NASA has said that it may never be able to establish contact with the Opportunity rover again. The craft got caught up in a Martian dust storm in June this year. Though the problems for the Opportunity may have been over as the storm has decayed, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Andrew Good said that the
Geoff Brown of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, or APL in Maryland, wrote in a NASA blog post that as of 12pm EDT on August 16, the Parker Solar Probe was 4.6 million kms from Earth. It was travelling at a speed of 62,764 kms per hour, and heading towards its first Venus flyby
The New Horizons spacecraft which was launched by NASA a good 12 years back in 2006, is currently near the outer edges of the Solar System and is well over a distance of 6.5 billion km from the Earth. The spacecraft has detected a big wall of hydrogen that surrounds the entire solar system. This
NASA’s Opportunity rover has got super success already. Years upon years it has been studying the Martian surface and has proved to be an extremely reliable and hardy piece of hardware. However, it seems that a NASA dust storm that began in May, might have abruptly ended its historic run. The solar-powered Opportunity had run
United Launch Alliance is preparing hard for the return of manned missions from it’s Air Force station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space company’s CEO, Tory Bruno said that human spaceflight can inspires public and scientists in a way which no other activities does. He said that it means so much to them to have
For ages coconut oil has been considered as a blessing given its amazing properties for great health. However, a recent 50 minutes long YouTube video by a Harvard researcher and professor Karin Michels is all set to burst the bubble we held dear to for so long. The super food loved and adored by us
NASA would be sending a spacecraft to the sun on the 11th of August if the weather is favorable and things go according to plan. The spacecraft called the Parker Solar Probe would be the closest ever spacecraft to the massive ball of gas and plasma. It will have to brave the extreme temperatures which
Duke Energy had to shut down its Wilmington power plant Friday with the rise of floodwaters amid Hurricane Florence resulting with hazardous stockpile of arsenic-laced coal ash, which is even spilled into the Cape Fear River. Meanwhile, environmentalists are monitoring breach of a dam at the south end of Sutton Lake and the Duke’s L.V.
Trump administration takes one more step against federal efforts to fight climate change. Soon rules will be made easier for energy companies to release methane gas into the air. It is learned the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) will be coming up with a public proposal not requiring the energy companies to test for emissions of
Extreme temperatures have blanketed New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and other northeastern cities raising doubts that heat days might become a regular occurrence in near future and bring to end the precious rituals of winter mornings to peer out the window to witness a flurry of snow. Temperatures on Thursday rose more than 90 degrees
In a new book titled “Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity” the author Michael Kinch explains in 334 pages how vaccinations saved millions proving to be one of the greatest achievements of scientific medicine, but lately a nod given by president Donald Trump to the anti-vaccination movement is deeply disturbing
Orlando is one of the best tourist destinations in the world and now the city is adding one another distinction to its portfolio. It is gearing up to become a place with carbon-free energy. Thousands of ponds can be seen all over tasked to collect runoff from frequent downpours and floating solar panels are sending
Some serious heat is needed to turn titanium into vapor. Well, to be precise temperatures in excess of 3,200 °C (5,800 °CF). It seems that KELT-9b, which was crowned as the exoplanet Least Likely To Host Life last year, might just do the job. It’s surface temperature make it hotter than many stars. It is
Scientists have discovered a huge black hole at the center of a tiny galaxy. This is a very rare find as it has been located in a very ultracompact dwarf galaxy. This discovery has stunned researchers. The galaxy in which the black hole has been found, Fornax UCD3 is part of a set called ultracompact
Scientists have found a method to produce magnesite. It has the property to store carbon dioxide. Scientists believe that if the mineral can be manufactured on an industrial scale, it can be very useful in removing CO2 from the atmosphere for long-term storage which will help to counter the affect of global warming caused by CO2.
Finally the hidden ancient Mayan structures have been uncovered using laser mapping technology called lidar by archaeologists in the tropical lowlands of what is today Guatemala, Mexico, Belize and western Honduras. The pyramids, farms, canals, fortresses, highways, agricultural terraces, temples and rich history inscribed and painted on stone, wood and ceramics have all been revealed