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First images released from newest earth satellite
Washington, Mar 22 : NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched Feb. 11.
Herschel discovers some youngest stars ever seen
Washington, Mar 21 : Astronomers have found some of the youngest stars ever seen thanks to the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.
NASA begins new season of Arctic ice science flights
Washington, Mar 21 : NASA's Operation IceBridge scientists have begun another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed on Wednesday.
'Praying' only option for US in case of Russia-like meteor strike, ...
Washington, Mar. 20 : NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr. has said 'praying' is the only option the US would have if a meteor similar to the one that hit in Russia on February 15 was found to be on a path toward New York City, with impact three weeks away.
Protesting volunteers of Tamil outfits held in Puducherry
Puducherry, Mar 20 : Over 100 volunteers of Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam and some other Tamil outfits were arrested when they attacked the local office of Union Minister of state for PMO V Narayanasamy today.
Union Minister's office in Pondy attacked over Lankan issue
Puducherry, Mar 20 : The local office of Union Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy was today attacked and the effigies of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi were burnt by Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam volunteers on the Sri Lankan Tamils ...
NASA's LRO sees GRAIL's fiery farewell on lunar surface
Washington, March 20 : NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) helped astronomers to witness the last moment of the agency's twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) spacecraft, when they were intentionally crashed into a mountain near the Moon's north pole on Dec. 17, 2012.
NASA's Webb telescope gets its wings
Washington, Mar 16 : A massive backplane that will hold the primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope nearly motionless while it peers into space is another step closer to completion with the recent assembly of the support structure's wings.
'Hot spots' ride merry-go-round in Jupiter's atmosphere
Washington, March 15 : Using images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists have found new evidence that dark features in Jupiter's atmosphere called "hot spots" are created by a Rossby wave, a pattern also seen in Earth's atmosphere and oceans.
No specific security threat against Sriharikota Space Centre: ...
New Delhi, Mar 14 : Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Thursday informed that the security situation at Sriharikota is being continuously observed and there has been no specific security threat against the Space Centre.
Sun spits out two coronal mass ejections
Washington, March 14 : The sun recently erupted with two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and ESA and NASA's Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) have captured images of the events.
Mars could have supported life: NASA (Lead)
Washington, March 13 : Mars could have harboured life, according to the analysis of a rock sample collected by the robot probe Curiosity, NASA reported.
Life could have existed on Mars: NASA
Washington, March 13 : The first rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have been home to primitive life forms, agency officials have announced.
Main objective of SARAL is to launch joint Indo-French oceanographic ...
New Delhi, Mar. 13 : Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Wednesday informed that the main objective of SARAL satellite is to develop and launch a joint Indo-French oceanographic satellite for applications like marine meteorology and sea state forecasting, climate ...
Technology adopted in atomic power sector not costlier vis-a-vis ...
New Delhi, Mar. 13 : Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Wednesday informed that the technology adopted in the atomic power sector is not costlier in India vis-a-vis that of Russia, China and other developed countries.
AERB signs MOUs for setting up of DRS
New Delhi, Mar. 13 : Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions and in the Prime Minister's Office, V. Narayanasamy, today informed that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has signed MOUs relating to setting up of Directorate of Radiation Safety (DRS) with the states of ...
Traces of clay found in Martian rock tested by Curosity rover
Melbourne, March 13 : NASA's Curosity rover, which is testing Mars rock, has found traces of clay - that points to a watery past.
Ancient Mars could have supported living microbes
Washington, March 13 : Scientists analysing a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover have found conditions once suited for ancient life on Mars.
Nasal spray for diabetics offers new hope to beat dementia
London, Mar. 11 : Diabetes drugs, which are delivered in a simple nasal spray could also have a remarkable effect on Alzheimer's disease, scientists have claimed.
Amplified greenhouse effect shifts north's growing seasons
Washington, Mar 11 : Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study based on a 30-year record of land surface and newly improved satellite data sets.
NASA's Curiosity rover to travel across Mars' moving dunes
Washington, Mar 9 : NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring the region for over seven months around its landing site, investigating the Martian surface with its impressive suite of scientific tools.
SpaceX to launch resupply mission to space station
Washington, Mar 1 : US private company SpaceX will launch its Dragon space freighter on a second resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on its website.
NASA's Van Allen Probes Reveal New Radiation Belt
Washington, Mar 1 : NASA's Van Allen Probes mission has discovered a previously unknown third radiation belt around Earth, revealing the existence of unexpected structures and processes within these hazardous regions of space.
NASA'S NuSTAR helps solve riddle of black hole spin
Washington, Feb 28 : Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun.
Apophis asteroid may strike Earth in 2068
Washington, Feb 26 : The 325-metre asteroid 99942 Apophis, that will safely fly by the Earth in 2029 and 2036, may strike the planet in 2068, says an article published on the NASA website.
NASA partner Orbital tests rocket
Wallops Island, Va., Feb 23 : NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Va., successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket Friday at the nation's newest launch pad.
NASA rover confirms first drilled Martian rock sample
Pasadena, Calif., Feb 21 : NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. No rover has ever drilled into a rock beyond Earth and collected a sample from its interior.
NASA's Kepler mission discovers tiny planet system
Washington, Feb 21 : NASA's Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun.
Spray with marine enzyme to decongest sinusitis
London, Feb 19 : A new nasal spray from a marine microbe will help clear chronic sinusitis, which causes nasal congestion, difficulty in breathing, pain and swelling around your eyes and cheeks.
Jupiter's moon Europa 'most likely' place to harbour life
London, Feb 16 : NASA is planning to send a space probe to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter and the most likely place in the Solar System for extraterrestrial life, within the next ten years.