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Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus

astroengine writes The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has become the first instrument orbiting Mars to beam back images of comet Siding Spring’s nucleus and coma. 107 more words

A Space Simulator Like No Other!!

I discovered this game whilst searching for articles on the Space Shuttle in the middle of 2006. I stumbled on a space simulator called Orbiter and upon discovering the that the program was free I immediately downloaded it. 747 more words


Image of the Day: 25/9/14

(Photo Credit: NASA/MAVEN/Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado)

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has obtained its first observations of the extended upper atmosphere surrounding Mars. 219 more words


Mars Orbiter and India

Mars Orbiter takes India to dizzying heights in Space research. You would have already read a lot about technical intricacies of the mission, so I would not elaborate on that. 168 more words


Moments of MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission)!

3, 18, 51, 330, 74,000,000 were mere numbers, until September 24, 2014! And then, one of the most diverse and democratic country added an astonishing element to it. 514 more words


India's first Martian probe makes historic arrival at the Red Planet

(Artists concept of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission successfully achieving Mars orbit – Photo Credit: ISRO)

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft made history today as the car-sized probe fired its braking rockets and arrived at Mars on the nation’s first attempt to explore the Red Planet. 254 more words


MAVEN has arrived at Mars!

MAVEN successfully completed orbital insertion about 45 minutes ago!  It joins five other active spacecraft at Mars, three in orbit and two on the surface, for a staggering total of six active spacecraft.   84 more words