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Titan shaped by weather, not ice volcanoes


April 10th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): NASA scientists, who analysed the data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, has suggested that the Saturn's smog-shrouded moon, Titan, may be much less geologically active than some scientists ... Read more...

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NASA to explore possibility of beamed energy propulsion for space launch


January 26th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): NASA is conducting studies to examine whether beamed energy propulsion can be used for launching crafts in space.A beamed thermal propulsion system would involve focusing microwave or laser ... Read more...

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Smallest rocky planet outside solar system found


January 11th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first rocky planet, called Kepler-10b.The planet measures 1.4 times the size of Earth, making it the smallest planet ever discovered outside our ... Read more...

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Viking discovered organics on Mars: Study


January 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Using Mars-like soil taken from Atacama Desert, a new experiment has confirmed that Mars has organics, and Viking found them.More than three decades after NASA's Viking landers ... Read more...

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NASA Researches Hundred Year Starship for No-Return Mars Trip


October 30th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Simon “Pete’ Worden, the director of NASA’s Ames Research Center which is located in California, recently let it slip to the world that NASA is planning to build ... Read more...

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Moon’s surface contains silver: Scientists


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Every cloud may not have a silver lining to it, but the Moon does.A NASA spacecraft that crashed into the Moon in 2009 has found what appears to ... Read more...

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NASA Discovers Two New Planets In Milky Way


August 27th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what is being considered as one of the most amazing scientific discoveries, the NASA officials have announced that NASA'a Kepler telescope, launched from Cape Canaveral ... Read more...

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NASA Finds 2 New Planets In Milky Way


August 27th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Astronomers from NASA has announced that they have discovered two earth like planets orbiting the same star. The Kepler Space Telescope showed evidence of ... Read more...

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Drought drives decade-long decline in global plant productivity


August 20th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study of NASA satellite data has revealed that global plant productivity that once was on the rise with warming temperatures and a lengthened growing season is ... Read more...

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Key to unlock mysterious red glow in space revealed


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): NASA scientists created a unique collection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) spectra to interpret mysterious emission from space.PAHs are a major product of combustion, remain in the environment, ... Read more...

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NASA’s Nebula cloud computing software key for new open-source initiative, OpenStack


July 20th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA on Monday announced that its Nebula cloud computing platform was selected as a contributor for OpenStack, a newly-launched open source cloud computing initiative.OpenStack, the first large-scale ... Read more...

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NASA, Microsoft collaborate to ‘bring Mars to life’


July 13th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): NASA and Microsoft Research have joined hands in a bid to bring Mars to life with new features in the WorldWide Telescope software that provide viewers with a ... Read more...

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Why ‘controversial’ Jabulani ball is missing its mark in soccer WC


June 19th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): The Jabulani's aerodynamic effects coupled with Johannesburg's altitude may just be the reason why strikers and goalies have been grumbling about the Adidas manufactured ball this soccer World ... Read more...

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No ’safe haven’ for organic molecules on Mars


June 11th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): The atmosphere on Mars is not favourable for organic compounds such as proteins, concluded a new study.For a long time, absence of organic compounds such as proteins in ... Read more...

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Hints of life on Saturn’s moon Titan


June 4th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Cassini orbiter has discovered hints of life on Saturn's moon Titan.Titan is too cold to support liquid water on its surface, but some scientists suggest exotic life-forms could ... Read more...

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Is Saturn’s moon Titan home to some kind of exotic life form?


June 4th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Complex chemical activity on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan has baffled scientists. While some think it's non-biological chemistry, others believe there might exist some primitive, exotic form ... Read more...

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NASA launches SOFIA


May 29th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): NASA has launched The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) jetliner in collaboration with the German Aerospace Center.The program achieved major milestone on May 26, with its ... Read more...

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Mars caves could be home for ‘cavenauts’


April 27th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): The volcanic features of Mars may become suitable caves for the first human settlements on the red planet, suggests a new study."At least two regions, the Tharsis rise ... Read more...

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NASA partners with Hawaii for science and space exploration


April 14th, 2010 - 4:34 am ICT by BNO News
MOFFET FIELD, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – NASA announced Tuesday a partnership with the State of Hawaii to team up in several activities for scientific research and space exploration.During a ceremony in Honolulu, ... Read more...

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NASA awards $45 million space technology research and development contract


March 25th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA awarded a $45 million contract to ERC Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, for space technology research and development activities at the Ames Research Center at Moffett, California, ... Read more...

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Amazon rain forests were unaffected from once-in-a-century drought in 2005


March 12th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new NASA-funded study has concluded that the Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to ... Read more...

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NASA finds ice on the moon


March 4th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA announced that it had found water on the north pole of the moon, that is sufficient enough to generate oxygen and/or even sustain a scientific ... Read more...

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Sweden accepts request for transfer of prosecution of a Swedish national hacker


February 9th, 2010 - 1:57 am ICT by BNO News
SAN FRANCISCO (BNO NEWS) – Sweden accepted the request to transfer the prosecution of a Swedish national charged with hacking and trade secret theft, U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello announced on Monday.Philip Gabriel ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovers 5 earth-like exoplanets


January 5th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered its first five new Earth-like exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system.Kepler's high sensitivity to both small and large planets enabled the ... Read more...

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Now, your iPhone to act as chemical detector


November 29th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 29 (ANI): If scientists have their way, then smartphones like the iPhone may double up as chemical sensors that can transmit alerts to first responders about the release of dangerous ... Read more...

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Martian water may have flowed as slurries of mud, not as trickling streams


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 3 (ANI): A recent NASA report has suggested that Martian water most likely flowed as slurries of mud rather than trickling streams.According to ABC News, the report, which compared signs ... Read more...

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NASA’s planet hunting mission delayed due to electronic glitch


October 31st, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): NASA's Kepler mission, which would search for planets around other stars, is unlikely to detect any Earth-like exoplanets before 2011 due to an electronic glitch.According to a report ... Read more...

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How to expand storage limit for hydrogen to power ‘green’ cars


October 25th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): A team of chemical engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has developed a computational model that shows that carbon nanotubes may expand the storage limit for ... Read more...

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NASA application for iPhone and iPod touch available at Apple store


October 24th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): Reports indicate that a NASA application for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available free of charge at the App Store from Apple.The NASA application will ... Read more...

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NASA probe searches for water on Moon’s south pole


October 13th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moffett Field, Oct 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On 9th October, in a scientific mission to solve the mystery whether the presence of lunar water is true or not, NASA had launched a ... Read more...

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NASA’s water-hunting “Moon bombing” mission may have hit a “dry hole”


October 10th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): NASA's much-anticipated "Moon bombing" mission, in which it sent the LCROSS spacecraft to the Moon to strike a crater in order to collect frozen water, may have ... Read more...

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Nasa spacecraft impacts lunar crater in search for water ice


October 9th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moffett Field, Oct 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, today created a twin lunar impact to search for water on the moon’s surface. Scientists will analyze ... Read more...

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New game lets you take virtual space station spacewalks


October 7th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new game has been developed by NASA to give young people an "out of this world" virtual opportunity to experience the thrill of working on a mission ... Read more...

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NASA picks up new target for collecting water on moon


September 29th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): After the discovery of water on the Moon, scientists have picked a new target for the planned October 9 crash of a NASA spacecraft into a crater ... Read more...

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NASA selects spot where it will search for water on the moon


September 9th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): NASA has selected the target crater where its LCROSS spacecraft will search for water on the moon.The announcement of the target location where the Lunar Crater Observation and ... Read more...

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