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NASA showcases amazing images of gullies formed at Matara Crater on Mars

NASA showcases amazing images of gullies formed at Matara Crater on Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has sent amazing images of Matara Crater on the Red Planet. The high resolution images showcase many gullies that run through the sand dunes in the Matara Crater region. As per NASA release earlier this week, gullies on Mars are different from those seen on Earth. The gullies on Mars are created by ‘freeze and thaw of carbon dioxide frost’.

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NASA aiming at April 16 Launch for Next Planet-Hunting Spacecraft

NASA aiming at April 16 Launch for Next Planet-Hunting Spacecraft

NASA is planning to launch its next planet hunting spacecraft on April 16. The spacecraft will liftoff on SpaceX Flacon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA has planned media event on March 28 to provide more information about the mission. The mission named Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be searching for planets outside the solar system.

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NASA’s Hammer Spacecraft aiming to divert asteroid from hitting our planet

NASA’s Hammer Spacecraft aiming to divert asteroid from hitting our planet

NASA scientists are working on a plan to divert or blow up an asteroid in case it was on course to collide with our planet. There is very low chance of any major asteroid hitting our planet in next few centuries but NASA team is already planning a course of action in case of any risk from an asteroid. NASA published details of its project Hammer (Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response) spacecraft, which would be capable of deflecting high risk asteroids.

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Ozone Holes Shrinks to its Lowest Level Since 1988

Ozone Holes Shrinks to its Lowest Level Since 1988

Ozone hole has reduced to its lowest size since year 1988, as per a new review published by NASA. The ozone layer above Antarctica was badly impacted due to environmental changes and the recent shrinkage has been attributed to warmer-than-usual weather conditions. NASA report informed that during the latest review, ozone hole reduced 1.3 million square miles compared to last year.

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End of the World Postponed till October after earlier deadline passes peacefully: David Meade

End of the World Postponed till October after earlier deadline passes peacefully: David Meade

Christian numerologist David Meade had predicted that our world would come to an end on September 23 as Planet X would collide with our planet. However, everyone questioned Meade as his earlier predicted doomsday date of September 23 passed peacefully. Scientists across the world have talked against such predictions made by many in the past as well. NASA also issued a statement to deny the claims made by David Meade. NASA clarified that there isn’t any planet with name Nibiru and there won’t be any collision in September or even in October.

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Research subjects to emerge from Mars-like habitat after Eight months of isolation

Research subjects to emerge from Mars-like habitat after Eight months of isolation

Six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from an isolated Mars-like habitat on a Hawaii volcano on coming Sunday, September 17, project managers confirmed. The team of four men and two women entered the isolated Mars-like habitat on a vast plain below the summit of the world's biggest active volcano in January this year as part of a bigger research to find ways to enable humans to survive on the Red Planet.

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Soyuz MS-06 successfully docks at ISS after Six-hour flight

Soyuz MS-06 successfully docks at ISS after Six-hour flight

Carrying two NASA astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut, the Soyuz MS-06 space capsule arrived and successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) after a roughly six-hour flight.

The space capsule, which was launched toward the space station on Tuesday (Sept. 12), docked at the ISS’ Poisk module at 10:55 p.m. EDT (0255 GMT). The two NASA astronauts are: Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba. The only Russian cosmonaut is Alexander Misurkin.

The space capsule was launched atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome at 5:17 p.m. EDT (2127 GMT).

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Cassini to end its 13-year Saturn mission in mid-September

Cassini to end its 13-year Saturn mission in mid-September

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) has reiterated that Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, will end its thirteen-year mission on 15th of September this year.

Cassini will make its last farewell dive between Saturn’s rings and surface on 15th of September and then burn up into ashes while heading straight into the gaseous giant’s overwhelming atmosphere.

The renowned spacecraft will provide real-time data on Saturn system’s atmosphere until it loses contact with scientists on Earth at 4:54 a.m. PDT or 1154 GMT on that fateful day.

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NASA debates how to haul back rocks from Mars

NASA debates how to haul back rocks from Mars

As the U.S. space agency NASA’s 2020 Mars rover mission is approaching near, the best strategy for retrieving rock and dirt from the Red Planet to Earth has become a topic of hot debate and discussion.

The renowned space agency has created a Returned Sample Science Board (RSSB) in order to cope with the scientific, technological as well as policy issues pertaining to the potential robotic venture.

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Astronomers detect stratosphere on a distant exoplanet

Astronomers detect stratosphere on a distant exoplanet

A team of American astronomers have discovered evidence for existence of a stratosphere on an exoplanet, a planet outside our solar system.

It may be noted here that a stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere on a planet in which temperature rises with increase in altitude.

The scientists detected the stratosphere on WASP-121b, a planet outside our solar system dubbed a “hot Jupiter,” which is 900 light-years away from Earth.

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