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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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ESA announces orbiter to study Venus

European Space Agency (ESA) has announced about its probe called ‘EnVision’ to study Venus, after American Space agency NASA decided to send two missions to the planet. About EnVision EnVision will be the next orbiter to circle over Venus. It will provide a holistic view of planet from its inner core to upper atmosphere. It ..

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Two Russian crew do spacewalk at ISS

Two Russian cosmonauts, Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov, did spacewalk for more than 7 hours at International Space Station. They walked outside to prepare for arrival of new Russian Nauka Lab module, which has been delayed several times due to technical issues. Highlights Both the cosmonauts have team up at space outpost with NASA astronauts ..

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