: Top astronomers claim

Planet Nine, is likely a world “10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the sun than Neptune.”

Sep 04, 2018, 15:04 PM IST
NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has unveiled an "Advisory Council committee" that will explore some of these plans, which could include product endorsements from astronauts and even selling the naming rights to rockets and other spacecraft, the Engadget reported. 

Sep 04, 2018, 13:17 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
Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveals signs of water: NASA

Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveals signs of water: NASA

The pressure of the water combined with their measurements of another oxygen-bearing gas, carbon monoxide, imply that Jupiter has two to nine times more oxygen than the Sun, researchers said.

Aug 30, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
'NASA InSight mission to find how giant Mars mountains formed'

'NASA InSight mission to find how giant Mars mountains formed'

NASA and DLR (German Aerospace Center) plan to take the planet's temperature for the first time ever, measuring how heat flows out of the planet and drives this inspiring geology. 

Aug 29, 2018, 15:28 PM IST
Looking from space: NASA releases before-after images of Kerala showing massive extent of floods

Looking from space: NASA releases before-after images of Kerala showing massive extent of floods

Kerala is reeling from its worst floods in a century that has left over 320 people dead and several homeless. The Centre has declared this calamity of 'severe nature'. 

Aug 28, 2018, 10:48 AM IST
NASA launching laser satellite to study Earth''s changing ice

NASA launching laser satellite to study Earth''s changing ice

Called the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), the mission is scheduled to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on September 15.

Aug 24, 2018, 10:54 AM IST
NASA app lets you click selfies with galaxies

NASA app lets you click selfies with galaxies

The Selfies app and Exoplanet Excursions virtual reality app also provides information about the science behind these stunning images. 

Aug 23, 2018, 14:03 PM IST
NASA estimates monsoon rains behind Kerala floods

NASA estimates monsoon rains behind Kerala floods

The summer monsoon is a regular feature this time of year in India, and it can bring heavy rains to the region. However, periodically areas of low pressure can form within the general monsoon trough and bring even more rain. 

Aug 22, 2018, 19:37 PM IST
Chandrayaan-1 mission data helps confirm presence of ice on Moon: NASA

Chandrayaan-1 mission data helps confirm presence of ice on Moon: NASA

The data was collected by NASA's Moon Minerology Mapper which was part of Chandrayaan-1's payload.

Aug 21, 2018, 19:50 PM IST
NASA's Parker Solar Probe operating as planned say, scientists

NASA's Parker Solar Probe operating as planned say, scientists

Parker Solar Probe is humanity's first-ever mission into the Sun's atmosphere, called the corona that will directly explore solar processes that are key to understanding, forecasting space weather events that can impact life on Earth.

Aug 18, 2018, 16:54 PM IST
NASA's Hubble captures dazzling image with 15,000 galaxies including 12,000 forming stars

NASA's Hubble captures dazzling image with 15,000 galaxies including 12,000 forming stars

In one of the largest panoramic views of star birth, astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASA's Hubble space telescope have assembled an image that features approximately 15,000 galaxies, about 12,000 of which are forming stars.

Aug 17, 2018, 17:33 PM IST
Why NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun won't melt

Why NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun won't melt

With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, the question arises: Why won`t it melt?

Aug 13, 2018, 11:17 AM IST

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