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‘Crater wall on lunar surface holds ice’


August 30th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Small patches of ice make up five to 10 percent of material in walls of the permanently shadowed Shackleton crater, located near the lunar south pole, ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever


August 28th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Sea ice covering the Arctic has shrunk to its smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Half of aerosols in America originate from other continents


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) About half of the aerosols affecting air quality as well as causing climate change over North America seem to be originating from other continents, including Asia, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NASA: Arctic’s thickest ice diminishing faster than thin ice


March 1st, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
GREENBELT, Maryland (BNO NEWS) -- The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thickest Arctic Sea ice melting much faster


March 1st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) The oldest and thickest Arctic Sea ice is melting much faster than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ice ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Camera captures comet’s fiery end as it grazes sun


January 21st, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) NASA's solar observatory caught for the very first time on camera a comet's fiery end as it flew too close to the sun's blazing surface. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

No danger of earth exploding


December 18th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Scientists have nailed an alarming prediction about the cataclysmic destruction of earth in 2012. An erroneous doomsday theory doing the rounds is that a supernova explosion, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Origin of life: NASA works on harpooning comets


December 14th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Scientists are working on the best and safest way to grab a sample of a rotating comet racing through space at 150,000 miles per hour, spewing ... Read more...

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Hubble telescope spots dwarf galaxies


November 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA's powerful Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a number of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.The galaxies are many times smaller than the Milky ... Read more...

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Arctic’s sea ice melt hits second-lowest level


October 7th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has dipped to the second-lowest level, narrowly missing a new record low, said satellite data from NASA.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Arctic sea ice level reaches second-lowest in history


October 6th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has declined to the second-lowest extent on record, NASA said on Tuesday.The Arctic ice cap grows each winter ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Arctic sea ice hits second-lowest level


October 5th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) The extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean in September declined to the second-lowest on record, said experts.The Arctic ice cap grows each winter as ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NASA discovers 122 new eclipsing binary stars


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): In a groundbreaking survey using NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory, or STEREO, researchers have discovered 122 new eclipsing binary stars and observed hundreds more variable stars.Teams from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Supercomputer solves gamma-ray burst mystery


April 8th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A German supercomputer simulation has shown that colliding two neutron stars can naturally produce magnetic structures thought to power the high-speed particle jets associated with short gamma-ray bursts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA delays Glory launch


February 24th, 2011 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) NASA announced Wednesday that it has postponed the launch of its earth-orbiting Glory Mission spacecraft due to technical problems, Xinhua reported. During the final 15 minutes before ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Trees grown from seeds that went to the moon thriving in US


February 10th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Space travellers, after having orbited the moon 34 times on board Apollo 14, are now living out their quiet lives.The voyagers in question, however, are not astronauts. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Space qualified ‘moon’ trees thriving in US


February 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Space travellers are living out their lives away from the limelight, after having orbited the moon 34 times on board Apollo 14. These voyagers are not astronauts. They're ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA finds Earth’s cirrus-like ice clouds on Saturn’s moon Titan


February 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Experts at NASA have sighted thin, wispy clouds of ice particles similar to Earth's cirrus clouds on one of Saturn's moons, Titan.The findings were made using the Composite ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA’s Swift satellite finds unseen black-hole-powered galaxies


January 21st, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite has found a largely unseen population of black-hole-powered galaxies, according to an international team of scientists."These heavily shrouded black holes are all around us. But ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

SOHO reaches milestone after spotting 2000th comet


December 29th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): An ESA/NASA spacecraft has reached a milestone- the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has spotted its 2000th comet.SOHO-designed to monitor the Sun and not find comets-has become the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers create most comprehensive moon map


December 20th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Researchers have created the most detailed and comprehensive map of the moon's complex landscape thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). "This dataset is being ... Read more...

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NASA’s LRO creates Moon’s most precise landscape yet


December 18th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully created the most accurate landscape available to date, of the Moon."This dataset is being used to make digital elevation and terrain maps ... Read more...

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NASA’s scientific balloon program resuming flights this month


December 16th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): After an extensive evaluation of its safety processes following a mishap during an April launch attempt from Australia, NASA's scientific balloon program is resuming flights this month.NASA's high-altitude ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans’ plant consumption rising significantly


December 16th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new NASA research has found that humans are consuming an increasing amount of the earth's total annual land plant production.As the human population continues to grow and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life’s building blocks discovered on surprising meteorite


December 16th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists has identified amino acids, a fundamental building block of life, in a meteorite where none were expected."This meteorite formed when two asteroids collided. The shock of the ... Read more...

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NASA names Waleed Abdalati as chief scientist to oversee scientific endeavors


December 13th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday named Waleed Abdalati as chief scientist to oversee all of the agency's scientific endeavors.The position of chief scientist was initially discontinued ... Read more...

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NASA Announces Press Meet To Discuss ‘Extraterrestrial Life’


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A press release issued by NASA declaring 'an astrobiology finding' has managed to create an uproar in various quarters. The United States based space agency ... Read more...

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NASA Finds Traces Of Life In One Of Saturn’s Moon, Reports Say


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:59 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several novels and a number of movies have so far dealt with the concept of aliens and extra terrestrial life. All of them were limited to ... Read more...

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NASA’S WMAP project completes study of universe’s oldest light


October 7th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission has spent nine years of scanning the sky and has concluded its observations of the cosmic microwave background, the oldest ... Read more...

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What our solar system would look like to aliens


September 26th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Scientists relied on a NASA supercomputer to figure out how our solar system would look like to aliens looking for other planets. New simulations have tracked the interactions of ... Read more...

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NASA eyes swarming spacecrafts that self-destruct to save others


September 7th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7 (ANI): NASA is creating a new self-sacrifice mechanism, in which future space probes will see many small spacecrafts working in co-operatio, but will commit hara-kiri if they begin to ... Read more...

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Fermi makes ’shocking’ discovery of gamma rays coming from a nova


August 13th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): For the first time, astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected gamma-rays from a nova- a finding that stunned observers and theorists alike.The discovery overturns ... Read more...

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Cool roofs and pavements may help fight global warming


July 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Light-coloured cool rooftops and roads can curb carbon emissions and combat global climate change, found a new study by searchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.The study is the ... Read more...

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Dazzling star explosion blinds satellite


July 16th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Wednesday, astronomers experienced the brightest star explosion ever seen till now. The explosion was so bright, that it temporary blinded the satellite that was recording ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Space observatory briefly blinded by record-breaking x-ray blast


July 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A blast of the brightest X-rays ever detected from beyond our Milky Way galaxy's neighbourhood temporarily blinded the X-ray eye on NASA's Swift space observatory earlier this summer, ... Read more...

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