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NASA Simulation of Small Planets Hitting Early Earth
December 06, 2017
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NASA Simulation of Small Planets Hitting Early Earth

NASA simulation shows a large moon-sized planetary body penetrating all the way down to the Earth’s core. An ancient massive collision. Simone Marchi of the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado, US, together with its team used a computational method to simulate a violent period of the Earth’s life immediately...

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NASA and Bradley University to Create 3D-Printed Habitats for Mars
December 04, 2017
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NASA and Bradley University to Create 3D-Printed Habitats for Mars

NASA is planning to send astronauts to Mars by 2030. So, they are working with Bradley University from Illinois to create 3D-printed habitats. The US space agency in partnership with Bradley University organized a 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge. “A competition brings people that are outside of our area of expertise to the...

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