British Teenager Points Out Error in NASA Data

A 17-year-old British teenager pointed out a major error in a set of data that NASA collects from the International Space Station (ISS), the media reported. A-level student Miles Soloman from Tapton School in Sheffield, was working on the TimPix project – which lets school students in the Britain access data recorded by radiation detectors.…


NASA Wants You to Pick Picture Sites for Jupiter Probe

 Are you a space enthusiast? Then there is a golden opportunity for you to decide where NASA’s Juno spacecraft should aim its camera during its next close flyby of Jupiter on February 2. \NASA has, for the first time, offered space enthusiasts an opportunity to vote on the site of images that the JunoCam will…


NASA Unveils Spaceship Hatch 50 Years After Fatal Apollo 1 Fire

NASA on Friday marked the 50th anniversary of its moon programme’s fatal Apollo launchpad fire with the first public display of the scorched hatch that trapped three astronauts inside their spaceship during a routine pre-launch test. NASA astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee died when thick smoke filled the crew module of…


NASA Invites Public to Search for New Nearby Worlds

NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighbouring interstellar space. A new website, called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, lets everyone participate in the search by viewing brief movies made from images captured by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.…


NASA Spacecraft Detects Organic Compounds on Dwarf Planet Ceres, Raising Prospect of Life

A NASA spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Earth, on the Texas-sized dwarf planet Ceres that orbits between Mars and Jupiter in the main asteroid belt, scientists said on Thursday. The finding puts Ceres, a rock-and-ice world about 590 miles (950 km) in diameter,…


New Horizons Probe Healthy After Hiccup, NASA Says

NASA said its New Horizons spacecraft is healthy and operating normally after just over 24 hours in a protective “safe mode” – the result of a command-loading error that occurred this week. The spacecraft is designed to automatically transition to safe mode under certain anomalous conditions to protect itself from harm. In safe mode, the…