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NASA finds superflares flares from Young Red Dwarf Stars imperiling planets

By using Hubble Space Telescope, the scientists of NASA have found that violent flares from the Young Red Dwarf Stars may make planets orbiting it uninhabitable by affecting their atmospheres. Hubble is observing such stars through a large programme called HAZMAT — Habitable Zones and M dwarf Activity across Time. The purpose of the HAZMAT ..

MSL Mission and Curiosity Rover

Recently NASA has launched the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) with the aim to land and operate a rover named Curiosity on the surface of Mars. Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on Mars at Gale Crater on August 6, 2012. Curiosity will attempt a more precise landing than attempted previously and then help assess Mars’s ..

Discovery of DNA components in meteorites

In this update are talking about the carbonaceous chondrites and ureilite. Carbonaceous chondrites or C chondrites are meterorites of 7 known and many unknown groups. Ureilite is a rare type of stony meteorite that has a unique mineralogical composition very different from that of other stony meteorites. Both of them are rich on organic material. ..