NASA Current Affairs - 2019

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NASA takes first high-resolution measurements of Interplanetary Shock

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission took first high-resolution measurements of an interplanetary shock.  These shocks are made of particles and electromagnetic waves launched by Sun. These interplanetary shocks provide ideal test beds for learning about larger universal phenomena. About Interplanetary shocks They are type of collisionless shock — ones where particles transfer energy through electromagnetic Read More…

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India biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide: Report

According to recently released report by Greenpeace India, India is the largest emitter of sulphur dioxide (SO2) in the world. The findings of report were based on data obtained from NASA’s Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) satellite. Findings of Report Indian Scenario: It is largest emitter of SO2 in the world, with more than 15% of Read More…

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GJ 357 d: NASA’s TESS discovers 1st nearby super-earth

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission has discovered GJ 357 d, a super-Earth planet located 31 light years away from our own solar system. Researchers claim that it is the first nearby “super-Earth” planet that could possibly support life as it orbit within its star’s “habitable zone or Goldilocks Zone”. About GJ 357 d Read More…

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TOI 270: NASA’s TESS discovers

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) recently discovered new dwarf star and planetary system named as TOI 270. It is located about 73 light years away from Earth, and in the constellation Pictor. TOI 270 Planetary System Its members include Dwarf star named TOI 270, which is 40 % smaller than the Sun in size Read More…

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NASA’s Dragonfly to look for Origins, Signs of Life in Titan

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced its plan to launch Dragonfly drone helicopter to Saturn’s largest moon Titan in search of building blocks of life. About NASA’s Dragonfly Mission It is part of space agencies quest to search for building blocks of life and will aim towards collecting samples and examining sites around Read More…

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LESA: ESA tests device to rescue injured astronauts

European Space Agency (ESA) recently tested a device called Evacuation System Assembly (or LESA), which is designed to assist in astronaut rescue missions on the surface of Moon. As per ESA, it is world’s 1st device aimed to help future incapacitated astronauts. About LESA Among other preparations for NASA’s 2024 Moon mission (Artemis Mission), scientists Read More…

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NASA’s Mars Rover detects High Levels of Methane

The Curiosity Rover of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an independent federal agency of United States has found the largest amount of methane ever measured during its mission on Red Planet (Mars). Key Highlights Methane Level: Although Methane has been detected by the Curiosity team many times over the course of NASA’s Mars Exploration Read More…

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