Fiery farewell to cap Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year Saturn mission

Fiery farewell to cap Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year Saturn mission

FILE PHOTO: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is shown diving through the plume of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, in 2015, in this photo illustration. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS   September 15 (Reuters) – U.S. space agency NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will end its groundbreaking 13-year mission to Saturn on Friday with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere, […]

Mars has a porous crust, says NASA study

Mars has a porous crust, says NASA study

Washington, September 14 (IANS) Mars’s crust is not as dense as previously thought and a lower density likely means that at least part of the Red Planet’s crust is relatively porous, says a new NASA study.   The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, provide researchers clue that could help them better understand […]

India’s Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists map water on Moon

India’s Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists map water on Moon

New York, September 14 (IANS) Using newly calibrated data taken from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have created the first global map of water in the Moon’s soil.   The study, published in the journal Science Advances, builds on the initial discovery in 2009 of water and a related […]

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying the crew of crew Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of the the U.S., and Alexander Misurkin of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov   BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, September 13 (Reuters) – Two U.S. […]

How to fix identity-theft issues posed by the Equifax hack

How to fix identity-theft issues posed by the Equifax hack

This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows fingers on laptop keyboard in North Andover, Mass. The Equifax breach not only exposed sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans, but it also underscored the huge and largely unaddressed vulnerabilities that make widespread identity theft possible. Experts have warned for years that the widespread use of Social […]

Electric cars, small SUVs dominate buzz at Frankfurt show

Electric cars, small SUVs dominate buzz at Frankfurt show

BMW i vision dynamics is presented at a BMW event during the first media day of the International Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, which runs through Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)   FRANKFURT, Germany, September 12 (AP) — Carmakers at the Frankfurt auto show are unveiling the low-emissions […]

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research […]

NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft imaged from Earth

NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft imaged from Earth

Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) As NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx approaches Earth for its September 22 gravity assist, a ground-based telescope has captured images of the spacecraft.   This is the first Earth-based view of OSIRIS-REx since its launch on September 8, 2016, NASA said on Friday.   The images were taken on September 2, by […]