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One of the consistently difficult hurdles for space exploration is cost. With dwindling governmental support the initiative has moved toward the private sector.
A former NASA engineer claimed that he saw a nine-foot tall alien on his 1991 space mission. The UFO conspiracy theorist claimed to have been NASA’s engineer for 35 years and insisted the story of super-size humanoid making contact with colleagues was true.
According to a report, a 1,000 m wide huge asteroid could pass past earth on Friday. Currently, the asteroid has been travelling at a speed more than 23,000 mph in space. Reports stated that if the mammoth asteroid, 2014-YB35, hit earth it could destroy a country and pose threat to the planet.
As Hubble enters its 25th year in orbit, with celebrations planned around the world for its anniversary on 24 April 2015, this video “celebrates” the relationship that the telescope will have with its future colleague, the James Webb Space Telescope.
It seems that despite the fact that humanity has had orbiters in the sky and landers on the Martian surface since the 1970s, the Red Planet is still full of surprises. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has caught sight of something quite unexpected in the Martian atmosphere. High above the surface is a massive dust cloud, and a glowing aurora not unlike the Northern Lights on Earth.
The drought in California, going into its fourth year, has been in the news, especially since California produces much of the country’s food. But a new NASA study, published this week in the journal Science Advances, suggests that the U.S. could be looking at much worse.
Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO (NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory) has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its launch on Feb. 11, 2010. In honor of SDO’s fifth anniversary, NASA has released a video showcasing highlights from the last five years of sun watching. Hope you’ll enjoi it.
Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio has produced a simulation of the side of the moon that we never get to see from Earth.
NASA is working hard on a variety of scientific missions and has big plans to send a robotic mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa. Europa has long been thought to be one of the most likely locations to hold life outside of the Earth in our solar system. NASA is gearing up to launch the mission by the mid 2020s thanks to a boosted budget that it received for 2016.
Minutes before the sun dawned on the coast of central California on Saturday 31 Jan, NASA looked to the skies, and launched a critical part of its Earth Sciences mission into Low-Earth Orbit. As floods make their way through parts of the country, and as a historic drought continues to punish the farmlands, scientists will now be able to more accurately observe and monitor moisture levels within the land itself, through an orbiting observatory named SMAP.
The acronym “NASA” stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Before NASA was formed, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was started by President Woodrow Wilson to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight. From then to present day, much has happened. So, here are some interesting facts about NASA.
Since its launch in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope has found a lot of “exoplanets,” or planets that are orbiting a star, just as the Earth orbits the sun. The total number is said to be 1,000-plus. However, last year one exoplanet was discovered that has unusual properties—it is within the “habitable zone,” i.e. the right distance from the right-sized star to potentially support water, and thus, life.