NASA’s VIPER mission, which won’t launch until 2024, aims to find the source of the moon’s water.

Posted on July 22, 2022Categories NASATags   Leave a comment on NASA’s VIPER mission, which won’t launch until 2024, aims to find the source of the moon’s water.

NASA’s VIPER mission will return measurements that provide insights into the origin and distribution of water on the Moon to help determine how future space exploration missions can harvest its resources. The VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) crew and Astrobotic have been asked by NASA to move VIPER’s delivery to the Moon’s South Pole from November 2023 to November 2024. VIPER is a rover that will provide measurements that will shed light on where the water on the Moon … Continue reading “NASA’s VIPER mission, which won’t launch until 2024, aims to find the source of the moon’s water.”

James Webb telescope from NASA finds water on a far-off planet

Posted on July 19, 2022July 19, 2022Categories ScienceTags   Leave a comment on James Webb telescope from NASA finds water on a far-off planet

The observation is the most detailed of its kind to date, demonstrating Webb’s unprecedented ability to analyse distant atmospheres, according to NASA. The atmosphere of a hot, puffy gas giant planet orbiting a Sun-like star more than 1,000 light years away has been found to contain traces of water as well as evidence for clouds and haze, according to NASA. This discovery was made on Wednesday. According to NASA, the observation is the most thorough of its sort to date … Continue reading “James Webb telescope from NASA finds water on a far-off planet”

NASA’s CAPSTONE moon launch has been postponed yet again

Posted on June 28, 2022June 28, 2022Categories ScienceTags   Leave a comment on NASA’s CAPSTONE moon launch has been postponed yet again

CAPSTONE will be a testbed for Gateway, a Moon-orbiting outpost part of NASA’s Artemis programme.   NASA, Rocket Lab, and Advanced Space have cancelled the June 27 launch of the CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment). Weather and other factors are being considered by the teams in order to determine a date for the next launch opportunity. The mission’s next launch opportunity within the current timeframe is on June 28. However, due to the trajectory design … Continue reading “NASA’s CAPSTONE moon launch has been postponed yet again”

NASA’s most recent Mars mission is on the verge of landing for an unprecedented seismic mission

Posted on June 23, 2022June 29, 2022Categories ScienceTags   Leave a comment on NASA’s most recent Mars mission is on the verge of landing for an unprecedented seismic mission

Nasa’s first spacecraft designed to explore the deep interior of another planet streaked toward a landing on a vast, barren plain on Mars scheduled for Monday, carrying instruments to detect planetary heat and seismic rumblings never measured anywhere other than Earth. After sailing 301 million miles (548 million km) on a six-month voyage through deep space, the robotic lander InSight was due to touch down on the dusty, rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet at about 8 pm GMT. If … Continue reading “NASA’s most recent Mars mission is on the verge of landing for an unprecedented seismic mission”