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Mars Land Shows Signs of Explosive Super volcano Eruption in Past

Mars Land Shows Signs of Explosive Super volcano Eruption in Past

After the latest discoveries on the Arabia Terra Region of Mars, scientists are of the view that a super volcano in the past changed the appearance of the red planet.

The layered material found on the planet seems to be the remains of a super volcano, which is capable of producing over 240 cubic miles of material. The shape of the crater found in this region is very unusual and is dubbed as Eden Patera.

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 with CASSIOPE

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 with CASSIOPE

SpaceX, the commercial space company of Elon Musk, has proved successful in launching a Falcon 9 rocket into space.

CASSIOPE, a Canadian Space Agency satellite, is on-board the rocket. It has been discovered that Cascade is part of payload of the satellite. Cascade is a prototype in lieu of a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system, which is somewhat a digital courier service.

NASA Seeking to Introduce 3D Printer for Astronauts

NASA Seeking to Introduce 3D Printer for Astronauts

NASA, the well-known US space agency, has been thinking of introducing a 3D printer in the coming year into space. The same would be the first of its kind to be used in space.

The aim of the printer would be to assist astronauts in developing zero-g or zero gravity spare parts and tools.

The report found that the printer holds the potential to cut the future mission costs.

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Cassini Probe Detects Plastic Constituent on Saturn’s Moon

Cassini Probe Detects Plastic Constituent on Saturn’s Moon

Propene, a component of many plastics has been found on Saturn's moon Titan by Cassini probe. Cassini's spectrometer has made this revelation.

Propene comprises of three carbon and six hydrogen atoms.

Space Agency NASA has said that this is for the first time when a plastic constituent has been detected on any planet or moon except Earth.

Scientists say that Black Holes have Hair

As per a new study, scientists revealed that the black holes may have "hair".

Black hole is a region in space with a huge gravitational field that no matter or radiation can escape through it.

Scientists from the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, and IST, Lisbon believes that the original theory related to the black holes must be changed.

Basically, the black holes are defined by the two properties - mass and angular momentum. Despite of the two properties, they are virtually identical in terms of appearance.

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NASA to Launch 3-D Printer into Space

NASA to Launch 3-D Printer into Space

With a 3-D printer to be launched next year, the astronauts will not require to take every tool they might need in the space from Earth. NASA is in the final stages of launching this game changer in the size of a toaster.

With the help of this 3-D printer, numerous designs could be created. The printer will extrude various plastic layers upon layers from long coiled strands.

These strands are extensively used by the jewellery makers for making exquisite jewellery and also by the doctors for creating replacement joints.

Space Weather Satellite to be Launched by SpaceX for Canada

Space Weather Satellite to be Launched by SpaceX for Canada

The officials from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) say that a new space-weather satellite could help in protecting the Earth's infrastructure from damaging solar storms.

To keep an eye on the effects of solar particles, when they hit the Earth's atmosphere, the CSA's Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE for short) will work.

Guennadi Kroupnik, the CSA's director of space utilization development, told that the team of the scientists on CASSIOPE is very experienced, knowledgeable and reputable in this domain of science.

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Astronomers Report New Star with Splitting Feature

Astronomers Report New Star with Splitting Feature

IGR J18245-2452-named bright x-ray source has lately been discovered by a team of astronomers. The group said that the star has a split personality as it could switch between behaving as a child and like an adult.

Nearly 18,000 light-yeas away, a cluster of stars could be found. But, close to the galaxy's bustling center, such a star pair has been observed, which is locked in a taut orbital embrace. This pair has been claimed as forming IGR J18245-2452.

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World's First Commercial Passenger Spacecraft Ready to Zoom

World's First Commercial Passenger Spacecraft Ready to Zoom

A space craft called the SpaceShipTwo has been designed to take passengers into the space. Virgin Galactic has been testing SpaceShipTwo design for the same purpose.

Once the testing is complete the commercial flights will begin. The SpaceShipTwo is all set to pioneer space tourism commercially.

Virgin Galactic says that it has successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing.

Soyuz Capsule carries Three Astronauts to the International Space Station

Soyuz Capsule carries Three Astronauts to the International Space Station

A Soyuz capsule has docked with the International Space Station on early Thursday. The capsule was carrying three astronauts. Spacewalk with the Olympic torch will also be included in this mission of six months.

When launched from the Russian-leased launch pad in Kazakhstan, American Michael Hopkins and Russians Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky traveled six hours in the capsule before making up a connection with the space station's Russian Poisk research module at 6.45 a. m. Moscow time (0245GMT).

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