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NASA`s Curiosity rover finds `rat on Mars`

The Mast Camera on NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has captured a dusty orange rodent among the stones on the rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet, starry-eyed enthusiasts have claimed. The photo, taken Sept. 28, 2012, depict the “Rocknest” site, where NASA’s rover took a scoopful of sand, tasted it, and determined it was full of weathered basaltic materials. According to ... Read More »

‘Flower on Mars’ report is baseless: Nasa scientist

Amitabha Ghosh, chairman, Science Operations Working Group – Mission Operations at the Nasa Mars Exploration Rover Mission, says that  reports on  spotting a  ‘Martian flower’ is nothing but frivolous. “Earlier also, while we were working on Opportunity Rover, there were pictures which triggered speculative reports of a mermaid being on Mars,” the Nasa geologist told Hindustan Times over phone. The ... Read More »

NASA project set to spot huge galaxy clusters

The rarest and largest of galaxy groupings, called galaxy clusters, can be the hardest to find. That’s where the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) can help. The mission’s all-sky infrared maps have revealed one distant galaxy cluster and are expected to uncover thousands more. These massive structures are collections of up to thousands of ... Read More »

NASA surprised to spot ice on Mercury

LOS ANGELES: Despite searing daytime temperatures, Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, has ice and frozen organic materials inside permanently shadowed craters in its north pole, NASA scientists said on ThursdayEarth-based telescopes have been compiling evidence for ice on Mercury for 20 years, but the finding of organics was a surprise, say researchers with NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft, the first ... Read More »

Curiosity Rover’s Secret Historic Breakthrough? Speculation Centers on Organic Molecules

Much of the internet is buzzing over upcoming “big news” from NASA’s Curiosity rover, but the space agency’s scientists are keeping quiet about the details. The report comes by way of the rover’s principal investigator, geologist John Grotzinger of Caltech, who said that Curiosity has uncovered exciting new results from a sample of Martian soil recently scooped up and placed in the Sample ... Read More »

Warm reception awaits for Sunita Williams in Houston

A warm reception is in the offing for record-setting astronaut Sunita Williams as the Indian-American, along with fellow cosmonaut Aki Hoshide, heads for Houston after completing her space voyage. While Williams will arrive in Houston with Hoshide today, her another fellow cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko is returning to a Russian space facility outside Moscow. Her family, which arrived here on November ... Read More »

NASA rover closing in on Mars to hunt for life clues

(Reuters) – NASA’s Mars rover was on its final approach to the red planet on Sunday, heading toward a mountain that may hold clues about whether life has ever existed on Mars, officials said. The rover, also known as Curiosity, has been careening toward Mars since its launch in November. The nuclear-powered rover the size of a compact car is ... Read More »