Category: Discoveries & Research

Asteroids: NASA to develop spacecraft to explore metal-rich space rock Psyche

The idea of asteroid mining has intrigued space agencies all over the world as space rocks are rich in elements or components that are slowly getting depleted on Earth. NASA is set to develop a spacecraft that can explore one particular asteroid that is revealed to be abundant in metal. NASA has already begun the ...

NASA Makes Plan to Send 128 Glowing Baby Squids and 5,000 Water Bears to Space!

Have the giant leaps produced by space agencies in technological advancement made you dream of putting on a spacesuit and going off to space? Well then stand in line, as NASA is presently getting ready to launch the most unanticipated of creatures to space!  SpaceX Cargo As an inclusion to SpaceX’s cargo resupply mission, next ...

Nasa has just rejected missions to moons of Jupiter and Neptune – here’s what we would have found out

It’s been 30 years since Nasa last visited Venus, with the Magellan orbiter in 1990. Now, two new missions have been selected to explore the deadly atmosphere, crushing pressures and volcanic landscape. The process dates back to February 2020, when Nasa announced that four missions were to undergo a nine-month peer-review process for feasibility. They ...

Mars mission breakthrough: NASA receives design for nuclear-powered engine to speed space travel

As far as we know, interplanetary travel could take up to years, with the journey to Mars alone taking almost a year to make. As NASA prepares for its upcoming Mars and Moon missions, the agency has received a promising design for a spacecraft engine that could potentially speed up space travel by a big ...

Distant Grind: A Baby Exoplanet

The above illustration of the newly forming exoplanet PDS 70b shows how material may be falling onto the giant world as it builds up mass. By employing Hubble’s ultraviolet light (UV) sensitivity, researchers got a unique look at radiation from extremely hot gas falling onto the planet, allowing them to directly measure the planet’s mass ...

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flight on Mars opens up new frontiers in space exploration

History has been made on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter just achieved the first powered and controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity is a small, lightweight, drone-like helicopter that was carried on the Perseverance rover. They launched from Earth together in July 2020 and landed on Mars on Feb. 19, 2021. Ingenuity’s sole mission is to ...

NASA develops inflatable greenhouse to grow crops on the moon and Mars

NASA scientists designed an inflatable cylinder greenhouse that could help astronauts grow food when arriving at other planets. Astronauts have successfully grown vegetables and plants aboard the International Space Station, but with the newest project, NASA expects to develop long-term methods to help sustain astronauts working in deep space. The project is being developed by NASA ...

The Exploration of Space as a Project of Humanity

The exploration of space began with national rivalries at the time of Sputnik, but since about Apollo-Soyuz (1975) it has become an international project.  Besides NASA’s Perseverance on Mars since February 18, China has Tianwen-1 (Questions to Heaven-1) about to touch down, and the United Arab Emirates has Misabar Al Amal (Hope) on the way.  Perseverance itself ...

The Emirates plan to live on Mars

In 2017, the Emirates revealed plans to build cities on Mars. It may take four or five generations of scientists to achieve it, each one improving the previous generation’s blueprints as research continues and plans evolve. And I guess Emiratis will be giving the world’s richest man Elon Musk a run for his money as ...

New study hopes to explain the effects of space traveling in humans

A group of researchers has studied the effects of space traveling in humans, with the use of an unconventional method called the Twins Study. It consists of analyzing two identical twins data during a whole year, with one brother in space and the other one on Earth. Scott Kelly spent 340 days in the International Space ...