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NASA's Juno mission to cross halfway to Jupiter next week

Washington |Thursday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST

NASA's Juno mission will next week mark the halfway point in data collection by completing the 16th science pass of Jupiter.

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ALMA finds protoplanetary disks depicting planet formation

Washington |Thursday, 2018 10:15:25 PM IST

Astronomers have obtained stunning, high-resolution images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks, depicting the birth of planets, using Chile's Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

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Google Doodle tells why you shouldn't miss Thursday's meteor showers

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST

After 9 p.m. on Thursday , you should be able to watch the best Geminid meteor showers to Earth ever and Google has made a Doodle just to make you aware of what a celestial show you could miss if you

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India to launch GSAT 7 satellite for Indian Air Force

Chennai |Wednesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

India will be launching GSAT 7A, a military communication satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF), on December 19 with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) rocket, said Indian spa

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Ministry asks IISc to design data site for smart cities

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to design a data site for information exchange among smart cities, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

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NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST

NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has found water locked inside the asteroid Bennu -- a remnant from early in the format

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Voyager 2 is now also in interstellar space behind its Voyager 1 twin

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

Forty-one years after it left Earth, NASAs Voyager 2 probe has now become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space after its twin Voyager 1 did in 2012.

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More glaciers in East Antarctica losing ice: NASA

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST

A group of glaciers spanning one-eighth of East Antarctica's coast have begun to lose ice over the past decade, hinting at widespread changes in the ocean, NASA scientists have found.

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Mars Mission to shorten space traveller's lifespan by 2.5 years: Research

Moscow [Russia] | December 10, 2018 6:11:29 PM IST

Moscow [Russia], Dec 10 (ANI/Sputnik): A round trip to Mars will expose space travellers to dangerously high levels of solar radiation that is estimated to shorten their lifespan by two years and a ha

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Spacewalk: Russian cosmonauts to check hole in Soyuz docked to ISS

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

Two Russian cosmonauts will go for a six-hour-long spacewalk on Tuesday to check a hole in the external hull of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft currently docked to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Wintertime ice growth in Arctic sea slows long-term decline: NASA

New York |Sunday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

While sea ice in the Arctic continues to be on the decline, a new research from the US Space agency suggests that it is regrowing at faster rates during the winter than it was a few decades ago.

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Astronomers find a treasure trove of planets hiding in dust

Bejing |Sunday, 2018 7:45:24 PM IST

"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, a new research by an international team of astronomers suggests.

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