Posts Tagged ‘nasa’
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn’t going to happen. In fact, NASA is so confident that it recently published a video that appears as if it were..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
A veteran NASA spacecraft in orbit around Mars is slowly bouncing back from a malfunction suffered last month, but mission managers expect the orbiter to make a full recovery, agency officials said. In early June, NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter lost the use of one of its three reaction wheels, which help control the probe’s attitude..
Vesta’s Internal StructureCredit NASA/ JPL-Caltech Dawn shows that Vesta has an iron core that is about 68 miles (110 kilometers) in radius, suggesting that Vesta completely melted in its early history, allowing iron to sink to form the core and producing a basaltic crust...
On June 13, NASA’s new orbiting telescope, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), will launch into space so we can have a closer look at mysterious black holes and dazzling supernova explosions. The telescope will take off aboard a rocket from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. NuSTAR has the capacity to detect high-energy..
Two small asteroids zipped close by Earth in back-to-back flybys of the planet Monday (May 28) and today. While both space rocks came well within the moon’s orbit, they posed no danger to our planet, NASA scientists say. The newfound asteroid 2012 KP24 zoomed by Earth Monday (May 28), coming within 32,000 miles (51,000 kilometers)..
Astronomers from Nasa and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have detected a possible planet disintegrating under the searing heat of its host star, which is located 1,500 light-years from earth. Astronomers also found that this planet-like candidate has a dusty tail just like the debris-trailing comet. They claim that the tail will not last..
Juice team members Andrew Coates and Michele Dougherty on ‘exciting’ Jupiter mission The European Space Agency (Esa) is to mount a billion-euro mission to Jupiter and its icy moons. The probe, called Juice, has just been approved at a meeting of member state delegations in Paris. It would be built in time for a launch..
The triangular "UFO" as seen in footage captured by a telescopic camera on the STEREO-B spacecraft. Once again, alien conspiracy theorists have attempted to use publicly available NASA images to prove that the space agency must be engaging in an elaborate UFO cover-up. And, once again, they’ve been foiled by the laws of physics. This..
Vladimir Popovkin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said Thursday that Russia is discussing with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), a proposal for manned permanent research base on the Moon. Ria Novosti reports that Popovkin said, "We don’t want man to just step on the moon…Today, we know enough about it, we..
Nasa has succeeded in putting the first of two gravity mapping satellites in orbit around the Moon. The Grail-A spacecraft fired its main engine late on Saturday (GMT) to slow itself sufficiently to take up an elliptical path around the lunar body. Its twin, Grail-B, will attempt exactly the same manoeuvre on Sunday. Together, the..
A robot built to roam Mars in search of signs that the planet could have supported life has been launched without a hitch by Nasa. The one-ton robot – Nasa’s largest and most sophisticated – was launched on an unmanned rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on schedule just after 3pm UK time. The car-sized buggy,..
US space agency Nasa has funded a study of "tractor beams" to gather samples for analysis in future missions. The $100,000 (£63,000) award will be used to examine three laser-based approaches to do what has until now been the stuff of science fiction. Several tractor-beam ideas have been published in the scientific literature but none..