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Opportunity captures images of Siding Spring from Mar’s surface

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity captured and sent images of Comet Siding Spring that approached within 87,000 miles of the Red Planet at a speed of 126,000 mph on Sunday.

Mark Lemmon, a member of science team for the Opportunity, said the images of the comet captured from the Mars were... read more

SpaceX expected to play key role in first manned mission to Mars

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has been trying hard to position itself in leading a new era of human spaceflights. The company managed by Elon Musk has managed to get recognition and contracts from NASA. The company could also play a key role in NASA's first manned mission to Mars.... read more

Mock Mars mission starts in a dome in Hawaii

A small group of people will spend next eight months living in an isolated dome-shaped building on a Hawaiian volcano as part of a study financed by American space agency NASA.

The NASA-financed study, called the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation (Hi-Seas), has been... read more

NASA’s orbiters safe after close encounter with Comet Siding Spring

A fleet of robotic spacecraft seems to be left unharmed from the comet that flew past the Red Planet with blazing fast speed on October 19, 2014.

According to NASA, comet C/2013 A1, also known as Siding Spring passed just 140,000 km from Mars, less than half the distance between Earth and... read more

Mysterious Military X-37B Space plane lands at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California

The US Air Force's unmanned X-37B military space plane finally arrived back at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Friday, October 17 at 12:24 EDT.

The Boeing built X-37B space plane is called Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV). This was the third flight of an X-37B OTV vehicle on a... read more

This week, skies will be filled with meteor activity which will be visible from both the northern and southern hemispheres. The Orionid meteor showers are set to peak on Tuesday, October 21.  The perfect time to see the Orionids should be from the midnight of October 21 until the hours before dawn, where at least 25 meteors will reach the Earth per hour.  According to NASA, the display of meteor activity will increase during the predawn mornings.  The Orionids are extremely fast meteors, racing into the Ear

This week, skies will be filled with meteor activity which will be visible from both the northern and southern hemispheres. The Orionid meteor showers are set to peak on Tuesday, October 21.

The perfect time to see the Orionids should be from the midnight of October 21 until the hours... read more

Comet Siding Spring to flyby Mars

An icy comet, Siding Spring, will miss the planet Mars on Sunday by a small distance (in astronomical terms) of 139,500 kilometers. NASA rovers on the red planet are expected to capture a grandstand view of a comet as it will whizz close and pass by the planet.

Scientists have commanded... read more

Successful launch of NASA’s Department of Defense Rocket on Sunday

NASA has reported that the launch of its Department of Defense (DOD) rocket has been successful after the rocket lifted off from its Wallops Flight Facility early Sunday morning. The Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched after a delay of nearly two weeks by Wallops Island, which is... read more

Astronomers discover Dead Star 10 million times brighter than Sun

A group of astronomers has discovered a dead star (pulsar), which is about 10 million times brighter than the sun. According to astronomers, this is the brightest pulsar they have ever discovered. The group has used the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Nuclear Spectroscopic... read more

NASA Scientists record Massive Filament of Solar Material Wrapped around the Sun

NASA researchers have recorded a filament of solar material wrapped around the sun. The filament is a gigantic cloud of solar material and it was hovering above the surface of the sun because of powerful magnetic forces. According to scientists, on full extension, the filament would measure... read more

New map of ocean floor reveals many underwater mountains and volcanoes

Scientists have created a new map of the ocean floor, showing underwater mountains and many previously-unknown volcanoes with the highest resolution. The map, which is twice as accurate as the last one created nearly two decades ago, has been created with the help of pictures captured by NASA... read more

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