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Water is on the poles of the moon, says the study

Researchers from the University of Hawaii and Brown University and Richard Elphic of NASA's Ames Research Center used data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument to make the discovery. The instrument is on the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft, India's first moon trial, launched in 2008. The instrument was designed to search for separate signatures that prove the presence …

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OSIRIS-Rex Bennu asteroid mission begins

The Osiris-Rex space probe sits close to a monster. Soon it will hit its frosty surface. And it's about determining the potential fate of mankind. Asteroid is Bennu. Astronomers have estimated that it has 1 to 2700 chances to hit the ground on September 25, 2135. They sound like long odds. But in astronomical terms, the disturbing are small. And …

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NASA instrument aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 confirms the presence of water ice on the moon

The Moon Mineralogy Folders (M3) instrument aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was uniquely equipped to confirm the presence of solid ice on the moon, NASA said. Researchers have confirmed the presence of water ice on the moon surface using data obtained with their instrument aboard the Indian Spacecraft 1 spacecraft launched 10 years ago, the US Space Agency National Aeronautics and …

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Portland State Reveals Amazing images, taken from weather balloons, from last year's eclipse

One year after last year's total solar eclipse, Portland State University has released photos from a NASA-funded project that captured the moment of totality in an unprecedented fashion. The PSU team launched weather balloons equipped with digital cameras in Corvallis, Ore. The cameras gathered thousands of photos sewn together to create unique spherical panoramic images that captured the moon, the …

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The study says that the Earth's magnetic field has changed rapidly in the past, and if it happens again, it can be catastrophic

One of the major reasons why life is happening on earth is that it is protected from one of the more difficult phenomena of space through something we can not even see. It's the magnetic field that our planet generates, and that means much more than telling the compass how you're facing. <p class = "canvas-atom canvas text Mb (1.0em) …

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