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NASA cites tropical cyclone hovering near Andaman Islands
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 9 : As NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Bay of Bengal, Tropical Cyclone 05B was renamed Vardah and continued moving away from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

NASA Saturn probe beams back first images from new orbit
Washington, Dec 9 : Since beginning the latest phase of its mission, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturns atmosphere -- showing scenes from high above the planet's northern hemisphere, including an intriguing hexagon-shaped jet stream.

Saturn moons younger than previously thought: Study
New York, Dec 8 : Saturn's moons may be younger than previously thought, says a study based on freshly-harvested data from NASA's Cassini mission.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover develops drill glitch
Washington, Dec 7 : NASA said its Curiosity Mars rover is not currently using its arm for science as it has detected an issue with a motor that moves the rover's drill.

NASA building robot to repair, refuel satellites in orbit
Washington, Dec 7 : NASA has awarded a $127 million contract to the California-based satellite company Space Systems/Loral for giving shape to its robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit.

Japanese cargo ship set to launch for space station on Friday
Washington, Dec 6 : The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is scheduled to launch a cargo spacecraft "Kounotori" on Friday from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan, NASA said on Tuesday.

NASA Saturn mission makes first ring-grazing plunge
Washington, Dec 6 : NASA said its Cassini spacecraft has successfully made the first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings since beginning its penultimate mission phase on November 30, but did not obtain views of the planet near the time of closest approach.

NASA sees 'nada' strength left in 'Tropical Cyclone Nada'
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 4 : NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Nada in the Northern Indian Ocean and infrared imagery showed that Nada had "nada" in terms of strong thunderstorms.

Early noctilucent ice clouds formed over Antarctica
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : The sky over Antarctica is glowing electric blue due to the start of noctilucent, or night-shining, cloud season in the Southern Hemisphere, shows data from NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM).

NASA's intelligent underwater drones could explore Europa
Washington, Dec 1 : NASA scientists are developing artificial intelligence for underwater drones that could be used to understand Earths marine environments as well as track signs of life below the surface of icy oceans believed to exist on Jupiter's moon Europa.

NASA's Cassini begins 'ring grazing' mission at Saturn
Washington, Dec 1 : NASA's Cassini spacecraft began a "ring-grazing" mission to study Saturn's rings and moons, media reports said.

Europe's new Mars orbiter starts sending data from NASA rovers
Washington, Nov 30 : In the successful first relay test of a NASA radio aboard Europe's new Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), data from NASA rovers Opportunity and Curiosity reached Earth last week, the US space agency said on Wednesday.

NASA to work with UAE on Mars probe
Dubai, Nov 27 : US space agency NASA will work with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency to put communications capability on the UAE's Mars spacecraft Hope that will reach the Red Planet in 2021, an official said on Sunday.

NASA scientists developing tasty bars for deep space breakfast
Washington, Nov 24 : When astronauts in the Orion spacecraft travel beyond the moon to explore deep space destinations, they may have a number of food bars to select from in a variety of flavours like orange, cranberry or barbeque nut for breakfast.

Huge underground deposit of ice found on Mars
New York, Nov 23 : Using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have discovered a large deposit of ice beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars.

NASA selects SpaceX for launch of global surface water survey probe
Washington, Nov 23 : NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the agencys April 2021 mission designed to make the first-ever global survey of Earths surface water.

NASA's Cassini probe set to fly closest to Saturn rings
Washington, Nov 23 : NASA said its Cassini mission is set to begin on November 30 a daring set of "ring-grazing" orbits, during which it will fly closer to Saturns rings than it has since its 2004 arrival.

By-polls: Narayanasamy bags Nellithoppe assembly seat
Pondicherry [India], Nov 22 : Congress contender and Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy bagged the Nellithoppe assembly seat in Puducherry by-election defeating AIADMK's Om Sakthi Segar.

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy wins election
Chennai, Nov 22 : Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy was on Tuesday elected to the Puducherry assembly, winning the Nellithope seat by 11,144 seats.

NASA ignites second space fire experiment
Washington, Nov 22 : In their second space fire experiment, NASA scientists will remotely ignite samples aboard US aerospace major Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft that has departed the international space station.

Trump wants NASA to focus on deep space missions
London/Washington, Nov 21 : In what could herald a new era for NASA, US President-elect Donald Trump is set to cut the US space agency's budget for climate change and let it focus on sending humans on deep space exploration missions like Mars, including another "giant leap" to the Moon.

NASA launches 'next generation' weather satellite
Washington, Nov 20 : A "next generation" US weather satellite that was rocketed into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 6:42 p.m. EST on Saturday (5.12 a.m. Sunday, India time) is on its way to sharpen forecasts, watches and warnings about hurricanes and storms, NASA said.

Soyuz MS-03 docks at ISS with 3 astronauts aboard
Washington, Nov 20 : The manned Russian spaceship Soyuz MS-03 successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) with three astronauts aboard, NASA said.

Soyuz carrying new crew blasts off for space station
Washington, Nov 18 : A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew members representing the US, Russia and France are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, NASA said.

Pluto's frozen surface may hide a vast liquid ocean
New York, Nov 17 : Pluto's frozen surface may conceal a liquid ocean lying deep beneath, suggests new research based on analysis of features revealed by NASA's New Horizons probe.

NASA's Peggy Whitson set to be the oldest astronaut
Washington, Nov 17 : At the age of 56, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to be the oldest woman in space when she launches for a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday.

NASA renews hunt for Antarctic meteorites
Washington, Nov 16 : To help learn more about the primitive building blocks of the solar system and answer questions about Earths neighbours like the moon and Mars, three federal entities in the US, including NASA, are reaffirming their commitment to search for Antarctic meteorites.

NASA space telescopes reveal a brown dwarf
Washington, Nov 11 : In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to reveal a brown dwarf - thought to be the missing link between planets and stars, with masses up to 80 times that of our solar system's most massive planet, Jupiter.

Birds have built-in air conditioners, reveals CT Scan
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 9(ANI): In a recent study it has been found that birds' bills are filled with complex structures called nasal conchae that moderate the temperature of air being inhaled.

US astronaut casts his ballot from space
Washington, Nov 9 : Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the only US citizen in space on Election Day, cast his vote from the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said Tuesday.

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