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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on precautionary standby status – Phys.Org

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on precautionary standby status – Phys.Org

Artist concept of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credit: NASA/JPL NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), at Mars since 2006, put itself into a precautionary standby mode on Feb. 15 in response to sensing an unexpectedly low battery voltage. The orbiter is solar-powered but relies on a pair of nickel-hydrogen batteries during periods when it is in the […]

Researchers Create New Kind of Photonic Matter – Sci-News.com

Researchers Create New Kind of Photonic Matter – Sci-News.com

A team of physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and elsewhere has created a new kind of photonic matter that could enable quantum computing with particles of light. Liang et al demonstrated that photons can be made to interact. Image credit: Christine Daniloff / MIT. Bound states of massive particles, such as nuclei, […]

Six-Year-Old Writes To NASA To 'Make Pluto A Planet Again' – Immortal News

Share Tweet Share Share Email A six-year-old girl wrote a letter to NASA, asking the space agency to “make Pluto a planet again.” The letter, sent last April, garnered a reply from James Green, who emphasized that Pluto needs to be explored, whether or not it is classified as […]

Convergence of Talents: Modi and Musk Must Join Hands for a Shot at Mars – India West

“A one-km auto rickshaw ride in Ahmedabad takes Rs. 10 and India reached Mars at Rs. 7 per km, which is really amazing,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, emphasizing the achievement in a speech in New York in September 2014. He was speaking about the inter-planetary plan of the Indian Space Research Organization that has […]

NASA Opportunity Rover Just Experienced Its 5000th Martian Dawn – Gizmodo Australia

NASA Opportunity Rover Just Experienced Its 5000th Martian Dawn – Gizmodo Australia

Saturday, February 17 marked the 5000th local day (sol) of operations for NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover, which was originally designed to last for just 90 sols after its January 2004 landing date, but has instead continued to set milestones like completing a marathon-length tour of its surroundings and taking huge composite photos of its new […]

6-year-old girl demands NASA make Pluto a planet again – Morning Ticker

6-year-old girl demands NASA make Pluto a planet again – Morning Ticker

A little girl says that Pluto should not be placed “in the trash can,” and should be made a planet once again. A six-year-old girl is leading the charge to make Pluto, downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006, the ninth planet in our solar system again. Young Cara O’Connor of Ireland wants to one […]

Asteroids May Show How Life On Earth Began With 'Time Capsule' Molecules – Newsweek

Asteroids May Show How Life On Earth Began With 'Time Capsule' Molecules – Newsweek

Was life on Earth carried in an asteroid? That’s the question being examined by researcher Nicholas Hud, who believes molecules within asteroids act as a time capsule that can help scientists piece together how compounds formed before life began. Related: Brother of NASA Astronaut Blames Racism For Her Removal From ISS Mission “We can look to the […]

Neptune's mysterious storm shrinking out of existence – CBC.ca

Neptune's mysterious storm shrinking out of existence – CBC.ca

Almost five billion kilometres from Earth is a powerful storm that once was so large it could stretch across the North Atlantic Ocean. Now, it has almost disappeared. The storm has been raging on Neptune, the eighth planet in our solar system. Just as we get hurricanes here on Earth, storms have been seen on other planets, such […]

Today Was the NASA Opportunity Rover's 5000th Martian Dawn – Gizmodo

Today Was the NASA Opportunity Rover's 5000th Martian Dawn – Gizmodo

An artist’s conception of Opportunity on Mars. Photo: AP Saturday, February 17th marks the 5,000th local day (sol) of operations for NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover, which was originally designed to last for just 90 sols after its January 2004 landing date, but has instead continued to set milestones like completing a marathon-length tour of its […]

6-year-old tells NASA to make Pluto a planet again: 'You need to fix this problem for me' – Santa Fe New Mexican

Cara Lucy O’Connor has a concern. Pluto used to be one of the nine planets in the solar system, and it isn’t anymore. That’s not right, said the little girl from Ireland. So Cara, with the help of her teacher, wrote a letter to NASA hoping to persuade the space agency to “make Pluto a […]

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