Tag: NASA

Ancient organics found on Mars by NASA! Current “mysterious methane” signature announced, today.

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ancient organics found on Mars by NASA! Current “mysterious methane” signature announced, today.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign […]

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Life on Europa? Chances tick up with new evidence in Europa’s plumes.

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Life on Europa? Chances tick up with new evidence in Europa’s plumes.

Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter’s moon Europa has the ingredients to support life. The data provide independent evidence that the moon’s subsurface liquid water reservoir may be venting plumes of water vapor above its icy shell. Data collected by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in […]

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How Mars was made?

May 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
How Mars was made?

NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the first time what lies deep beneath the surface of the Red Planet. InSight launched this Saturday 5th May 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. “The United States continues to lead the […]

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Exoplanets: meet the new hunter …

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Exoplanets: meet the new hunter …

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (aka TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16th 2018 launch to find undiscovered worlds around nearby stars, providing targets where future studies will assess their capacity to harbour life. “One of the biggest questions in exoplanet exploration is: If an astronomer finds a planet in a […]

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NASA eyes the future.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA eyes the future.

NASA has selected 399 rather scifi-sounding research and technology proposals that will help enable NASA’s future missions into deep space. Selected proposals aim to support the development of technologies in the areas of aeronautics, science, human exploration and operations, and space technology. This includes: High temperature superconducting coils for a future fusion reaction space engine. […]

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By Jupiter! Juno space probe arrives at the big’un.

July 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
By Jupiter! Juno space probe arrives at the big’un.

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4. “Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add […]

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Major Tim: no longer floating ’round his tin can.

June 18, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Major Tim: no longer floating ’round his tin can.

British astronaut Tim Peake is no longer no longer floating ’round his tin can . . . Tim and two fellow crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT Saturday after wrapping up 186 days in space and several research studies in human health. Soyuz TMA-19M braked from the […]

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Thousand plus new planets found by NASA.

May 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thousand plus new planets found by NASA.

NASA’s Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date. “This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can […]

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Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station Saturday, April 16th 2016. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be attached to the station’s Tranquility module over a period of about four hours. Controllers in mission control at […]

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Google’s quantum computing breakthrough: 100 million times faster!

December 9, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Google’s quantum computing breakthrough: 100 million times faster!

Moore’s Law just got torn up and jumped on by the future of quantum computing, as Google in partnership with NASA and the quantum computing firm D-Wave, announced that they’ve been clocking up like-for-like speeds on their quantum box 100 million-times faster than their best traditional supercomputer. Or to put it in slightly more technical terms, Hartmut Neven, […]

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