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NASA knows about every eclipse in next 1,000 years
New York, April 30 : The US space agency has kept a five millennium catalogue of all the eclipses (both solar and lunar) that have occurred or will occur from 1999 BC to the year AD 3000.
Spacesuits inspired this Indian American's clothing brand
New Delhi, April 30 : Rigorous travel and unpredictable weather often make business attire uncomfortable. It is while thinking of alternatives that made Aman Advani set up his innovative, high-tech men apparel brand, inspired by the spacesuits of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...
NASA research gives new insights into how the Moon got 'Inked'
California, Apr 30 : A powerful combination of observations and computer simulations is giving new clues to how the moon got its mysterious "tattoos" -- swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locations across the lunar surface.
Revealed: How the moon got its tattoos
Washington, April 30 : New NASA research has given new clues to how the moon got its mysterious "tattoos" -- swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locations across the lunar surface.
"Miracle Suit" inspired by NASA research saves new mothers around the ...
California, Apr 29 : In 1969, NASA Ames Research Center received an unusual call for help: a local woman was still bleeding weeks after giving birth, despite every attempt to halt it - including nine surgeries.
On the road to finding other Earths
California, Apr 29 : Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds that resemble our own "blue marble" of a planet. NASA's Kepler mission alone has confirmed more than 1,000 planets outside our solar system -- a handful of which are a bit bigger than Earth and orbit in the habitable zones of ...
'Russian Doll' galaxy cluster to decode dark energy
Washington, April 29 : Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other optical telescopes, astronomers have developed a powerful new method for investigating dark energy - the mysterious energy that is currently driving the accelerating expansion of the universe.
"Russian Doll" galaxy clusters reveal information about dark energy
California, Apr 29 : Astronomers have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, ESA's Planck and a large list of optical telescopes to develop a powerful new method for investigating dark energy, the mysterious energy that is currently driving the accelerating expansion of the universe.
NASA's Fermi Telescope helps link Cosmic Neutrino to Blazar Blast
California, Apr 29 : Nearly 10 billion years ago, the black hole at the center of a galaxy known as PKS B1424-418 produced a powerful outburst. Light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Now astronomers using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other space- and ...
NASA dedicates facility to Mathematician
Washington, Apr 29 : NASA will commemorate the many contributions of retired mathematician Katherine Johnson to America's space program during a building dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 5 -- the 55th anniversary of Alan Shepard's historic rocket launch and splash down, which Johnson ...
NASA-inspired 'miracle suit' saving new mothers from death
Washington, April 29 : Inspired by NASA research on inflated anti-gravity suit or G-suit, "miracle suits" are helping new mothers survive blood loss after birth in developing countries, including India.
Sunita Williams, team to ensure safe cargo flights to ISS
Washington, April 28 : Indian-born NASA's commercial crew astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams and her colleagues have successfully tested a new generation of training simulators that will prepare them for launch, flight and returns aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.
Curiosity Mars Rover crosses rugged plateau
California, Apr 28 : NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has nearly finished crossing a stretch of the most rugged and difficult-to-navigate terrain encountered during the mission's 44 months on Mars.
NASA helps forecast Zika risk
California, Apr 28 : NASA is assisting public health officials, scientists and communities to better understand Zika virus and try to limit the spread of the disease it causes.
NASA scientists scrutinize Arctic gas flaring pollution
Washington, Apr 27 : Flaring of waste natural gas from industrial oil fields in the Northern Hemisphere is a potential source of significant amounts of nitrogen dioxide and black carbon to the Arctic, according to a new NASA study.
Hubble spots moon orbiting dwarf planet
New York, April 27 : NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting the second brightest icy dwarf planet after Pluto in the Kuiper Belt.
Hubble discovers moon orbiting the dwarf planet makemake
Washington, Apr 27 : Peering to the outskirts of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet - after Pluto - in the Kuiper Belt.
Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life
Washington, April 25 : In one of its most ambitious projects in deep space, a team of NASA researchers are proposing to send robots at the centre of icy moons to explore the subsurface ocean for presence of life.
NASA moves to begin historic new era of X-Plane research
California, Apr 24 : There have been periods of time during the past seven decades - some busier than others - when the nation's best minds in aviation designed, built and flew a series of experimental airplanes to test the latest fanciful and practical ideas related to flight.
NASA gears up for NextGen supersonic X-planes
Washington, April 24 : The US space agency is preparing to put in the sky an array of new experimental aircraft -- known as X-planes and intended to carry on the legacy of demonstrating advanced technologies that will push back the frontiers of aviation.
NASA astronauts partner with IMAX for 'A Beautiful Planet'
Washington, April 23 : To provide a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space and highlight the effects humanity has had on the globe over time, a team of NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station turned into filmmakers at nights and weekends, and "A Beautiful Planet" was born.
3D-printed rocket engine turbo pump to send humans to Mars
Washington, April 22 : NASA engineers have tested a 3D printed rocket engine turbo pump with liquid methane -- an ideal propellant for engines needed to power many types of spacecraft for NASA's journey to Mars and other deep-space missions.
Airborne expedition tackles global air quality problem
California, Apr 22 : NASA has marshalled some top-notch scientific know-how to take on a global public health problem: air pollution. Over the next six weeks, scientists will fan out across and above South Korea seeking to capture the intricate and elusive ebb and flow of changing air quality ...
NASA seeks industry ideas for an advanced Mars satellite
California, Apr 22 : NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s.
NASA's GPM looks at Texas heavy rainfall
California, Apr 21 : A slow-moving frontal system associated with a stagnant upper-air pattern set the stage for heavy rains and flooding early this week from East Texas all the way up through the Central and Northern Plains. NASA estimated the heavy rainfall using satellite data that showed the ...
IceBridge begins eighth year of Arctic flights
California, Apr 21 : Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne survey of polar ice, completed its first Greenland research flight of 2016 on April 19, kicking off its eighth spring Arctic campaign. This year's science flights over Arctic sea and land ice will continue until May 21.
New Ceres images show bright craters
California, Apr 20 : Craters with bright material on dwarf planet Ceres shine in new images from NASA's Dawn mission.
NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion for deep space ...
California, Apr 20 : NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. of Redmond, Washington, to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabilities, and enable deep space exploration missions, including the robotic portion ...
Two NASA missions decode intense solar flares
Washington, April 20 : Three solar observatories have captured the most comprehensive observations of an electromagnetic phenomenon called a "current sheet", strengthening the evidence that the understanding of solar flares is correct.
NASA's Fermi Telescope set to spot gravitational wave sources
Washington, April 19 : While the world celebrated the detection of gravitational waves in September last year, less than half a second later, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) on NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a brief, weak burst of high-energy light consistent with the same part ...