22May2017

Voyager 1 is out of the Solar System

Launched in 1977, Voyager was sent initially to study the outer planets but it kept on going. Voyager 1 flies out of Solar System – on less power than an iPhone 5 Around August 25, 2012, more than 19 billion kilometers from the Sun, the [...]

Frog Makes One Giant Leap After NASA’s LADEE Rocket Launch

Call it one giant leap for frog-kind … or a celestial hitchhiking fail. Looks like a frog tried to hop on NASA’s rocket Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), which blasted off from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on [...]

Curiosity takes its longest drive on Mars yet

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has made its longest Martian drive yet as it trucks along on the Red Planet. NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS An outcrop visible as light-toned streaks in the lower center of this image has been chosen as a place [...]

India’s Mars Mission

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Mangalyaan, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

Summary: Mars mission is a month away Mangalyaan is a Sanskrit: word which means Mars-craft in Hindi The Mangalyaan mission is a planned Mars orbiter to be launched in November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Spacecraft, [...]

First robot to talk in space: Kirobo

Summary Japan’s Kirobo talking robot says its first words in space: ‘One small step’ Japan’s Kirobo has become the first robot to speak in outer space, showcasing the country’s drive to combine technology with [...]

One Small Step for a Robot in Space

KIROBO’S JOURNEY SO FAR Kirobo was first unveiled at a press conference in Tokyo in June. It was created by Tomotaka Takahashi in collaboration with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Robo [...]

Solar Flare, Strongest Of 2013, Blamed For Hour-Long Radio Blackout

The sun unleashed a colossal Mother’s Day solar flare on Sunday (May 12) in what has become the most powerful solar eruption of the year. The giant solar flare, which registered as one of the largest eruptions the sun can unleash, peaked [...]

New Private Rocket Launches Into Orbit On Maiden Voyage

A new commercial U.S. rocket soared into the Virginia sky Sunday  (April 21) on a debut flight that paves the way for eventual cargo flights to the International Space Station for NASA. The third try was the charm for the private Antares rocket, [...]

Hubble:A family portrait of galaxies

A family portrait of galaxies [heic1213] Two very different galaxies feature in this family portrait taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, together forming a peculiar galaxy pair called Arp 116. The image shows the dramatic differences [...]