May 092017
 
Asteroid 2014-JO25 passed by Earth at 5 lunar distances

A large asteroid passed near Earth on Wednesday, April 19, without posing any danger to our planet. “Although there was no possibility that the asteroid would collide with Earth, yet the event was seen as a “close encounter” considering the size of the space rock,” NASA said in a statement. Asteroid 2014-JO25 was found to [Read more]

Oct 192016
 
ExoMars Mission: ESA's Spacecraft Schiaparelli Expected to Land on Mars on October 19, 2016 (VIDEO)

Wednesday was supposed to be a historic day for the European Space Agency (ESA) whose Schiaparelli EDM lander was set to make an astounding Mars landing. Despite having the ExoMars Trace Gas orbiter correctly positioned, the mission has been a partial success so far as signal from Schiaparelli yet remains silent. The engineers will work [Read more]

Sep 032016
 
Never-Before Seen Photos of Jupiter's North Pole Taken by NASA's Juno Space Probe

Images that have never been seen before by humans were taken by Juno spacecraft and revealed by NASA! NASA’s spaceprobe continues to write history by snapping breathtaking images of Jupiter’s north pole and its southern lights. Juno successfully performed the first of its 36th flybys on August 27, when it passed at a distance of [Read more]

Mar 142015
 
NASA launches four satellites to monitor Earth's magnetic field

An Atlas 5 rocket took off took off at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday carrying four NASA satellites that aim to monitor the energy bursts as well as the electrically charged particles that enter into contact with the Earth’s magnetic field. Atlas V rocket was built and launched by United Launch Alliance, in partnership [Read more]

Nov 222014
 
Robotic lander Philae finds carbon on comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Spacecrat Philae made a stunning discovery during the 57 hours of operation on the surface of the Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko before before its main battery discharged entirely making the systems shut down. As part of ESA’s Rosetta space mission, robotic lander reportedly detected organic molecules containing the chemical element carbon, which is at the origin of [Read more]

Jun 242013
 
1.3 billion pixel spectacular view of Mars delivered by NASA Curiosity Rover

NASA has made a 1.3 billion pixel panoramic view of Mars through nearly 900 photographs taken by the cameras of the robot Curiosity. The pictures show a view of “Rocknest”, the place where Curiosity collected the first samples of Martian dust. The photos were snapped during the period between October 5 and November 16 2012. [Read more]

Feb 172013
 
Three different methods for diverting near-Earth asteroids

Europeans, Russians and Americans are working on their own to find the best way to avoid a collision between Earth and an asteroid and deflect any threatening celestial body such as that which might have caused the extinction of dinosaurs. “Nobody is thinking to destroy an asteroid by setting off an explosion because here is [Read more]

Dec 242012
 
Asteroid 2011 AG5 not colliding with Earth in February 2040

As “Mayan Apocalypse” passed without leaving effects, scientists come now with another good news: asteroid 2011 AG5, which so far has been considered a threat to Earth, will not crash into our planet in 2040, as initially predicted. When the 140-meter diameter space rock was discovered, space explorers attributed a 0.2% chance for Earth to [Read more]

Dec 242012
 
NASA to capture 500 ton asteroid, turn it into space station on Moon orbit

NASA plans an unprecedented project! American space explorers want to seize an asteroid which is about 500 tons in weight and the size of 2 buses. Space Agency’s scientists plan to “capture” an asteroid, change its tracks and turn it into a “space station” orbiting the Moon. This could be used for future space missions [Read more]

Dec 192012
 
Spatial Christmas gift: Cassini space probe delivers stunning Saturn photo

The image sent by NASA’s spacecraft represents a view of the shaded side of the planet and is one of the most spectacular snapshot taken by Cassini so far. Saturn’s image was processed by specialists at the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS) of the Space Science Institute in Boulder, USA. According to Carolyn [Read more]