Solar System

NASA’s New Mars Rover will try to Find Evidence of Life
December 03, 2017
Entertainment

NASA’s New Mars Rover will try to Find Evidence of Life

NASA made an announcement this week that they are working on the next version of its Curiosity Mars rover. Same look as its predecessor, different mission. The Mars 2020 rover will be the advanced version of its predecessor that touched down on the Red Planet in August 2012. However, the new probe is more like a...

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Best Mars City Design Goes to MIT
November 25, 2017
Entertainment

Best Mars City Design Goes to MIT

Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the prize for the best Mars City Design. The international Mars City Design competition asks participants to design habitats suitable for Mars. A team of engineers and architects from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the prize. Both NASA and...

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Budweiser Plans to be the First Beer on Mars
November 24, 2017
Entertainment

Budweiser Plans to be the First Beer on Mars

Earlier this year, Budweiser announced its plans to be the first beer on Mars. Now, we realize that they were being really serious about it. SpaceX could send humans to the red planet as soon as 2024. So, settlers will be able to taste some good Budweiser. This week, the company took one giant step toward that goal. Thus,...

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Weird Interstellar Object is a Cigar-Shaped Asteroid
November 21, 2017
Entertainment

Weird Interstellar Object is a Cigar-Shaped Asteroid

Astronomers with the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii, first saw this object on Oct. 19. They currently discovered that the asteroid’s shape is similar to a cigar. The weird object is about a quarter-mile long. It comes from outside our solar system traveling at very high speeds. “This thing is an oddball,”...

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New Breathtaking Image Comes from NASA’s Juno
November 18, 2017
Entertainment

New Breathtaking Image Comes from NASA’s Juno

Juno spacecraft keeps surprising us. The new breathtaking image reveals a massive raging storm on Jupiter with clouds that are eight miles wide.  Lockheed Martin built Juno spacecraft and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory operates it. Then, scientists launched the spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on...

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Swimming on the Lakes of Saturn’s Moon Titan
November 15, 2017
Entertainment

Swimming on the Lakes of Saturn’s Moon Titan

There are hundreds of moons in our solar system. Saturn’s moon Titan is the only one with a dense atmosphere and large bodies of liquid on its surface. Titan is 50% larger than the Earth’s Moon, and 80% more massive. Liquid on the biggest moon of Saturn is different from the Earth’s waters. Liquid...

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Internal Heating has Prevented Saturn’s Moon Enceladus to Freeze
November 08, 2017
News

Internal Heating has Prevented Saturn’s Moon Enceladus to Freeze

An effective internal heating mechanism might be helping Enceladus to maintain its subsurface liquid ocean for billions of years. Cassini spacecraft did a historical voyage around Saturn planet from 2004 to 2017. The spacecraft made an observation of the geological activity on Saturn’s sixth largest moon, Enceladus. Cassini...

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Juno Spacecraft Finally Calls Home after the Eighth Flyby of Jupiter
November 05, 2017
News

Juno Spacecraft Finally Calls Home after the Eighth Flyby of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is finally back in contact with Earth. It has sent data confirming that it performed the eighth flyby of Jupiter. NASA launched Juno on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The spacecraft arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. During the flybys, Juno is probing beneath the obscuring...

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Mysterious Visitor from Far, Far Away Enters Solar System
October 27, 2017
Galaxy

Mysterious Visitor from Far, Far Away Enters Solar System

Astronomers have likely spotted a mysterious visitor entering the solar system from interstellar space for the first time ever. Just a month ago, astronomers observed a tiny blip of light moving through the sky. They observed it through the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii. Observations published by the by the International...

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover is Ready to Drill for Martian Organics
October 25, 2017
News

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is Ready to Drill for Martian Organics

After 10 months of waiting, Mars Curiosity Rover is ready to drill rocks. Last week, NASA did a careful test run with the Curiosity rover’s drill, using a new technique. Curiosity didn’t do any drilling because 10 months ago the drilling instrument broke. The drill had stopped functioning properly just as the...

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