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Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion on Proxima Centauri

Jul 21, 2017
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The massive coronal explosion has sent out powerful solar flare having energy of 10-raised-to-30 ergs, about 100 times a typical solar flare.

Astronomers detect strange signals coming from star 11 light years away

Jul 18, 2017
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The radio signals were detected on 12 May 2017 using the Arecibo Observatory, a large radio telescope located in Puerto Rico.

Scientists discover galaxy 1000 times brighter than Milky Way

Jul 17, 2017
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The discovery was published recently in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

NASA developing first planetary defence mechanism

Jul 4, 2017
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NASA is developing the first-ever mission that will work as a planetary defence mechanism against potential cosmic body impacts in the future.

Scientists solve centuries-old mystery of unusual glow in the sky after dark

Jun 26, 2017
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Scientists have solved the centuries-old unexplained mystery of "bright nights", the unusual glow that appears in the sky after dark and lets observers see distant mountains.

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 219 new potential planets

Jun 20, 2017
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NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted 219 potentially new planets, among which at least 10 are in the habitable zone, nearly about the same size as the Earth with conditions suitable to host life.

India’s Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan completes 1000 days in orbit

Jun 19, 2017
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Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), ISRO’s maiden interplanetary mission has completed 1000 Earth days in its orbit, well beyond its designed mission life of six months.

 

NASA confers Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A'Hearn posthumously

Jun 14, 2017
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NASA posthumously awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A’Hearn, one of the world’s leading comet scientists, for his fundamental work on comets and small bodies of the solar system.

ISRO set to launch India’s heaviest rocket ‘Fat Boy’

May 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

ISRO is set to launch India’s heaviest rocket, ‘fat boy’, which will be capable of carrying the heaviest satellites and even manned missions to space.

Astronomers create the largest map of Universe ever!

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Astronomers have created the first largest map of the universe, solely using the positions of quasars that are incredibly bright and distant points of light.

NASA detects signs of water on a distant Neptune-sized planet

May 15, 2017
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Researchers in NASA have detected signs of strong water signature on the distant Neptune-sized planet, which is relatively clear of clouds.

China to install a cabin on Moon!

May 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

China is preparing to send men to live on the moon by testing out its space cabin in Beijing. The cabin has an advanced life support system

Unmanned US Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year orbit

May 8, 2017
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Unmanned Boeing-built space plane landed in Florida, US after completing its two-year long classified space mission.

NASA’s first inflatable Greenhouse could enable water recycling on Mars

May 4, 2017
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NASA scientists have created a prototype of an inflatable greenhouse that could enable crop production, oxygen creation and water recycling in deep space.

Humans must colonise another planet in 100 years to survive: Stephen Hawking

May 4, 2017
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Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned in a new BBC documentary that humankind would need to leave the Earth within the next 100 years in order to survive.

ISRO to improve India’s communication system by launching 5 satellites

Apr 29, 2017
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ISRO is going to launch five communication satellites by the end of 2017 to improve the communication system in India.

NASA’s Cassini enters the never before explored region

Apr 27, 2017
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In a historic first, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered the never explored region between Saturn and its rings.

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets new record for time in space

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

With this, Whitson surpassed cosmonaut Jeff Williams’ record of 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Trump wants to send men to Mars

Apr 25, 2017
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Donald Trump is planning to send American astronauts to Mars during his first term as the President of the United States.

ISRO to enter into a joint venture with industries to build rockets

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

ISRO is planning to form a joint venture with a consortium of industries to build a polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV).

Scientists discover Great Cold Spot on Jupiter

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Scientists have found evidence of a second great spot on Jupiter. The newly discovered spot is much higher up and cooler that the surroundings.

Saturn and Jupiter’s Moons may be habitable

Apr 17, 2017
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Researchers have discovered ingredients on the moons of Saturn and Jupiter that reveal that they may have a habitable environment.

Astronomers discover possible Venus twin

Apr 10, 2017
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Astronomers have discovered a new planet, which could possibly be a twin of Venus in our solar system. The planet was found closely orbiting a dim star.

Large asteroid 2014 JO25 to fly past Earth on 19 April

Apr 10, 2017
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Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with Earth, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size.

Scientists have detected atmosphere around an Earth-like planet

Apr 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Scientists have discovered atmosphere around a planet that is close to Earth’s size. The atmosphere is likely to be rich in water vapour or methane.

Veteran NASA spacewoman to get 3 extra months in orbit

Apr 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

NASA has extended veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson’s stay on the International Space station by three months. This would give the scientists a chance to study the changes in Whitson’s body and add to the existing information collected from Scott Kelly’s one-year long stay in space.

Scientists for first time saw eclipses of binary star shed light on orbiting exoplanets

Apr 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Scientists recently used a new technique -X-ray binary star system-to detect orbiting exoplanets.

Australian University invites stargazers to join their search for Planet 9

Mar 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Australian National University has invited everyday stargazers to join their search for ‘Planet 9’. The university is confident that the planet’s discovery would help make Pluto’s weird orbit more sense.

ISRO creates history by commissioning world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

ISRO commissioned world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel in a space centre in Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram.

NASA to send its next-gen clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

NASA to send its newly developed next-generation atomic clock to space to help in the navigation of space crafts and astronauts.

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