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

Astronomers catch sight of planet in making around young star in neighborhood of Taurus

For the first time ever, astronomers have noted a planet taking shape out of microscopic dust particles present 450 light years away from Earth. They have directly seen the primordial process that changes huge clouds of cosmic dust into newborn planets over millions of years for the first time... 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

Researchers study Weather Systems of PSO J318.5-22

Researchers claimed they have studied the weather systems on alien world,PSO J318.5-22, about 20 million years old. According to the University of Edinburgh researchers, they studied the weather system in the distant world for the first time by using European Southern Observatory’s New... read more

SpaceX seeking to win $3.5 Billion US Contract Renewal

Elon Musk’s aerospace company Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, also known as SpaceX, is currently in unfamiliar position. The company is facing competition for $3.5 billion contract for NASA cargo flights. SpaceX’s biggest rival is Chicago headquartered Boeing Co. The aerospace... read more

ORS-4 mission on an experimental Super Strypi launch vehicle fails in mid-flight shortly after liftoff

A 67-foot military-funded rocket blasted off a rail launcher at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai at 5:45 pm on November 3 in Hawaii’s first satellite launch. It failed soon after takeoff.

In a live feed, the Super Strypi rocket, known as mission ORS-4, was displayed spiraling... read more

Rosetta spacecraft detects molecular oxygen in gas streaming off comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

The Rosetta spacecraft has discovered molecular oxygen in the gas streaming off comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This is a curious discovery that has left scientists rethinking about the ingredients that were there in the early solar system.

The thing that is baffling astronomers about... read more

China launches mapping satellite into orbit

On Monday, China has successfully launched a mapping satellite into orbit at 3.10 am EDT. The liftoff of the Tianhui-1C took place from the Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in Gansu province.

The satellite has been safely placed into a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO).... read more

Pluto’s tiniest moon ‘Kerberos’ smaller than previously thought: images reveal

American space agency NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent multiple images of dwarf planet Pluto’s tiniest moon called Kerberos, revealing new facts about the far-flung space rock.

Images captured by the spacecraft using its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), revealed that... read more


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