Scientists have discovered a new volcano on Io, a moon of Jupiter. The observations were made from data collected by NASA’s Juno spacecraft
The observations revealed two distinct lobes, but the asteroid’s orientation was such that scientists could not see if the two bodies were separate or joined.
NASA does not have a contingency plan for ensuring uninterrupted US access to the International Space Station.
Because small, carbon-rich meteorites so frequently pelt the Red Planet, scientists have suspected for decades that organics exist on Mars.
Launched in 2009, Kepler has endured mechanical failures and other mishaps. But there’s no getting around an empty fuel tank. The fuel is needed for pointing the telescope.
The telescope which is some 94 million miles away from Earth has continuously monitored over 150,000 stars in the Cygnus-Lyra region and has discovered over 4,600 planet candidates as per the data provided by NASA.
From November, the US space agency will use supersonic F/A-18 Hornet jets over Galveston to mimic the sonic profile of the X-59 while a group of around 500 residents document the noise levels.
Part of NASA’s new DEVELOP programme has invited citizens to contribute, and create a global map of mosquito populations, which can help plan prevention in case of epidemic outbreaks, like the Zika virus.
NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel captured the Dragon spacecraft using the space station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm.
Scientists believe that about two tonnes of fragments are up for grabs. Some of these fragments could be as large as a brick and they could be scattered over a half-mile of the sea floor.
Scientists have found star which are almost 10 billion years old, on the edge of the Milky Way. It is believed that they mioght hold a role in explaining the formation of galaxies in the Universe.
NASA previously had estimated an earlier launch date but the new launch date estimates to accommodate changes in the schedule due to environmental testing and work performance challenges.
The presence of the large complex molecules, along with liquid water and hydrothermal activity, bolsters the hypothesis that the ocean of Enceladus may be a habitable environment for life.
Scientists, including those from NASA, have now created a ‘guide book’ that will help astronomers search for exoplanets, and explore them for signs of life.
Using MIRI to observe in the 5 to 7 micrometer range could be particularly revealing for the Great Red Spot, as observations in such wavelengths are not possible from Earth.