Landing on our own moon is so 1969. Scientists are now looking for new moons to explore. And in the running is Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, which may just be the next big point of curiosity for our space agency. Earlier this week, NASA announced initial findings from a “report on the potential science value of a lander on the surface [Europa],” and further noted that “the agency is now engaging the broader science community to open a discussion about its findings.”
Once upon a time, you were falling in love. Now you’re only falling apart. There’s nothing you can do. There’s going to be a total solar eclipse in 2017, but not of the heart. Of the sun. Because, you know, it’s a solar eclipse.
Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander did not have had the smooth landing its team had hoped for on October 19, but at least it didn’t stay missing for long. A high-resolution camera onboard a NASA satellite discovered the errant spacecraft’s parachute and other fragments within days of impact. But not all lost Mars landers have been found so quickly—another European spacecraft, Beagle-2, disappeared for more than a decade, from the time of its failed landing in 2003 all the way until 2015.
NASA has an enormous repository of research papers in its possession, but it’s never exactly been easy to wade through all of them in the past few years. That’s why NASA has gone forward with a new web portal that will allow you to look through its research results in a much more expedient and simplified manner.
You might have heard stories about NASA and its space pen. This story is available in various shapes and forms. The story, mostly highlights the habit of overspending and lack of common sense in government organisations. The bottom-line of the story is how NASA spent millions of dollars in inventing a pen that writes in zero gravity whereas their soviet counterparts just used pencils.
NASA announced today that its InSight mission, the first lander dedicated to taking a deeper look at Mars' surface by literally drilling into it, has a new launch period beginning May 5, 2018.
This comes after a series of setbacks, including a faulty seismometer and two-year del
NASA is hell bent on making the Mission Mars a great success and in order to do so, it wants all the bases to get covered. Taking into account the difficulties that astronauts may face while setting up habitats on the Mars, NASA has opened registration for a new USD 1 million prize competition that aims to develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts on their journey. So the ball is in public’s court now.
NASA astronauts are venturing out into space to install a component key to the future of commercial crew mission. The International Space Station is getting a new dock, which will be used in 2017 by Boeing and SpaceX to start ferrying crew to and from the station, marking the first time private companies have been able to do so, and ending the current Russian monopoly on ISS astronaut transit.
lack holes got their name because it used to be assumed that nothing could escape from them, not even light. There are some challengers to that notion. Stephen Hawking suggested decades ago that heat might radiate from a black hole, and recently he suggested that information could escape as well. There may be a few quantum methods to recover information from a black hole. But, for the most part, things that come into contact with a black hole are swallowed into oblivion--in some cases, it just takes a little while for the black hole to get it all down.