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Humans now have ability to respond to an asteroid impact: NASA

Humans now have ability to respond to an asteroid impact: NASA

The Earth has been hit by massive space rocks several times over the ages, and the threat continues to persist. However, NASA scientists are confident that humans now have the ability to respond to an impact threat.

Thomas Zurbuchen, new associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, suggested methods like continued observations of near earth objects, predictions, response planning and mitigation can help a lot in dealing with such a situation.

NASA advisory committee worried about SpaceX’s fueling process

NASA advisory committee worried about SpaceX’s fueling process

An advisory committee of the U.S. space agency NASA has issued a warning regarding the way Elon Musk-led space firm SpaceX intends to fuel rockets that will eventually carry astronauts.

SpaceX has plans to ferry humans between Earth and the International Space Station (ISS) and eventually to Mars on its Crew Dragon spacecraft. But, the company’s plans to fuel the spacecraft while humans are aboard have raised concerns.

Saturn’s North Pole changed color from blue to gold: NASA

Saturn’s North Pole changed color from blue to gold: NASA

A unique, six-sided jet stream surrounding Saturn’s North Pole has mysteriously changed its color from blue to gold over the past few years, images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft revealed.

2016 will be hottest year on record: NASA says

2016 will be hottest year on record: NASA says

Last month was the hottest September and 2016 will be the hottest year ever since record-keeping started, NASA researchers cautioned.

According to NASA researchers, the month of September this year beat 2014 September by a minute margin of 0.004°C (0.007°F). The month’s average temperature is 0.91°C or 1.64°F higher than the average temperature for the month recorded in the four decades starting in the 1950s.

Antares rocket successfully launches from Virginia coast

Antares rocket successfully launches from Virginia coast

With the successful launch of an upgraded Antares rocket on Monday, Orbital ATK has effectively returned to its cargo launch mission.

Equipped with two new Russian-made engines, the Antares rocket lifted off at 7:45 p.m. EDT from Wallops Island, Virginia, marking the company’s return to flight two years after a previous version of the rocket exploded within seconds after the lift off.

New study casts dark cloud over future human Moon missions

New study casts dark cloud over future human Moon missions

Casting a dark cloud over future human Moon missions, a new study has warned that Earth’s only natural satellite is being bombarded by fast-moving space rocks and chunks of debris more frequently than previously estimated.

An analysis of images captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a team of scientists found that Moon is being bombarded by falling space rocks at a rate 100 times faster than impact models earlier suggested.

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