Showing posts with label NASA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NASA. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Asteroid the Size of Big Ben Approaching Earth, Says NASA

Asteroid the Size of Big Ben Approaching Earth, Says NASA

At the end of the 20th century NASA launched the Near-Earth Object Programme, aimed at finding and tracking the movement of celestial objects whose orbits could bring them into close proximity to our planet. The space agency so far has found an estimated 25,000 NEOs to date.

Friday, June 08, 2018

NASA says its rover found organic substances on Mars

Curiosity rover
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found traces of organic substances on Mars, but their source is yet to be established, NASA experts said at a news conference broadcast live on the agency’s website.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

NASA launches Mars-bound spacecraft to study quakes

NASA launches Mars-bound spacecraft
NASA has launched its latest mission to Mars, with its first lander designed entirely for exploring the deep interior of the red planet having taken off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this afternoon.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Takes Off From Cape Canaveral After Delay

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launches from Cape Canaveral Wednesday aboard one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets after getting hit with a 48-hour delay.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NASA to test Israeli radiation protection vest on Orion mission

radiation protection vest
The US space agency NASA will launch an Israeli-produced radiation protection vest into space as part of its last test flight of Orion spacecraft before manned missions begin, Israel said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft

SpaceX has postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company has said.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Strange phenomenon under Africa threatens to flip Earth’s magnetic field

Earth’s magnetic field
Earth’s magnetic field is decaying at such a rapid rate that scientists think the poles may flip. New research shows the most significant weakening is happening under Africa, in an area called the ‘South Atlantic Anomaly.’

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Soyuz space capsule lands in Kazakhstan

Soyuz space capsule
The Soyuz MS-06 space capsule carrying three space travelers returning from the International Space Station (ISS) has landed in Kazakhstan 146 kilometers southeast of the city of Zhezkazgan, said a source in the Russian Mission Control Center located in the Moscow region.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Deux astronautes japonais et américain ont débuté une sortie orbitale

Deux astronautes japonais et américain ont débuté une sortie orbitale
Deux astronautes, japonais et américains, ont entamé vendredi une sortie hors de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) afin de de réparer le bras télémanipulateur de l'avant-poste orbital et de conserver certaines pièces.

Friday, January 05, 2018

CFC ban is shrinking hole in ozone layer, says NASA

ozone layer
The hole in the ozone layer has shrunk thanks to low levels of chlorine in the stratosphere – a drop brought about by the ban on CFCs, according to the latest NASA research.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Trump signs directive sending US astronauts back to moon and eventually Mars

Trump signs directive
US President Donald Trump on Monday signed his administration's first space policy directive, formally directing the US space agency NASA to send astronauts back to the moon and eventually Mars.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Giant 5km-wide asteroid to make closest approach to Earth in 40 years – just week before Christmas

L'astéroïde 3200 Phaeton
A massive asteroid which is about half the size of the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs is expected to come the closest it’s been to Earth in almost half a century, astronomers say. The celestial body will fly by our planet as early as mid-December.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Asteroid Size of a Small House to Fly Past Earth Next Week

Asteroid 2012 TC4, approaching Earth at around 30,000 mph (14 km/s)
A huge space rock approaching Earth is set to make a relatively close pass next week when it flies by our planet at about one-eighth of the distance to the moon.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Video: NASA probe Cassini relays final data as it plunges into Saturn's atmosphere

NASA probe Cassini
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Cassini space probe completed its extraordinary journey of exploration on Friday and ended its mission almost 20 years after takeoff by taking a final, fiery plunge at high speed into Saturn's atmosphere, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California said.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Health warnings in place as Europe prepares for blistering heat

Health warnings have been issued across Europe
Health warnings have been issued across Europe this week, as the most severe heatwave of an already hot summer is expected.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We are probably not alone: NASA's Kepler finds 10 more Earth-like planets

NASA has announced the discovery of 10 rocky, Earth-sized planets in our Milky Way Galaxy that could potentially have liquid water and support life.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Takes Off From Cape Canaveral Carrying Cargo to ISS

A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrier rocket on Sunday successfully took off from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying cargo on Dragon cargo vehicle to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA wrote.

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