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Japan’s LED-set cubesat will flash Morse code from space

10/05/2012, We reported earlier about the tiny Japanese satellite termed ‘FITSAT-1‘ by the researchers. This palm-sized satellite was earlier carried to the International Space Station. The original plan was to release FITSAT-1 to orbit the Earth and...

Boeing patents unique idea about removing space debris

10/05/2012, The sky at clear nights is usually a beautiful sight, lit with all those stars and other heavenly bodies. However, in real, it may not be all that heavenly, given the sheer amount of debris that is floating around in the space. Most of this debris has...

Comet headed towards Earth discovered by anstronomers

10/01/2012, When 2012 started, there were many who found it a rather indulgent pastime to frequently deem the Mayan calendar as the ultimate proof that this was the last year which this Earth may witness. And that before the end of 2012, it would all be doom and...

Curiosity finds evidence of water on Mars

09/28/2012, Curiosity, truly living up to its name, has been crawling all over the red planet, trying to sniff out the faintest signs of life that Mars may have. The rover has been at Mars for a while and is already working its way around the planet, analysing rocks...

NASA aims to build a base on moon

09/25/2012, Human bases built on other planets is a routine happening – at least as far as the realm of science fiction is concerned. But so far, there hasn’t been a real base put out there in a heavenly body by our race. That is about to change, though....

Thor Hammer inspires NASA project for satellite deployment

09/17/2012, We are quite sure that Chris Hemsworth has endeared himself to many people with his portrayal of Thor in the Avengers as well as his first Marvel movie, Thor. After all, who would want to turn down god-like powers not to mention having a bad-ass hammer...

Austrian daredevil jumps from a balloon 96,640 feet in the air

07/27/2012, Austrian professional skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner will be the perfect fit for a daredevil. For Baumgartner, it’s all about pushing limits. Apparently bagging the world records for the highest parachute jump from the Petronas Towers in...

NASA’s Z-1 prototype spacesuit is completely versatile

07/23/2012, NASA is developing a “do-it-all” spacesuit that can traverse the moon, the planet Mars, or an asteroid. It seems as if the astronauts are trying to hit three birds with one stone with this next generation spacesuit. It’s called the  Z-1...

Waldo Canyon Fire scar viewed from space

07/09/2012, What you are seeing above is the scar left by the Waldo Canyon Fire that ravaged 18,274 acres of land and destroyed nearly 350 homes, killing two people and forcing at least 32,000 residents to evacuate. The photo was taken by NASA’s Advanced...

China successfully docks manned space capsule on orbiting module

06/19/2012, Earlier today, Chinese astronauts were able to successfully dock two spaceships in earth’s orbit for the first time, marking a significant milestone in China’s quest to build its own manned station in space. The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft –...

Robotic garden could provide food and oxygen in Mars

06/13/2012, The idea of living in planet Mars is still a far cry from our current reality. But inch by inch, we’re getting closer to that day when humans will finally conquer the Red Planet. A group of students at the University of Colorado and Colorado State...