Space Science

MarsInSight lander breathes Martian air with open arms: Now can start making detailed 3D map of its workspace

New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters), the arm will be used to pick up science instruments from the lander's deck, gently setting them on the Martian surface at Elysium Planitia, the lava plain where InSight touched down on Nov. 26...

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Countdown begins for launch of India’s heaviest satellite: GSAT-11

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to launch GSAT-11 — India’s heaviest and most powerful communication satellite yet — on an Ariane-5 rocket 5 December at 2 am IST from French New Guinea...

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Picturesque as it looks! ISRO's HySIS satellite shares first image covering parts of Lakhpat area in Gujarat

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the first-day image from the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite HYSIS. The first-day image was acquired at NRSC Hyderabad on December 2, covering parts of Lakhpat in Gujarat. The sample color composite image represents VNIR spectral bands...

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After a two-year journey, a NASA spacecraft arrives at its target asteroid

For the past two years, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has sailed across the solar system by the light of the stars. Like ancient mariners and the Apollo astronauts, it needed the constancy of the constellations to navigate the dark unknown...

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ISRO makes Indians proud by launching 30 satellites of 8 nations successfully

ISRO successfully launched Earth observation satellite. 30 satellites of 8 nations have launched successfully. The goal of #HysIS is to study Earth's surface in visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. ..

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NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface

Mars has received its newest robotic resident. NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey from Earth...

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ISRO to launch PSLV-C43 carrying her modern earth observation satellite HysIS

The space agency ISRO will launch its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C43, carrying her modern earth observation satellite HysIS, on Thursday. It will also carry 30 other co-passenger satellites of customers from eight countries...

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ISRO to launch modern communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard rocket GSLV-Mark-Three ON Nov 14

The Indian Space Research Organization ISRO will launch the modern communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard the rocket GSLV-Mark-Three on November 14...

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Scientists found a galaxy with almost no dark matter. Here’s what that means.

Roughly 65 million light-years away from Earth is a galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2 (DF2 for short). But DF2 may as well be called F-U, because that’s what it’s saying to scientists who thought they understood galaxies, dark matter, and really anything about our universe...

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NASA's legendary Kepler space telescope retires after running out of fuel

NASA's legendary Kepler space telescope has retired after running out of fuel needed for further science operations. The US space agency said this brings an end to a prolific nine-and-a-half year mission in which it discovered over 2,600 intriguing exoplanets, some of which may harbour life...

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Magical beauty of space covered under pallete of black and white

Sometimes nature shows us something that we have even never imagined. In these brighty cities we don’t admire much the world beyond the earth but whenever we are in villages, we feel that lets have a look at the sky in the night time and just keep on looking at the stars, moon etc. usually the colors we see are white and black but the sky has number of colors hidden under its curtain. This can be seen by this image...

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Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit today for a joint mission to Mercury, the planet closest to the sun...

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Superflares from young stars may imperil planets: NASA

Scientists have found that violent flares from the host star may make planets orbiting it uninhabitable by affecting their atmospheres. NASA said, its Hubble telescope is observing such stars through a large programme called HAZMAT, or Habitable Zones and M dwarf Activity across Time...

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NASA Solar Probe gets closer to the Sun; successfully completes first Venus flyby

On Wednesday, Parker Solar Probe successfully completed its flyby of Venus at a distance of about 1,500 miles during the first Venus gravity assist of the mission. These gravity assists will help the spacecraft tighten its orbit closer and closer to the Sun over the course of the mission...

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Mangalyaan completes four years around Mars, sends rare photos of planet

Launched in 2013, Mangalyaan is India’s first mission to the outer space has successfully completed four years around Mars and now to celebrate its fourth birthday, the satellite has sent some never-before seen stellar images of Mars...

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This picture by NASA refreshes your memories locked in mind somewhere

In this busy, noisy, polluted world, we are getting far from the nature’s love which it wants to give us but this picture refreshes the memories one has some or the other time has experienced somewhere on his/her society’s terrace or in Verandah of village home etc. as if we are on the laps on Mother Nature...

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ISRO to set up an Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response

Home Ministry and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have signed a MoU for setting up of a state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in Home Ministry. In a release, the Ministry said on Thursday, ISRO will render its technical expertise for setting up of proposed ICR-ER whereas the project will be executed under the overall supervision of MHA...

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NASA's Parker Solar Probe clicks first images

Just over a month into its seven-year mission to touch the Sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has beamed back the first-light data from each of its four instrument suites, says NASA...

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Russia offers to join hands in training Indian astronauts for future space missions

Russia has offered to train Indian astronauts for its future space missions. The Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, during a meeting with Indian delegation on Friday, made a proposal for the participation of Russian specialists in the selection and training of Indian astronauts for a spaceflight, a source in the rocket and space industry told Sputnik. India had earlier announced plans to send a national crew into orbit in 2022...

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ISRO successfully launches PSLV C 42 with two British earth observation satellites

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched PSLV C 42 with two British earth observation satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 in precision at 10.08 pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota...

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NASA is making an AI-based GPS for space

Today, all you have to do to find your way around a new city is fire up Google Maps, Waze, or one of the many other GPS-based navigation apps available. Follow the steps, and, bam, you get where you need to go...

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ISRO all set to launch its PSLV rocket on September 15

After a gap of five months, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will resume its launch operations on September 16 by putting two international satellites into space on a PSLV rocket...

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ISRO to set up its ground base in North Pole

Our Space Organization known as ISRO has recently announced about its manned spacecraft in Space named Gaganyaan. Along with this ISRO has also decided to set up its ground base at our globe's one of the ends that is the North Pole...

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India to join hands with France for its Gaganyaan Programme

‘India and France will join hands for India’s Gaganyaan programme for manned space flight before 2022’ this was announced during the 6th edition of the biennial Bengaluru Space Expo inaugurated by ISRO Chairman Dr. K Sivan in Bengaluru today...

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NASA to dig the Red Planet’s interior & learn about its volcanoes

The Red Planet has some of the tallest mountains in the solar system. They include Olympus Mons, a volcano nearly three times the height of Everest. It borders a region called the Tharsis plateau, where three equally awe-inspiring volcanoes dominate the landscape...

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United Arab Emirates to send first astronauts into space

The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station. Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum named the new astronauts as Hazza al-Mansouri, 34, and 37-year-old Sultan al-Neyadi. Writing on Twitter, he said the duo "raise the bar of ambitions for future Emirati generations"...

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ISRO to outsource production of Polar and Small Launch Vehicles to private Industries

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will outsource the production of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and Small Satellite Launch Vehicles to private Industries. The Indian Space agency Chairman K Sivan informed media persons in Bengaluru on Wednesday that private industries will play a major role in capacity building...

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India to unfurl tricolor in space by 2022; details of Gaganyaan project announced

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) unveiled India's Gaganyaan programme for manned space flight before 2022 as announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Independence Day...

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Like what you do… and then you will do your best…

Katherine Johnson..

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx begins asteroid operations campaign

After an almost two-year journey, NASA’s asteroid sampling spacecraft, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), caught its first glimpse of asteroid Bennu last week and began the final approach toward its target. Kicking off the mission’s asteroid operations campaign on Aug. 17, the spacecraft’s PolyCam camera obtained the image from a distance of 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km). ..

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Limits of ‘Possible’ can only be defined by going beyond them into ‘Impossible’…

DR VR Lalithambika..

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Chandrayaan-I fetches water ice on surface of Moon; NASA applauds

Chandrayaan-I has got a victory while exploring Moon as it has found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon's Polar Regions. According to the study published in the journal PNAS, the ice deposits are patchily distributed and could possibly be ancient...

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ISRO moves ahead for a new world record; to launch 50 satellites in next three year

With an aim to meet the growing demand for space applications in India, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a total of 50 satellites including a second outing to the Moon and two test flights of a new rocket-small satellite launch vehicle (SSLV)...

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New milestone coming soon! ISRO to launch Chandrayaan-2 with a lander and a rover to the moon on Jan 3 next year

India is all set to welcome next year in a unique way with launching its second lunar mission "Chandrayaan-2" and achieve a new milestone in the world of space science. Notably, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its second lunar mission "Chandrayaan-2" on January 3 next year to land on the moon with a lander and rover. ISRO Chairman K. Sivan while talking to media on Sunday said that the space agency is aiming to launch the mission on January 3 next year but the window to land ..

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Don’t get bogged down by notion of limits…. There aren’t any

Sunita Williams..

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NASA’s historic ‘Parker Solar Probe’ to study our ‘Sun’; countdown to launch on August 12

People around the world look up and see our Sun every day. But through a space telescope, it looks nothing like it does from down on the ground. The surface dances with arches of solar material that reach up into the solar atmosphere – an environment of charged particles and magnetic fields, unlike anything we experience on Earth...

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Astronaut Sunita Williams in 'Get Set Go' mode for NASA’s first commercial flight

Indian-origin US astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA who will fly the first missions into space on commercially provided rockets and capsules, starting next year...

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Get outside TONIGHT to see Mars as it approaches Earth closer than it has been in 15 years!

Skygazers! Good news for you our solar system’s red planet, Mars will make the closest approach to Earth in the last fifteen years, today. One can catch Mars in the night sky when the two planets will be just 57.6 million kilometers apart...

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Beauty in disguise! Have a glimpse of what the cameras have captured #BloodMoon2018

Midnight of July 27 and 28 witnessed the longest ever lunar eclipse of the century which converted Earth’s bright shiny satellite into big red ball popularly known as blood moon which was visible in most of the parts of the world. In India, it started at 11.54 pm of July 27 which lasted till 3.39 am today. These many hours were of excitement for the skygazers as they experienced something very special. Many people were seen with the camera to capture of the lunar eclipse. Have a look at these beautiful ..

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Be ready with your binoculars, telescopes to witness the beauty of tonight’s lunar eclipse

Skygazer! Be ready with your binoculars and telescopes to catch the beauty of tonight’s Lunar Eclipse. Over the night of July 27 and early hours of 28, you will witness a blood moon, estimated to be the longest of its kind in a hundred years. During this event, the Earth will cast its shadow on the Moon that will radiate a scarlet red colour. The longest lunar eclipse of the century will be visible in two parts; first being a total lunar eclipse, followed by a partial eclipse...

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Red Planet shows its new feature: Presence of liquid water lake in such a cold condition, know how!

Red Planet, Mars is slowly giving us signals of being not only our neighbor planet but can be a neighbor with living creatures too as a massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising the possibility that more water - and maybe even life - exists there...

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Skygazers! Good news for you: Mars to meet Earth closely the next week

Skygazers! Good news for you our solar system’s red planet, Mars will make the closest approach to Earth in the last fifteen years, next week. One can catch Mars in the night sky when the two planets will be just 57.6 million kilometers apart on 31st July...

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NASA launches online toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data

NASA has launched an online toolkit to make it easier for users to find, analyse and utilise the most relevant satellite data for their research, business projects or conservation efforts...

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Moon to have new guest next year and that is Israel!

Only three nations have ever landed on the Moon — the U.S., China, and Russia. But a fourth is just about ready to join the list that is Israel...

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International Balloon Challenge knocks the door of Rajasthan; young space lovers to get a chance to enter their dream world

The Rajasthan government is all set to organize an International Balloon Challenge on July 25-26 this year in collaboration with Space Kidz India. Notably, the aim of International Balloon Challenge is to provide a chance for all young space lovers to enter their dream world...

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ISRO tests crew escape system for human spaceflight

India took another step forward with its human spaceflight program, as ISRO tested the crew escape system for its crew capsule in an emergency pad abort situation. The test lasted about 220 seconds, during a two-hour window that opened at 06:00 local time (00:30 UTC)...

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Asteroid hunter Hayabusa2 reaches to asteroid Ryugu; watches it from a distance of around 40km

From now on, Hayabusa2 will stay near Ryugu, observe the asteroid, release the lander and rovers, touch down and perform the impact experiment. Since these mission operations differ considerably from the activities prior to arrival, we created a new mission logo for Hayabusa2, tells JAXA...

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Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boost

Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boost..

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Scientists found a galaxy with almost no dark matter; here’s what that means

Roughly 65 million light-years away from Earth is a galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2 (DF2 for short). But DF2 may as well be called F-U because that’s what it’s saying to scientists who thought they understood galaxies, dark matter, and really anything about our universe...

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NASA accepts one of the biggest engineering challenges; will send helicopter to fly in unusual atmosphere of Mars

Now NASA is heading towards sending a helicopter which can fly in thin martian air and take it a step ahead in Mar’s exploration, findings and research. It will deliver a groundbreaking technology demonstration: the first helicopter to ever fly on a planetary body other than Earth. This Mars Helicopter will demonstrate the first controlled, powered, sustained flight on another world. It could also pave the way for future missions that guide rovers and gather science data and images at locations previously ..

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Astronomers discovered three planets in an entirely new way

We have lots of ways to detect planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. Some planets are close enough that we can see them just by looking at the night sky, while others are only detectable using powerful telescopes. Some we can’t see at all — we only know they exist through to indirect evidence. We may see dips in the brightness of a distant star that could indicate the passing of an orbiting planet or changes in a star’s color that could hint at the gravitational pull of one...

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Longest ever Spacewalker ‘Spacegem Peggy Whitson’ retires from NASA

NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired on Friday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight...

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Will NASA’s opportunity survive a massive dust storm after 15 years Mars‘Vaas’?

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity is facing hindrance in its work because of a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun. For now, Mars’ oldest working rover is stuck in the middle of the raging storm, in round-the-clock darkness...

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Indian Scientists discovers big brother of Earth: K2-236 planet 27 times bigger than ours

Our Indian Scientists took the space science a step ahead by finding out a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size exoplanet, which is about 27 times the mass of Earth and six times the radius of Earth. The planet revolves around a Sun-like star, some 600 light years away from Earth. The team of scientists belongs to the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad...

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NASA puts two steps forward in search for life on Mars: Swelling, shrinking methane on Martian land raises hopes of life on red planet

Since many time NASA is in the search mode of life on the Red Planet (Mars). Till now it has not been possible that it could find any Aliens but yes NASA was successful to put two steps forward in its mission to find life as it has detected organic molecules at the harsh surface of Mars! And what’s important about this is it now has a lot more certainty that there are organic molecules preserved at the surface of Mars. It didn’t know that before...

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NASA’s imaginative mission: To study Venus from a Floating Research Colony

Venus is not a hospitable place for humans. The planet is covered in thick, billowing sulfuric acid clouds, underneath which temperatures reach nearly a thousand degrees Fahrenheit. If you were unfortunate enough to stand on Venus’ volcano-spotted surface, you would feel 100 times more pressure than you would be standing on the surface of our own planet, in large part due to its atmosphere...

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NASA believes in ‘Share and Evolve’: Makes all the research articles absolutely free and accessible for everyone

Now get all the research related articles belonging to NASA for free, free, free! There's something very special about all the awesome research funded by NASA - it's accessible, for free, to everyone...

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Leveling up the mission of launching rockets, ISRO on hunt for industries’ participation

Indian Space Research Organization ISRO seeks to push up the mission of launching 12 to 18 rockets every year as it is hunting for the participation of industries in the endeavour and wanted them to launch rockets by 2020, a top official in Mahendragiri-Headquartered ISRO Propulsion Complex, said on Wednesday...

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Embarking the mission to explore the far dark side of moon, China successfully launches its relay satellite

Aiming to achieve a far reaching idea of exploring various depths of space, China has successfully launched a relay satellite designed to establish a communication link between the Earth and a lunar probe planned to land on the far side of the Moon. The satellite was launched on early Monday morning. ..

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ISRO develops Desi Atomic Clock: Says goodbye importing from Europe

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has prepared an Atomic Clock which will be used in Navigation Satellites (GPRS). With this help, we can get accurate location of any GPS based item. Significantly, before this, ISRO had to purchase an atomic clock from European Aerospace Manufacturer Astrium for its navigation satellite, but this indigenous Atomic clock is currently in the test period...

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NASA all decked up for InSight Mars Lander Launch; Watch this space for live coverage

While Californians are in deep sleep, NASA is all decked up for launching InSight spacecraft to Mars. Heading to the early morning launch, this happens to be the first mission to explore Mars' deep interior. All the best!..

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There are chances of life on Pluto!

Pluto, known as a dwarf planet and farthest planet from our Earth might have life on that says some of the scientists of Washington University...

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Fascinate yourself with these Earthily moments! A visual voyage to sink in our mesmerizing planet #Earth

Earth Day – the day to cherish our origin right? We belong to our Earth and Earth belongs to us. We humans always tend to ignore the beauty of our Mother Earth. Beautiful greens and blues we have been seeing in photographs – our Earth is more than that!..

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And the search begins! NASA successfully blasts off ‘alien-planet hunter’- TESS into high orbit

And the search begins! On Wednesday, NASA with the back of SpaceX has successfully blasted off its TESS Spacecraft- A new exo-planet hunting telescope into high Earth orbit. SpaceX launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS – with the launch on the Falcon 9 rocket...

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ISRO successfully carries out final orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I

The Indian Space Research Organization successfully carried out its fourth and final orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I navigation satellite on Sunday. The IRNSS-1I is the eighth satellite in the constellation, with seven others already in space, which is part of the navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) system — originally called Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System or IRNSS. This system will provide Indian land-based users indigenous positioning and navigation services...

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ISRO marks another achievement, successfully puts IRNSS-1l navigation satellite into orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1I (IRNSS-1I) from Sriharikota during the early hours on Thursday...

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Countdown ticks as ISRO set to launch IRNSS-1I satellite tomorrow

Following the failure of the GSAT-6A which had lost contact with the ground, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for a positive launch of the PSLV-C41/IRNSS-1I. The launch is expected to be held on Thursday morning, at 04:04 AM...

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Meet TESS: NASA’s new hunter to probe alien life, new worlds existing in our massive universe

Do aliens exist out there in our solar system? We have always been curious about who else exist in universe besides us! Now scientists are hoping to find out if it lies on our cosmic doorstep. NASA is set to launch TESS – the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – which will orbit high above the Earth searching for potentially habitable planets beyond the solar system. TESS is going on a hunt for alien planets...

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Want to see your names flashing on Sun? NASA is preping to send spacecraft to our Hot Star

Want to send your names to our hottest star, The Sun? Then buy a hot ticket and you will be the lucky one to see your names flashing near the Sun...

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Escape the Earth soon: Dreams of spending nights amidst galaxy to come true!

Who all wish to spend their nights being a part of our galaxy? Wish to see our Earth from up there? Those auroras? Sunlight? Soon you’re set to spend your vacations up in space! Yes!..

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From Mumbai’s slum to ISRO: Pursuing her dreams, Divyashree Shinde joins the league of space research

When we give examples of inspirations to the world, Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams who are the names which are the pride of India. Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams were the first two Indian origin women to fly to space. Here is one more rising inspiration- Divyashree Shinde from Borivali’s slum area secured herself to become a part of Indian Space Research Organization. Congratulations!..

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The show is not over yet Astrophilians! Curiosity rises as 3 more satellites likely to crash on earth this week

The world experienced China's spacecraft Tiangong-1, which had lost control re-entered earth's atmosphere only to burn up over the South Pacific. So if you think we are done with it, hold on there. It’s hardly the last spacecraft that will have a dive to earth. In fact, by the end of the week, three more are expected to re-enter the atmosphere...

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Don’t lose your hopes! ISRO chief confirms chances of retrieving the lost contact of ambitious GSAT-6A

Right after the news of the aspiring GSAT-6A losing contact came into news; efforts have been underway to retrieve it back. Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) chairman Dr K Sivan on Sunday confirmed that the space agency's communication link with the recently launched Gsat-6A got retorted but said the space agency was trying to re-establish contact with the advanced communication satellite. ..

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Chinese space station ‘Tiangong-1’ burns up over South Pacific; Want to have a look?

Chinese spacecraft Tiangong-1, which had lost control re-entered earth's atmosphere only to burn up over the South Pacific. The 34.1-foot space vehicle was built earlier by China in 2011 as a part of its space plans. However, no large pieces of the Tiangong-1 hit the earth...

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Recently launched, ISRO loses communication with GSAT-6A

Creating history with the launch of GSAT-6A satellite via the GSLV from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Indian Space Research Organisation has built up a lot of curiosity among the people. Unfortunately, things are not quite well as it assumed to be. ISRO confirmed it today afternoon that communication with GSAT-6A, the country's newest communication satellite, was lost after the second firing of the on-board engine, which was performed on Saturday...

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NASA's next Mars lander ‘InSight’ on mission to understand our Earth

NASA's next Mars lander InSight, set to launch May 5 at earliest from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, will bring a trio of powerful instruments to measure the wobbles, quakes and heat that reveal what's going on deep inside the Red Planet — and perhaps offer insight into how Earth formed, as well...

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Feed your curiosity about how ISRO launched GSAT-6A satellite with this Onboard Camera Video!

India’s Space Organization ISRO in its successful launch of GSAT-6A satellite raised a bar higher on Thursday. Everyone has curiosity to watch the how and what of when it comes to the launching of satellites! Here is the onboard camera video GSLV-F08 shared by Indian Space Research Organization. ..

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ISRO shot high its GSAT-6A resonating communication satellite from Sriharikota

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has yet again created history by launching the GSAT-6A satellite via the GSLV from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota...

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The Launch of ISRO's - GSLV-F08 / GSAT-6A Satellite from SHAR, Sriharikota

The Launch of ISRO's - GSLV-F08 / GSAT-6A Satellite from SHAR, Sriharikota..

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China's 7000-kg space station ‘Tiangong-1’ to crash into Earth this week

Breaking down into several big pieces, Chinese space station weighing over 7 tonnes will crash into our planet on or around April 1. Chinese authorities are monitoring its move, it could crash in a northern US state such as Michigan...

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Countdown begins! ISRO set to launch GSAT-6A: High power S-band communication satellite

Countdown begins! Indian Space Research Organization ISRO set to launch GSAT-6A, a high power S-band communication satellite i.e. on March 29. The satellite will provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of 6m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques. These are useful in satellite-based mobile communication applications...

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Science finds out Oxygen on Moon

Have you ever heard that oxygen is present on Moon? Someone will tell that the question is not valid how can oxygen be there on the moon? But this is true scientists have found out life supporting gas on Moon...

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ISRO–BHEL Tie up for the Production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells

In order to produce Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells which is a power source for satellite, ISRO has entered into a Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), which is one of the country’s leading PSUs, to transfer the technology for the manufacture of space grade Li-Ion cells. The TTA was signed at ISRO Headquarters, Bengaluru yesterday in the presence of Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Atul Sobti, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL...

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ISRO set to launch GSAT-6A: High power S-band communication satellite on 29 March

As a gift for the fiscal year ending, Indian Space Research Organization ISRO set to launch GSAT-6A, a high power S-band communication satellite i.e. on March 29. The satellite will provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of 6m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques. These are useful in satellite-based mobile communication applications. ..

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NASA’s historic ‘Parker Solar Probe’ to study our ‘Sun’; submit your names online to get featured along on ride

Studying Sun has always been a keen priority for scientists also NASA is set to carry its historic ‘Parker Solar Probe’. NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission launching in summer 2018...

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Raising around $18 mn Astranis Satellite aims to provide broadband internet access across globe

Raising around $18 million as a total investment, Satellite Startup Astranis is building satellites about the size of a wine cooler that is capable of delivering broadband internet services to telecommunications services around the globe...

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Enjoy Live streaming of buffer-free lunar video by 2019: Thanks to Vodafone 4G

While we are still thriving hard for our 4G network here on Earth, scientists are looking to explore Moon with the help of same 4G network! In first of its kind, telecom giant Vodafone seeks to set up 4G network by next year on Moon with an aim to support a mission by PTScientists in 2019...

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Have a look at this record-breaking photo, farthest image from Earth ever taken

NASA keeps us always surprising with new footages or photos from space, a source of great mystery till now. This time, the space agency has released a record-breaking photograph taken by the New Horizons spacecraft when it was 3.79 billion miles away from the Earth. The same Spacecraft gifted us the rare close up of Pluto...

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ISRO sets up 437 Village Resource Centres for rural development through satellite technology

With an aim to draw the optimum outcome of the satellite technology used for development of rural areas, Indian Space Research Organization ISRO has set up 437 Village Resource Centres (VRCs). About Rs 18 Crores was spent for establishing 473 VRCs...

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Badminton has reached space! Astronauts tossed shuttlecock in International Space Station

The colonization of space by humans is gaining more momentum with time. Astronauts are turning outer space a second home and making their out of world stay more entertaining. First badminton match outside the world, aboard the International Space Station, took place...

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There’s a car in orbit around Earth! Falcon Heavy launched successfully

The most powerful, the heaviest rocket of the world has reached space making history. The private space company SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center of united states...

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4 day Astronomical Society of India Conference opens up to confer on vivid corners of astronomy

4 day Astronomical Society of India conclave kicks off discussing vivid corners of astronomy at Osmania University. The conclave will go on till 9th February which will be graced by at least 400 astronomers. Subjects ranging from mysteries of super-massive black holes lurking in the middle of our galaxy and exploration of the character of dark matter, to peculiarities of planets orbiting other stars, and gravitational waves, the latest topic in the world of astronomy, will feature at the meet to mark ..

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Japan’s Space Agency launches world’s ‘smallest’ satellite-carrying rocket

Taking a lesson from last year’s failure, Japan has launched a tiny satellite-carrying rocket touted as smallest in the world. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, launched the tiny rocket from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, at 2:03 PM on Saturday...

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NASA broadcasts super blue moon

NASA broadcasts super blue moon..

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No sunlight, no soil! Plants grown aboard Space Station imprints ‘Roots in Space’

Nature just needs to breathe! Space is the new bed as Scientists living on International Space Station are growing plants out there. Study revolving around how plants adapt to microgravity, team of Scientists have revealed the science behind adapting nature of plants in space...

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‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ to wake you up: Don’t miss this once-in-a lifetime opportunity peeps!

While the world has been gearing up to watch ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ live which will be broadcasted by NASA today. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity peeps! Only for the people who live in North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands our Moon is set to rock with another avatar! Set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a “Super Blue Blood Moon.”..

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‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ on his way to drown you all

New Year set to welcome us with a mesmerizing gift. Only for the people who live in North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands our Moon is set to rock with another avatar! Set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a “Super Blue Blood Moon.”..

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Jupiter's husky dusty crust, tickling spots on blue waves not only glitters the image but the eyes too

In this busy life we have never looked up in the sky and observed that how beautiful nature is. Small tickling stars, white cottony Moon, Bright shiny Sun. sometimes our eye goes on it but there are a lot of things in the sky which our eye can’t see but a digital eye can. ..

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Congratulations ISRO for placing India in the forefront globally: Dr Jitendra Singh

The new Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization Dr K Sivan called on Union Minister of State FOR Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh after the Minister Dr Jitendra Singh complimented the new Chairman for taking over the charge of ISRO at a time when the Team ISRO, through its commendable work, has placed India as a frontline nation in the community of world nations...

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Modi Govt brought Space technology to every Indian household: Jitendra Singh

It is primarily the personal indulgence, intervention, and patronage provided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which has made space technology an essential part of Modi’s “Transforming India” mission, which will finally culminate in the building of “New India” says MoS Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh while addressing the International Space Conference of “Geospatial World Forum.”..

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Cartosat-2 series satellite clicks its first image, have a look

Here is the very first-day image of the Cartosat-2 series satellite. The first image shows part of Madhya Pradesh’s Indore city with Holkar Cricket Stadium in the middle. This mind-blowing picture from ‘Eye in the Sky’ attracts towards the beauty of the city...

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‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’ said our 1st spaceman Rakesh Sharma after successfully immortalizing history in Space Science

Soyuz T-11 spacecraft was set to leave Earth which had Soviet cosmonauts Yuri Malyshev and Gennady Strekalov - and our Indian cosmonaut, Rakesh Sharma. Then exactly nine minutes after blast-off at a height of 200 km above the earth, the spacecraft was injected into space, free from the clutches of earth's gravity, he had become India's first man in space. History has saved a page of Indian Rakesh Sharma who was the first space man of India. Happiest Birthday to this inspiring soul Rakesh Sharma...

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31 satellites in one go! ISRO scores century after successful launch of PSLV-C40

Finally achieving a new milestone in space science, Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) has launched its 100th satellite from Sriharikota. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV lifted off today at 9.29 am from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This veichle carries total 31 satellites from India and six other countries, including India’s 100th satellite...

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100th Mission on way: Countdown ticks as ISRO set to launch 31 satellites in one go

Countdown begins as Indian Space Research Organization ISRO is set to launch its historic mission by launching 31 satellites in one go. ISRO will launch 31 satellites at 9:29 am from Sriharikota’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre of Andhra Pradesh. ..

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Excited to tour the ‘Rocky Red Planet’? UAE gives you virtual glimpses of 1st Mars city

Mars has always been the planet of human interests. Many numbers of satellites, missions are taken up to study the planet Mars. Ever wondered about visiting ‘Mars’! How small our planet Earth will look if we land on Mars? How higher? Butterflies in your stomach, right?..

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Twinkly Massive Galaxy discovered: ‘Large Magellanic Cloud’ galaxy shines with million stars

Revealing shining stars in the neighboring galaxy, astronomers discovered Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy. Astronomers have revealed an 'astonishing' overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy. The results are published in the journal Science...

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Night Gazers! Be ready to hook this month end for Lunar Eclipse after 150 years

Night gazers! Be ready to watch the ‘Lunar Eclipse’, this month end. The first eclipse of 2018 will be a lunar one that comes at the very end of the month, on Jan. 31. Interesting part is such a sky watching event hasn't happened last 151 years...

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New Year Resolutions anyone? NASA’s 2018 resolutions look forward to touch ‘Sun’

New Year Resolutions anyone? What are yours? NASA has got perky yet dangerous resolutions set for New Year 2018. Any guesses? NASA’s 2018 interesting goal is to touch ‘Sun’. With its Solar Parker Probe, NASA aims to explore boiling atmosphere of Sun. The Parker Solar Probe will perform its scientific investigations in a hazardous region of intense heat and solar radiation. The primary science goals for the mission are to track how energy and heat move through the solar corona and to explore what accelerate..

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New year bonanza: ISRO to launch 31 satellites in single mission

The mission will be a combination of 28 nanosatellites from foreign countries, including Finland, and the United States, and one micro and nanosatellite from India along with one Cartosat satellite...

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Stepping on India’s footsteps, SpaceX set to launch heaviest rocket this New Year

This year India’s Space Organization ISRO launched heaviest rocket by launching GSLV Mk3. Following the footsteps of the sme concept SpaceX Agency set to launch ‘Megarocket’ in the New Year which will pave way for humans to explore the solar system from Cape Canaveral launchpad for the first time...

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Nicknamed as ‘Great Pumpkin’: Skull shaped asteroid heading towards Earth

NASA always has exciting yet informative things in their kitty! This time it is the astronomers are preparing for the return of a skull-shaped asteroid that's so dark, it barely reflects sunlight. The asteroid 2015 TB145 is expected to brush our Earth at 78,000mph...

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Race is on: Indian and Japanese teams competing in intl lunar probe contest

The interest for the Sun and the Moon never decreases among scientists how much space science may get improved. For the first time ever, international lunar probe contest is being held, namely Google Lunar XPRIZE contest. Among the five contesting teams, India’s Team Indus is one of the unique entities which is partnering with the Japanese team to transport the latter’s rover...

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Blame ‘Microgravity’! Space radiation may cause ‘Bone Loss’ in Astronauts

Ever wondered about the side effects of living in space those astronauts may face? In a shocking outcome, space radiation may cause astronauts in outer space to lose additional bone, but not more muscle, a study has found. In the first study of its kind, researchers investigated the combined impact of space radiation and microgravity on bone and muscle, hypothesising that radiation would exacerbate bone and muscle loss caused by microgravity...

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Christmas Gift for Space Station Crew: SpaceX carves history by launching ‘Completely Recycled’ spacecraft

SpaceX carved history as for the first time ever, the spaceflight company flew a mission using mostly refurbished technology. The CRS-13 is an important resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), meaning NASA has just cast a major vote of confidence in SpaceX's reusable technology...

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Not for ‘Humans’! NASA finds another ‘solar system’ like ours

Last year NASA made a surprising announcement of discovering a solar system which is 40 light years away consisting of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1, on Thursday NASA again announced of another discovery from Kepler telescope where it captured an eighth planet in a distant star system called Kepler 90 - the first time a faraway star has been found to have the same number of planets orbiting it as our own sun. ..

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Let’s take a dive into 'The Great Red Spot'; NASA reveals new information on Solar System’s most famous storm

We all know about various storms on our planet but it’s time to move on from Earth’s storm to Jupiter’s storm. NASA’s Juno spacecraft has come up with new information about the Great Red Spot, the zone in Jupiter which produces a gigantic storm on the planet. It penetrates well below the clouds about 300 kilometres into the planet's atmosphere, new data from JUNO reveals...

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Furious Nature: NASA captures bright flames of the California wildfires

California wildfires got furious as NASA captures the blazing pictures of it. Thick plumes of smoke and bright flames of the wildfires ravaging Southern California were captured by NASA. The state’s biggest active blaze is in Ventura County, where the Thomas Fire continued to grow Friday and burned more than 200 square miles and destroyed more than 400 buildings. Another 85 structures were damaged, the county fire department said. The fire started Monday evening and erupted overnight...

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Have a look at the ‘Bluetiful’ picture released by NASA of Jupiter

In this busy life we have never looked up in the sky and observed that how beautiful the nature is. Small tickling stars, white cottony Moon, Bright shiny Sun. sometimes our eye goes on it but there are lot of things in sky which our eye can’t see but a digital eye can. Likewise NASA has released a very ‘Bluetiful’ picture of our biggest planet Jupiter...

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Russia loses contact with newly launched weather satellite

While Russia has been creating excellence space science since a long time, it is a big disappointment for the country as it has lost contact with a weather satellite just a few hours after the launch. The Meteor-M was launched on Tuesday from Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome in the country’s Far East . ..

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‘Farewell to Saturn’: Cassini clicks amazing images of Saturn while biding adieu

The planet with its ring- Saturn was clicked by the Cassini during the final journey. NASA has released a stunning image mosaic of Saturn assembled from the images snapped by the Cassini probe during the final leg of its journey...

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Want to see how Planet Earth looks groped with dust, sea salt and smoke?

Want to see how Earth looks from space? Groped with dust, pollution! The Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) uses data from NASA satellites and computer models to track three aerosols in the atmosphere: smoke, sea salt and dust giving a different color to each...

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Mars Colour Camera captures latest pictures showing vivid volcano shields and clouds over Red Planet

Curiosity builds up day by day over our Red Planet as currently it is the only planet which may support human life. Mars is an open playground for scientists where several numbers of studies are blooming with new outcomes. But for now let us glance over these fresh images clicked by Mars Colour Camera (MCC). ..

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Solar System may have a neighbor! Scientists confirm first object from another star

So it is likely to have a neighbor of our solar system as per new discovery of scientists which says asteroid Oumuamua is the first confirmed object from another star. Speculation of scientists was growing up regarding interloper Oumuamua. The intriguing asteroid zipped through the solar system on a steep trajectory from interstellar space. After long years of theorization, Scientists are very excited to get a concrete proof of the interstellar object. ..

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After launching Nano-satellite Asgardia- 1st Space Kingdom awaits for ‘human colonization’

Ever thought about travelling to moon and settling down there? What an immense view it could be if we get to go and settle out in space? Far away from this pollution, terrorism, politics, disasters??? Isn’t it? Do you know, ‘Space Kingdom’ named as ‘Asgardia-1’ will soon be existing in real time where around 500,000 people applied to become citizens of Asgardia...

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NASA launches highly advanced satellite for accurate weather forecast

Natural disasters have become so much frequent that weather forecast is very much needed now. Hence to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts, NASA has launched the satellite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This highly advanced polar-orbiting satellite is equipped with next-generation technology. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) lifted off on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California...

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That’s our Earth: It’s breathing every single day from seasons to seasons

Our Earth has been constantly under the eyes of our ‘NASA’. NASA has been continuously been sharing stories and videos about our home planet and the search for life elsewhere. But this time, NASA has shared a new time-lapse animation that captures 20 years’ worth of the planet’s changing land and ocean life as seen from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of view Sensor (SeaWiFS), which launched in 1997...

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Global Warming Side Effects: NASA tool reveals ‘Mumbai’ at high risk of getting flooded

Global Warming is stirring up the levels of our planet and so the sea levels are also rising day by day. With new NASA tool, now we would be able to know which city will get flooded due to melting of glaciers. Thanks to NASA...

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Messenger from far away: the first ever Asteroid from another Star named ‘Oumuamua’

“Space”, the world itself creates an image of great void but with a weird awe. Till now thousands of mysteries are not known to even space scientists, astronauts. We have ever wondered if we have any neighbor or not now it turns out at least there is another star system from which a visitor has been in interstellar space. The interloper has been named 'Oumuamua, which means "a messenger from afar arriving first" in Hawaii...

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Planet Earth’s new neighbor: Ross 128b

A temperate planet, the size of the Earth, has been discovered only eleven light-years away from the Earth. The planet is named as Ross 128b founded by European Southern Observatory (ESO)...

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Excited to tour the ‘red planet’? More than 1.3 Indians book ticket to Mars

More than 1.3 lakh Indian space enthusiasts have submitted their names to NASA to be carried to Mars onboard the US space agency’s mission to the red planet next year. Mars has always been the planet of human interests. Many numbers of satellites, missions are taken up to study the planet Mars. Ever wondered about visiting ‘Mars’! How small our planet Earth will look if we land on Mars? How higher? Butterflies in your stomach, right?..

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Star like appearance of tiny moon Phobos photobombed Mars

While taking the photograph of the Mars, the unexpected appearance of a tiny moon Phobos in the camera's field of view as the picture has been captured in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope. The bounty appearance of the moon was captured during its orbital trek around Mars on 12 May 2016...

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Hurry up! You can send your name to Mars

Now your wish in your wishlist to have your name on the red planet will be fulfilled soon. According to reports by NASA more than 2.4 million people have registered to have their names on Mars. Last month, NASA invited members of the public to send their names to Mars. After this invitation, the public responded loud and clear...

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Magical world beyond Earth! Every picture from ‘Space Gallery’ will make you fall in love

Our galaxy is filled up with magical planets, colors, twinkling stars etc. Who doesn’t wants to get lost in universe? Our solar system lies in Milky Way which is mesmerizing enough to make anyone fall in love...

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Happy Birthday to ‘Mangalyaan’: India’s first kiss to Red Planet completes 4 successful years

In the history of space science, India wrote a new chapter on November 5, 2013, when today 'Mangalyaan' was launched from Sriharikota from Andhra Pradesh. What a remarkable examples have been set by Indian Space Research Organization ISRO! Ranging from the successful models like ‘Aryabhatta’, ‘Mangalayaan’, Launching 104 satellites at one go’, till launching heaviest satellite etc. The list goes on and ISRO never fails to make India proud...

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After TRAPPIST, NASA discovers 20 more exoplanets that could possible harbor life

Remember TRAPPIST Solar System, NASA has discovered 20 more planets beyond solar system with Kepler Telescope. A large international team of researchers working with data sent back from NASA's Kepler space telescope has found evidence of 20 previously unknown, promising exoplanets...

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Ta-Dah! Halloween arrives with NASA’s spookiest ‘Galaxy of Horrors’, Explore at your own risk!

And the Halloween starts amidst the dropping temperatures everywhere. NASA has spookiest gift for all with different planets having different zombie worlds. Ta-Dah, ready to explore?..

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ISRO to launch 30 satellites in December

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will be launching 30 satellites in one single mission on board its PSLV in December this year. This was told to reporters by ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar here...

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Halloween Playlist! This time NASA records spooky sounds in our solar system

Remember the NASA earlier gave us the different playlist of sounds around Earth! This time the playlist features the theme of ‘Halloween’- NASA has debuted a playlist of sounds from space. And even though we know none of it is aliens, those noises are creepy as hell. ..

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CIA responsible for fabricating the case; Former Scientist asks for enquiry into ISRO spy case 1994

Former Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan released his tell-all autobiography, ‘Orbit of Memories’ where he spoke about 50 days’ jail term before being acquitted by the Supreme Court in the 1994 case. Narayanan said he suspects an involvement of US American intelligence agency CIA behind the fabrication of the case...

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India set to launch ‘Chandrayaan II’ in 2018: Dr. Jitendra Singh

India set to launch ‘Chandrayaan II’ in 2018, informed by Union Minister for Atomic Energy and Space Dr. Jitendra Singh. Addressing the 5-day Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that India today has emerged as the world’s frontline nation in the field of Space Technology. The 5-day conference is being attended by over 500 eminent foreign delegates and some of the world’s most distinguished faculty in the field of Space Science...

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Enjoy your ‘Virtual’ tour: ‘Access Mars’ takes you to the rocky, red planet right from your smartphone

Mars have always been the planet of human interests. Many number of satellites, missions are taken up to study the planet Mars. Ever wondered about visiting ‘Mars’! How small our planet Earth will look if we land on Mars? How higher? Butterflies in your stomach, right? Brace yourselves, because NASA is all set to give you the experience of visiting the Mars and exploring the space. Right here through your smartphone you can walk on Mars...

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Chinese space station ‘Tiangong-1’ to crash into Earth soon

China's space station Tiangong-1, which went out of control some time back, is set to crash into Earth in next few months. Chinese authorities are monitoring its move, keeping the US in the loop...

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Attempt to prevent pollution: atmosphere monitoring satellite successfully launched from Russia

The air quality monitoring satellite was successfully launched from Russia on Friday. Sentinel-5P satellite was launched by a Rokot missile from the Plesetsk launch pad in northwestern Russia. The satellite's TROPOMI instrument will build daily global maps of gases and particles harmful for health...

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Proud India! Five Indians selected for the prestigious NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Indians have always shone out wherever they went- be it is the field of engineering, agriculture or space science. Indian students are going a long way in making the nation proud. From making terrific inventions to participating in world-class events, Indian students are making their mark. Proud India...

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Read about the new satellite dedicated to air quality monitoring

Air pollution is now one of the major issues concerning the entire world. Hence as a preventive measure, a satellite will go into orbit to monitor air quality around the globe. The satellite named Sentinel-5P is a UK-assembled satellite...

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Space X Falcon 9 rocket successfully lands on the ocean platform, creating bigger hopes towards space exploration

US aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, Space X launched a recycled rocket that had already flown to the space and landed successfully on an ocean platform, as part of its ongoing effort to recycle costly rocket components. ..

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ISRO will soon set up its Research Centre in Assam

Indian Space Research Organisation Research Centre will soon be establishing in Assam. ISRO Chairman Dr AS Kiran Kumar disclosed the great news saying that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has embarked upon an ambitious plan to set up a research centre for startups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs in Assam. Soon MoU will be signed between Assam government and ISRO. ..

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Happy Birthday to these ISRO’s satellites who gave so much to think about!

September witnessed birth anniversaries of many satellites like Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), AstroSat, SCATSAT-1, etc. Let us also wish these satellites Happy Birthday! Following are the names of satellites developed by Indian Space Research Organization ISRO who gave us the imaginative world of our solar system in real. These satellites have also provided us in forecasting weathers, cyclones etc...

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Keep gazing at Earth as NASA Astronaut presents us with ‘fish eye’ view of our planet

Ever wondered how our Earth looks from outside the Earth? The twisty question yet interesting at the same time. Of course, it looks like a blue ball! But, gazers here is something new for you! Here is the fish eye view of our planet Earth. ..

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Expressing pride over India’s space prowess in ‘Space Technology’, VP Naidu inaugurated ‘World Space Week Celebrations'

Do you know that ‘World Space Week’ began from today and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the ‘World Space Week’ at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Happy World Space Week!..

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Our Earth just got clicked! MapCam camera of NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft took new images

Our Earth got clicked with NASA’s unmanned spacecraft called OSIRIS-Rex. On September 22, OSIRIS-Rex’s MapCam camera clicked new pictures of Earth. The image was taken just hours after the spacecraft completed its Earth Gravity Assist at a range of approximately 106,000 miles (170,000 kilometers). MapCam is part of the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS) operated by the University of Arizona...

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U.S. teams up with Russia to seek what lies beyond the deep space by building a space station near moon

Nobody knows what’s lying far beyond of our planet Earth. Will we ever know it? Is there any possibility? Well, maybe yes! NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos have announced a new partnership for human exploration of the moon and deep space. Both agencies signed a joint statement on cooperation at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia...

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Are you lucky enough? Design your ‘Aerosol Sensor’ and NASA will award you with grand prize worth USD 100,000

Recently NASA observed the presence of ‘aerosols’ in the air we breathe in. Aerosols, these tiny airborne particles, known as aerosols, can contribute to a variety of health problems, such as asthma and respiratory tract irritation. To tackle this in the creative way NASA has announced a USD 100,000 grand prize for designing a low-cost and lightweight aerosol sensor that can monitor air quality on Earth as well as in space environments...

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Tick Tock… time to say Goodbye! Spacecraft Cassini’s fiery finale gets closer; NASA to stream live

On its way to ‘bid adieu’, Spacecraft Cassini entered into its final stage. Only a few minutes are left and then this spacecraft will plunge into the Saturn’s atmosphere today. NASA will be streaming the live – video of Cassini spacecraft. And down here on Earth, scientists will gather at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge to await the signal that their beloved spacecraft is no more — and you can join them live...

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On its way to ‘bid adieu’, Spacecraft Cassini captures the heavenly images of Saturn

‘Solar System’ has been one of the worlds where only a few people dwell and those are scientists. To accompany them there are satellites placed in the orbits of our planet Earth. Likewise, Cassini spacecraft is in its final stage but it has some beautiful images of Saturn planet that it captured out there...

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Want to have a glimpse of monster Hurricane Irma? Get here

After Harvey now Hurricane Irma has shaken the Caribbean and is in its gravest form. With 185 miles per hour, Hurricane Irma has been one of the threatening ones as NASA has declared warning for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NASA has also produced the certain stock of images and gifs. which shows the enormous Irma Hurricane...

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NASA detects the 4.4 km massive asteroid Florence passed by Earth

Massive asteroid flew near Earth. Scientists have detected the largest ever recorded asteroid and its moons as it made a near-earth fly-by. Radar images captured the astral body, called Florence, as it passed Earth at a distance of more than 233 million kms...

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Back to ‘Earth’! Record setter NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson lands in Kazakhstan after spending 10 months in space

Remember Astronaut Peggy Whitson? Who holds the record to become world’s oldest spacewoman, has returned to Earth after 665 days. Astronaut Peggy Whitson became the first female ever to have this experience of working with ten more astronauts being the eldest spacewoman. Wow!..

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ISRO’s first private sector navigation satellite launch unsuccessful

Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO was about to launch its 1st private sector navigation satellite IRNSS-1H from Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) but unfortunately the mission was unsuccessful. The 1425-kg satellite was expected to expand the existing seven satellites of the NavIC constellation. The launch vehicle PSLV-C39 lifted the satellite on Thursday using the 'XL' variant, of PSLV equipped with six strap-ons, each carrying 12 tons of propellant. The three phases of the launch went ..

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Countdown begins! ISRO set to launch 1st private sector built navigation satellite IRNSS-1H today

Countdown begins! Today ISRO will launch its first private sector satellite from Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) at 6.59 pm. This private sector satellite will replace one of NAVIC's seven satellites, which is malfunctioning. The NAVIC is a system of seven home-made navigational satellites which is currently powering the Swadeshi Global Positioning System...

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Women on Mission: After Kalpana Chawla, Jalseen Kaur Josan becomes 2nd Indian woman to fly for NASA’s Mars Mission

When we give examples of inspirations to the world, Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams who are the names which are the pride of India. Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams were the first two Indian origin women to fly to space. Here is one more rising inspiration- Jaslin Kaur Josan becomes the first Indian Sikh woman to be selected by NASA for the Mars Expedition happening in 2030...

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NASA powers up spacecraft that could carry humans to the space beyond

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the best space exploration institutions that we have in the entire world has got one step closer to carry humans to the moon, Mars and perhaps beyond. Orion, a spacecraft has the capability to cross the vacuum space, said NASA...

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Still gazing about ‘Total Solar Eclipse’? Here is much more for you!

The Total Solar Eclipse made the whole world go awe as it happened after 99 years and scientists have much more for you peeps- Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have created an original music composition using data from the movements of the Sun, the Moon and the gradual darkness during the total solar eclipse in the US. This is the first time researchers have made music with eclipse information...

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After century, Total Solar Eclipse 2017 made world go gaga as millions enjoyed thrilling phenomenon

World went ‘Awe’ while watching the ‘Total Solar Eclipse 2017, especially the millions of Americans braced up with protective glasses and marvelled at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in the US in nearly a century...

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‘Total Solar Eclipse’ happening today; Not in US? You can still watch it live, Read here!

While the world has been gearing up to watch ‘Total Solar Eclipse’ live which will be broadcasted by NASA today. Don’t miss this once-in a lifetime opportunity peeps! Today in the US majorly, this eclipse will be visible as the moon will eclipse the sun, keeping the Earth in temporary darkness for a few minutes. Also known as the solar eclipse, this celestial event will take place and will be visible from North America primarily the United States...

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Japan successfully launches satellite for advanced GPS system

For advanced GPS operation, the technologically advanced nation Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geopositioning satellite. The satellite was launched after a week-long delay. This is Japan’s third geo-positioning satellite...

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3-mile asteroid to pass safely by Earth on September 1; catch the story here!

This year’s encounter is the closest by Asteroid Florence since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until 2500. The asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1 at a distance of about 7 million km, said NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)...

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All the stargazers, if you’re in London, don’t miss the Perseid meteor shower this weekend!

Who doesn’t like gazing at the stars blankly? And if meteor shower twinkles in the sky, then it’s heaven for most of us, stargazers. It’s very rare to witness a meteor shower but this time, you might grab one if you’re in UK. The Perseid meteor shower will peak over the weekend, giving stargazers the opportunity to look at the shooting stars in the sky. ..

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International Space Station set to get first Supercomputer launched by SpaceX

Supercomputers on a mission soon at International Space Station. The International Space Station is expected to get its first supercomputer next week. The supercomputer is being sent by SpaceX through SpaceX Dragon spacecraft...

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Story of a man who put India on the space exploration map

ISRO is not only a space science center in India but also our national pride. But do we remember the founder of ISRO? Vikram Sarabhai, the father of space science in India. Today 12th August is the 98th birth anniversary of the great scientist. Guided by C.V. Ramon and mentor of Abdul Kalam- he carried the legacy of scientific research in India from one generation to another...

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Cassini will begin final five orbits before plunging into Saturn

Over the past few months, Cassini took the closest pictures of Saturn's rings we've ever seen that it was pretty easy to forget that the probe was nearing its end. It actually dove in and out of the rings to prepare for its poetic death, and now it's down to its last orbits around the planet. On August 14th, 12:22 AM Eastern, Cassini will begin its final five passes over Saturn, going as close as 1,010 to 1,060 miles above the planet's clouds to observe its auroras and finer features not visible from ..

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While Total Solar Eclipse on its way NASA says Planet Nibiru poses no threat to our Earth

While the total solar eclipse is about to hit our planet Earth, some of the theorists claimed that after the eclipse Planet Nibiru which is having a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbit about 20 times further from the sun than Neptune, taking a whopping 10,000 and 20,000 Earth years to make one full orbit around the sun; This Nibiru planet will collide with our Earth and –Doooooooom!..

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Indians! Get ready to watch the ‘Lunar Eclipse’ on 7th Aug

While lunar eclipse is around the corner, everyone seems quite excited and confused! Indians, you all will be able to see upcoming lunar eclipse on the intervening night of August 7 and 8. It will be visible all over Asia, Europe and Africa...

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Soon ‘Tricolor’ set to get unfurled on Moon as India will launch twin Moon missions in 2018

India is set to hoist its ‘tricolor’ on Moon… Yes, you read it right. India will launch twin Moon missions from its own soil in early 2018. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its Chandrayaan-2 mission and another mission by Team Indus, a group of space enthusiasts who want to unfurl the Tricolour on the moon's surface as part of a global lunar competition...

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Coming Solar Eclipse will bewitch all! Airbnb and National Geographic to host viewing experience

On coming August 21, America will witness the magical ‘Solar Eclipse’ after 38 years. To make the experience even more memorable, Airbnb and National Geographic are teaming up to create a solar eclipse viewing experience that involves sleeping under the stars in a geodesic dome and a flight aboard a private jet that moves directly into the moon’s shadow...

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India’s space technology to boom higher in collaboration with FICCI soon!

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) look forward to join hands with ISRO. FICCI is an association of business organizations in India. FICCI’s President Pankaj Patel met MoS of Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh to discuss the possibilities of industrial collaboration in space projects. The FICCI President briefed Dr Jitendra Singh about his meeting with ISRO Chairman Shri Shri A S Kiran Kumar and said that the entire Indian industry is elated at the successful ..

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Football sized asteroid BS5 is set to fly by Earth today: NASA

We all know that many numbers of asteroids pass by our Earth, even today the asteroid BS5 is set to fly by Earth today around 7.17 p.m. Astronomers discovered 2017 BS5 earlier this year at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii...

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Football sized asteroid BS5 is set to fly by Earth today: NASA

We all know that many numbers of asteroids pass by our Earth, even today the asteroid BS5 is set to fly by Earth today around 7.17 p.m. Astronomers discovered 2017 BS5 earlier this year at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii...

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Grab your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! ‘Eclipse Safari’ app lets you know everything about eclipses

Gearing up for ‘Eclipse Safari’, the countdown to the total solar eclipse on August 21 has begun, and viewers can prepare with Eclipse Safari, a new mobile app that provides sky-watchers with an interactive eclipse map, letting users know exactly when the eclipse will start in their location, how long it will last and when it will end. ..

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Brace yourself to experience virtual adventure of the 'Pluto tour', Right Now!

To mark, two years anniversary of its Pluto Mission, NASA has released a flyover video. NASA is giving us a new view of the distant dwarf planet. Through this video, we can actually fly over the Pluto! Go have your ‘Pluto’ tour, now...

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Even ‘Space’ has its own playlists! NASA records mesmerizing sounds around Earth

How mesmerising it is to hear 'sounds' of our space! Earlier NASA recorded the sound waves from ‘Sun’ and coincidently those sound waves matched with the frequencies of our ‘Aum’ which we chant in our daily lives. Again NASA has revealed unreal sounds from the space environment around Earth...

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Saraswati: Filled with 20 Mn Bn Suns, Indian Astronomers discover Supercluster of galaxies

Wow! A team of Indian astronomers have identified an extremely large super cluster of galaxies and have named it Saraswati. The supercluster of 43 galaxies is located in the direction of constellation Pisces and is one of the largest known structures in the universe which may contain the mass equivalent to over 20 million billion suns...

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Solar flares, Auroras or Apocalypse Coming Soon? NASA tracks Sunspot larger than the size of Earth

While Earth is boiling over the pan of ‘Global Warming’, another heater is set to hit our Mother Earth it seems… with the new Sunspot which was tracked rotating towards Earth. NASA has tracked the sunspot called Active Region 12665 between July 5 and 11. ..

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NASA’s tweet on Full Moon adds up to the Guru Purnima’s celebrations

While India is celebrating Guru Purnima with all its faith and devotion, Look there is someone else also who added the cherry on the cake on this auspicious festival. None other than NASA tweeted about the full moon- giving different names to the Moon like Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Ripe Corn Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon...

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Try, try till you succeed: After failing two times, SpaceX successfully launched Intelsat35e satellite

After two launch failures, SpaceX successfully launched a broadband communications satellite for Intelsat on Wednesday finally. The satellite Intelsat 35e lifted off from Cape Canaveral by Falcon 9 rocket. ..

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Bihar CM advises to stop Child Marriages for prevention of stunted child growth

Child Marriage is an evil social disease in India. Though the minimum legal age of marriage is 18, a huge number of girls undergo this evil practice. Child marriage violates a girl’s right to health, education, and choice. In the states such as Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan – the scenario is worse than the rest of India. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has criticized this bad social habit in his state. He has pointed out the practice as the main obstacle to Child’s growth...

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ISRO’s Cartosat-2 Series satellite captures the images of Doha, Egypt, UP from space

On 23 June, ISRO successfully launched the PSLV-C38 mission with 31 satellites on board. The main payload was the Cartosat-2 series satellite, another “eye in the sky” for India. The images captured by the satellite will be used for defense purposes, including monitoring troop movements and finding out the locations of bunkers. ..

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ISRO’s GSAT-17 satellite launched successfully from spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana

Today early morning, Indian Space Research Organization ISRO successfully launched India’s communication satellite GSAT-17 from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana. Communication satellite GSAT-17 was successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace...

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Countdown kicks off as ISRO’s GSAT-17 satellite on its way to get launched tomorrow

Constant advancements in Space Science technology, in this Indian Space Research Organization ISRO have always set a benchmark. After launching 30 Nano-satellites, ISRO is again ready to launch its GSAT-17 communication satellite from French Guiana tomorrow...

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Nation lauds 18 yr Indian who designed ‘World’s Smallest Satellite’ –KalamSat launched by NASA

Remember an 18 year old boy, Rifath Sharook, belonging to Chennai who designed the world’s smallest satellite? Tamil Nadu Assembly complimented team of these young scientists after NASA launched their satellite which was world’s smallest satellite...

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India’s another historic moment: ISRO launched Cartosat-2 and 30 Nano satellites successfully

Earth observation Cartosat-2 series satellite and 30 Nano satellites successfully launched by Indian Space Research Organization ISRO. Eyes were on this launch since its countdown kicked off from Thursday. No wonder this launch was successful as ISRO had carved itself in the history of Space Science making India proud...

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Tick Tock! Countdown begins as ISRO will launch Earth observation Cartosat-2 & 30 Nano satellites

Indian Space Research Organization ISRO - has already carved itself in the history of Space Science making India proud. Wait, India is going to cheer again with a pride as ISRO is set to launch the Earth observation Cartosat-2 series satellite and 30 Nano satellites on Friday morning 9.29 a.m. As countdown has started today morning we wish you good luck, ISRO!..

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India’s first kiss to ‘Red Planet’- ‘Mangalyaan’ completes 1000 days in Martian orbit

What a remarkable examples have been set by Indian Space Research Organization ISRO! Ranging from the successful models like ‘Aryabhatta’, ‘Mangalayaan’, Launching 104 satellites at one go’, till launching heaviest satellite etc. The list goes on and ISRO never fails to make India proud...

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Do you know? Not only heaviest but Jupiter is also the oldest planet in our solar system

Have you ever wondered about the oldest planet in our solar system is? Jupiter is the answer. Yes, Jupiter is not only the largest but also the oldest planet. In a research, scientists found that the gas giant formed within four million years after the formation of the Sun...

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ISRO all set to test fire eco-friendly, kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021

After giving successful launches back to back, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO set to launch an eco-friendly, kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021. Recently ISRO had launched the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV Mk-III)- the heaviest rocket successfully...

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Hope to bloom the Space Missions! Congratulations to new astronauts recruited to NASA family

Who doesn’t want to work with NASA? After receiving record-breaking numbers of applications to join NASA, NASA has chosen 12 women and men out of 18,300 applications, as the NASA’s new astronaut candidates. Since 2000 NASA has selected largest astronaut class this year. With the addition of these 12 members of the 2017 astronaut candidate class, NASA now has selected 350 astronauts since the original Mercury 7 in 1959...

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Hottest ball of fire is? No, Not Sun! Scientist found the hottest planet in our Universe-‘Ketl-9b’

The hottest summers were recorded this year… of course due to global warming and stuff, but ever thought ‘How hot our Sun will be’? No one ever imagined because the thought itself horrifies us. Hold on, Scientists have discovered the hottest planet in this entire universe till now, hottest than our Sun- “Kelt 9b”. ..

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Nation proudly lauds as ISRO successfully launched India’s heaviest satellite- GSLV-Mark III

After ISRO’s prodigious launch of 104 satellites, on Monday ISRO did it again by successfully launching India’s heaviest satellite- GSLV-Mark III that is capable of transporting a heavier 4-tonne communications satellite and described as a “game-changer” in the first of its kind space mission...

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ISRO launches its first heaviest satellite GSLV Mk III with indigenously developed cryogenic engine

After the historic launch of South Asia Satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation today launched the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle Mark-III along with communication satellite GSAT-19. The rocket was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota...

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Excitement levels on high as ISRO set to launch India’s heaviest satellite GSLV Mark- III today

We are ready, we are with you- the nation waits for its next historic launch where ISRO is set to launch its most powerful rocket ‘GSLV Mark-III’ that is capable of transporting a heavier 4-tonne communications satellite and described as a “game-changer” in the first of its kind space mission...

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