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Scientists Ponder Over Mystery Of Early Blossoming 'Space Cherry Tree'

By Meera Dolasia on April 12, 2014
Scientists Ponder Over Mystery Of Early Blossoming 'Space Cherry Tree'

In November 2008, 265 pits collected from various cherry trees from 14 locations across Japan, were sent to the International Space Station. The endeavor was part of an educational and cultural project to demonstrate to kids, how seeds can continue to live and grow, even after a jaunt to space. The seeds that circled the globe 4,100 times during their four-month mission, were brought back to earth in March 2009. While some were kept for lab tests most, were returned to their original locations.

A Vegetable Garden On The Moon? NASA Certainly Hopes So

By Meera Dolasia on December 11, 2013
A Vegetable Garden On The Moon? NASA Certainly Hopes So

If astronauts have any plans of staying on the moon for extended periods of time, they will have to be self-sustaining. One of the most important steps toward achieving that will be growing their own food. That is the reason NASA scientists recently announced plans to test, growing a vegetable garden on the lunar surface.

Get Paid To Lounge In Bed? Sweet!

By Meera Dolasia on September 25, 2013
Get Paid To Lounge In Bed? Sweet!

Imagine a scenario where you get to lounge in bed all day and watch as much television, play as many video games or read as many books as you want. If that is not awesome enough, here is the icing on the cake - You even get paid for doing that and not just a tiny amount amount, but an astounding $18,000 USD, for the duration of the fifteen week study!

Wished You Could Celebrate Your Birthday More Often? You May Want To Consider Exoplanet Kepler 78b

By Meera Dolasia on August 28, 2013
Wished You Could Celebrate Your Birthday More Often? You May Want To Consider Exoplanet Kepler 78b

Imagine living on a planet where you could celebrate almost three birthdays in one day - Think that is just out of this world? Well actually it is - About 700 million light years away in the small constellation of Lyra, where scientists have discovered an exoplanet that zips around its star in a speedy 8.5 hours

Coming To A Sky Near You - The Spectacular Perseid Meteor Showers

By Meera Dolasia on August 9, 2013
Coming To A Sky Near You - The Spectacular Perseid Meteor Showers

Though there are a slew of meteor showers that are visible from Earth every year, none come even close to the show put on by the Perseids annually around mid-August. They are so spectacular that the experts at NASA call them the 'fireball' champion of all annual meteor showers! The best part is that this year's event is coming up soon.

NASA's 20th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race Is A Roaring Success

By Meera Dolasia on May 4, 2013
NASA's 20th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race Is A Roaring Success

On April 26th, 2013, 89 school and colleges teams from 23 US States, Puerto Rico, Canada, India, Germany, Russia and Mexico, gathered at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama to participate in NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race.

Even Saturn Gets Hit By Hurricanes!

By Meera Dolasia on May 2, 2013
Even Saturn Gets Hit By Hurricanes!

Here's some news that may make those of you dreading the upcoming hurricane season, feel a tad better - Even Saturn gets hit with them! Except in the case of the ringed-planet, they are much bigger, more powerful and last indefinitely.

Video Of The Week - Why Astronauts Never Shed Tears

By Meera Dolasia on April 15, 2013
Video Of The Week - Why Astronauts Never Shed Tears

Though it is common knowledge that lack of gravity makes life in space a tad different from that on earth, very few of us ever think about how different. There is of course the fact that Astronauts are always suspended and floating around, but what about beyond that? Something as basic as shedding a tear or two of joy or sorrow?

Apollo Rocket Engines Salvaged From Seabed After More Than 40 Years

By Meera Dolasia on March 26, 2013
Apollo Rocket Engines Salvaged From Seabed After More Than 40 Years

Thanks to the efforts of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, two engines from the Apollo rockets that delivered man to the moon, have been dug up from their watery grave, more than 40 years after they landed back on earth.

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