Hubble to soon return to normal science operations: NASA

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST

NASA has brought Hubble Space Telescope's seven-year old backup gyroscope (gyro) back to life, after the spacecraft entered safe mode due to a failed gyro earlier this month, the US space agency said

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NASA names new gamma-ray constellations after Godzilla, Hulk

Washington |Monday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST

NASA has used certain characters from modern myths such as the "Hulk" and "Godzilla" to name its new set of 21 gamma-ray constellations constructed in celebration of its Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescop

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Europe-Japan joint mission set out for Mercury

London |Saturday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST

Two satellites developed in Europe and Japan are on their way to the Sun's closest planet Mercury. It is likely to take them seven years to reach their destination.

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Superflares from red dwarfs may affect habitability of planets

Washington |Friday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found that violent outbursts, or superflares, from red dwarf stars could affect the habitability of any planets orbiting it.

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NASA calls for science payloads for delivery to Moon

Washington |Friday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

In line with its plan to conduct more research on the Moon's surface ahead of a human return, NASA has issued a call for science instruments and technology payloads that will fly on commercial lunar l

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Girls who play video games more likely to pursue science degrees

London |Friday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST

Girls who play video games are three times more likely to pursue physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, says a new study.

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How far away are we from commercial fusion energy? (Science Feature)

Cadarache (France) |Thursday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST

Electricity-generating fusion power plants -- one of the biggest inventions in history -- might be safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible. But, how far are we from turning science f

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There's no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST

In "Brief Answers To The Big Questions", the last book published in renowned physicist Stephen Hawkings name, he has reached the conclusion that there is no God.

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NASA's Chandra Observatory back in action

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, is back in action after suffering a glitch due to the failure of the gyroscope and going into safe mode last w

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