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Trip to Mars would likely exceed radiation limits for astronauts

Radiation levels measured by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover show astronauts likely would exceed current US exposure limits during a roundtrip mission to Mars, scientists said on Thursday. The rover landed on Mars in August to search for habitats that could have supported past microbial life. Results taken during Curiosity’s eight-month cruise to Mars indicate that astronauts would receive a radiation ... Read More »

India’s Mars mission on track

India’s Mars mission is on track. After the US space agency NASA’s efforts to map out Mars, India too has plunged itself to accomplish the task. Reports have surfaced how its Mangalyaan mission is on its way to achieve the unthinkable. It is understood that within a few months, it will reach Mars. Right now, it has crossed the half-way ... Read More »

NASA Continues Work on Most Powerful Telescope Ever Created

NASA scientists are continuing their work on the James Webb Space Telescope, said to be the most powerful telescope ever created. The telescope is said to be capable of capturing seven times more light than its successor, the Hubble Space Telescope, a factor that will aid in its expected exploration of the deepest reaches of outer space. The NASA Goddard ... Read More »

Mars mission will be a big leap for the country: ISRO

BANGALORE: If the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifts off on November 5 from Sriharikota as planned, it will be watched by more than a normal share of anxious eyes. It is a difficult mission, and fickle weather adds to the complexity. But ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan is not prone to fits of worry. “The PSLV is the best vehicle ... Read More »

Phailin boosts deep sea fishing

HYDERABAD: Cyclone Phailin might have left behind a trail of destruction on its way to the Indian heartland but it has come as harbinger of good times for seafood lovers and fishermen in the state. how to get your ex back Fishermen and ocean study experts said that in the next 15 to 20 days, their hauls will be substantially ... Read More »

Nasa will support Mars mission, claims Isro

BANGALORE: Days of uncertainty notwithstanding, the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) on Sunday claimed it has received communication from Nasa affirming support for the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).The space agency, which refused to comment till late on Saturday on whether Nasa had reaffirmed its commitment following the US government shutdown, issued an official communique on Sunday. “MOM spacecraft is scheduled ... Read More »

Mars spacecraft shipped out of Bangalore for mission

Bangalore: India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft was shipped out of the city on Wednesday for the October 28 launch from the Sriharikota spaceport, setting the stage for final preparations for the odyssey to the red planet. “It was put in a special container where we have the monitoring of the environment inside”, an official of the Indian Space Research Organisation ... Read More »

NASA wants to launch 3-D printer into space. Here’s why

Moffett Field, California: NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. The printers would serve as a flying factory of infinite designs, creating objects by extruding layer upon layer of plastic ... Read More »