NASA Hammer Spacecraft Will Save the World From the Asteroid

NASA Hammer spacecraft is going to save  our lives. Asteroid Bennu has a 1 in 2,700 chance of hitting Earth the 21th of September in 2135. But don’t worry NASA has a plan to destroy it using nuclear bombs before it reaches here. The chances of Bennu actually making contact with Earth is highly unlikely, but the US government wants to make sure that this threat is neutralized. Bennu is currently about 54 million miles from Earth and orbits Sun.

Space Radiation May Be More Dangerous for Astronaut Than We Imagine

University of New Hampshire researchers have recently claimed that there is as a minimum 30 percent more dangerous Space radiation in our solar system than we have imagined before, which may cause a danger for both humans and satellites who venture there. According to the Researchers astronauts may obtain different kinds of space radiation sickness or maybe more serious long-term health effects, including cancer and damage to the heart, brain, and central nervous system indicated Nathan Schwadron, a space plasma physics professor at UNH and lead author of the study.

NASA Chooses a Name Ultima Thule for New Horizons’ Next Celestial Target

New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as a part of NASA’s New Frontiers program. It is the first mission in NASA’s New Frontiers mission category, larger and more expensive than the Discovery missions. The spacecraft has already visited Pluto, the farthest world any mission has ever been to, and it will explore another celestial body on January 1, 2019. The team named it “Ultima Thule” [pronounced ultima thoo-lee”] for the Kuiper Belt object the New Horizons spacecraft which will launch at the first of January 2019.

Astronomers Discovered Galaxies Rotate Once Every Billion Years

Astronomers have found out that all galaxies rotate once every billion years, there is no difference how big they are. For thousands of decades, people have measured the time by the movement of space. We know that a spin of the Earth is a day, an orbit of the moon is about a month and an orbit of the Earth around the Sun is a year. And according to this discovery we maybe change our calendars, because astronomers have discovered that all galaxies, no matter their size, rotate once every billion years. “It’s not Swiss watch precision,” Professor Gerhardt Meurer from the International center said in a statement.

15 New Exoplanets Are Discovered: One May Be Habitable

Today our report is dedicated exoplanets, it seems that we have some interesting news for you. Let’s find out together.
Astronomers reported that they discovered 15 new exoplanets in our solar system. The new exoplanets were found orbiting small and cool stars. It is also called red dwarf stars. Among these exoplanets, 3 were discovered to be super-Earths, which are to some extent bigger in size than our Home planet.
One of the new discovered exoplanets are called K-155 and it is around 200 light years away from Earth and is considered the brightest red dwarf stars. K2-155’s system includes three super-Earths, the super-Earth orbiting the furthest away from the star could be within its habitable zone. K2-155d had a radius that is 1.6 times larger than that of Earth. Teruyuki Hirano, the lead researcher of the new study, from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, said “In our simulations, the atmosphere and the composition of the planet were assumed to be Earth-like, and there’s no guarantee that this is the case.”

NASA Inviting You Journey to the Sun with Parker Solar Probe

NASA is inviting you from all over the world to submit your names online to be placed on a microchip aboard NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission which will launch in summer 2018. This was the first time a NASA spacecraft was named after a living person, honoring physicist Eugene Parker. At closest approach, Parker Solar Probe will be touching around the sun at approximately 450,000 miles per hour. That is fast enough to get from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., in one second. The mission will travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions and your name will go along for the ride.

New Discoveries about Jupiter Internal Structure

NASA’s Juno probe has been discovering more about Jupiter Internal Structure than ever before. It is about its internal structure. The $1.1 billion spacecraft, which arrived in orbit around Jupiter in 2016, has been studying variations in the gas giant’s gravitational pull. The probe’s latest discoveries point out that Jupiter’s wind-sculpted bands extend down over 3,000km. That’s on a planet which is 140,000km wide. “This solves a long-time mystery,” said Juno scientist Tristan Guillot. According to him that was all really important for understanding atmospheric dynamics, not just on Jupiter but on other gaseous planets like Saturn, Uranus and Neptune and also the exoplanets they were at that moment discovering.

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