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NASA, Lockheed revive supersonic travel dreams with X-59 QueSST aircraft

15 Jan 2024

US space agency NASA and defence aircraft maker Lockheed Martin on Friday jointly unveiled a prototype of the agency’s experimental aircraft X-59

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover safely lands on the Red Planet

19 Feb 2021

While the rover will investigate the rock and sediment of Jezero’s ancient lakebed and river delta to determine the region’s geology and past climate, the sample that is being planned to be brought back to earth, will allow scientists to search for definitive signs of past life on the Red Planet

Nasa’s SOFIA finds water on sunlit surface of Moon

28 Oct 2020

The presence of water in concentrations of 100 to 412 parts per million – roughly equivalent to 12 ounces of water – trapped in a cubic meter of soil, shows that water could be present across the lunar surface, says Nasa

NASA spots massive asteroid that could hit Earth tomorrow: report

14 Feb 2020

If the asteroid PZ39, with diameter of 3,280 feet, a Potentially Hazardous Object (PHO), happens to pierce through our atmosphere and collide with the Earth’s surface, it has the potential for destruction on a continental or global scale, according to the report

Nasa in search of a leader for its mission to bring Mars samples

28 Jan 2020

NASA said it would pay an annual salary of up to $188,066 per year to the selected person, who will be responsible for the implementation of all Mars sample return activities

Nasa's TESS finds first Earth-size planet in a habitable zone

08 Jan 2020

The discovered Earth-size planet is orbiting around a star (TOI 700) not more than 100 light-years away from us, and is in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the presence of liquid water on the surface, according to Nasa

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover to seek ancient life, scope for humans

30 Dec 2019

The Rover is equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instruments meant for acquiring information about Martian geology, atmosphere, environmental conditions, and potential biosignatures

Nasa satellite locates Isro’s Vikram lander on Moon’s surface

03 Dec 2019

Nasa showcases its first all-electric aeroplane

11 Nov 2019

NASA image of Chandrayan-2 landing site fails to locate Vikram lander

27 Sep 2019

According to NASA, Vikram had a hard landing and the precise location of the spacecraft in the lunar highlands could not be imaged as it was dusk and large shadows covered much of the terrain, possibly covering the lander 

Hubble uncovers football-shaped ‘heavy metal’ exoplanet

02 Aug 2019

NASA satellite TESS finds new worlds in habitable zone

02 Aug 2019

The GJ 357 b, a planet about 22 per cent larger than Earth, orbits 11 times closer to its star than Mercury does our Sun and has an equilibrium temperature calculated to be around 490 degrees Fahrenheit (254 degrees Celsius)

NASA announces award of first contract for 2024 lunar mission Artemis

27 May 2019

NASA's InSight lands on Mars, sends first pictures

27 Nov 2018

InSight, during its two-year mission, will study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with rocky surfaces, including Earth and the Moon, formed

Space-like gravity weakens biochemical signals in muscle formation

24 May 2018

NASA to pay SpaceX more for servicing ISS from 2020

28 Apr 2018

Nasa all set to launch new planet hunting mission TESS

17 Apr 2018

The stars TESS will study are 30 to 100 times brighter than those the Kepler mission and K2 follow-up surveyed, which will enable far easier follow-up observations with both ground-based and space-based telescopes

Nasa picks Lockheed Martin to build low-noise supersonic plane

04 Apr 2018

The experimental aircraft that is expected to take to the skies in 2021 will have a top velocity of 1.5 times the speed of sound, or about 1,600 kilometers at an altitude of 55,000 feet

NASA scientists working on plan to divert or blow up asteroids on collision course with earth

19 Mar 2018

Nasa designs HAMMER spacecraft to nuke threats from dangerous asteroids

10 Mar 2018

Long stay in space could alter DNA, NASA’s Kelly twins study shows

10 Mar 2018

After landing, 93 per cent of Scott Kelly’s genes returned to normal, the researchers found. The altered 7 per cent, however, could indicate long-term changes in genes connected to the immune system,

NASA’s new supersonic plane to be much quieter than Concorde

15 Feb 2018

NASA plans to design and create a new supersonic plane in the next few years that will not produce a 'sonic boom' while breaking the sound barrier

NASA to revive lost and found satellite IMAGE

31 Jan 2018

NASA picks finalists for new billion-dollar robotic space mission

21 Dec 2017

NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers a solar system with eight planets

15 Dec 2017

The Kepler-90 system seems to echo our own, with small rocky planets (like Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) closer in to the sun and larger, more gas-rich ones (Jupiter and Saturn, Neptune and Uranus) lying farther out, but none of these are hospitable