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NASA completes MESSENGER Mission with expected impact on Mercury's surface

Washington, May 1 (IBNS):A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury's surface at about 8,750 mph and created a new crater on the planet's surface.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission passes critical milestone

California, Apr 1 (IBNS) NASA said its 'groundbreaking science mission' to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition.

NASA's deep-space spacecraft Orion ready for test flight

Washington, Nov 1 (IBNS): The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) new Mars-bound spacecraft "Orion" is ready to take-off for a test flight December 4, media reported.

NASA'S Chandra Observatory identifies impact of cosmic chaos on star birth

Washington, Oct 27 (IBNS) The same phenomenon that causes a bumpy airplane ride, turbulence, may be the solution to a long-standing mystery about stars' birth, or the absence of it, according to a new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

NASA's newest Mars mission spacecraft enters orbit around Red Planet

California, Sept 22 (IBNS) NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars.

NASA's Orion Spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

California, Sept 12 (IBNS) NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

NASA selects instruments to track climate Impact on vegetation

Washington, July 31 (IBNS) NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station.

NASA poke hole in Black Hole 'Doughnut' theory

Washington, May 23 (IBNS) A survey of more than 170,000 supermassive black holes, using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), has astronomers reexamining a decades-old theory about the varying appearances of these interstellar objects.

Forensics uncover planetary disks in NASA archive

Washington, Apr 26 (IBNS) Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database.

NASA telescopes find close, cold neighbor of Sun

Washington, Apr 26 (IBNS) NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known -- a dim, star-like body that, surprisingly, is as frosty as Earth's North Pole.

NASA satellites show drought may take toll on Congo rainforest

Washington, Apr 24 (IBNS) A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

NASA discovers Earth-size planet in 'habitable zone'

Washington, Apr 18 (IBNS) Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.