Russian Satellite rendered useless after Chinese Space Debris hit it; Who will clean the Space Debris?

With so much satellite debris out there in the space, it is becoming a nuisance and this threat will keep growing!  Now, the Chinese satellite debris has made Russian satellite unusable after its debris collided with the Russian satellite. A piece of space debris left over from a 2007 Chinese missile test collided with a Russian satellite earlier this year, rendering the satellite unusable, a researcher said Saturday.The collision appears to have happened January 22. That's when it's thought a … [Read more...]

Did you know: Can you cry in space?

Do you wonder about this? I was intrigued surely.Read Quote of Robert Frost's answer to Can you cry in space? on Quora … [Read more...]

Russian Meteor weighed 10,000 tons and released energy equal to 30 Hiroshima Atomic Bombs!

Remember the meteor over Russia that exploded?  It was a once in a century event.  Last time such a massive meteor of this size hit the earth was in 1908!  And unlike the initial estimate of 10 tons that the scientists had of this meteor; it is now believed to have been 10,000 tons.  And, it released energy equal to 30 Atom Bombs that exploded over Hiroshima!  Heck, a little closer to Earth and the impact could have been really devastating! New estimates reported by NASA indicate that the meteor … [Read more...]

Why are UFOs haunting the International Space Station – sightings on the rise?

Are UFOs haunting the International Space Station (ISS)?  If the UFO enthusiasts are to be believed, it seems that ISS has seen an increasing activities of the UFO flying around. Videos have cropped up on YouTube showing images taken by NASA cameras of objects of different shapes, some moving very slowly, others rapidly hurtling through space.  What, exactly, are we looking at here? Alien spacecraft dropping by for a visit with the ISS? Reflections from ISS windows? Meteors? Or various types of … [Read more...]

Micro-climates in Large Indian Urban Cities Contribute significantly to higher temperatures

Large Indian cities - specifically Delhi and Mumbai - are adding significantly to the climate issues around those areas.  The heat index that these cities have due to concrete structures, population and pollution also impacts the smaller towns and areas nearby. Now, Indian government-backed research shows that both Delhi andIndia's biggest city, Mumbai, are becoming "urban heat islands", with significantly different climates to their surrounding rural areas.Preliminary findings from the … [Read more...]

Meteor Stone bought from Morocco is from Mars; has evidence of water in Martian crust

Jay Piatek - a meteorite enthusiast - was in Morocco and he found a stone that was supposed to have been from a meteorite.  He bought the - weighing less than a pound - stone and sent it to the researchers in University of New Mexico to analyze it.  Their analysis came up with some really interesting insights and finds.  Unlike other samples collected by Martian rovers, this stone seemed to be from Martian crust as opposed to the mantle!   And, it showed evidence of Water as well! The meteor seem … [Read more...]

Cognizant replaces Apple in the Top 10 Happiest Companies in the US

BusinessWire has come out with a list of 100 "Happiest Companies in America" after thousands of independent employee reviews and analysis of hundreds of companies.  These companies are dedicated to creating happy work environment.This year, for the first time Apple has slipped out of Top 10, and Cognizant has made its way in.The most happy company is Pfizer followed by two Government organizations - NASA and US Department of Defense and then KBR - another defense related company, followed … [Read more...]

NASA’s Johnson Style outreach Gangnam parody

NASA Johnson Style is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA's Johnson Space Center.   … [Read more...]