Tag: NASA

Geminids are the best meteor shower stargazer can see: Here’s why

The Geminids are widely recognized as the best annual meteor shower a stargazer can see, occurring between Dec. 4 to Dec. 17, with the best nights for viewing on Dec. 13 and 14. (Pixabay photo)

NASA confirms. Earth’s ‘second moon’ is a space junk.

Earth’s “second moon” orbiting the planet since October until March 2021 is a space junk, a Centaur rocket booster from the 1960s, NASA confirmed.

Noise and light pollution affect bird reproduction, new study says

Noise and light pollution because of human activity are troublesome to our birds, according to new research from a team at California Polytechnic State University, published November 11 in Nature. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Satellite to track rising seas

An Earth-observation satellite developed by European and United States (US) space agencies set to lift off Saturday will measure sea level rise, tracking changes threatening to disrupt tens of millions of lives within a generation. (AFP photo)

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts Crew-1 to International Space Station: Why it was a big deal

NASA and SpaceX had a rendezvous with history as the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, atop the Falcon 9 rocket, thundered through the sky at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday. (NASA photo)

Rising sea level: How NASA monitors?

Earth’s global sea levels are rising – and are doing so at an accelerating rate. (Pixabay photo)

Antarctic has large, deep ozone hole three times the area of US: Why does it matter?

Persistent cold temperatures and strong circumpolar winds, also known as the polar vortex, have supported the formation of a large and deep Antarctic ozone hole that should persist into November. (Yuya Makino/ IceCube photo)

NASA, Human Lunar Lander complete key milestone to land first woman and next man on Moon

NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) Program has recently checked off a key milestone in its progress toward landing the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024. (NASA image)

Has OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft collected enough samples from asteroid? NASA believe so.

Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements. (NASA photo)