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Rise in lake temperature can lead to harmful algae blooms: Report

Researchers through a newly conducted study have warned that rise in temperature in lakes will give rise to harmful algae blooms and the conditions will worsen with time. It will also lead to low-oxygen zones that will be hazardous to fish.

The researchers, after analyzing 235 lakes that... read more

NASA to receive $19.3 billion funding Next Year for Commercial Crew Program

NASA’s dream to send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from the United States will be fulfilled in 2017 as a budget deal is expected to pass this week. The deal will fully fund the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

The mill also includes the full $1.24 billion that... read more

EPIC Shows How Earth Looks From About 1 Million Miles Away In Space

NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) has sent back home some amazing pictures of earth showing how earth actually look from a distance of about 1 million miles in space.

According to NASA experts EPIC is placed aboard agency’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), which... read more

Heart-Shaped Region on Pluto Is Covered With Pits

The dwarf planet Pluto has kept on puzzling scientists, although New Horizons keeps on gathering data about the tiny planet but it does not mean that it’s every mystery is unfolded. Recently images sent by the craft shocked scientists when they saw that the heart-shaped region on Pluto is... read more

ISS gets its first US shipment after several months

On Wednesday, the International Space Station (ISS) received its first US shipments after several months. The Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo ship carried along with it more than 7,000 pounds (3,000 kilograms) of water, food and supplies for global astronauts.

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren... read more

Sun Capable of Spewing Huge Superflare and Affecting Life on Earth

A superflare detected on a binary star similar to the sun has led astronomers think that the star at the center of the solar system could produce an enormous solar flare that could be disastrous for earth.

The superflare was observed on KIC9655129 by NASA's Kepler space telescope. As per... read more

Researcher discovers how water ions escape from Saturn’s environment

A researcher has finally found how water ions leave Saturn’s environment. Daniel Reisenfeld, a professor at University of Montana, is a member of the Cassini research team. Cassini is a probe managed by NASA and studies Saturn. The probe has been in orbit continuously gathering data since 2004... read more

This is How Astronauts aboard ISS Celebrate Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving time and everyone meets their near and dear ones to thank each other on the occasion. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) also celebrated Thanksgiving in their own unique way.

NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren celebrated Thanksgiving on... read more

Mars Once Had Much Warmer and Wetter Environment

A team of experts from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said that they have found an answer to the lost carbon of the Red Planet.

The present Martian atmosphere is thin and delicate and mostly comprises of carbon dioxide. Scientists... read more

Long Strings of Dark Matter Form around Planets like Earth: NASA

American space agency NASA, through its latest computations, found that mysterious long strings of dark matter form around earth. The findings of the study were published in the Astrophysical Journal.

As per experts, the normal baryonic matter which usually makes up everything we touch... read more

NASA officially places order with SpaceX to take astronauts to ISS

Friday was indeed a big day for SpaceX as NASA has officially placed an order to it for a manned mission to the International Space Station in 2017. Similar contract was given to Boeing in May. Dragon spacecraft will be used to take astronauts and cargo to the ISS and will remain there for seven... read more

NASA writes up summary of discoveries to date from its New Horizons mission to Pluto

NASA has penned down a summary of discoveries done by the space agency’s New Horizons mission to Pluto so far. They have written it four months after the craft sailed past the icy dwarf planet.

The discoveries included news of a young outcropping of mountains, rising up to 11,000 feet... read more

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