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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.
Sep 14, 2017
NASA study shows the Martian crust has lower density than previously thought, and is relatively porousMars's crust has been considered at least as dense as Earth's oceanic crust, which is about 2,900 kgs per metre cubed.
Apr 13, 2017
Nasa releases "Black Marble" maps, a series of images of the Earth at nightNasa is on the verge of providing daily, views of Earth at night, and are targeting the release of such data to the science community later this year.
Mar 28, 2017
Nasa's ICESat-2 to have on board a stopwatch that can measure a fraction of a billionth of a secondWith its incredibly precise time measurements, scientists can calculate the precise height measurements of sea ice, glaciers, and forests.
Mar 01, 2016
NASA scientists closer to solving mystery surrounding origin of Mars moon PhobosNASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission made a series of close approaches to Phobos, collecting data from within 500 kms of the moon.