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NASA establishes virtual institute for small spacecraft systems
Washington, Oct 22 : NASA said it will establish a virtual institute to advance the field of small spacecraft systems at its Ames Research Center in the heart of Silicon Valley early in 2017.

Schiaparelli Mars lander might have exploded on impact: ESA
London, Oct 22 : Based on preliminary interpretation of a new image captured by a camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the European Space Agency (ESA) believes that its Schiaparelli Mars lander might have exploded on impact during its arrival on the Red Planet on October 19.

NASA's Cassini probe sees seasonal changes on Titan
Washington, Oct 21 : Scientists have said NASA's Cassinis mission has allowed them to observe the pattern of seasonal changes on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in exquisite detail.

NASA's MAVEN probe observes how water escapes from Mars
Washington, Oct 20 : After investigating the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet for a full Martian year, NASA's MAVEN mission has found that the escaping water does not always go gently into space.

NASA probe finds hint of cloud on Pluto
New York, Oct 19 : Scientists from NASAs New Horizons mission claim to have identified some cloud candidates on Pluto after examining images taken during the spacecrafts July 2015 flight through the dwarf planet system.

Don't miss amazing ultraviolet view of Mars
Washington, Oct 18 : NASA's MAVEN mission has returned images showing the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behaviour.

Orbital ATK resupply mission launches to space station
Washington, Oct 18 : US aerospace firm Orbital ATK launched its sixth resupply mission carrying NASA cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) using an upgraded Antares rocket almost two years after its predecessor exploded on lift-off.

Bob Dylan: Blowing in the Wind to Nobel Literature Prize (Profile)
An unconventional singer - with a raspy, almost nasal voice instead of honeyed tones - burst into public consciousness in the early 1960s with a brace of self-written, hard-hitting songs expressing the growing social unrest and questioning tradition and injustice. "How many years can some people ...

iPad app helps astronauts track dietary intake
Washington, Oct 13 : An iPad app, designed specifically for use in space, simplifies the way astronauts track their dietary intake and offers greater insight for physicians and researchers on the Earth looking to keep crews healthy and fit, NASA said.

Space station crew set for launch next week
Washington, Oct 13 : Nearly a month after the scheduled original launch date, three crew members of Expedition 49/50 are set to launch to the International Space Station on October 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA said.

NASA resupply mission to space station postponed
Washington, Oct 12 : The US space agency and its partner Orbital ATK have postponed the launch of the companys next commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than October 16, as the agency prepares for tropical storm Nicole at its tracking site in Bermuda.

NASA develops electroactive bandages for wound healing
New York, Oct 10 : US space agency NASA has developed a high-tech electroactive bandage that creates an electric charge to help promote the healing process of wounds.

NASA mission tests thrusters on journey to asteroid
Washington, Oct 10 : The US space agency has successfully maneuvered its spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu, fine-tuning its trajectory to reach it and bring back samples from a potentially dangerous asteroid that could collide with the Earth.

Leaders visit hospital to enquire about Jayalalithaa's health
Chennai, Oct 9 : Puduchery Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and leaders of various political parties on Sunday visited the Apollo Hospital to enquire about Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's health.

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover to explore fluid-carved gully
New York, Oct 8 : In a first for a Mars rover, the Opportunity probe will drive down a gully carved long ago by a fluid that might have been water, according to the latest plans for the 12-year-old mission, NASA said.

Astronomers spot giant 'cannonballs' shooting from star
Washington, Oct 7 : Using NASA's Hubble space telescope data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star.

Global dust storm could hit Mars soon: NASA
Washington, Oct 7 : The Red Planet is likely to experience a global dust storm in the next few months, encircling the planet in a thick haze and obscuring surface features beneath, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have predicted.

NASA's Curiosity rover on fresh drive to explore life
Washington, Oct 4 : After collecting some key samples on the Red Planet for the past four years, NASA's Curiosity rover is driving toward uphill destinations as part of its two-year mission extension that commenced from October 1.

Alien hunters upbeat about UFO on NASA live ISS stream
New York, Oct 3 : UFO enthusiasts believe that a mysterious object that they spotted in footage taken from Nasa's live stream from the International Space Station is not a mere solar flare, a media report said.

Researchers reveal first Mars rover made in Mexico
Mexico City, Oct 3 : The first prototype of a Mars explorer robot designed in Mexico by a team of 10 university students has gained the recognition of NASA and the International Astronautical Federation.

Puducherry Chief Minister meets Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Oct 1 : Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday.

NASA telescope spots sizzling gamma-ray binary in space
Washington, Sep 30 : Using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen.

SCATSAT-1 data will be used by NASA: ISRO
Chennai, Sep 27 : The data generated by India's SCATSAT-1 weather satelliteput into orbit on Monday will be used by international space agencies including NASA and European Space Agency (ESA), ISRO said on Tuesday.

NASA's hubble spots possible water plumes erupting on Jupiter's Moon ...
Washington Sept 27 : Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.

Water vapour plumes found on Jupiter's moon Europa, life next?
Washington, Sep 27 : In a surprise find, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted water vapour plumes erupting off the surface on Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that life may exist in our solar system.

Nasa finds more evidence for oceans on Jupiter's moon
Washington, Sep 27 : Nasa on Monday released further evidence to show that there may be oceans on Europa -- Jupiter's largest moon.

New tools to help NASA research habitability on Mars
Washington, Sep 26 : Scientist have developed a set of five instruments that can potentially advance NASAs understanding of wind and weather conditions on the surface of Mars that can help ascertain the planet's habitability.

NASA set to reveal 'surprise' find on Jupiter's moon Europa
Washington, Sep 26 : After claiming that Jupiter's moon Europa has strong evidence for an ocean of liquid water beneath its crust which could host conditions favourable for life, the US space agency is set to announce a "surprise finding".

NASA-funded rocket solves cosmic mystery
Washington, Sep 24 : A NASA-funded sounding rocket to study the origin of X-rays in the universe has helped scientists reveal a new mystery - an entire group of X-rays that don't come from any known source.

NASA's Hubble telescope spots a planet orbiting 2 stars
Washington, Sep 23 : Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE-2007-BLG-349, located 8,000 light-years away towards the centre of our galaxy.

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