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NASA New Horizons show signs of life on Pluto

NASA PLuto
Penitentes are unusual ice formation which is formed in high altitudes particularly above 4000 meters and can measure from a few centimeters to 15 feet. Penitentes was discovered on Europa, a moon of Jupiter and now on Pluto. Latest data sent by the New...

NASA Mars orbiter captures dramatic view of Earth and Moon

"NASA Mars Orbiter"
The NASA Mars Orbiter has taken a spectacular picture of Earth and its only natural satellite, Moon from a distance of about 205 million kilometers from Earth. The Orbiter took a picture of Earth with its continents clearly discernable and the moon in all...

NASA Hubble archives reveals new planet 192 light years away

NASA Hubble archieves
Often pictures tell more than what is observable to a common man. Scientists have been revisiting older photos taken by telescopes and often find new and exciting things, hitherto unknown. NASA’s Hubble telescope spotted a shadow sweeping across a vast accumulation of gas and...

NASA’s Hubble archives hint at new planet some 192 light years away

NASA Hubble archieves
Often pictures tell more than what is observable to a common man. Scientists have been revisiting older photos taken by telescopes and often find new and exciting things, hitherto unknown. NASA’s Hubble telescope spotted a shadow sweeping across a vast accumulation of gas and...

NASA astronauts accomplish first spacewalk to upgrade station power

Expedition 50 commanders Shane Kimbrough and flight engineer Peggy Whitson engaged in the first spacewalk to ensure an upgrade to the station’s power supply. Both astronauts completed the first of the two upgrade spacewalks. The spacewalk was scheduled to take some six hours, but...

NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory captures colliding galaxies merge into massive black hole

Colliding galaxy clusters are events which cause ripples in the fabric of both space and time. Supermassive black holes are also epoch-making events. So when all the three are linked together, what will be the consequence of such a union? Astronomers after combining the...

NASA New Horizons shows evidence of ice on Pluto

NASA PLuto
Penitentes are unusual ice formation which is formed in high altitudes particularly above 4000 meters and can measure from a few centimeters to 15 feet. Penitentes was discovered on Europa, a moon of Jupiter and now on Pluto. Latest data sent by the New...

NASA to launch XIPE mission in 2020 to solve mysteries of Black Hole

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NASA is launching an ambitious mission to study the origin and the nature of black holes. The mission titled Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer envisages sending three space telescopes with powerful cameras which will be able to measure the polarization of the cosmic X-rays produced by...

NASA to send three space telescopes to solve mysteries of black hole

NASA black holes
NASA is launching an ambitious mission to study the origin and the nature of black holes. The mission titled Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer envisages sending three space telescopes with powerful cameras which will be able to measure the polarization of the cosmic X-rays produced by...

NASA hopes to find aliens on the moons of Saturn and Jupiter

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The arrival of the New Year brings hope for UFO buffs about answers of alien life in the universe. In spite of pitfalls on the move to seek out alien life, scientists are doggedly continuing with the quest and many predict that 2017 will...

NASA launching X-ray polarization mission to study black holes more closely

NASA Black hole
NASA is launching an ambitious mission to study the origin and the nature of black holes. The mission titled Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer envisages sending three space telescopes with powerful cameras which will be able to measure the polarization of the cosmic X-rays produced by...

Watch International Space Station crossing Sun in stunning NASA image

ISS crossing sun
The ISS is the farthest manned outpost of mankind and travels at an incredible speed of about five miles per second. This makes it a bit difficult to visualize from Earth even with the best telescopes. The outpost with a crew numbering six is...

NASA suggests Ice dome solution for housing astronauts on Mars

NASA Igloo on Mars
NASA has concluded that the best protective material to make a protective home for astronauts exposed to the harsh radiations in the rarefied atmosphere of Mars will be ice. The Martian environment is very harsh and unlike Earth which has a magnetosphere to protect...

NASA captures ISS transiting Sun in stunning images (See pics)

ISS sun
The ISS is the farthest manned outpost of mankind and travels at an incredible speed of about five miles per second. This makes it a bit difficult to visualize from Earth even with the best telescopes. The outpost with a crew numbering six is...

NASA says Igloo like home can only protect astronauts on Mars

NASA Igloo on Mars
NASA has concluded that the best protective material to make a protective home for astronauts exposed to the harsh radiations in the rarefied atmosphere of Mars will be ice. The Martian environment is very harsh and unlike Earth which has a magnetosphere to protect...

Northern Light pictures taken by NASA’s Earth Observatory satellite are stunning

NASA Nothern lights
NASA has released an incredible and dazzling image of Northern Lights which was captured by one of its Earth Observation satellite. It was a stunning display over Northern Canada and was a spectacle for stargazers and space buffs just after Christmas. Northern Light also...

NASA ISS astronauts to conduct spacewalk twice in January

NASA ISS spacewalk
Astronauts aboard ISS will be conducting two spacewalks in January. The spacewalk has been scheduled for a complex augmentation of the orbital’s power system as per a statement issued by NASA. NASA has delivered six new Lithium Ion batteries to the ISS early this month....

NASA Curiosity Rover finds traces of water on Mars

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Mars once had abundant water on its surface, and this evidence was unearthed by NASA’s Curiosity Rover using its laser Chemistry and Camera. It has detected boron on the surface of the red planet. Boron is a water soluble element and is a signature...

NASA plans new Mars explorer mission NeMO for 2022

NASA Mars mission NeMo
NASA is in the process of ensuring a human mission to Mars and as the first step in this direction, it is planning an explorer mission in 2022. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an affiliate of NASA which is headquartered in Pasadena kick started the NeMo mission. The...

NASA plans new Mars explorer mission NeMO for 2022

NASA Mars mission NeMo
NASA is in the process of ensuring a human mission to Mars and as the first step in this direction, it is planning an explorer mission in 2022. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an affiliate of NASA which is headquartered in Pasadena kick started the NeMo mission. The...

NASA launches fleet of hurricane tracking satellites CYGNSS into Space

NASA CYGNSS
NASA, on Thursday, launched a set of eight satellites to study the intensity of hurricanes. The satellites with CYGNSS or Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System was originally scheduled to launch on December 12 but was again rescheduled due to some software issues. The satellite was put into...

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