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NASA Team Dives to Bottom of Atlantic to Study Simulated Space Environment

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NASA has decided to explore the deep sea ecology on Earth before sending humans to explore the possible water resources on Mars in future. A team of 22 persons will take up the deep sea expedition to test spacewalk simulation, time delays in space communication and the effect of ketogenic (high-fat, low-carb) diet on astronauts. As part of NASA’s Extreme Environment ...

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NASA Moon Orbiter Finds Frost at South Polar Surface (Video)

In craters near the south pole of the moon, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter found some bright areas and some very cold areas. In areas that are both bright and cold, water ice may be present on the surface as frost. Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio

NASA’s lunar orbiter has captured bright images of craters near the Moon’s south pole to have the presence of frost, said scientists who have studied the images. They combined surface temperatures with information about how much light is reflected off the Moons surface before arriving at the findings. “We found that the coldest places near the Moons south pole are ...

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NASA Moon Orbiter Hit by Tiny Bullet-like Meteoroid, Still Camera Works

The NAC on a bench in the clean room at Malin Space Science Systems. The radiator (right) extends off the electronics end and keeps the CCD cool while imaging the hot Moon. Computer modeling shows the meteoroid impacted somewhere on the radiator

NASA’s Moon orbiting spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) was a hit by a small meteoroid faster than the speed of a bullet but the camera survived though it is unclear whether the mission will face any other eventuality. From October 13, 2014, the US space agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft suddenly started sending jarred pictures indicating that it could ...

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Watch Live: ISS Crew to Conduct Emergency Spacewalk Today to Replace MDM Box

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to conduct the 201st spacewalk to repair the MDM box for communications maintenance. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA will undertake its an urgent repair work outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, May 23 with expedition 51 Commander Whitson and Flight Engineer Fischer replacing a malfunctioning computer relay box that failed three days ago. The box known as multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) is the only other unit that regulates the operation of radiators, solar arrays and cooling loops, ...

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Work on ISRO-NASA Joint Satellite NISAR to Detect Earthquakes Underway, to be Launched in 2021

The joint NASA and ISRO project to make NISAR – the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite – at a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, possibly be the world’s most expensive Earth imaging satellite, is progressing to become a reality soon. NISAR will be a two frequency RADAR, with an L-band 24 centimetre RADAR and another S-band 13 centimetre one. S-band ...

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KalamSat, World’s Smallest Space Cube for Experiment, Not Orbiting Satellite: Clarifies NASA

  The space experiment by India’s 18-year-old student Rifath Sharook weighing just 64 grams will be launched as part of the payload of NASA’s next mission on June 22, 2017, but it will not be placed in any orbit, clarified NASA on Friday. Named after India’s former President and scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the smallest cube experiment was part of ...

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