Tag Archives: Space exploration

Heavy Bombardment Left Moon Crust Cracked with Craters, Deep Fissures: Scientists

Four billion years ago, when the phase of Late Heavy Bombardment was causing asteroids hit the darker side of Moon from earth, Moon’s crust was left with craters and deep fissures, said MIT scientists. Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and elsewhere have identified regions on the far side of the moon, called the lunar highlands, as fractured and ...

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Nitrogen, Water Traces on Mars Show Life Was Possible in Ancient Red Planet

The nitrogen sample analysis of Curiosity findings could have made it possible for life organism to survive on Mars. Since the nitrogen found on Mars doesn’t show any evidence of life as the surface of Mars is inhospitable for living organism, the researchers believe that the nitrates found on Mars are ancient, and could have come from non-biological processes like meteorite impacts ...

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NASA engineers developing HIAD, new inflatable heat shield technology, for manned Mars mission

NASA researchers have found a way to land future large spacecrafts meant for Mars landing with a lightweight inflatable heat shield similar to a stacking ring used in toys. Engineers from Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia are working on the concept of an inflatable spacecraft technology to develop a heat shield that looks larger with huge rings. Known as ...

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Rosetta Mission Successful: Philae Lander Makes First Historic Landing on Comet

After the successful landing of the European robot Philae Lander, descending from its mothership after a 10-year journey, Rosetta mission has achieved a first historic landing on a comet on Wednesday. As the Philae lander touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at about 1605 GMT, there were cheers and hugs at the control room in Darmstadt, Germany. Earlier in the day, ...

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