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Mar 19, 2018
NASA installs an instrument called TSIS-1 on ISS to measure Sun's incoming energyTSIS-1 studies the total amount of light energy emitted by the Sun using the Total Irradiance Monitor, one of two sensors onboard.
Jan 23, 2018
Using Mercury, scientists discover that Sun is ageing and losing its gravitational grip on planets thereby expanding their orbitsThe study, published in Nature Communications, began by improving Mercury's charted ephemeris, the roadmap of the planet's position in our sky over time.
Dec 27, 2017
NASA to launch a wide-eyed cousin of Hubble Space Telescope in 2020; capturing images that will cover 100 times the areaThis means a single WFIRST image will hold the equivalent detail of 100 pictures from Hubble, according to the US space agency.
Dec 19, 2017
Jupiter's equatorial jet streams have been found to be similar to those on Earth: NASAThe new study combines modelling of Jupiter's atmosphere with detailed observations made over the course of five years.
Dec 13, 2017
World's newest island formed during volcanic eruption can offer clues to development of life on Mars: NASAJim Garvin, chief scientist, NASA said that Mars had many similar volcanic islands that appeared to have been surrounded by water when they were created.
Dec 08, 2017
NASA plans to launch SuperTIGER, a balloon-borne instrument, to study rare cosmic ray particlesWith SuperTIGER, researchers are looking for the rarest of the rare, so-called ultra-heavy cosmic ray nuclei beyond iron, from cobalt to barium.
Nov 30, 2017
NASA researchers find that the WASP-18b exoplanet has a toxic stratosphere devoid of waterThe planet, which is around 325 light years away from the Earth was being observed as part of a survey to identify exoplanets with stratospheres.
Oct 23, 2017
NASA's MAVEN detects invisible 'magnetic tail' around Mars; could be destroying Martian atmosphereWhile the field around Mars is invisible to the naked eye, it is said to have taken the form of a rotating tail one that had been formed over time because of the solar winds that have been stripping the planet of its atmosphere, allowing gases to escape into space.
Sep 23, 2017
OSIRIS-REx, NASA's asteroid hunting spacecraft flew past the Earth, coming within 17,237 km of AntarcticaThe OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently on a seven-year journey to rendezvous with, study, and return a sample of Bennu to Earth. This sample of a primitive asteroid will help scientists understand the formation of our solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago.
Sep 20, 2017
Research shows that Mercury's surface may have more ice than previously thoughtThe findings suggest that some of Mercury's craters permanently shadowed from the Sun's blistering rays could have frozen water.