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NASA’s Rosetta ‘Alice’ spectrometer shows Earth’s ultraviolet fingerprint


January 15th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): NASA's Alice spectrometer on board the European Space Agency's comet orbiter spacecraft, Rosetta, has successfully revealed the Earth's ultraviolet fingerprint.Instrument Principal Investigator Dr. Alan Stern, associate vice president ... Read more...

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Astronomers hope to get Pluto recognized as planet in 2009


January 3rd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): In 2009, a group of astronomers is planning to get the ruling that Pluto is not the ninth planet of our solar system, overturned.The International Astronomical ... Read more...

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NASA may struggle to afford new space missions


November 30th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new report by a US National Research Council panel has indicated that the huge tag prices attached to NASA''s proposed space missions will make it difficult ... Read more...

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Scientists once again in the great planetary debate


September 22nd, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): Scientists have again started the great debate on the exact definition of a planet, and have come out with conflicting viewpoints.Two years ago, the International Astronomical Union ... Read more...

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Our solar system may have 13 planets


August 13th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): A scientist has come out with a new definition for a planet, according to which, our solar system would have 13 planets in total.According to Mark Sykes, ... Read more...

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Plutos supporters to battle for its planetary status


June 23rd, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Supporters of the planetary status of Pluto have expressed their displeasure about the planet being demoted to the status of a plutoid, and are marshalling support for ... Read more...

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Plutos moons spraying cosmic graffiti on Charon


June 11th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): An astronomer has suggested that Nix and Hydra, two of Plutos moons, are spray-painting the planet and Charon with their dust.According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft to explore geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus


March 11th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make an unprecedented flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus on March 12, where it will skirt along the edges of huge geysers erupting from giant ... Read more...

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Mars Scout mission delayed till 2013 due to conflict of interest


December 22nd, 2007 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 22 (ANI): NASAs next Scout mission to Mars in 2011 would now be delayed by 2 years due to a conflict of interest between one of the two proposing teams ... Read more...

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New NASA mission to reveal moon’s internal structure, evolution


December 11th, 2007 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec.11 (ANI): NASA's Associate Administrator for Science, Alan Stern, has announced a new mission that will peer deep inside the moon to reveal its anatomy and history. The Gravity Recovery and Interior ... Read more...

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‘Super Earths’ can harbour life longer than our own


November 14th, 2007 - 10:30 am ICT by admin
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