NASA’s interest in botany yields interesting results Science 

NASA’s interest in botany yields interesting results

In the past, household plants had been linked to reduced stress and anxiety, but now, a new study linked to NASA and several other leading organizations has investigated the benefits of indoor plants and how different species of flora can affect human behaviour. Mostly common plants that can be found in your average garden, scientists believe that bringing these plants... Read More
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Human space exploration, what are the holdbacks?

Space. The final frontier… Star Trek sure knew how to make people dream about interstellar space travel, and although we may still be lightyears away from travelling to the far corners of our galaxy, NASA and SpaceX have recently announced their plans for several manned missions to Mars, reviving many aspirations for further space travel. But how far can we... Read More
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Juno Spacecraft takes detailed photos of Jupiter’s Big Red Spot

NASA’s Juno mission has taken some new breathtaking pictures of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The JunoCam mounted on the satellite took some detailed photos of one of the gas giant’s major features. All the photos were then compiled by several citizen scientists, who were then able to put forward enhanced-color imagery of the spot. These images have taken the space... Read More
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NASA’s new planetary defence system faces field trials

NASA has announced that its first-ever asteroid deflection mission has progressed to the next design phase. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, is as the name suggests, an asteroid deflection technique that is set to become a world-first planetary defence system. Using revolutionary technology known as kinetic impaction, the DART will strike asteroids in order to shift its orbit. Read More

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