Mineral veins on Mars results of evaporating ancient lakes

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 13:04

London, Aug 6 (IANS) Providing evidence of a long and varied history of water on the Red Planet, a new study has shown that mineral veins found in Mars's Gale Crater were formed by the evaporation of ancient lakes.


NASA research aims to cut aviation fuel use by half

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 12:50

Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) NASA has zeroed in on five green technology concepts that have the potential to transform the aviation industry in the next decade by reducing aircraft fuel use by half and emissions by 75 per cent.


NASA set to unravel giant asteroid that can hit Earth

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 09:46

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) A near-Earth asteroid that is coming towards our planet after being dislodged by a gravitational pull can indeed strike us and and cause massive destruction but according to experts, it has a one in 2,700 chances of hitting.


Mars gullies not formed by flowing water: NASA

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 13:08

New York, July 31 (IANS) The gullies on the surface of Mars, similar to the ones on the Earth, are not carved out by flowing water, US space agency NASA has revealed.


NASA exploring our solar system like never before

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:10

Washington, July 18 (IANS) As we wait for Juno's first close-up images of Jupiter on August 27, NASA continues to explore our solar system to help answer fundamental questions about how we came to be, where we are going and whether we are alone in the universe.


NASA's next Mars rover set for 2020 launch

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 11:22

Washington, July 16 (IANS) The US space agency is ready to proceed with the final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021, NASA said.


NASA's next Mars Rover discussion on Facebook Live

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:42

New York, July 15 (IANS) NASA will host a Facebook Live event at 10:30 p.m. India time on Friday to discuss the science and technology aboard NASA's next Mars rover -- Mars 2020.


Novel mirror for tiny CubeSat telescope soon

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:40

Washington, July 13 (IANS) A lightweight telescope that NASA scientists are developing specifically for tiny CubeSat scientific investigations can become the first to carry a mirror made of carbon nanotubes embedded in an epoxy resin.


Short trajectory correction maneuver awaits Juno

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 15:06

Washington, July 11 (IANS) The NASA team has scheduled a short trajectory correction maneuver for Juno spacecraft on July 13 to refine the orbit around Jupiter.


Mars orbiter finds carbon dioxide ice on Red Planet

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 13:24

New York, July 10 (IANS) NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found that carbon dioxide ice more often covers the ground at night in some mid-latitude regions than in polar regions of the Red Planet, where it is generally absent for much of summer and fall.


Three new crew members join ISS astronauts

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 10:32

Washington, July 10 (IANS) The strength of the astronauts increased to six on the International Space Station (ISS) as three Expedition 48 crew members on Sunday joined the orbital laboratory to facilitate key research.


Why some galaxies stop creating stars

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 13:42

New York, July 9 (IANS) Scientists may finally have an explanation for why some galaxies stop creating stars after a team of astrophysicists painstakingly analysed around 70,000 galaxies to understand the forces influencing star formation activity in them.


NASA probe maps Ceres craters where ice can accumulate

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 11:42

Washington, July 9 (IANS) Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have identified, on the dwarf planet Ceres, permanently shadowed regions most of which likely have been cold enough to trap water ice for a billion years.


NASA probe to explore global atmosphere over oceans

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:46

Washington, July 8 (IANS) NASA is set to launch a new airborne mission to map the contours of the atmosphere as carefully as explorers once traced the land and oceans below.


Juno set for date with Jupiter, NASA scientists ready

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 10:10

Washington, July 4 (IANS) Get ready for the biggest space event of the year as NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft will end its nearly five-year journey to arrive at Jupiter on Tuesday to study the gas giant like never before.