Topic: NASA

Architects Want To Hang A Skyscraper From An Asteroid: Analemma Tower Plans Unveiled

Adding to the list of unique and wonderful skyscrapers is a new type of skyscraper - the Analemma Tower that will hang from an asteroid 30,000 miles above Earth. The skyscraper will be constructed on an orbital motion in Dubai.


Massive Magnetic Waves Over Earth's Surface Could Exist In Sun's Atmosphere Too

Scientists have found that the magnetic Rossby waves, which occur in the Earth’s atmosphere, exist in the Sun’s atmosphere as well. This may help scientists make correct predictions of solar storms and flares in the future.


LOOK: French Astronaut Takes Pals’ Wedding Rings To The International Space Station

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet brought his friends’ wedding rings with him to the International Space Station. Now that’s out of this world.


Meet Vantablack: The Blackest Material Known To Science

The blackest ever material Vantablack, invented by British researchers in 2014, has now got a spray version. It will paint physical objects and absorb 99.8 percent of light. In the original form, Vantablack is no paint but a special coating developed from an amalgam of carbon nanotubes measuring 20 nanometers each.

Material Science March 28, 2017

Should NASA Outsource SLS Rocket Production To The Private Sector? New Report Says Yes

To control the escalating overhead costs of the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft program, should NASA pass on the construction to private firms? A new report thinks so, delving on the agency's ambitious rocket program.

Space March 28, 2017

NASA Gives Nod For 10 SmallSat Missions To Study Solar System: What Are Their Goals?

NASA has approved to launch 10 small satellite missions to explore the solar system. SmallSats have proven their utility for cutting edge science allowing easy deployment from larger spacecraft to carry out targeted investigations in the inner solar system.

Space March 28, 2017

NASA Develops ‘Sensory Skin’ To Detect Damage Outside Spacecraft In Real Time

A new invention by NASA scientists acts like a 'sensory skin' and picks up signs of damage to spacecraft interior in real time. Learn more about the Flexible Damage Detection System currently in development.

Space March 27, 2017

NASA Mulls Laser-Powered High-Speed Sky Internet For Mars, Moon Missions, And Beyond

NASA is working on LCRD (Laser Communications Relay Demonstration) for using laser communications to fast track communication between spacecraft and Earth. The upgrade will apply to many upcoming projects in deep space including Mars, lunar, and other missions.

Space March 27, 2017

NASA Picks University Of Arizona To Lead $40 Million Milky Way Mission

NASA grants University of Arizona’s airborne observatory with $40 million Milky Way mission. What is an interstellar medium and why is it important that we know more about it?

Space March 27, 2017

NASA Creates Mixed Reality Replica Of ISS For Training Astronauts

NASA and Unreal Gaming have struck a deal, which includes creating a mixed reality version of the International Space Station. NASA will deploy the mixed reality replica of the ISS to provide training to astronauts.

Space March 27, 2017

Southern Lights Delight At Antarctica: First Chartered Flight Flies Through Aurora Australis

The first ever chartered flight through Southern Lights from New Zealand to the Antarctic Circle has returned with 134 passengers. The eight-hour flight was organized by Otago Museum Director and astronomer Ian Griffin who is planning more.

Space March 26, 2017

SpaceX’s Elon Musk: Trump’s New NASA Bill ‘Does Nothing For Mars Mission’

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk is not too pleased about President Donald Trump’s recently signed NASA bill, despite it making human exploration to Mars a law. Here’s why.

Space March 25, 2017

Elon Musk, SpaceX Set To Re-Launch Used Falcon 9 Rocket Next Week

The refurbished SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket gets a second shot in space. What does this mean for the future of space exploration, and can this finally make Elon Musk’s dream of space tourism come true?

Space March 25, 2017

NASA Scientists Probe Devastating Peru Rainfall That Caused Worst Flooding In Decades

Nonstop, high-volume rainfall left Peru submerged. Flash floods and mudslides had many people either lost, dead, or displaced. What could have caused such a deadly disaster?

Earth/Environment March 24, 2017

Watch 2 ISS Astronauts Take A 6.5-Hour Spacewalk To Prepare The Station For Upgrades

NASA live streams Expedition 50 astronauts as they take a spacewalk to prepare the ISS outpost for a new docking ring and apply new upgrades.

Space March 24, 2017

NASA Found Monster Black Hole Kicked Out Of Galactic Core

NASA's Hubble Telescope has detected a monster black hole hurtling away from the central hub of its parent galaxy. It is the first supermassive black hole discovered to have been evicted from its home.

Space March 24, 2017

NASA Shifts Focus To Mars Mission: What Will Happen To The International Space Station Beyond 2024?

As NASA shifts its focus on being able to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, the future of the International Space Station is now being discussed. What will happen to the ISS beyond 2024?

Space March 23, 2017

Trump Signs NASA Bill Authorizing $19.5 Billion Funding: Crewed Mars Mission Plan In Pipeline

For the first time in seven years, NASA has received its own bill. On March 21, President Donald Trump signed a bill which authorized funding of $19.5 billion to NASA, with the goal of sending humans to Mars by 2030s.

Space March 23, 2017

NASA Testing Origami-Inspired Robot Scout For Exploring Mars

NASA started testing a robot scout device which was inspired from origami. This device is well equipped with latest technologies and could play a pivotal role in the next expedition to Mars.

Space March 23, 2017

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Breaks Its Wheel

NASA Curiosity rover has shown signs of aging after almost five years of exploring the Red Planet. The harsh and rugged Martian terrain has taken a toll on the rover's raised treads as shown in the image released by NASA on March 19.

Robotics March 22, 2017

Astronaut Tweets Image Of Ireland From Space: Wishes Everyone Happy St. Patrick's Day

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, as a sign of celebration, shared an image of Dublin on St. Patrick's Day, which was taken from space. He posted the image taken from space on Twitter.

Space March 20, 2017

NASA May Cancel Europa Lander Mission As Space Agency Faces Budget Cuts

NASA budget cuts would scrap a proposed mission to one of Jupiter's moon. The Europa lander mission would supposedly drill through ice into the moon’s subterranean ocean to find signs of life.

Space March 20, 2017

Haunted By Ghosts? Photo Shows Phantom-Like Figures Around NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Ghost-like figures can be seen around an image of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA photographer Chris Gunn, who took the photo, explained what these spooky figures are.

Space March 19, 2017

NASA’s Valkyrie Humanoid Robot Will Be Advance Party For Mars Settlement

Here’s what you need to know about NASA’s Valkyrie R5. How will these humanoid robots be of help to the human quest to colonize the Red Planet?

Robotics March 19, 2017

Mars Human Colony Mission: Early Colonizers Could Take Heavy Psychological Toll

Colonization of Mars may soon become a reality, however, scientists wonder about the psychological toll on the first colonizers. Research is being conducted by NASA to find out the long-term effects of such isolation.

Space March 18, 2017

February 2017 Second Warmest Winter In 140 Years

The month of February 2017 was the second warmest of all Februaries in almost 140 years, according to three independent analyses released this week. It ranked second to last year's February.

Earth/Environment March 18, 2017

Hydrocarbon Lakes On Titan May Occasionally Erupt With Nitrogen Bubbles

Hydrocarbon lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, may erupt on occassion, ejecting nitrogen bubbles in the process. A study funded by NASA has focused on how the phenomenon may occur and also its consequences.

Space March 17, 2017

Saturn's Moon Enceladus 'Tiger Stripes' Show Its Giant Ocean May Hold Alien Life

A new study has found that the southern polar region of Saturn’s ice-covered moon Enceladus is much warmer than expected. The study also states that the subsurface ocean may closer to the surface than earlier thought to be.

Space March 17, 2017

These Missions Are On The Losing End In Trump’s NASA Budget

A document containing Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is now out. NASA's earth sciences program, the Office of Education, and the ARM mission are just some on the chopping board.

Space March 16, 2017

NASA Budget Focuses On Mars Missions: Earth Science, Education Funding Cut

President Donald Trump has proposed a hefty $19.1 million funding for NASA for 2018. President Trump wants the space agency to concentrate more on Mars missions rather than Earth-science and educational programs.

Space March 16, 2017

Biofuels Can Reduce Aircraft Particle Emissions And Contrails: NASA Study

A study by NASA that analyzed aircraft contrails has found the use of biofuels can slash aircraft emission by 70 percent and curtail contrails. The results of the ACCESS project may spur the wider use of biofuels in aviation.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

NASA’s Van Allen Probe Finds Fewer Superfast Electrons In Earth’s Inner Radiation Belt

There is good news to flying spacecraft, as NASA’s Van Allen probe found that the inner radiation belt of Earth has only a few super electrons or relativistic electrons, implying that radiation levels are relatively lower than expected.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

Suit Up: Russia Recruits Cosmonauts In Space Race To The Moon

Russia’s space agency has announced a recruitment drive for budding cosmonauts, expected to be part of the country's manned moon mission. Russia remains in the race against the United States and China, eyeing a moon landing by 2031.

Space March 16, 2017

Mars Base Camp Likely By 2028, Colonizing Mars Will Not Be Easy

Lockheed Martin will launch its mission to set up a base in Mars in the next 10 to 12 years. NASA scientists are also planning to colonize the Red Planet although the organization deems the job to be very difficult.

Space March 15, 2017

Massive Winter Storm Strikes Northeast: Schools Closed, Subway Service Suspended, Flights Canceled And More

A state of emergency has been announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and also the Government Andrew M.Cuomo due to the severe weather conditions. Many of the school and subway services have also been canceled.

Earth/Environment March 15, 2017

Tightest Orbital Dance Between Black Hole And Star Witnessed By Astronomers

Astronomers reveals the existence of a white dwarf star which orbits in close proximity to a black hole. The star whips around the black hole two times in an hour and could be the tightest orbital dance witnessed by astronomers.

Space March 14, 2017

Colonizing Mars: Scientists Claim Future Colonies Will Need Superhuman Senses To Adapt To The Harsh Environment

The NASA mission to colonize Mars may be faced with many unanticipated hurdles. A study shows the training program is not enough to prepare astronauts for life on the Red Planet since it can’t replicate Martian environmental conditions.

Space March 14, 2017

Early Earth Had Inhospitable Atmosphere: Toxic With Methane-Rich Haze, Just Like Saturn's Titan

Around 2.4 billion years ago, Earth's atmosphere was filled with toxic gases, which increased the temperatures abnormally. According to a recent analysis, million of years ago, Earth’s atmosphere was filled with methane-rich haze.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2017

NASA's Europa Clipper Mission And Lander To Find Life In Icy Galilean Moon

NASA brings the search for alien life to an unfamiliar terrain by sending a flyby mission with a lander to Jupiter's icy moon. Underneath the icy-crusted Europa is a large amount of saltwater where life possibly exists.

Space March 13, 2017

Rare Phenomenon Spotted In Antarctica: NASA Photos Reveal Uncanny Green Ice

Stunning images of Granite Harbor reveal unusual green ice colored by a rare bloom of microscopic algae. Typically present during the summer, phytoplankton has managed to survive the austral autumn and change the Antarctic scenery.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Lost In Space: How New NASA Radar Technique Found India’s Chandrayaan-1 Orbiter

NASA successfully found two missing spacecraft, including India’s lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 that got lost in 2009. Learn more about how a new application of NASA's interplanetary radar technology made it possible.

Space March 13, 2017

NASA Moon Mission Possible Under Trump Administration, Private Firms Could Play Vital Role

The Trump administration is reportedly interested in revival of moon exploration missions once again. The moon mission was scrapped by former U.S. President Barack Obama under the pretext that it was expensive and repetitive.

Space March 13, 2017

Indian Lunar Spacecraft Missing For 8 Years Found Orbiting The Moon: How NASA, ESA Find Lost Space Probes

NASA found India's first lunar probe Chandrayaan-1 orbiting the moon about eight years after the spacecraft went missing. Here's how NASA and ESA found other probes that were lost in space.

Space March 11, 2017

Europa Clipper: Formal Name For NASA's Upcoming Mission To Jupiter Moon

Finally NASA's upcoming mission to Jupiter' moon Europa has got a formal name and it is ‘Europa Clipper’. The space agency is working on a spacecraft which is scheduled to be launched some time in 2020.

Space March 11, 2017

Saturn's Tiny Moon Pan Looks Like A UFO, A Ravioli, An Empanada - But It's Not Weird At All In Space

The internet is in love with the latest image of Saturn's moon Pan, with people tagging it as the ravioli moon, UFO moon, and more. However, Pan is not weird at all, and here's why.

Space March 11, 2017

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