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Europa Lander Project could be Cancelled as NASA faces 0.8% cut in budget

NASA likely to face 0.8% cut in budget

President Trump's administration has announced relatively mild budget cuts for NASA but some ambitious projects have been declined for future funding. As per recently unveiled proposed budget plans by federal agencies, space agency NASA is facing a negligible cut of cut of 0.8 per cent cut in its overall budget.

It is a relatively mild change compared to other federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but even this small reduction in budget would prompt the agency to cancel some of its upcoming missions.

President Trump Announces Minor Budget Cuts for NASA

President Trump Announces Minor Budget Cuts for NASA

NASA has escaped any major cuts in its budget in the fiscal policy announced by Trump administration. NASA officials and scientific community was concerned about budget cuts that NASA could face under Trump administration but the initial report suggests that NASA can continue with most of its projects. NASA would receive nearly $19.1 billion in top line spending, as per the fiscal policy. This amounts to 0.8 percent cut in NASA spending compared to nearly 31 percent spending cuts announced for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Saturn's moon Pan appears like flying saucer

Saturn moon Pan appears like flying saucer

Pan, one of Saturn’s several moons, is quite peculiar due to its distinctive shape that has prompted some scientists to compare it to a flying saucer. The U.S. space agency NASA on Thursday released some images of Pan. Natural satellites are not always round in shape. The high resolution images of Pan were captured and sent back to Earth by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. In the images, Pan looks like a UFO or a flying saucer.

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NASA finds ISRO Lunar Orbiter Chandrayaan-1

NASA finds Indian’s lost lunar orbiter Chandrayaan 1

The U.S. space agency NASA has discovered the location of India’s first lunar orbiter, Chandrayaan 1, which lost contact with mission managers back in 2009. Within a year of its launch, Chandrayaan-I lost contact with its mission base station.

Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on October 22, 2008 to orbit the Earth’s only natural satellite.

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NASA finds Lost Indian Lunar Mission with New Radar Technique

NASA finds Lost Indian Lunar Mission with New Radar Technique

NASA has found lost Indian lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 after the Indian space agency lost contact with the mission few years back. A new technological application of interplanetary radar has been able to locate lunar mission. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory team in California informed that this technique can be used in future missions.

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Researchers to use JWST to find life on exoplanets

Researchers to use JWST to find life on exoplanets

Following the recent discovery of the more than half a dozen earth-sized planets around a star forty light years away, NASA researchers are looking to the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to determine if any of these exoplanets could possibly support any type of life.

Around a couple of weeks ago, NASA announced the discovery of seven earth-sized planets around the TRAPPIST-1 star. Researchers believe that some of these stars could be able to support life.

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NASA Shares Amazing Image of Saturn’s Moon Pan Captured by Cassini

NASA Shares Amazing Image of Saturn’s Moon Pan Clicked by Cassini

NASA has shared amazing image of Saturn’s small moon Pan featuring shape similar to ravioli. The images taken by Cassini have provided interesting insights on many natural satellites of Saturn. Cassini mission has been orbiting Saturn since 2004 and before the mission ends, it will make ring-grazing’ maneuvers. Astronomers are expecting breathtaking images of Saturn’s satellites from Cassini mission.

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Cassini Showcases Amazing Features of Pan and Enceladus in High Resolution Images

Cassini Showcases Amazing Features of Pan and Enceladus in High Resolution Images

Cassini mission team has shared amazing images of Saturn’s moons Pan and Enceladus. Saturn’s icy, geyser-spewing mono has an amazing surface with higher number of craters in northern region. The Enceladus image shared by NASA was clicked by Cassini on November 27, 2016.

NASA informed that each pixel measures nearly 1,310 feet across and the images were taken by Cassini at a distance of 41,000 miles from surface of Enceladus. Cassini mission has provided amazing images for astronomers and scientific community.

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Cost of Space Missions declining with New Technologies

Cost of Space Missions declining with New Technologies

The cost of space missions and setting up space technology business has reduced considerably with new technologies, prompting more and more private-sector companies to enter the arena.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX recently announced a plan to fly two paying passengers on a week-long flight around the Moon and beyond. SpaceX has made significant advances in reusable rocket technology.

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NASA to explore asteroid 16 Psyche

NASA to explore asteroid 16 Psyche

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) has announced plans to fund a multi-year mission to visit a massive asteroid dubbed the 16 Psyche. The 16 Psyche, one of the biggest asteroids in the asteroid belt located 2.9 to 3.3 astronomical units, was discovered more than a hundred years ago.

The American space agency has decided to fund a seven-year mission, in which a robotic space probe will be sent to the 19 Psyche to study the huge rock. NASA officials have picked two missions, viz. Lucy and Psyche, to explore the early solar system.

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