NASA space telescopes reveal a brown dwarf

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:50

Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to reveal a brown dwarf - thought to be the missing link between planets and stars, with masses up to 80 times that of our solar system's most massive planet, Jupiter.


NASA set to launch suite of six small satellites

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 11:50

Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Beginning this month, NASA will launch a suite of six small satellite missions that will debut new methods to measure hurricanes, Earths energy budget, aerosols, and weather.


Astronomers spot giant 'cannonballs' shooting from star

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 14:14

Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Using NASA's Hubble space telescope data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star.


Global dust storm could hit Mars soon: NASA

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 13:28

Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The Red Planet is likely to experience a global dust storm in the next few months, encircling the planet in a thick haze and obscuring surface features beneath, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have predicted.


NASA's Curiosity rover on fresh drive to explore life

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 13:12

Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) After collecting some key samples on the Red Planet for the past four years, NASA's Curiosity rover is driving toward uphill destinations as part of its two-year mission extension that commenced from October 1.


NASA spots slowest known magnetar

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 11:24

Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Astronomers have found evidence of a magnetar - magnetised neutron star - that spins much slower than the slowest of its kind known until now, which spin around once every 10 seconds.


How NASA aims to tackle medical emergencies in deep space

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 17:48

Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) A team of experts is working with NASA to determine what medical training and technology astronauts need so that they can respond to any emergency like a heart attack, even when they have lost contact with the Earth.


NASA observatory captures rare 'ring of fire' eclipse

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 13:50

Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has captured the stunning moments of a rare "ring of fire" double eclipse when both Earth and the moon crossed in front of the sun this week.


Flooded canyons found on Saturn's moon Titan: NASA

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 04:44

Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) US space agency NASA on Wednesday said its Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's largest moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons.


Life on Mars may be hidden deep beneath surface

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 11:30

London, Aug 9 (IANS) Signs of life from under Mars' surface may not survive in rocks excavated by some meteorite impacts, suggest scientists, adding that life may be present deep underground.


NASA releases rocket booster test slow-motion video

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 14:32

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) US space agency NASA has added yet another feather in its cap when it released a new video showing rocket motor test in extreme slow-motion using an innovative new camera.