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NASA's Cassini spacecraft set to embark on its final mission

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to start off on its final mission-five ultra-close orbits around Saturn, before it takes a deep plunge into the planet, bringing an end to its 20-year-long journey.

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Publish Date : Aug 12, 2017

NASA's Curiosity Rover captures images of clouds on Mars

Captured on the Curiosity Rover's 1758th Martian day, the 8 images taken in the early morning by navigation cameras, form a GIF.

Recommended for : NASA , Curiosity Rover , clouds on Mars , Martian clouds

Publish Date : Aug 11, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 August 2017

The L & S band microwave data obtained from the satellite will be used for a variety of application, which includes estimating agricultural biomass over the full duration of crop cycle; assessing soil moisture; monitoring of floods & oil slicks.

Recommended for : ISRO-NASA , Book Now - Pay Later facility , NABARD (Amendment) Bill , Mohammad Mustafa , Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill

Publish Date : Aug 4, 2017

ISRO, NASA working towards completion of NISAR mission by 2021

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working along with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to launch the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by 2021.

Recommended for : ISRO , NASA , NISAR Mission , Remote Sensing Satellite , Space Science , Joint Mission , First Radar Imaging Satellite

Publish Date : Aug 4, 2017

Historic discovery, Sun's Core rotates four times faster than its surface

The researchers made the calculations using 16 years of observations from an instrument called GOLF (Global Oscillations at Low Frequency) on a spacecraft called Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).

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Publish Date : Aug 3, 2017

NASA to let public become Citizen Scientist during Total Solar Eclipse

NASA has extended invitation to eclipse viewers from around America to participate in a nationwide science experiment during US total solar eclipse.

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Publish Date : Jul 24, 2017

NASA Langley Research Centre turns 100 years old

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Langley, NASA released a 45-minute documentary that looks back across the 100 years.

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Publish Date : Jul 18, 2017

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft unveils new maps of Pluto, Charon

The purpose of New Horizons mission is to study Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper Belt; to perform flybys of the Pluto system and one or more Kuiper Belt Objects.

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Publish Date : Jul 17, 2017

Fact Box: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

Early science results from NASA's Juno mission portray Jupiter as a turbulent world with complex interior structure, energetic polar aurora and huge polar cyclones.

Recommended for : NASA , Juno spacecraft , Jupiter , great red spot

Publish Date : Jul 17, 2017

नासा का जूनो यान बृहस्पति के लाल धब्बों तक पहुंचा

जूनो ने महत्वपूर्ण आंकड़े जुटाए हैं जिसे पृथ्वी पर भेजा गया है हालांकि यह आंकड़े पृथ्वी तक पहुंचने में थोड़ा समय लेंगे.

Recommended for : NASA , Juno , Jupiter , Red spot , नासा , जूनो यान , बृहस्पति ग्रह , बृहस्पति पर लाल धब्बे

Publish Date : Jul 13, 2017

NASA developing first planetary defence mechanism

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

Recommended for : NASA , Asteroid Deflection Mission , Planetary Defence Mechanism , Kinetic Impactor Technique , DART

Publish Date : Jul 4, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 1 July 2017

1 July 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. The day’s quizzes cover the topics like Textiles India 2017, NASA launched its sounding rocket to form colourful clouds and India’s ambassador to Greece among others.

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Publish Date : Jul 1, 2017

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

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.

Recommended for : NASA , Scientists , Bright Nights , Historical Observations , Century-Old Mystery , NASA Satellite , Airglow

Publish Date : Jun 26, 2017

NASA tests ROSA on Space Station for first time

NASA engineers remotely attached the ROSA to the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2. ROSA will remain be attached to the Canadarm2 over seven days.

Recommended for : NASA , ROSA , Roll-Out Solar Array , Space Station , solar array

Publish Date : Jun 22, 2017

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 219 new potential planets

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.

Recommended for : NASA , Kepler Space Telescope , Planet Candidates , Mario Perez , NASA’s Space Mission , Earth-Like Planets , Earth

Publish Date : Jun 20, 2017

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

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.  

Recommended for : Mangalyaan , Mars Orbiter Mission , ISRO , NASA , Interplanetary Mission , Communication Blackout , Satellite Launch

Publish Date : Jun 19, 2017

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

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.

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Publish Date : Jun 14, 2017

जलवायु परिवर्तन से उष्णकटिबंधीय इलाकों में अधिक बारिश की संभावना: नासा

हाल के दशकों में बादलों में आए बदलावों के आधार पर निष्कर्ष निकालते हुए ऐसा लगता है कि सतह की गर्मी बढ़ने के कारण वातावरण में ऊंचे बादलों का निर्माण कम हो जाएगा.इससे उष्णकटिबंधीय बारिश भी बढ़ेगी.  

Recommended for : Climate change , tropical areas , rain , NASA , जलवायु परिवर्तन , उष्णकटिबंधीय , अधिक बारिश , नासा

Publish Date : Jun 12, 2017

Indian-American among 12 new astronauts chosen by NASA

NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, from a record number of over 18000 applicants, who will be trained for missions into Earth orbit and to deep space.

Recommended for : NASA , NASA Astronaut Candidates , Indian-American in NASA’s astronaut list , Raja Grinder Chari ,

Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 8 June 2017

8 June 2017: The one liner of 8 June covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like world's first hybrid aeroboat, astronaut candidates of NASA, and Bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2017-18 among others.

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Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

नासा के 12 नए अंतरिक्ष यात्रियों में एक भारतीय का भी चयन

इन अंतरिक्ष यात्रियों का चयन धरती की कक्षा से गहरे अंतरिक्ष में अध्ययन हेतु किया गया है. नासा के अनुसार इन चयनित अंतरिक्ष यात्रियों को प्रशिक्षण प्रदान किया जाएगा.

Recommended for : Indian American , 12 new astronauts , NASA , नासा

Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

NASA renames Solar Probe Mission to honour pioneering physicist Eugene Parker

Solar Probe Plus Spacecraft, NASA's first mission to a star which will be launched in 2018, is now named as the Parker Solar Probe in honour of astrophysicist Eugene Parker.

Recommended for : NASA's first mission to Sun , Parker Solar Probe , Eugene Parker , NASA

Publish Date : Jun 1, 2017

नासा ने वर्ष 2018 में सूर्य पर विश्व का पहला मिशन शुरू करने की घोषणा की

अमेरिका में यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ शिकागो के प्रोफेसर पार्कर के अनुसार ‘‘सौर जांच अंतरिक्ष के ऐसे क्षेत्र में की जाएगी जिसमें पहले कभी अन्वेषण नहीं किया गया.

Recommended for : NASA , worlds first sun mission , year 2018 , नासा , वर्ष 2018 , सूर्य , विश्व का पहला मिशन

Publish Date : Jun 1, 2017

नासा ने आपातकाल में ड्रोन की सुरक्षित लैंडिंग के लिए तकनीक विकसित की

सॉफ्टवेयर में ऐसी तकनीक लगाई गयी है जिससे यह ड्रोन की पहचान करके उसे जमीन पर उतरते समय किसी वस्तु से टकराने से बचाता है.

Recommended for : NASA , safe landing of drones , Drone Traffic Management , नासा , ड्रोन की सुरक्षित लैंडिंग , ड्रोन ट्रैफिक प्रबंधन

Publish Date : May 30, 2017

NASA develops technology to help drones land safely during emergency

After eight test flights, the technology has successfully spotted safer landing zones like swamps or drainage ditches to crash.

Recommended for : NASA , safe landing of drones , Drone Traffic Management

Publish Date : May 30, 2017

NASA's Juno Mission reveals Jupiter's deep secrets

Juno captured the images which portray Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world.

Recommended for : NASA , Juno Mission , Jupiter's deep secrets , complex Jupiter

Publish Date : May 27, 2017

ISRO and NASA collaborate to build Earth-imaging satellite NISAR

The aim of the mission is to observe Earth and establish a pathway for future joint missions for Mars exploration.

Recommended for : NASA , ISRO , NISAR , Synthetic Aperture Radar

Publish Date : May 23, 2017

NASA names bacterium found on ISS after APJ Abdul Kalam

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California discovered the new bacterium on filters installed on the ISS.

Recommended for : Solibacillus kalamii , APJ Abdul Kalam , International Space Station , ISS , Space , NASA

Publish Date : May 22, 2017

एपीजे अब्दुल कलाम के सम्मान में नासा ने बैक्टीरिया का नाम रखा

नासा के अनुसार अभी तक यह नया जीव (बैक्टीरिया की एक किस्म) केवल अंतरराष्ट्रीय अंतरिक्ष स्टेशन (आईएसएस) में ही मिलता है. यह पृथ्वी पर नहीं पाया जाता.

Recommended for : APJ Abdul Kalam , NASA tribute Kalam , new bacteria , एपीजे अब्दुल कलाम , नासा की कलाम को श्रद्धांजलि , नासा

Publish Date : May 22, 2017

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni wins Dan David Prize 2017

He will share the award with Andrej Udalski of the University of Warsaw and Neil Gehrels of NASA for their discoveries on time-domain astrophysics.

Recommended for : Shrinivas Kulkarni , Dan David Prize 2017

Publish Date : May 18, 2017
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