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NASA Tests Parachute for Mars 2020 Mission

Mars 2020 Parachute a Go   In the early hours of Sept. 7, NASA broke a world record. Less than 2 minutes after the launch of a 58-foot-tall (17.7-meter) Black Brant IX sounding rocket, a…


NASA’s InSight Will Study Mars While Standing Still

You don’t need wheels to explore Mars. After touching down in November, NASA’s InSight spacecraft will spread its solar panels, unfold a robotic arm … and stay put. Unlike the space agency’s rovers, InSight is…



NASA’s Juno Mission Detects Jupiter Wave Trains

Massive structures of moving air that appear like waves in Jupiter’s atmosphere were first detected by NASA’s Voyager missions during their flybys of the gas-giant world in 1979. The JunoCam camera aboard NASA’s Juno mission…


NASA Invites Media to Learn About Urban Air Mobility

NASA is inviting media to attend a two-day Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge Industry Day beginning at 8 a.m. PDT Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The event is sponsored by NASA’s Aeronautics…



Rocky? Habitable? Sizing up a Galaxy of Planets

The planets so far discovered across the Milky Way are a motley, teeming multitude: hot Jupiters, gas giants, small, rocky worlds and mysterious planets larger than Earth and smaller than Neptune. As we prepare to…




Brexit: The Three Transition Options Open to The UK

Will the UK agree to an extended transition period, keeping it bound by EU rules for longer after exiting the EU? Here, Professor Kenneth Armstrong outlines three “potential models” to extend the transition period, as…




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Exploring Kathmandu Valley in Nepal

A visit to Nepal is always an awesome experience for most travelers. Blessed with some most amazing natural wonders of the world, Nepal is the mountainous country of South Asia and is famous for being…