Technology

Nasa Joins North Sea Oil Cleanup Training Exercise

Nasa for the first time participated in Norway’s annual oil spill cleanup exercise in the North Sea from June 8 to 11.Scientists flew a specialised Nasa airborne instrument called the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) on Nasa’s C-20A piloted research aircraft to monitor a controlled release of oil into the sea, testing the radar’s ability to distinguish between ... Read More »

Kerala Students to Design CubeSat, NanoSat Satellites

The students and faculty of the Trinity College of Engineering in Thiruvananthapuram have started an innovative initiative – a student satellite project titled Tassat, which they aim to complete by 2018.”With so many of Isro divisions and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) located here it has become a natural space science city. So, a student satellite programme is the perfect ... Read More »

The Moon Is Engulfed in a Permanent, Lopsided Dust Cloud: Study

The Moon is engulfed in a permanent but lopsided dust cloud made up of tiny dust grains, scientists say.Astronomers said the dust cloud increases in density when annual events like the Geminids meteor shower spew shooting stars. The cloud is made up primarily of tiny dust grains kicked up from the Moon’s surface by the impact of high-speed, interplanetary dust ... Read More »