Parker Solar Probe Mission: Humanity’s 1st visit to a Star

Parker Solar Probe Mission: Humanity’s 1st visit to a Star

Artist’s concept of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. The spacecraft will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to human’s ability to forecast major space-weather events. (Image Courtesy: NASA)   NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Misson, launched on August 12, is touted to revolutionize the human understanding of the closest […]

Rocket-control glitch delays launch of NASA’s planet-hunting satellite

Rocket-control glitch delays launch of NASA’s planet-hunting satellite

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, U.S., is shown in this artist’s rendering image obtained on April 9, 2018. Courtesy Chris Meaney/Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA/Handout via REUTERS   CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 17 (Reuters) – An 11th-hour technical glitch prompted SpaceX to postpone its planned […]

NASA’s positive on next planet-hunting mission launch

NASA’s positive on next planet-hunting mission launch

Washington, April 15 (IANS) Meteorologists with the US Air Force 45th Space Wing have predicted an 80 per cent chance of favourable weather for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s launch with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite aimed at detecting planets outside our solar system.   The launch is scheduled for Sunday at 6.32 p.m. (4.02 a.m. […]

At the centre of our galaxy, there’s a black hole party

At the centre of our galaxy, there’s a black hole party

Twelve black hole low-mass binaries orbiting Sgr A* at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, appear in this illustration provided by Columbia University, April 5, 2018. Their existence suggests there are likely about 10,000 black holes within just three light years of the Galactic Center. Columbia University/Handout via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) […]

NASA invests in technology for space exploration missions

NASA invests in technology for space exploration missions

Washington, April 1 (IANS) NASA is investing in several next-generation technology concepts that will help the US space agency use them for future space exploration missions.   This include meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms and small orbital debris mapping technologies, NASA said in a statement.   It has selected 25 early-stage proposals that have […]

NASA’s new instrument to help measure Sun’s incoming energy

NASA’s new instrument to help measure Sun’s incoming energy

Washington, March 19 (IANS) To continue long-term measurements of the Sun’s incoming energy, NASA has powered on a new instrument installed on the International Space Station (ISS).   The instrument, Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1), became fully operational with all instruments collecting science data as of this March, NASA said.   “TSIS-1 extends […]

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