Tag: JPL

The Coolest Place in the Universe

The Coolest Place in the Universe

The Cold Atom Lab of NASA can reach up to -459o F. The Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) is a fundament Physics user facility that is operational on the International Space Station (ISS). This instrument is used to produce clouds of ultra-cooled atoms called Bose-Einstein Condensates (BEC). Their temperature can drop as much as only a…

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5 Key Points about the Landing of the InSight Mission to Mars

5 Key Points about the Landing of the InSight Mission to Mars

InSight will be handy in determining the habitable exoplanets. Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) is a robotic lander developed by the Lockheed Martin Space Systems with the intentions of examining the interior of Mars. Originally, the launch of the InSight Mission was scheduled for 2016 but it was postponed due…

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CNEOS is Defending Earth for 20 years now

CNEOS is Defending Earth for 20 years now

Will the Asteroid 1997 XF11 collide with the Earth? The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) of NASA has been answering this query for quite a few years now. NASA was trying to oblige to a Congressional request made in 1998 when the researchers encountered an asteroid (1997 XF11) which indicated that a kilometer-wide object…

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NASA is gathering data about the Dust Storm of Mars despite Sleeping Opportunity Rover

NASA is gathering data about the Dust Storm of Mars despite Sleeping Opportunity Rover

The Red Planet Missions, other than Opportunity, are keeping NASA informed about the happenings on Mars despite the dust storm. The Opportunity Rover of NASA went to sleep mode on 10th of June following a massive dust storm which engulfed one-fourth of the Martian atmosphere. This storm led to a state of darkness in which…

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Mars Helicopter to fly on NASA’s next Rover Mission

Mars Helicopter to fly on NASA’s next Rover Mission

The Mars Helicopter will demonstrate the takeoffs and landings of a heavier-than-air spacecraft on another planet for the first time ever. NASA is criticized at times for being too conservative in their approach but the latest announcement from them is receiving quite a lot of praise from all ends. They have decided that a helicopter…

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