Kepler Planet-Hunting hits major technical problems [update]

Kepler Planet-Hunting hits major technical problems

NASA’s Kepler Planet-Hunting telescope has lost its ability to point toward stars, because one of the reaction wheels that control the telescope’s orientation in space, has failed.

UPDADE: Have a look at this article: How NASA might revive the Kepler planet-hunter

By |May 16, 2013|Categories: Space

NASA Rover Grover set to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA Rover Grover set to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA Rover GROVER, which stands for both Greenland Rover and Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, is on its way to Greenland for over a month of testing on the ice-covered environment.

By |May 5, 2013|Categories: Technology news

Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes

Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes

A composite of 25 separate images spanning the period of April 16, 2012, to April 15, 2013. It reveals the zones on the Sun where active regions are most common during this part of the solar cycle.      Have a look at the video…   Image © NASA/SDO/AIA/S. Wiessinger

By |April 29, 2013|Categories: Astronomy

Wringing out Water on the ISS – for Science

Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment on Space Station, designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The students from Fall River, Nova Scotia won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency with their experiment on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth.     Watch the video…

By |April 27, 2013|Categories: Space

Boeing’s Supersonic aircraft model

Boeing's Supersonic aircraft model

A scale model of a future concept supersonic aircraft built by The Boeing Company, in the sidewall of the 8 by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel at NASA’s Glenn Research Center.    Image © NASA/Quentin Schwinn

By |April 26, 2013|Categories: Aviation

NASA’s rover drew a penis on Red Planet

These are the tracks made by the NASA’s Opportunity rover on Mars. The drawing from NASA’s official site, was most probably not intentional.

By |April 26, 2013|Categories: Astronomy

Horsehead of a different color

Horsehead Nebula

A new infrared photograph of the iconic Horsehead Nebula by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, to mark the 23rd anniversary of the famous observatory.   Image © NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team

By |April 23, 2013|Categories: Astronomy

Two Earth like Exoplanets found

Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f

An international team of scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Kepler mission, has announced the discovery of the first small, potentially rocky planets. Named Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, orbiting in the Habitable Zone of Kepler-62 star, that is slightly smaller and cooler than our own Sun.    Image © David A. Aguilar (CfA)

By |April 19, 2013|Categories: Astronomy

IceBridge Flight over Baffin Island

IceBridge Flight over Baffin Island

A flight over the stunning landscape of eastern Greenland‘s Geikie Peninsula and a survey of a Canadian ice cap. IceBridge closed out the fourth week of its Arctic campaign. Soon the mission will return to Thule to finish up Arctic flights for 2013. The image captures ice-covered fjord on Baffin Island with Davis Strait in the background.  Image © NASA/Michael Studinger

By |April 18, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena

NASA’s X-48 Completes Flight Research

NASA's X-48

NASA’s remotely piloted X-48C hybrid-wing-body subscale aircraft, completed an eight-month flight research campaign on April 9, 2013. In this image, the aircraft flies over the intersection of several runways next to the compass rose on Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base.    Image © NASA / Carla Thomas

By |April 18, 2013|Categories: Aviation
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