What could possibly cause a star to periodically increase its illumination when an object passes before? Lately, NASA has mentioned that it has found a dead star called a White Dwarf acting as a magnifying glass in space.
Space agency NASA launched its Kepler space telescope on 7 March, 2009. Since then, the telescope had been engaged searching Earth-like planets in space. However, lately it’s been reported that Kepler has discovered the most Earth-like planet yet.
After Russia’s move on Crimea, many had speculated that the Cold War days were probably back. This notion is reaffirmed by yet another official announcement by a Russian official, stating that Russia aims to establish a permanent Moon base.
For long time we’ve been hearing that NASA will launch a $800 million probe called OSIRIS-REx towards an asteroid. Lately, Lockheed Martin has announced that OSIRIS-REx will go into space, collect samples of that asteroid and return to Earth.
Scientists are baffled at a rather unexpected outcome of the trip of some 250 seeds to the space. After the trip, a few cherry trees have blossomed years ahead of their regular schedule, with no explanation for the phenomenon so far.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos reminds us, yet again, how poetically beautiful the space is. A NASA video now reaffirms this notion. In the video, the space agency was able to capture a mid-level solar flare.
Until now, it was believed that only planets such as Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Saturn have rings, but that’s not true. Scientists have discovered an asteroid-like object called Chariklo that has rings too.
Yesterday, the team behind NASA’s robotic spacecraft MESSENGER celebrated the 3rd orbital anniversary of the spacecraft and confirmed that spacecraft has got new findings which will be disclosed in 25 papers at the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Last year during a spacewalk outside the ISS, an astronaut was about to die as water was leaking into his helmet. He was so lucky that he survived, thanks to another astronaut. However, here’s the exclusive video of that incident.
Earlier we have seen NASA seeking help from people to hunt asteroids. That’s not all. We have also seen NASA giving students a chance to name an asteroid that may hit Earth in future. And lately, NASA has invited computer programmers to become an asteroid hunter.
Although having a speed of speed of 186,000 miles per second in vacuum, light can pass through a black hole. In fact, black holes suck everything around them. So is there any chance that one day the Earth will be a prey of it? Let’s find out.
NASA scientists strongly believe that Mars obviously has water hidden somewhere under its surface. And seems like they are right. Lately NASA scientists have discovered new evidence of water in Mars’ meteorite.
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