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'Iceball' Planet discovered through Microlensing

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NASA scientists discover 'Iceball' planet through microlensing. The new planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life because its star is so is so faint.

NASA’s Cassini enters the never before explored region

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

NASA launches Super Pressure Balloon from New Zealand

2 days ago
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The Super Pressure Balloon will detect ultra-high energy cosmic particles from beyond the galaxy as they penetrate the earth's atmosphere.

Trump wants to send men to Mars

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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.

NASA orbiter spots strange secondary craters on Mars

Apr 19, 2017
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The rocks which were ejected from the secondary crater had an impact on the ground by creating a huge number of smaller craters all over the region.

First Made in India industrial robot BRABO unveiled

Apr 19, 2017
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BRABO stands for “Bravo Robot”. It has been developed indigenously for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in India.

New version of Google Earth launched

Apr 19, 2017
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Google has launched a new version of its Google Earth app that will give its users guided tours through the landmarks of their choice.

Bharat Biotech’s Zika Virus vaccine 100% efficient in animal trials

Apr 18, 2017
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As per the study, the firm’s ‘killed virus vaccine’ or ‘inactivated vaccine’ contains virus that has been grown in culture and then killed using physical or chemical processes.

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

Apr 17, 2017
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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
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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.

ISRO announces launch of South Asia Satellite on 5 May; Pakistan’s name dropped

Apr 17, 2017
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Pakistan was not included in the South Asia Satellite project as they did not want to be a part of the project.

Belle-II detector integrated with SuperKEKB accelerator

Apr 13, 2017
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The completion is an important milestone for the international Belle II collaboration and the SuperKEKB accelerator.

Study finds protein that increases efficacy of vaccines

Apr 12, 2017
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Typically, vaccines can either increase the amount of antibody production or they can stimulate cells, called cytotoxic T cells, to directly kill the offending agent.

SoI proposes joint mission with Nepal to re-measure Mt Everest’s height

Apr 11, 2017
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The principle mapping and survey organisation of India has proposed an Indo-Nepal joint exercise to re-measure the height of Mount Everest.

Union Minister launches ‘nakshe’ portal to celebrate Survey of India’s 250 Anniversary

Apr 11, 2017
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The Union Ministry has launched a new web portal, ‘nakshe’ on the occasion of Survey of India’s 250 Anniversary.

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.

Scientists have detected atmosphere around an Earth-like planet

Apr 8, 2017
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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
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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 discover fungus that eats plastic

Apr 4, 2017
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A group of Chinese scientists has discovered a soil fungus that can grow on plastic and help solve the ever-growing concern of plastic waste disposal.

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

Apr 3, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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NASA to send its newly developed next-generation atomic clock to space to help in the navigation of space crafts and astronauts.

Scientists in Netherlands develop a new, super-fast Wi-Fi network

Mar 21, 2017
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A team of scientists in the Netherlands has developed a new wireless internet network, which will work a hundred times faster than the best existing networks.

Japan launches satellite to monitor North Korea

Mar 18, 2017
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Japan launched a new satellite to monitor North Korea’s movements amidst worries over its increasing missile launching missions.

UK’s Newcastle University gets 1st license to make babies using 3-parent technique

Mar 17, 2017
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Though the 3-parent technique is considered as a major breakthrough, it is well recognised that replacing a mother's faulty mitochondrial DNA is not that simple.

Researchers find evidence confirming existence of Ostrich in ancient India

Mar 11, 2017
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A recent study of the fossilised eggshell fragments of ostrich revealed that the flightless bird species existed in India 25000 years ago.

EU launched fifth satellite of Copernicus observation program

Mar 8, 2017
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The first satellite of Europe's Copernicus observation program was launched in April 2014.

Conservation Drones to be used to monitor Tigers

Mar 6, 2017
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The Wildlife Institute of India and the National Tiger Conservation Authority would be using drones to monitor the tiger count and habitat in 10 tiger reserves across the country.

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