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  • No earthquake forecast for India by NASA: Government 23 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The NASA has made no earthquake forecast for India, the government said on Sunday, and asked people to ignore text messages with a "fake" prediction of a strong quake to hit north India. "It is fake. The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) cannot predict earthquakes. Such messages are...
  • NASA's new robot car can drive sideways April 16, 2015

    Washington: NASA has developed a new robotic electric car that can drive sideways, park itself and even spin on the spot. The remote-driven Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) can gain speeds of up to 64 kph and weighs 990 kilogrammes. The car has four liquid-cooled wheel motors that can run independently, which...
  • Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Mars April 13, 2015

    Paris: Research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars, astrophysicists said on Monday. The clue comes from the presence in the soil of calcium perchlorate, they said. This is a type of salt that is highly absorbent and lowers the freezing...
  • NASA offers Rs 11 lakh for 70 days of bed rest April 13, 2015

    London: The US space agency is offering around Rs 11 lakh if you are selected to participate in a three-month study that requires you to stay in bed rest for three months. The study is aimed at finding out ways to keep astronauts healthier and safer when they spend a...
  • Will discover extraterrestrial life by 2045: NASA April 12, 2015

    Washington: NASA scientists are now convinced that extraterrestrial life is a fact, not a mere possibility, and says man will find conclusive signs of life far from Earth by the year 2045. For scientists, the big question about alien life is no longer if it will be found but when. "I think...
  • Astronomer names asteroid after Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai April 11, 2015

    Islamabad: The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai now has an asteroid named after her, media reported. Amy Mainzer, astronomer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, named Asteroid 316201 after Malala, Dawn online reported on Friday. He said, "It is a great honour to be able...
  • NASA-funded engine may take humans to Mars in 39 days! April 5, 2015

    Washington: NASA has awarded a grant of US dollar 10 million to a Texas-based company to develop a revolutionary engine that could send humans to Mars in just 39 days. The Ad Astra Rocket company from Webster will develop the Vasimr engine which uses plasma, an electrically charged gas, as a...
  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission March 28, 2015

    Baikonur (Kazakhstan): Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the orbiting laboratory, about twice as long as a standard mission...
  • It's a short day on Saturn March 26, 2015

    Paris: A day on Saturn is 10 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds long, said a study on Wednesday that further demystifies the ringed gas giant. Saturn's rotation period had long left scientists scratching their heads -- the sixth-furthest planet from our sun has no solid object on its surface to...
  • NASA working on electric plane with 18 propellers March 23, 2015

    Washington: While the world is awestruck at the success of the sun-powered plane called Solar Impulse 2, NASA is working on a more efficient, electric-powered plane that has 18 propellers attached to it. As part of NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propellers Technology project (LEAPTech), these 18 small engines sit atop the...
  • Water found in astronaut's helmet after spacewalk February 26, 2015

    Miami: A US astronaut found water pooling in his helmet right after completing a six-plus hour spacewalk on Wednesday, raising new concerns about flaws with NASA's spacesuits. The water inside Terry Virts' helmet was "kind of pooling on the front side of his helmet above the eye level," European Space Agency...
  • US astronauts begin spacewalk to lay cable at station February 21, 2015

    Miami: Two US astronauts wearing what NASA assured are "healthy" spacesuits began a spacewalk on Saturday to lay cable outside the International Space Station, after an equipment failure briefly delayed the mission. The spacewalk officially began at 7:45 am (local time) when Barry "Butch" Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts placed...
  • NASA unveils 'dark side' of the Moon February 10, 2015

    Washington: NASA has released an incredibly detailed video of what the Moon looks on the side that is never visible from the Earth. As the Earth spins around and around, it only ever faces one side of our orbiting Moon. Just like the near side, the far side goes through...
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite February 1, 2015

    Vandenberg Air Force Base (US): A NASA satellite lifted off on Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts. The satellite is on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which...
  • NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture January 31, 2015

    Los Angeles: NASA on Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high-resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts. The SMAP observatory -- short for Soil Moisture Active Passive -- blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta...
  • See: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory releases its 100 millionth photo of the sun January 23, 2015

    Washington: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has released a mind-boggling 100 millionth photo of the sun for public viewing.Using its Advanced Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument, the space-based Sun-watching observatory hit the photo milestone January 19, the US space agency said in a statement.The AIA uses four telescopes working parallel to gather...
  • NASA teams up with Nissan to develop self-driving cars January 18, 2015

    Washington: US Space agency NASA has joined hands with Japanese automaker Nissan to develop self-driving cars and aims to start testing the first such vehicle by the end of this year. Researchers from Nissan's US Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California have formed a...
  • Last year was Earth's hottest on record: US scientists January 17, 2015

    Cape: Last year was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two US government agencies said on Friday. The White House said the studies, by the US space agency NASA and the National Oceanic...
  • Year 2014 was Earth's hottest on record, say US scientists January 17, 2015

    Cape Canaveral: Last year (2014) was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two US government agencies said on Friday. The White House said the studies, by the US space agency NASA and the...
  • NASA satellite to track droughts, boost flood warnings January 11, 2015

    Washington: NASA is launching a new satellite in January that will improve drought monitoring and flood warnings. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite will provide the best maps yet of soil moisture levels from pole to pole, scientists said. For the first time, scientists will get a bird's-eye view of drought...
  • Nissan, NASA to work on driverless car technology January 10, 2015

    Tokyo: Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive autonomously. Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co. and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, announced Thursday a five-year research-and-development partnership for autonomous vehicle systems so they can eventually be applied to commercially sold cars. Nissan...
  • NASA closer than ever to finding Earth's 'twin' January 7, 2015

    Miami: NASA is closer than ever to finding a twin for the Earth, astronomers said, announcing the discovery of eight new planets that circle in the habitable zones of their stars. Two of the eight are the most Earth-like of any known planets found so far outside our solar system,...
  • Is there an alien 'coffin' on the Red Planet? December 29, 2014

    New York: Hunters of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have spotted an object that looks strangely like a coffin on the Martian surface. In the video posted on YouTube, spotting the alien coffin is difficult to view at first but a closer inspection reveals the intriguing anomaly, the Inquisitr reported. "This stone object...
  • NASA plans airships, floating city for manned Venus mission December 21, 2014

    Washington: NASA plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus' atmosphere and to eventually establish a permanent human colony in a floating cloud city above the Earth's nearest planetary neighbour. Dale Arney and Chris Jones, from the Space Mission Analysis Branch of NASA's Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate at Langley Research...
  • Earth meteorite indicates water reservoir on Mars December 19, 2014

    Washington: NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Though controversy still surrounds the origin, abundance and history of water on Mars, this discovery helps resolve the question...
  • NASA's 'Curiosity' rover detects organic matter on Mars December 17, 2014

    Washington: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules, the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life, on the surface of the Red Planet. The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on Curiosity found the organic molecules in...
  • Massive asteroid not a threat to earth: NASA December 10, 2014

    New York: A massive asteroid discovered by Russian researchers is not a threat to the Earth, NASA has confirmed. According to media reports, a Russian researcher discovered a 400-metre space rock named Asteroid 2014 UR116 coming towards the Earth. "Some press reports have suggested that an asteroid designated 2014 UR116, found on...
  • NASA's Orion spaceship successfully completes debut test run December 6, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: A US spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping up a flawless, unmanned debut test flight around Earth. The Orion capsule blasted off aboard a Delta 4 Heavy rocket, the biggest in the US fleet, just...
  • NASA's Orion spacecraft successfully lifts off from Florida for first test flight December 5, 2014

    Florida: The first flight test of Orion, NASA's next-generation spacecraft, was held successfully on Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. "Orion launched at 7:05 am ET/12:05 UTC. Orion will orbit Earth twice, reaching a peak altitude of 3,600 miles," the official twitter handle of NASA tweeted. The spacecraft is...
  • NASA gets new countdown clock just in time December 3, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: NASA has a new state-of-the-art space capsule on the launch pad and a new high-tech countdown clock to go with it. The multimedia display was lit up and counting down the hours, minutes and seconds until Thursday morning's liftoff of Orion on an unmanned orbital test flight. It's the...