Saturday, January 16, 2021
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Chinese spacecraft returns to Earth with Moon rocks
The mission was the first in four decades to collect lunar samples, emulating the feats of the United States and the Soviet Union from the 1960s and 1970s -- and going a few steps further
20 December 2020, 13:12
Astronomer discovers rare comet during total solar eclipse
This comet was first spotted in satellite data by Thai amateur astronomer Worachate Boonplod on the NASA-funded Sungrazer Project, as Chile and Argentina witnessed the total solar eclipse on 14 ...
20 December 2020, 12:09
First person to fly at speed of sound, dies at 97
Yeager made history on 14 October 1947, when he became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound during his nine-year assignment as the nation’s leading test pilot
9 December 2020, 11:29
NASA scientists spot ‘unexpected’ carbon molecule in Titan’s atmosphere
NASA scientists have discovered a molecule in Saturn moon Titans atmosphere that has never been detected in any other atmosphere
30 October 2020, 09:35
NASA’s spacecraft collects significant amount of Asteroid Bennu
In reviewing these images, the OSIRIS-REx team noticed both that the head appeared to be full of asteroid particles, and that some of these particles appeared to be escaping slowly from the sample ...
24 October 2020, 15:56
Exoplanet hunter snares 'extreme' superhot world
A European Space Agency satellite tasked with tracking down exoplanets has made its first big catch, a world so hot that its atmosphere could melt iron, astrophysicists have reported.
4 October 2020, 09:15
How NASA is preparing astronauts for next moonwalks
As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis programme, the agency has already started preparing astronauts for the challenges that they will face on the lunar surface.
28 September 2020, 08:55
NASA mulls possible mission to Venus after recent discovery of possible life
NASA is considering approving by next April up to two planetary science missions from four proposals under review, including one to Venus that scientists involved in the project said could help ...
19 September 2020, 11:29
NASA sets out to buy moon resources mined by private companies
NASA on Thursday launched an effort to pay companies to mine resources on the moon, announcing it would buy from them rocks, dirt and other lunar materials as the US space agency seeks to spur ...
12 September 2020, 11:44
NASA projects exploring link between COVID-19, environment
While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, NASA's Earth-observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between ...
7 September 2020, 08:48