Tag: NASA

NASA spacecraft meets the asteroid Bennu

Just days after its InSight lander touched down safely on Mars after a long, uncertain journey, NASA is getting set for another nail-biter: the arrival of the space agency’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at its target, a skyscraper-size asteroid known as Bennu.

Kepler-22b New Planet Discovered in Habitable Zone

NASA announced the discovery of Kepler-22b, the first planet the Kepler spacecraft has discovered in the habitable zone. The discovery of Kepler-22b, which is 600 light-years away from Earth, brings scientists one step closer to finding a planet that could…

NASA Shuttle Launch Halts of Cloudy Weather

The launching of the space shuttle Endeavour was postponed a day because of thick clouds that moved in during the last few hours of the countdown. Forecasters had predicted an 80 percent chance of favorable weather for the early morning…

Pyrimidine

Pyrimidine is a ring-shaped molecule made up of carbon and nitrogen and is the basic structure for uracil, part of a genetic code found in ribonucleic acid (RNA). RNA is central to protein synthesis, but has many other roles. Pyrimidine…