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  • Asteroid to fly very close to Earth tomorrow, NASA says poses no danger to our planet

    Asteroid to fly very close to Earth on Wednesday, NASA says poses no danger to our planet

    April 28, 2020 23:14 IST

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed that a tiny asteroid will safely pass near to Earth on Wednesday. NASA has also clarified that the asteroid poses no threat to Earth, as it will not even come close to hitting the planet.

  • NASA CubeSat to search for ice on Moon's surface using lasers

    NASA CubeSat to search for ice on Moon's surface using lasers

    April 28, 2020 21:15 IST

    The US space agency is planning to send a small satellite about the size of a briefcase -- also known as a CubeSat which will use lasers for the first time to detect naturally occurring surface ice believed to be at the bottom of craters on the Moon that have never seen sunlight.

  • Potentially hazardous Apollo asteroid to galloping towards earth, likely to fly by on May 7

    Potentially hazardous Apollo asteroid galloping towards Earth, likely to fly by on May 7

    April 27, 2020 9:52 IST

    An asteroid 210-metre in diametre is hurling towards earth and is likely to come particularly close on May 7, when the asteroid is like to fly past. NASA Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies has revealed details about the asteroid on its website. The Apollo category space rocks are considered to be the most dangerous type of intruders as they intersect Earth's orbit with theirs.

  • Hubble Space Telescope yields 1.4 million observations in 3 decades

    Hubble Space Telescope yields 1.4 million observations in 3 decades

    April 26, 2020 21:36 IST

    The Hubble Space Telescope, which is now celebrating 30 years of stunning discoveries, has yielded 1.4 million observations and provided data that astronomers around the world have used to write more than 17,000 peer-reviewed scientific publications

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    Russian cargo ship docked to International space station

    April 25, 2020 14:32 IST

    Among the investigations on which the space station crew performed work during the week of April 20 included "Food Acceptability" which examines the effect of repetitive consumption of the somewhat limited selection of foods available during spaceflight.

  • NASA wants people to watch historic SpaceX launch from home

    NASA wants people to watch historic SpaceX launch from home

    April 24, 2020 22:47 IST

    Amid COVID-19 restrictions, the historic SpaceX mission to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27 is set to be a much quieter affair than it would have been

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    NASA engineers build low-cost ventilator to fight COVID-19

    April 24, 2020 14:49 IST

    VITAL is designed to treat patients with milder symptoms, thereby keeping the nation's limited supply of traditional ventilators available for patients with more severe COVID-19 symptoms.

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    Air pollution over North India plummets to 20-year-low, says NASA

    April 23, 2020 9:26 IST

    If aerosols are concentrated near the surface, an optical depth of 1 or above indicates very hazy conditions. An optical depth, or thickness, of less than 0.1 over the entire atmospheric vertical column is considered "clean."

  • New Earth-like planet Kepler-1649 discovered

    New Earth-like planet Kepler-1649 discovered

    April 20, 2020 7:50 IST

    A new Earth-like planet Kepler-1649 has been discovered by NASA's Long dead Kepler Space Telescope. The planet revolves around its star in Goldilocks zone and has the possibility of harnessing life. 

  • NASA steps in to help develop COVID-19 solutions

    NASA steps in to help develop COVID-19 solutions

    April 18, 2020 13:26 IST

    In a bid to find solutions that can address shortage of critical medical equipment like ventilators in tackling the COVID-19 crisis, the US space agency has joined forces with a task force in California to build medical devices to help patients infected with the disease.

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    NASA to launch first American astronauts to space station since 2011

    April 18, 2020 7:49 IST

    NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:32 p.m. EDT May 27, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida. 

  • 3 space travellers return to a different Earth hit by COVID-19

    3 space travellers return to a different Earth hit by COVID-19

    World | April 17, 2020 14:21 IST

    The world NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan along with Soyuz Commander Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos entered into is now very different from the one they left last year.

  • Scientists reveal planet 'most similar to Earth' found by NASA's Kepler

    Scientists reveal planet 'most similar to Earth' found by NASA's Kepler

    April 16, 2020 19:43 IST

    Using reanalysed data from NASAs Kepler space telescope, a team of scientists has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water.

  • NASA measures wind speed on a brown dwarf

    NASA measures wind speed on a brown dwarf

    April 10, 2020 15:44 IST

    For the first time, scientists have directly measured wind speed on a brown dwarf, an object larger than Jupiter (the largest planet in our solar system) but not quite massive enough to become a star.

  • NASA Satellite Images of India Today: Prime Minister Modi, who had had on Friday urged people to tur

    No, NASA has not yet released any image of India lighting diyas on April 5

    India | April 06, 2020 17:22 IST

    Prime Minister Modi, who had had on Friday urged people to turn off lights at their homes for nine minutes at 9 pm to display the country's collective resolve and solidarity to defeat the virus, posted on Twitter his own pictures of lighting lamp. People continued to stay outside while maintaining social distancing much beyond the nine minutes. In some pockets, Diwali seemed to have arrived months earlier.

  • NASA's Perseverance Mars rover gets wheels, parachute

    NASA's Perseverance Mars rover gets wheels, parachute

    April 04, 2020 22:31 IST

    ​NASA's Perseverance rover which will search for signs of past microbial life on Mars and also collect samples for future return to Earth has got its wheels and parachute.  

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    NASA astronauts rehearse upcoming crew mission to ISS

    April 01, 2020 20:40 IST

    Amid rapid spread of COVID-19, joint teams from NASA and SpaceX executed in March a full simulation of launch and docking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft which will take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • New NASA mission to study causes of solar particle storms

    New NASA mission to study causes of solar particle storms

    March 31, 2020 23:08 IST

    NASA is planning to launch a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms -- known as solar particle storms -- into planetary space.

  • Coronavirus outbreak has delayed NASA's ambitious Back to Moon mission 2024 programme.

    NASA's 2024 moon mission delayed due to Coronavirus outbreak

    March 20, 2020 11:28 IST

    NASA's ambitious 2024 return-to-moon mission has been delayed due to the global coronavirus outbreak. According to a Reuters report, NASA's Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA) was shutting down the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and the Stennis Space Center in nearby Hancock County, Mississippi, due to a rise in coronavirus cases in the region. NASA chief on Thursday ordered the temporary closure of two rocket production facilities after an employee tested positive for the respiratory illness, Reuters reported. 

  • NASA picks proposals to study cosmic explosions

    NASA picks proposals to study cosmic explosions

    March 17, 2020 17:19 IST

    NASA has selected proposals for four missions that would study cosmic explosions and the debris they leave behind, as well as monitor how nearby stellar flares may affect the atmospheres of orbiting planets.

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