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Illinois woman is legal owner of Apollo 11 moon rock bag: Court

Illinois woman is legal owner of Apollo 11 moon rock bag: judge rules

A U.S. District Court has ruled that an Illinois woman is the legal owner of a moon rock sample bag from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission that was unintentionally auctioned off by the U.S. Marshals Service in Texas last year.

Nancy Carlson, a resident of Inverness, Illinois, obtained the bag in February 2015 during an auction for $995. But, the government filed a lawsuit in the federal court with an intention to reverse the auction transaction and get back possession of the historic item.

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NASA scientists explain how ‘spider-features’ develop on Mars

NASA scientists explain how ‘spider-features’ develop on Mars

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory claimed to have found an explanation for how bizarre spider-like features on that have been noticed repeated in the Martian dune fields have developed.

Since arriving in Mars’ orbit in 2006, the American space agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured numerous weird things on the planet, including the mysterious spider-like features. But, scientists were not able to determine what was causing year-over-year changes in these naturally-occurring features.

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Pan-STARRS to publicly release the world’s largest digital sky survey

Pan-STARRS to publicly release the world’s largest digital sky survey

The Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) project is all set to publicly release the world's largest digital sky survey based on information compiled using the 1.8-meter powerful telescope atop the summit of Haleakala on Maui.

The vast catalogue is based on four years of observations of nearly 75 per cent of the night sky, providing all-embracing information on more than three billion stars, galaxies and other celestial sources.

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UFO conspiracy websites talking about alleged Towers Spotted on Mars

UFO conspiracy websites talking about alleged Towers Spotted on Mars

UFO conspiracy websites and conspiracy theorists always keep the discussion running on alien life forms and UFO on our planet and other planets near Earth. In a new report published by Express conspiracy theorists claim to have spotted three mile-high towers on the surface of Mars. The Express News story talks about video shared on YouTube channel Mundodesconocido.

The YouTube channel Mundodesconocido has shared a video and the narrative claims that these strange structures could have been built by aliens.

NASA rehearsing for manned mission to Mars

NASA rehearsing for manned mission to Mars

As part of its preparations to land humans on the Martian surface sometime in the future, NASA is conducting a mission in the Mauna Ulu volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, where the terrain is really torturing like that of the Red Planet.

Just like the otherworldly Martian landscape, the Mauna Ulu volcanic landscape is twisted into ropelike coils, with rippling waves and jagged spikes; hazardous gases like sulfur are billowing from cracks in the ground; while sunlight is faint.

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Mars One Project Shifts the Goalpost to 2032 for Mars Mission

Mars One Project Shifts the Goalpost to 2032 for Mars Mission

Mars One, the private space technology company based in the Netherlands, had promised to take people to planet Mars by year 2023. Four years back, the company asked for applications from people interested in one way journey to the Red Planet. Mars One has now shifted the mission timeline and the latest schedule suggests that the first crew would land on Mars by year 2032. The latest update suggests that Mars One is facing funding issues for its space mission.

Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment

Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment

NASA has selected a California-based company for Refueling Mission Spacecraft project which could be ready within three years. California-based space technology company Space Systems/Loral will setup a robotic space station which will refuel satellites in orbit. NASA has awarded $127 million contract for Restore-L Spacecraft Bus that will work like a traveling gas station. The project will help satellite missions to run for longer period as they will be refueled by Restore-L Spacecraft Bus.

Pluto’s gigantic liquid ocean is rather noxious: study

Pluto’s gigantic liquid ocean is rather noxious: study

Dwarf planet Pluto is one of solar system’s smaller ocean worlds and its liquid water hidden under its icy surface might amount to a sphere up to 780 miles wide or roughly 75 per cent of Earth’s entire liquid water reservoir, a new study suggested.

Pluto is more than 3 billion miles (5 billion kilometers) away from the Sun. thus, is has icy surface, but NASA researchers have concluded that it has vast sources of liquid water under its surface.

Electric-blue Noctilucent ice clouds spotted earlier over Antarctica this year: NASA

Electric-blue Noctilucent ice clouds spotted earlier over Antarctica this year: NASA

Noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica have been spotted little earlier this year than their usual time in the Southern Hemisphere. NASA Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) has recorded blue noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica and they have been noticed much earlier this year. The Noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds, generally found in mesosphere layer of atmosphere. These clouds feature ice crystals and when they reflect sunlight, they produce bright blue color.

Pluto Could be Supporting Ocean under its Icy Heart 'Sputnik Planitia'

Pluto Could be Supporting Ocean under its Icy Heart 'Sputnik Planitia'

Pluto has been subject of many research projects after NASA's New Horizons mission provided interesting images during flyby of the dwarf planet. Pluto has been a mystery for astronomers for decades and Pluto’s icy heart, first spotted by New Horizons mission in 2015, could suggest presence of massive subsurface ocean on the dwarf planet. Researchers have also suggested that the heart shaped region on Pluto could have altered the planet’s tilt as well.

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