NASA Creates 3D Printed Object While In Space

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
3D printing has become a more recognizable technology nowadays. But currently, it is still considered a niche area since commercial means of producing object using this technology is not yet available. But it does serve its purpose in specialized areas. It is now possible for people to print out 3D objects for certain parts not available readily in the commercial market. It becomes a very valuable tool especially

Mars Rover Collects Soil Samples; Finds Organic Traces of Unknown Origin

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Since its landing on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been sending back valuable data about our nearby planetary neighbor, beaming landscape photos, radiation measurements, and even evidence of liquid water. Its latest collection: soil composition, making Curiosity the first visitor from Earth to the Red Planet to gather and analyze the planet’s soil on its own. So what does Mars’ soil made of?

NASA Successfully Lands Curiosity Rover On Mars’ Surface

Monday, August 6th, 2012
The exciting exploration of Mars is once again underway. NASA has just successfully landed its Curiosity rover on the surface of the red planet, commencing a $2.5 billion mission. The event was unprecedented in that it was a first time for the NASA scientists to try a new method of landing the rover into the surface of Mars. NASA has confirmed the touchdown coming from the Curiosity rover to have occurred at 10:32

Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Confirmed for Launch Next Year

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
British business magnate Richard Branson has long stated that he would be on board Virgin Galactic’s first commercial flight to space, but his latest announcements indicate that space tourism will indeed become a reality. He has confirmed that it will take place sometime in 2013 and his two adult children will tag along for the ride. This space trip will be conducted aboard the company’s SpaceShipTwo c

NASA Confirms Milky Way’s Unavoidable Collision with Andromeda

Friday, June 1st, 2012
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Hubble team has confirmed what they have long been suspected: that Milky Way, the galaxy where Earth is located, is destined to collide with neighboring Andromeda. Before you run around the house declaring “the Mayans were right,” Hubble scientists report that this collision of titanic proportions will happen four billion years from now and will

Super Near “Super Earth” Discovered

Saturday, February 4th, 2012
The astronomy community has been really excited lately after a planet with potential Earth-like properties has been discovered. The best part about it is that the “super-Earth” orbits a relatively near star. The planet, tagged as GJ 667Cc, is found going around a M-class dwarf star (GJ 667C) located 22 light years away and is believed to be around 4.5 times bigger than our Earth. This solid piece of h

Three New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
A group of astronomers, using data compiled from NASA’s Kepler mission, have discovered three alien planets smaller than Earth, all of which orbiting a star much smaller than our Sun. The planets, which are orbiting a red dwarf star named KOI-961, have 0.78, 0.73, and 0.57 times the diameter of Earth. These alien planets are the smallest discovered so far. The KOI-961 star is located 120 light years away and

Rain of Methane Spotted along Titan’s Equator

Friday, March 18th, 2011
A group of astronomers has reported that they have observed a rain of methane for the first time over the equatorial region of Titan, the largest moon on Saturn. Although clouds and rain have been spotted on Titan before, rains are only present over the poles and not along the equatorial region Compared to Earth’s tropical climate along equator, Titan’s equatorial region is covered in dunes and has a

NASA Disputes Claims of Alien Life in Meteorites

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
NASA and its top scientists are disputing claims of a space agency researcher that he has found remnants of alien bacteria in meteorites that were collected several decades ago. Richard Hoover of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, concludes that the fossils found in at least two meteorites appear to be remnants of bacteria that must have come from outer space. His research was publi

Astronauts Simulate Landing on Mars

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Hours ago, three astronauts set foot on a dark, sand-filled room that is meant to simulate Mars. These explorers are among the six men–three Russians, two Europeans, and one Chinese–who make up the Mars500 mission, which is designed to study the psychological effects of a year-and-a-half long voyage to Mars. The six-man crew, all of them are volunteers, have been living in isolation inside a 550-cubic