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NASA's Mars rover set for ‘memory reformat’

NASA's Mars rover set for ‘memory reformat’

01 Sep 2014

New York: NASA's Mars exploration rover Opportunity is set for a flash memory reformatting after experiencing an increasing number of computer resets.

NASA,   Mars rover,   Mars rover Opportunity,   Rover flash memory,   Mars rover Spirit,  
<strong>NASA</strong> reveals how the galaxy was formed

NASA reveals how the galaxy was formed

28 Aug 2014

Washington: NASA astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of the massive galaxy construction.

NASA,   galaxy,   NASA astronomers,   galaxy construction,   Sparky,  
<strong>NASA</strong> develops robot troops to explore alien world

NASA develops robot troops to explore alien world

27 Aug 2014

Washington: US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing a new troop of robots that could one day race across distant planets as a sort of space exploration vanguard.

NASA,   robot troops,   alien world,   truck-like robots,   swarmies,  
Colour map shows Neptune's moon in new light

Colour map shows Neptune's moon in new light

25 Aug 2014

Washington: A US scientist has created the best global colour map so far of Neptune's big moon Triton.Paul Schenk of Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston used images taken by a NASA spacecraft 25 years ago to prepare the map.

Neptune,   moon,   Triton,   NASA spacecraft,   NASA,   Pluto,  
NASA's Mars rocket to launch on maiden voyage in four years

NASA's Mars rocket to launch on maiden voyage in four years

28 Aug 2014

Washington: NASA's most powerful deep-space rocket to date the USD 7 billion Space Launch System (SLS) designed to ferry humans to Mars, is scheduled to be launched in 2018.

NASA,   Mars rocket,   maiden voyage,   year 2018,   science,   red planet,  
<strong>NASA</strong> satellite low on fuel to fall soon

NASA satellite low on fuel to fall soon

26 Aug 2014

Washington: A NASA satellite launched in 1997 to measure precipitation over the tropics will fall down soon. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite is running low on fuel and with no way to get a fresh tank up to the orbiting spacecraft, NASA engineers are content to let it gradually fall to a fiery end, the US space agency said in a statement.

NASA satellite,   NASA,   Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission,   NASA engineers,   Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency,   Global Precipitation Measurement,  
Ancient meteorite provides clues about life on Mars

Ancient meteorite provides clues about life on Mars

28 Aug 2014

Washington: An ancient Martian meteorite discovered in the Sahara desert may give scientists a clue about the ancient climate pattern of the red planet. Looking at the chemical clues locked inside the rock, scientists are in the process of finding out whether Mars - now a cold, dry place - was once a warm, wet planet that sustained life.

ancient meteorite,   clues,   mars,   red planet,   NASA,   science,   research,   ,  
<strong>NASA</strong> plans to send rats to space for longer duration

NASA plans to send rats to space for longer duration

22 Aug 2014

New York: NASA is planning to send rats to space for longer duration. Rats have flown to space before but the new ‘rat-stronauts’ will stay between 30 and 90 days, depending on the how soon they can get transported on the roundtrip, space.com reported.

NASA,   rat-stronauts,   International Space Station,   ISS,   life sciences,  
Banned substance still depleting ozone layer: <strong>NASA</strong>

Banned substance still depleting ozone layer: NASA

21 Aug 2014

Washington: In a significant revelation, NASA researchers have shown that the earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source, decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

ozone layer,   NASA,   Carbon tetrachloride,   CCl4 emissions,   Space Flight Centre,   Geophysical Research,  
Electric sparks may have altered properties of lunar soil

Electric sparks may have altered properties of lunar soil

22 Aug 2014

Washington: Scientists have found that high-energy particles from uncommon, large solar storms penetrate the Moon's frigid, polar regions and electrically charge the soil, a finding that may change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the solar system.

Electric sparks,   lunar soil,   solar storms,   Moon,   NASA,   Electron,   Proton,  

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