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Image credit: Opportunity grinding rocks in the Marathon Valley. NASA

The Opportunity Rover Celebrated Twelve Years on Mars

On Sunday, January 24, 2004, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity first landed on the surface of Mars, so it have been 12 Earth years there this year. Being budgeted to last 90 days, Opportunity was expected to have a lifespan for several months, because its solar panel was thought to possibly covered […]

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Image credit: This is just an artist's impression, don't worry. NikoNomad/Shutterstock.

An Amazing Self-Healing Material Could Repair Damaged Spacecraft Instantly

After a micrometeoroid struck the International Space Station (ISS), the air inside the station started to go quickly out of the hole into the vacuum of space. However, just in a few seconds, before the station came into destruction, the hole sealed itself and ensured the entire safety of the […]

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Image credit: Shown is the Veggie system on the ISS. NASA.

Astronauts on the ISS Eat Space-Grown Salad for the First Time in History

If humans could successfully manage to go to Mars, or hopefully go further to the Solar System, it is vital for their survival that they should become self-sustainable and capable of growing their own food on these very long journeys. To realize such goal, at present an important step has […]

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Image credit: NASA. GK Persei, using X-ray data from Chandra (blue), optical from Hubble (yellow) and radio from the VLT (pink)

‘Mini Supernova’ Explosion Captured in Stunning NASA Photo

As early as 1901, an outstanding striking stellar object known GK Persei drew great attention from many astronomers. After its explosion within the celestial scene, such star was regarded as the brightest one in the sky for the period of a few days before it became dimming in a slow […]

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DHS and NASA Technology Helps Save Four Lives in Nepal Earthquake by Detecting Their Heartbeats

The new radar technology developed by NASA could identify the heartbeats of people who had been buried under 10 feet of rubble because of the fatal 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Such novel search-and-rescue technology is known as FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response). By application of the microwave-radar […]

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Image credit: New Horizon image of Pluto and Charon via NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI

NASA’s New Horizons Spots Pluto Surface Features Including Possible Polar Ice Cap

Some photos of Pluto have been sent back to earth by New Horizons, the amazing space explorer launched by NASA as it is flying much near to this planet. Although such photos are captured with just a few pixels in resolution, they actually offer more information about Pluto than previously […]

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Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute. Pluto and Charon as seen from New Horizons with a color imager on April 9, 2015.

New Horizons Spacecraft Sent Back First Ever Color Photo of Pluto and Charon

Although the image above is not so clear, it is actually the first color photograph of Pluto and Charon captured by the spacecraft –New Horizons when it is recently flying over the icy worlds. It is difficult to take the clear images of these two planets at this point, because, on one […]

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Image credit: This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA Tests Flying Saucer

NASA will soon make a live presentation of its totally revolutionary cargo landing technology. This brand-new technology is called LDSD (the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator). It has been designed to make it possible to ensure soft landings of large pay loads on the surface of planetary bodies, such as Mars and […]

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Image credit: Ceres, taken by the Dawn spacecraft from a distance of 30,000 miles. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

When Spacecraft Dawn of NASA reached Ceres at 4:39 a.m. PST Friday morning, it was the first time for a man-made object to orbit a dwarf planet in human history. As confirmed by NASA, the purpose of the Dawn’s launching   is focused on studying the asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet […]

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NASA Study Suggests Early Mars Once Had a Vast Ocean

With six-year observation of atmosphere and recording of water signatures of the Mars, scientists have found it strongly evident that early Mars not only had a much wetter world than they thought before, but also owned a huge northern ocean consisting of a fifth of its surface. The size of […]

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