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Nasa to send helicopter to Mars in 2020

Nasa is planning to send the first unmanned helicopter to Mars to test the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the red planet

2 min read13 May 2018

Small asteroid to closely pass by Earth: NASA

An asteroid, dubbed 2018 CB and estimated to measure between 15 and 40 meters, is set to brush past Earth at a distance of just 64,000 kilometres 10 February

1 min read8 Feb 2018

Nasa tool predicts which cities will flood due to melting ice

The Nasa tool looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be 'redistributed' globally

1 min read16 Nov 2017

Nasa’s Cassini probe to begin final five orbits around Saturn

Nasa Cassini spacecraft set to begin its final five ultra-close orbits around Saturn, before it ends 20-year-long journey

2 min read10 Aug 2017

NASA develops 3D-printed metal fabrics for use in space

NASA's 3D-printed metal fabrics could be useful on an icy moon like Jupiter's Europa, where these foldable fabrics could insulate the spacecraft

1 min read19 Apr 2017

Isro’s Chandrayaan-1 discovered orbiting the Moon, says Nasa

Scientists at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California have successfully located Isro's Chandrayaan-1spacecraft till circling some 200 km above the lunar surface

2 min read11 Mar 2017

Nasa’s Curiosity rover finds silica deposits on Mars

The find could help Nasa scientists learn more about the ancient wet environment on Mars

2 min read19 Dec 2015

Nasa’s new spacecraft may hitchhike across galaxy on comets

The agency has designed the concept of a spacecraft that would hitch rides on comets and asteroids by spearing them with tethers

2 min read7 Sep 2015

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