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KalamSat: This smallest satellite in the world is a brainchild of Indian student gifted to NASA

New Delhi :  Meet Rifath Sharook, an Indian teenager hailing from Tamil Nadu’s Pallapatti, who has made India proud by creating the smallest and lightest satellite in the world for US’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 18-year-old is gearing up to break a global space record by launching the satellite named KalamSat that surprisingly weighs just 64 grams. ... Read More »

Two US astronauts cast vote from space

WASHINGTON: As US gets ready for a nail-biting election on Tuesday, two American astronauts orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour have already cast their votes from space. According to NASA, astronaut Shane Kimbrough has officially filed his electronic absentee ballot from the International Space Station (ISS). Another astronaut Kate Rubins cast her ballot before returning to Earth last ... Read More »

NASA’s MMS creates new Guinness World Record

NASA has said its Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS — that is giving scientists new insight into Earths magnetosphere — now holds the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal. Operating in a highly elliptical orbit around Earth, the MMS satellites set the record at 70,006.4 kilometres above the surface, the US space agency said. The ... Read More »

NASA Probe Spots Possible Clouds On Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto, indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought. “We’re excited about the exploration ahead for New Horizons, and also about what we are still discovering from Pluto flyby data,” said Alan Stern, principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute in the US. “Now, ... Read More »

Earth set for warmest year after hottest September

Last month was the warmest September the world has seen since modern records began 136 years ago, according to new figures from Nasa. However the US agency added that the difference between it and the previous record in September 2014 was just 0.004 degrees Celsius, making the result a statistical tie. It was 0.91 degrees warmer than the average temperature ... Read More »

NASA created Martian Gardens with Hawaiian soil

One of the main issues astronauts face once in a mission in outer space is the availability of food for the crew. Being able to grow vegetables in the Martian landscape would represent a significant solution to this issue. NASA is using advances in science to learn how to increase plant production in extreme conditions to supplement astronauts’ diets, and ... Read More »