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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.

Recommended for : NASA , Michael A’Hearn , Comet Scientists , Posthumous Award , University of Maryland , Planetary Science , Exceptional Public Service Medal

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

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.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Jun 8, 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Recommended for : Neptune , Planetary System , Hubble Space Telescopes , Spitzer Space Telescopes , Solar System , Science Journal , NASA , Space

Publish Date : May 15, 2017

गुप्त मिशन के बाद अमेरिका का अंतरिक्षयान वापिस लौटा

इस गुप्त अन्तरिक्ष यान ने 700 दिन तक पृथ्वी की कक्षा में रह कर विभिन्न प्रयोग किये जिसे गुप्त रखा गया है. यह अमेरिकी वायु सेना द्वारा किया गया चौथा सबसे बड़ा गुप्त अन्तरिक्ष प्रोग्राम था.

Recommended for : Space Plane , Orbital Test Vehicle , US Air Force , Boeing , NASA , Kennedy Space Centre , स्पेस एक्स-37बी , केनेडी स्पेस सेंटर

Publish Date : May 8, 2017

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

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

Recommended for : Space Plane , Orbital Test Vehicle , US Air Force , Boeing , NASA , Kennedy Space Centre

Publish Date : May 8, 2017

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

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

Recommended for : NASA , Inflatable Greenhouse , International Space Station , Water Recycling , Life on Mars , Water on Mars

Publish Date : May 4, 2017

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 24 April to 30 April 2017

Quizzes for the week covers the most important happenings of the week. These quizzes will help you in revising the week at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences/happenings of the week that may be asked in the nearest competitive exam that will be faced by you. The quizzes covered in this weekly segment include First Country to Ban Metals Mining, NASA’s Cassini and Swachh Iconic Places among others.

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Publish Date : Apr 30, 2017

NASA’s Cassini enters the never before explored region

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

Recommended for : NASA , Cassini Spacecraft , Saturn , Historic First , Saturn and its Rings , New Mission , Scientific Instruments

Publish Date : Apr 27, 2017

'Iceball' Planet discovered through Microlensing

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.

Recommended for : Microlensing , Iceball , NASA , New Planet , New Discovery , Exoplanet , Astrophysical Journal

Publish Date : Apr 27, 2017

NASA launches Super Pressure Balloon from New Zealand

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

Recommended for : NASA , Super Pressure Balloon , New Zealand

Publish Date : Apr 26, 2017

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets new record for time in space

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

Recommended for : Peggy Whitson , NASA , International Space Station , Astronaut

Publish Date : Apr 26, 2017

Trump wants to send men to Mars

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

Recommended for : NASA , Donald Trump , President of United States , Mars Mission , Men on Mars

Publish Date : Apr 25, 2017

NASA orbiter spots strange secondary craters on Mars

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.

Recommended for : Jet Propulsion Laboratory , Journey to Mars , Mars , Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter , MRO , Planets , Solar System

Publish Date : Apr 19, 2017

Scientists discover Great Cold Spot on Jupiter

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

Recommended for : Great Cold Spot , Second Spot on Jupiter , Great Red Spot , NASA , Juno Spacecraft , Largest Planet , Solar System , Space Science

Publish Date : Apr 17, 2017

Saturn and Jupiter’s Moons may be habitable

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

Recommended for : Space Science , NASA , Saturn , Jupiter , Habitable Environment , Methanogenesis , Saturn’s Moon , Europa , Hubble Space Telescope , Cassini mission

Publish Date : Apr 17, 2017
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