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NASA seeks private help to connect Mars data with Earth
Washington, July 28 : In a bid to broaden participation in the exploration of the Red planet, NASA has called for a new, privately-owned communications network to be set up on Mars.
Now you can print your own 3D models of probes, asteroids with NASA
Washington, July 27 : NASA has released STL files that would allow people to make their own 3D models of space probes, asteroids and the surface of the moon.
Close comet flyby puts NASA's Mars spacecraft at risk
Washington, July 27 : As a comet heads towards a close flyby of Mars Oct 19 this year, NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, the US space agency said in a statement.
2012's 'Solar flare' could have pushed Earth into dark age
Melbourne, July 26 : NASA has recently revealed that Earth nearly missed a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that might have plunged the planet towards a global catastrophe on July 23, 2012.
Hubble finds 3 dry exoplanets
Washington, July 25 : Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered 3 nearly dry planets orbiting stars similar to the sun.
Earth missed solar catastrophe just a year back: NASA
Washington, July 25 : Just a year ago, on July 23, the Earth missed being hit by a giant solar flare from the most powerful storm on the sun in over 150 years, NASA has said in a sensational revelation.
Earth missed solar catastrophe two years ago: NASA
Washington, July 25 : In a sensational revelation, NASA has said that the Earth had a near miss July 23,2012 with a giant solar flare or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years.
Three exoplanets nearly dry
Washington, July 25 : In a significant discovery using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers, including an Indian-origin researcher, who went looking for water vapour in three exoplanets orbiting stars similar to our sun have come up nearly dry.
Did NASA's Voyager 1 reach interstellar space?
Washington, July 24 : Researchers have recently raised questions regarding Voyager 1 not reaching in the interstellar space, after it was announced in 2012 that the spacecraft has traveled further from Earth than any other manmade object.
First ever supersonic scramjet to go up for auction
Washington, July 23 : An historic HFL Kholod Mach 6.47 scramjet built by NASA and Russia's Central Institute of Aviation Motors will be up for auction on 8th September.
NASA probe to reveal Pluto in historic fly-by
Washington, July 23 : Pluto is almost largely unknown to us and it is so far away that even the powerful Hubble Space Telescope strains itself to see it.
Exoplanet with 704-day-long year found
New York, July 22 : Using NASA's Kepler spacecraft, researchers have discovered an exoplanet with the longest known year.
From Moon to Mars, Armstrong will always be there
Washington, July 22 : Honouring the first moonwalker Neil Armstrong, NASA has renamed the historic "operations and checkout building" at the Florida-based John F Kennedy Space Centre as the "Neil Armstrong operations and checkout building".
Hubble telescope inspired tech helps restore eyesight
Washington, July 21 : NASA's telescopes are not just helping us look into the dark deep universe but have inspired surgeons to restore the eyesight of the elderly.
NASA celebrates 45 years of moon landing
Washington, July 21 : On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon.
Giant holes in Moon could shelter future astronauts
Washington, July 18 : According to the new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft, there are over 200 lunar pits that could provide shelter to the future astronauts.
NASA to study ocean ecology
Washington, July 18 : In a bid to improve satellite-based estimation of atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption by the oceans, NASA is embarking on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the US this week.
Life in Mars? Ancient Earth-like soils provides clue
Washington, July 18 : Deepening suspicion that there is or was life in Mars, a study based on images and data captured by the NASA rover Curiosity says that Mars had Earth-like soils comparable with soils in Antarctic Dry Valleys and Chile's Atacama desert some 3.7 billion years ago.
Asteroid Vesta may question contemporary models of rocky planet ...
Washington, July 17 : scientists have revealed that Nasa's mission to the asteroid Vesta has raised fundamental questions about planet formation, including our planet Earth.
Mystery behind 'Comet of the century' ISON's final hours revealed
London, July 17 : A new data analysis from ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft has revealed the final hours of comet 2012/S1 (ISON).
Asteroids key to future Mars missions: NASA
Washington, July 17 : 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.
NASA backs humans to find 'life beyond Earth' within 20 years
Washington, July 16 : NASA scientists have revealed that they could find the proof of aliens or habitable planets within 20 years.
NASA sends odour-resistant dress for astronauts
Washington, July 16 : NASA has sent an Antares rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a Cygnus spacecraft stuffed with supplies for astronauts, including odour-resistant exercise clothing.
NASA's Curiosity Rover finds iron meteorites on Mars
Washington, July 16 : In a significant finding, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has discovered its first meteorites on the red planet, which scientists have named 'Lebanon' and its smaller companion 'Lebanon B'.
NASA closer to finding life beyond earth
Washington, July 15 : Do you often dream about extraterrestrial life beyond earth? NASA scientists are engaged in proving your dreams to be true.
US Orbital launches second cargo mission to space station
Washington, July 14 : An unmanned spacecraft operated by commercial US space company Orbital Sciences Corp blasted off Sunday for its second cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA TV showed.
Now, 3D-print a nebula at home!
Washington, July 12 : Ever dreamed of holding a nebula in your hands? Thanks to NASA, this may now be a reality as the first high-resolution three-dimensional model of the expanding cloud produced by a massive star's eruption is now available to all.
Dry ice, not liquid water formed gullies on Mars' surface
Washington, July 11 : NASA has revealed that the gullies on Mars' surface are primarily formed by the seasonal freezing of carbon dioxide, not liquid water.
Friction may save Earth-like planets: NASA
Washington, July 10 : Planets in eccentric orbits can experience powerful tidal forces, and friction from the tides could be the key to the survival for some distant Earth-sized planets travelling in dangerous orbits, shows computer modelling by NASA scientists.
Tidal friction could facilitate 'habitable situations' on distant ...
Washington, July 10 : A new computer model by NASA has found that friction from tides could help some distant Earth-sized planets, traveling in dangerous orbits, to create habitable situations.