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IAU names two Pluto Mountains after mountaineers who first scaled Mount Everest

Sep 11, 2017
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The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved naming of two mountain ranges on Pluto after the first two people known to have scaled the world’s highest mountain peak, Mount Everest.

Massive black hole discovered near heart of Milky Way

Sep 7, 2017
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The findings were published recently in journal Nature Astronomy.

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson to return home after 288 days in space

Sep 3, 2017
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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to return to Earth from the International Space Station on 2 September 2017, after completing a 288-day mission.

ISRO all set to launch India’s 8th navigational satellite

Aug 31, 2017
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch IRNSS-1H, India’s eighth navigation satellite, on board rocket PSLV C39.

A total Solar eclipse to sweep across North America after 241 years

Aug 21, 2017
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On 21 August 2017, the people of the United States would be witness to a complete eclipse of the sun, a spectacle that would be visible exclusively in the US.

Asteroid Florence to pass safely by Earth on 1 September: NASA

Aug 18, 2017
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Asteroid Florence, which is one of the largest near-Earth asteroids, will pass safely by Earth on 1 September 2017 in its closest ever encounter with the planet.

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

Aug 12, 2017
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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.

Study finds millions of black holes in Milky Way

Aug 10, 2017
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The UCI researchers launched the celestial census after the first ever detection of gravitational waves in the year 2015. It was basically launched to investigate the ‘weirdness of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) discovery.’

NASA’s Hubble detects Exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

Aug 7, 2017
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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a planet outside our solar system, WASP-121b.

ISRO, NASA working towards completion of NISAR mission by 2021

Aug 4, 2017
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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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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).

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