Godspeed, Scott Carpenter: Mercury 7 Astronaut Dies at 88

Godspeed, Scott Carpenter: Mercury 7 Astronaut Dies at 88. Scott Carpenter, the astronaut who uttered the historic “Godspeed” sendoff to John Glenn, died on Thursday at 88. He was one of the last surviving members of the original Mercury 7 mission. Glenn is the only member who is still alive from that mission. On May 24, […]

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Photo of the Universe’s Oldest Known Star Revealed

Photo of the Universe’s Oldest Known Star Revealed. This fascinating space wallpaper reveals a nearby star that at first glance looks like it is older than the universe.   This “Methuselah star,” cataloged as HD 140283, could be as old as 14.5 billion years (plus or minus 0.8 billion years), which would make it older than […]

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Giant Planet Found Lurking Inside the Milky Way’s Galactic Bulge

Giant Planet Found Lurking Inside the Milky Way’s Galactic Bulge. Astronomers have discovered a giant world orbiting a star using a quirk of Einstein’s general relativity. This “microlensing” event enabled astronomers to test a new survey technique to detect the alien world from more than 25,000 light-years away, deep inside the Milky Way’s galactic bulge. Microlensing […]

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Nasa’s Maven mission to search for Mars’ missing water

Nasa’s Maven mission to search for Mars’ missing water. A new mission to skim a spacecraft through the atmosphere of Mars in an attempt to understand what happened to the planet’s water is due to launch next month. Nasa has given the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission, or Maven, an emergency exemption from the shutdown that […]

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NASA Cleared for Takeoff of Next Mars Probe Despite the Shutdown

NASA Cleared for Takeoff of Next Mars Probe Despite the Shutdown.   NASA’s next Mars probe should get off the ground on time, no matter how long the government shutdown lasts.The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter, or Maven, got back on track for a Nov. 18 launch on Thursday, just two days after the government […]

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First woman of Indian-American astronaut -Kalpana Chawla Childhood Photos

First woman of Indian-American astronaut -Kalpana Chawla Childhood Photos. ‘Kalpana Chawla’ ( July 1 , 1961 – February 1 , 2003 ) was an astronaut and space shuttle mission specialist of STS-107 ( Columbia ) who was killed when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere .   Early Life   Chawla was born […]

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American astronaut Neil Armstrong Childhood Photos

American astronaut Neil Armstrong Childhood Photos. Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930. After serving in the Korean War and then finishing college, he joined the organization that would become NASA. He joined the astronaut program in 1962 and was command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII, in 1966. He was […]

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‘Ferrari of Space’ Doomed: Satellite Will Fall From Space in October

‘Ferrari of Space’ Doomed: Satellite Will Fall From Space in October. A European satellite is facing a fiery doom next month, when it is expected to begin falling from space to end a successful mission to map Earth’s gravity. The spacecraft runs out of fuel in October, but exactly when and where it will fall to […]

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Indian scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan Rare photos

Indian scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan Rare photos. Dr. Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. In the 1970s, he discovered the greenhouse effect of CFCs and numerous other manmade trace gases and forecasted in 1980, along with R. Madden that the global warming would be detectable by the year 2000. He, along […]

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The discoverer of samarium a rare earth element

The discoverer of samarium a rare earth element. Overview samarium Samarium is one of the rare earth elements found in Row 6 of the periodic table. The periodic table is a chart that shows how chemical elements are related to each other. The rare earth metals are not really very rare in the Earth’s surface. The name […]

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