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NASA, NOAA Data show 2016 warmest year on record globally
Washington, Jan 19 : Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Had no option but to cancel Puducherry CM's order on social media ...
New Delhi , Jan. 6: Defending her decision to cancel the Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy's order to ban the use of social media for official communication, Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Friday said that she had no option but to declare the order null and void as it is against the Government ...

Puducherry Governor Bedi 'voids' CM's circular banning social media ...
Puducherry , Jan. 5 : Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday declared a circular issued by Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy banning the use of social media applications such as Facebook and WhatsApp for official communication as 'null and void', stating that such an order falls in ...

NASA selects two missions to explore the early solar system
Washington, Jan 5 : NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system - a time less than 10 million years after the birth of our sun. The missions, known as Lucy and Psyche, were chosen from five finalists and ...

NASA selects mission to study Black Holes, cosmic x-ray mysteries
Washington, Jan 4 : NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars.

NASA finds rainfall data on Tropical Cyclone Vardah
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 16 : NASA gathered rainfall data onTropical Cyclone Vardah from its birth in the Bay of Bengal throughits movement west into the Arabian Sea.

NASA's Curiosity rover detects boron on surface of Mars
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 14 : In a first of its kind, NASA's Curiosity rover science team detected element Boron on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient past.

NASA cites tropical Cyclone Vardah made landfall
Washington .D.C [US], Dec. 13 : Tropical Cyclone Vardah made landfall in eastern India, as the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite passed over it from space.

NASA spots Tropical Cyclone Vardah's off-center strength
Washington D.C. [US], Dec.11 : NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Tropical Cyclone Vardah that showed strongest storms expanding west of the center.

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 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).

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.

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.

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

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.

NASA's IceBridge observes effects of summer melt on Greenland Ice ...
California, Sept 16 : NASA's IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, flew over the Helheim/Kangerdlugssuaq region of Greenland on Sept. 11, 2016.

Pluto 'paints' its largest moon red
California, Sept 15 : In June 2015, when the cameras on NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto's largest moon, Charon, mission scientists knew two things: they'd never seen anything like it elsewhere in our solar system, and they couldn't ...

NASA says August 2016 warmest in 136 years of modern records
New Delhi, Sep 13 : NASA scientists have said that August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years of modern records, the media reported on Tuesday.

Jupiter's North Pole unlike anything encountered in Solar System
California, Sept 3 : NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen on any of our solar ...

NASA's Juno successfully completes Jupiter flyby
California, Aug 28 : NASA's Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter on Saturday.

NASA establishes contact with STEREO Mission
California, Aug 23 : On Aug. 21, 2016, contact was reestablished with one of NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, known as the STEREO-B spacecraft, after communications were lost on Oct. 1, 2014.

Maple fire threatens Western edge of Yellowstone National Park
California, Aug 23 : The VIIRS instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite took this color-enhanced image of the Maple Fire in Wyoming, Aug 21, 2016.

Jivi mobiles starts manufacturing feature phones in Delhi
By C. Krishnasai, New Delhi, Aug 22 : Taking cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, Jivi Mobiles, a mobile division of Magicon Impex Pvt Ltd, has strengthened its presence by setting up a manufacturing unit in Delhi.

Full-Circle Vista from NASA Mars Rover Curiosity shows 'Murray Buttes'
California, Aug 20 : Eroded mesas and buttes reminiscent of the U.S. Southwest shape part of the horizon in the latest 360-degree color panorama from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

NASA prepares to launch first U.S. Asteroid sample return mission
California, Aug 18 : NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth.

NASA Space Robotics Challenge prepares robots for journey to Mars
California, Aug 17 : NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, and NineSigma, a global innovation consultant organization, has opened registration for a new competition -- the Space Robotics Challenge.

NASA analysis finds July 2016 is warmest on record
California, Aug 17 : July 2016 was the warmest July in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

NASA successfully launches student experiments from Wallops
California, Aug 17 : NASA on Wednesday said it successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Cassini finds flooded Canyons on Titan
California, Aug 11 : NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons.