Tags : Astronomy

NASA is on course to crash the ISS in 2031

In a recent report, NASA has indicated how the future will look for ISS and how it will ultimately end up in a ‘spacecraft cemetery.’  Writing in the International Space Station Transition Report, NASA said, “The ISS is a unique laboratory that is returning enormous scientific, educational, and technological developments to benefit people on Earth […]...Read More

There may not be life on Mars as per scientists

A meteorite from Mars that’s over 4 billion-year-old that caused chaos here on Earth decades ago actually has no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life, after all, scientists reported recently. In the year 1996, a NASA-led team reported that organic compounds in the rock appeared to have been left behind by living creatures. Other researchers […]...Read More

An asteroid is headed for Earth, should we be concerned?

A massive asteroid, almost the size of the tallest building on Earth, is heading for the planet in mid-December, as per NASA’s asteroid tracker. Designated 163899 (2003 SD220), the massive asteroid has a diameter of approximately 791 meters, nearly the size of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest manmade structure on Earth.  However, observations […]...Read More

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is all set for lift off

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally on the launchpad. The space observatory, safely tucked inside an Ariane 5 rocket, is expected to launch on December 25. The rollout took about two hours to complete, according to NASA. Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket, with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope on board, was rolled out to the […]...Read More

Stars recently discovered named after Sheikh Zayed

ABU DHABI: The Emirates Astronomical Observatory announced the discovery of a number of new Variable stars in conjunction with the World Space Week, which concluded, where the head of the team of the Emirates Astronomical Observatory Engineer Nezar Sallam was able to discover 3 Variable Stars, record and adopt this discovery in the record of […]...Read More

Keep an eye out, something is headed Earth’s way!

An asteroid the height of the Eiffel Tower is heading in the direction of earth and is due to reach its closest point just before Christmas. 4660 Nereus is classified as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid and would cause a devastating impact if it hit Earth. But NASA’s asteroid monitor has confirmed it poses no threat […]...Read More

Emirates Mars Mission initial data gives insights about Martian environment

DUBAI: The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation recently released unique new images of Mars that challenge the existing conceptions of how the planet’s atmospheric gases behave and interact. Taken by the Mars Hope probe’s EMUS instrument, the observations show dramatic variations in the concentrations of both atomic oxygen […]...Read More

After Mars, UAE sets course for Planet Venus!

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates Space Agency announced the commencement of a new Emirati interplanetary mission, designed to further accelerate the young nation’s space engineering, scientific research, and exploration capabilities and drive innovation and opportunity in the country’s private sector. “We have set our eyes to the stars because our journey to development and progress […]...Read More