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Evidence of Solar-Driven Change traced on moon

A study led by scientists at Northern Arizona University has highlighted clues to help in understanding the active lunar surface. Highlights In the study, tiny iron-nanoparticles were found naturally on the Earth and have been found everywhere on the moon. According to an article published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers have found that solar radiation ..

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NEA Scout: NASA’s New Spacecraft

NASA has announced that its new spacecraft, NEA Scout, has successfully undergone all the required tests and has now been safely tucked inside the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. About NEA Scout NEA Scout is among one of several payloads that will hitch a ride on Artemis I, which is expected to be launched in ..

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NASA’s ICESat-2 discovers Antarctic Meltwater Lakes

American Space Agency, NASA’s ICESat-2 discovered Antarctic Meltwater Lakes recently. Background Glaciologist Helen Amanda Fricker had made an astonishing discovery in 2007 and found that, a whole hidden network of interconnected lake is found beneath thick Antarctic ice-shelves. She found that, these lakes actively fill and drain. Presence of meltwater beneath ice sheets was known, ..

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NASA receives first Sample of Asteroid Ryugu

American Space Agency, NASA, has received its first sample of asteroid Ryugu that returned to Earth in December 2020 by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft. Highlights Samples from asteroid Ryugu is one of the first samples to leave Japan for preliminary investigation. Mike Zolensky was one of the first scientists to examine these ..

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NASA’s NEOWISE Telescope gets two-Year Mission Extension

NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) has got extension for two more years. Key Points NEOWISE will continue its hunt for asteroids, comets and objects that could pose hazard to Earth for additional two years. NASA’s prolific near-Earth object (NEO) hunting space telescope will continue operations till June 2023. Background NASA has been ..

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