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…]

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NASA’s Juno mission to cross halfway to Jupiter next week

Washington: NASA’s Juno mission will next week mark the halfway point in data collection by completing the 16th science pass of Jupiter. Launched on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. “On December 21, at 11:49:48 a.m. EST the Juno spacecraft[Read More…]

NASA offers help to rescue ‘Iron Man’ from space

Marvel’s fans got disheartened after watching Tony Stark drifting in space in the Avengers: Endgame trailer, and it didn’t look like survival was likely, following which the fans have been pleading with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to bring their hero back to Earth. To everybody’s surprise, NASA has offered help even[Read More…]

First NASA probe to return asteroid sample reaches destination

First NASA probe to return asteroid sample reaches destination

Washington: The first spacecraft that NASA sent to collect sample from an asteroid has now arrived at its destination, asteroid Bennu. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft met Bennu on Monday after travelling through space for more than two years and over two billion kilometres, NASA[Read More…]

NASA's MAVEN marks 4 years in Mars orbit with selfie

NASA’s MAVEN marks 4 years in Mars orbit with selfie

MAVEN’S selfie image looks at ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight reflected off of components of the spacecraft. The image was obtained with the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) instrument that normally looks at ultraviolet emissions from the Martian upper atmosphere, the US space agency said in a statement. “MAVEN has been a[Read More…]

NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life

NASA’s next planet-hunting mission starts next week

Washington: NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or Tess aimed at detecting planets outside our solar system, is set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on April 16. The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier around 4.02 a.m. on April 17 (India time) from Cape Canaveral Air[Read More…]

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NASA to build supersonic manned plane without sonic boom

Washington: US space agency NASA has started to create a supersonic manned aircraft that may cause no eardrum-battering sonic boom. It announced plans on Tuesday to grant a $247.5 million contract to Lockheed Martin, an American aerospace and defence group to design and build a new plane, Xinhua news agency[Read More…]

NASA wants you to send your name to the Sun

Washington: If you want your name to travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, braving brutal heat and radiation conditions, here comes your chance. NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard its historic solar probe launching this summer. “This probe[Read More…]

3 astronauts back on Earth after months in space

Washington: Three astronauts have landed safely in Kazakhstan on Wednesday after five-and-a-half-month of performing research and spacewalks in low-Earth orbit. The Soyuz spacecraft with NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos landed at 8.31 a.m. in Kazakhstan, NASA said.[Read More…]

Two astronauts to take long spacewalk on Friday

Washington: Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday for a planned six-and-a-half hour spacewalk, NASA has said. Mark Vande Hei of NASA and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are scheduled to begin the spacewalk at 7.10 a.m. to move components for the station’s[Read More…]

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NASA looks at Artificial Intelligence to communicate with space

As a collection of space data increases, NASA is exploring the infusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into space communications networks to meet demand and increase efficiency. Software-defined radios like cognitive radio use AI to employ underutilised portions of the electromagnetic spectrum without human intervention. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) permits[Read More…]

NASA drone race: Human pilot emerges faster than AI

In a drone race that pitted a world-class pilot against Artificial Intelligence (AI), the human pilot emerged faster although the AI flew the drone more smoothly and consistently, NASA scientists have announced. The scientists raced drones controlled by AI against a professional human pilot on October 12 to put their[Read More…]

NASA is offering job to protect Earth from aliens

NASA is offering job to protect Earth from aliens

If you too have fancied Star Wars and the extraterrestrial, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has the perfect job for you. NASA is offering jobs to protect the Earth from aliens and will pay a six-figure salary to the person. The planetary protection officer would be responsible for implementing[Read More…]

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