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NASA: Antarctica is gaining ice

Antarctica

A recent analysis declared that snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the Antartic to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers. NASA study says, Areas of the continent like the Antarctic peninsula have increased their mass loss in the last decades. As per the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2013 report which states ...

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Halloween day saw a Dead comet past earth

Comet

On the dreadful Halloween day, the night of 31st October, a large space rock zipped past Earth that appeared like a dead comet that fittingly bears an eerie resemblance to a skull. NASA scientists proclaims that asteroid named 2015 TB145 determined that the celestial object was more than likely a dead comet that has shed its volatiles after numerous passes around the ...

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High-quality images of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Enceladus

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun returning its best-ever views of moon Enceladus. Mission controllers said the spacecraft would continue transmitting images and other data from the encounter for the next several days. Scientists expected the north polar region of Enceladus to be heavily cratered, based on low-resolution images from the Voyager mission, but the new high-resolution Cassini images show a landscape ...

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NASA’s first nano-satellite activated

NASA

Washington, Oct 13  A miniature satellite sent in the space aboard an Atlas V rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on October 8 is working absolutely fine, NASA has announced. The Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) CubeSat spacecraft is in orbit and operational, said NASA and The Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo, California on Monday. CubeSats ...

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Blue skies and water ice on Pluto

Pluto

The first colour images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes taken by NASA’s New Horizons probe reveal that the hazes are strikingly blue like the blue sky we see on Earth.A blue sky often results from scattering of sunlight by very small particles.The spacecraft has also detected numerous small, exposed regions of water ice on Pluto. The haze particles themselves are likely ...

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NASA set to grow veggies on Mars

Internationsl Space Station

For NASA, space farming is already happening. In August this year, six astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) became the first people to eat red romaine lettuce grown at the veggie plant growth system aboard the orbiting laboratory in space. A number of technologies NASA has explored for these space-farming experiments have returned to Earth over the years and found their ...

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Charon Pluto’s moon reveals colourful, violent history

Pluto

When the pictures of Pluto’s moon were returned back by NASA’s Horizon it showcased a very colourful and violet history. Charon is the largest satellite relative to its planet in the solar system which is almost half the diameter of Pluto. Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be really different. The image the scientists had that it was a ...

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NASA is planning to send humans on Mars by 2030

Humans on Mars by 2030

Researchers back on the Earth are experimenting with astronauts for whom readapting to gravity and walking through the obstacle course after a deep space travel will not be an easy task. They recently evaluated participants who had undergone body unloading, or not carrying one’s own weight, after returning from space shuttle missions, space station expeditions or from bed rest studies ...

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