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Space Exploration within our solar system

Exploration to mars by carrying techchnology and innovation From early man to present modern man the exploration and development is a constant process. From early man to present modern man the exploration and development is a constant process. As man stepped his foot on MOON. Now, he is trying way different plans to explore the red planet to explore the human race around the solar system and to the end of the universe. NASA, SpaceX, ISRO and other space agencies are in race to reach to the middle and Exo-planets in the solar system and around the universe. Red planet is a sister planet to earth as both are having similar conditions of atmosphere. Now scientists are trying their best to converted to the red planet into green by creating the atmosphere with the help of the greenhouse gases to melt the dry ice which is hidden under the mars soil. By 2025 to 2030, different plans are made by different space agencies to reach to MARS to achieve their individual targets. SpaceX is planni

Total solar eclipse, Australia to South America

Advanced warning for our Antipodean friends in northern Australia not to panic later today when the sky goes dark and the sun seems to disappear: it’s just a total solar eclipse. As it happens, the best view of it will be in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, so anyone bobbing about in a boat east of New Zealand and directly above Antarctica will enjoy the spectacle for the longest time, but lots of people in countries between NZ and South America will get the chance to see at least a partial eclipse. We love an eclipse here at E&T . When the birds fall silent because they think it’s night time: eerie. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Total solar eclipse 13-14 November 2012

Nuclear Generators Power NASA Deep Space Probes (Infographic)

For more than 50 years, NASA’s robotic deep space probes have carried nuclear batteries provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Even the crewed Apollo moon landings carried nuclear powered equipment. However, the United States’ supply of plutonium-238, which fuels these batteries, called  radioisotope thermoelectric generators  (RTGs), is running low. Experts worry that ambitious planetary science missions in the future may have to be put on hold until more of the radioactive substance is available. Mars Mission May Be Curtain Call for Plutonium-Powered Spacecraft Complete Coverage: NASA’s Huge New Rover Launching to Mars Our Solar System: A Photo Tour of the Planets

New “Sunquake” Trigger Found: Huge Solar Belches

A coronal mass ejection, as seen by a NASA satellite in June 2011. Photograph courtesy NASA/SDO Dave Mosher for  National Geographic News Published April 5, 2012 Powerful  earthquake -like events on the  sun ‘s  surface, called sunquakes, can be set off by huge belches of charged particles from  the solar atmosphere, scientists say. Researchers had previously linked sunquakes to solar flares, eruptions on the sun that can send powerful bursts of x-rays, ultraviolet light, and matter into space. (See  video: “Solar Flares Cause ‘Sunquakes.’” ) On February 15, 2011, researchers spied two sunquakes and a solar flare that occurred around the same time—but the flare wasn’t hot enough to have spawned the seismic waves. “The heat and radiation from solar flares is thought to drive a pressure wave to the surface, like thunder from a lightning bolt. But for this February 15th event, it wasn’t like that,” said  Sergei Zharkov , a space scientist at University College London, who presented the n

The Crash of Failed Mars Probe Phobos-Grunt

Russia launched an ambitious Mars moon probe, the  Phobos-Grunt mission , on Nov. 8, 2011 (EST) on a mission to collect the first samples of the Martian moon Phobos, but the spacecraft was soon marooned in Earth orbit. See how the Phobos-Grunt probe will fall to Earth in January 2012 in the infographic above.

ocean on saturn's moon

Saturn's moon , Enceladus , is covered with geysers shooting plumes of water vapor, icy particles and organic compounds. Instruments aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft detected have carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and various hydrocarbons in the gas plumes.                                       New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft indicates one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, may have a fizzy ocean capable of harboring life.                                                                           The findings could explain the vast icy plumes of water that spray into space through fissures -- known as tiger stripes -- on the moon's frozen surface. "Geophysicists expected Enceladus to be a lump of ice, cold, dead and uninteresting," lead Cassini planetary scientist Dennis Matson from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California said. Instead scientists have recently discovered the moon is covered with geysers shooting plumes of w