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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an United States government organization.

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Can drag be neglected, although the object is in motion?

I was researching more about drag and why two things fall at the same time, and I came across Nasa's website (and quite a few more website) which said that, When drag is equal to weight, there is no ...
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Does the Parker Solar Probe experience radiation pressure being so close to the sun?

Since the Parker Solar Probe does close fly-bys around the sun, does it experience any significant radiation pressure from photons emitted by the sun? Is this push, significant enough to require ...
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How does the NASA InSight lander determine the depth of a Marsquake?

With only one lander with this type of equipment at one location, how can the InSight lander's investigators be so sure of the depth of the Marsquakes it detects?
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Diffusion of a color through a liquid in zero-gravity environments

There's a video of an astronaut putting a droplet of food coloring into a blob (sphere) of water on the ISS. The water turns the color of the dye almost instantaneously. On Earth that dye would slowly ...
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Gravity Probe B and the gravitomagnetic acceleration (frame dragging)

How could 1 gyroscope prove both the geodetic effect and the frame dragging? The geodetic effect is orders of magnitude greater than the "shadowed" frame dragging.
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Are there any plans for cosmic ray detectors as part of the new ARTEMIS program?

NASA's new Artemis program involves building several temporary waypoints around and on the moon. One of the side-bonuses for scientists is that this has opened a few new funding avenues for studying ...
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Method adapted by ISRO

Why does the ISRO change orbits of a satellite in many steps? I've seen them do this in the MANGALYAAN as well as CHANDRAYAAN II missions. From what I understand, changing the orbit of the ...