NASA Rover Opportunity’s Selfie Shows Clean Machine

In its sixth Martian winter, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet, in 2005. Cleaning effects of wind events in March boosted the amount of electricity available for the rover’s work. Descargar esta información en … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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Una posible luna en formación alrededor de Saturno

La nave espacial Cassini, de la NASA, ha documentado la formación de un pequeño objeto cubierto de hielo dentro de los anillos de Saturno. Informalmente llamado “Peggy”, el objeto podría ser una nueva luna. Hoy, la revista Icarus publicó los detalles de las observaciones en Internet. “No hemos visto nada … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


How Do We Know When Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space?

Whether and when NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, humankind’s most distant object, broke through to interstellar space, the space between stars, has been a thorny issue. For the last year, claims have surfaced every few months that Voyager 1 has “left our solar system.” Why has the Voyager team held off … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


La Voyager 1 traspasó las fronteras del Sistema Solar

Algunas investigaciones ya señalaban que la Voyager 1 había abandonado la burbuja de influencia solar, pero la NASA no lo quería confirmar. Ahora un estudio con la intervención de la institución aporta nuevas evidencias. Los expertos estiman que la perseverante viajera  se halla a una distancia equivalente a 125 veces … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


NASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge

NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them. The challenge, which was announced at an asteroid initiative industry and partner day at NASA Headquarters in Washington, is a large-scale effort that will use multi-disciplinary collaborations and … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


NASA Mars Rover Confirms First Drilled Martian Rock Sample

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. No rover has ever drilled into a rock beyond Earth and collected a sample from its interior. Transfer of the powdered-rock sample … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading