National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Binary Star System Predicted To Merge, Explode In 5 Years

    Calvin College’s Larry Molnar originally made the prediction in 2015 and now, in a press briefing, he has confirmed that his theory is now closer to becoming reality. “It’s a one-in-a-million chance that you can predict an explosion. It’s never been done before,” he said. According to his prediction,...
  • Canadian students rank fourth for science performance

    Canadian students are among the top performers in science, according to a new international ranking that shows a marked departure from the challenges faced in math. Canada placed fourth over all in science, tied with Finland and behind Singapore, Japan and Estonia, in the latest results from the OECD’s...
  • Space ship malfunctions, breaks up over Siberia: Russia

    An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said. The Progress MS-04 cargo craft broke up at an altitude of 190 kilometers (118 miles) over the remote Russian...
  • How to Win NASA’s $30,000 ‘Space Poop’ Challenge

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is now turning into crowd sourcing to solve the “dirty” problem being faced by astronauts stationed in space. Dubbed as the “Space Poop” challenge, NASA is willing to pay a handsome amount of cash to anyone who can propose a hands-free way...
  • Get ready for the biggest ‘supermoon’ in the sky tonight

    The most spectacular supermoon since 1948 will light up the sky, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual. The event on Monday November 14 – described as “undeniably beautiful” by American space agency Nasa – is the result of the moon coming closer to...
  • China launches pulsar navigation satellite

    CHINA: China today successfully launched a navigation satellite which will conduct in-orbit experiments using pulsar detectors to demonstrate new technologies. The X-ray pulsar navigation satellite — XPNAV-1 — weighing more than 200 kilogrammes, was sent skyward at 7:42 AM (local time) atop a Long March 11 solid-fuelled rocket from the...
  • NASA paper leaks claiming that the physics violating EM Drive works

    The publicly hidden results of NASA’s tests on the dubbed-impossible’ EM Drive has been leaked, and it reveals that the said controversial propulsion system really does work, and is able to generate an impressive thrust in vacuum, even after multiple error measurements have been made before they got it...
  • Shenzhen tech firm Kuang-Chi launches turtle to space

    A Shenzhen-based technology company will launch a huge balloon on Sunday carrying a 2.5-metre-wide cabin carrying a live turtle to test the possibility of taking humans to “near-space” heights, or about twice the altitude flown by commercial airlines. If all goes to plan, Kuang-Chi Group hopes to launch its...
  • NASA satellites break Guinness World Record

    WASHINGTON: NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) has set the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal, at 70,000 kilometres above the surface of the Earth. Operating in a highly elliptical orbit around Earth, the four MMS spacecraft incorporate Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements into their...