November 2017

NASA to test Mars spacecraft with mission to Moon

By | 2017-11-22T18:37:58+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Space|

NASA is planning to again bring humans to the Moon since the last mission back in 1972. The new Orion spacecraft will be used for this mission which has been intentionally built to explore the moon, Mars, and deeper into space. However, before it can be given the go signal to do the missions, it needs to be tested, hence the planned mission. Orion’s first human-less trip around the [...]

October 2017

Saturn’s moon Titan has weather more extreme than previously thought

By | 2017-10-24T12:36:25+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Space|

It turns out Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has more surprises in store as scientists discover more about its intriguing nature. Apart from being the only body outside of Earth with a dense, nitrogen-rich atmosphere, it also hosts methane lakes on its surface and methane clouds above it. It is seen as a hydrological-cycle, similar to that of water cycle on Earth, where methane gets converted from liquid to gas [...]

September 2017

Study shows water molecules may exist on moon’s surface all day

By | 2017-10-13T13:49:44+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Space|

A new study published shows that water may be bound to rocks on the moon’s surface throughout the day, hence this might mean that large amounts of water molecules are already present on the surface of the moon. There has been previous research that suggested the existence of water molecules across the surface of the moon. Except in times when there is permanent shadows of craters at the lunar [...]

August 2017

NASA to wake up New Horizons for its next mission in the mysterious third zone

By | 2017-10-13T14:29:50+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Space|

NASA is about to wake up its New Horizons spacecraft in September after a 5-month hibernation to prepare for a mission that will send it deeper into one of the most mysterious parts of the Solar System. New Horizons, which captured amazing images of Pluto back in July 2015, was powered down in April to help it conserve energy as it passed through the Kuiper Belt – a region [...]

Cassini recently entered its final phase of its 13-year long orbit of Saturn

By | 2017-10-13T14:35:14+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Space|

NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn is nearing its end as the spacecraft starts to reach its last month in orbit. It will burn up like an artificial meteor in Saturn’s upper atmosphere on September 15 to mark the end of its successful space journey to the planet. Cassini has started a series of daring and up close passes of the planet, as part of its concluding phase, to end [...]

New three man crew reaches ISS to boost NASA research projects

By | 2017-10-13T14:41:42+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Space|

A group of astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, July 28, giving NASA a boost to its US-led research projects on board the ISS. It is the first time that NASA has four astronauts in space to help support on-going research. It was a Russian Soyuz capsule which carried the three spaceflight veterans that arrived at the station as the ISS sailed around 250 miles [...]