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International Space Station infested with bacteria "Like Gym on Earth", says NASA

First person on Mars likely to be a woman: NASA

Washington: The first person on Mars is ‘likely to be a woman’, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said. “It’s likely to be a woman, the first next person on the Moon. It’s also true that the first person on Mars is likely to be a woman,” CNN cited Bridenstine as[Read More…]

International Space Station infested with bacteria "Like Gym on Earth", says NASA

NASA declares end of Opportunity rover’s mission on Mars

Los Angeles: NASA announced the end of its Opportunity rover’s mission on Wednesday, 15 years after its arrival on Mars. The announcement was made at a press conference at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, following NASA’s last attempt to communicate with the rover on Tuesday night which[Read More…]

NASA's InSight lander places first instrument on Mars

NASA’s InSight lander places first instrument on Mars

Los Angeles,  NASA’s InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, marking the first time a seismometer had ever been placed onto the surface of another planet. New images from the lander showed the seismometer on the ground, its copper-coloured covering faintly illuminated in the Martian[Read More…]

NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space

NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space

Washington, NASA has pinpointed the exact landing location of its newly launched InSight lander, using a powerful camera onboard another of the agency’s spacecraft, hovering around the Red Planet. On November 26, InSight landed within a 130 km ellipse at Elysium Planitia on Mars. However, there was no way to[Read More…]

Twitter applauds Sushma Swaraj's 'celestial diplomacy'

Twitter applauds Sushma Swaraj’s ‘celestial diplomacy’

Followed by over eight million people on Twitter, External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, is one of the most followed and influential leaders on Twitter. She tries to help everyone she can; whether someone has passport or visa issues, or helping Indians stranded in conflict zones. Yet, she manages to respond[Read More…]

Mars may have had rings and they may come back

Mars could once have had rings, and the red planet may regain them again, according to a new study. A new model developed by scientists at Purdue University in the US  suggests that debris that was pushed into space from an asteroid slamming into Mars around 4.3 billion years ago[Read More…]

NASA orbiter detects Martian spiders

Using the Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO), researchers have detected cumulative channel growth of troughs, each carved through years of erosion. Researchers said the trough might be the infant versions of larger features known as Martian “spiders,” which are radially patterned channels found only in the south polar region of the[Read More…]

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