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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 |

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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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 awards launch services contract for IRIS mission


June 9th, 2010 - 4:56 am ICT by BNO News
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – NASA Tuesday awarded a contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation to launch the IRIS mission, NASA announced.The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft, also known as IRIS, will ... Read more...

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MINI-ME to uncover secrets of outer layers of Earth’s atmosphere


March 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that and three scientific instruments will fly soon on the FASTSAT-HSV01 satellite to uncover the secrets in the outer layers of Earth's atmosphere.Known as MINI-ME, PISA ... Read more...

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NASA proposes mission to snatch a piece from ‘time capsule’ asteroid


March 12th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): NASA has proposed a space mission that would return samples from asteroid 1999 RQ36, which is literally a 'time capsule' from before the birth of our solar system ... Read more...

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Mysterious cosmic ‘dark flow’ tracked deeper into universe


March 11th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): A new study has tracked the mysterious cosmic 'dark flow' to twice the distance originally reported in the Universe.The study was led by Alexander Kashlinsky at NASA's Goddard Space ... Read more...

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Lava carved ancient Martian riverbed


March 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A new American research has revealed that an ancient "riverbed" in Mars was not made by the flow of water but was carved by molten lava.The 270-km ... Read more...

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Moon’s biggest crater exposes its hidden lower crust


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that the biggest and deepest crater on the Moon can provide glimpses of the hidden lower crust of Earth's natural satellite.Shortly after the Moon formed, an ... Read more...

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Chile quake shortened our day, NASA says


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- The massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck south-central Chile on early Saturday was so powerful that it affected Earth's rotation, shortened the length of ... Read more...

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Chile’s earthquake might have shortened Earth’s days permanently


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists at NASA think that the massive Chile earthquake might have shifted the Earth’s axis, which might be responsible for shortening the days. The change is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA preparing satellite repair robots


February 26th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Reports indicate that the NASA that fixed the Hubble Space Telescope is now working to develop robotic satellite repair technology.According to a report in Discovery News, ... Read more...

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NASA unveils its most advanced space-weather science tool


February 24th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): NASA has unveiled its most advanced space-weather science tool known as the Integrated Space Weather Analysis (iSWA) system.Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are clouds of electrified, magnetic gas weighing ... Read more...

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Indian American doctor ordered to pay $16 mn tax default


January 29th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) An Indian American cardiologist has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison and ordered to pay back to the state the $16 million he failed ... Read more...

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Newborn black holes can give an extra boost to exploding stars


January 28th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): Astronomers studying two exploding stars, or supernovae, have found evidence the blasts received an extra boost from newborn black holes.The supernovae were found to emit jets of ... Read more...

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Most Earth-like exoplanet started out as Saturn-sized gas giant


January 7th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): A new research has indicated that the most Earth-like planet yet found around another star may be the rocky remains of a Saturn-size gas giant.The planet in question ... Read more...

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NASA scientist’s experiment to find out if Mars ever had life in the past


January 6th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): An experiment proposed by a NASA scientist has been added to the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on a mobile NASA laboratory that will land on Mars ... Read more...

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Sun glints can help detect oceans and lakes on habitable exoplanets


January 6th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): With the help of two new videos from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, it has been revealed that bright flashes of light known as sun glints act as beacons ... Read more...

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First images of elusive iron line in solar corona captured


January 5th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): Ground-based observations by solar physicists have revealed the first images of the elusive near-infrared emission line of highly ionized iron, or Fe XI 789.2 nm, in the solar ... Read more...

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Soot and dust damaging Himalayas: NASA


December 16th, 2009 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 16 (IANS) Soot and dust contribute as much to a temperature rise in the Himalayas as greenhouse gases do, according to a new study by the US space ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tropical depression 05B to bring moderate and heavy rainfall to Chennai


December 15th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that tropical depression 05B is dissipating on the coast of Sri Lanka today and over the next couple of days, but not before bringing some moderate ... Read more...

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Magnetic power revealed in Gamma-Ray Burst Jet


December 10th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Maryland (US), Dec.10 (ANI): A specialized camera on a telescope operated by U.K. astronomers from Liverpool has made the first measurement of magnetic fields in the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst (GRB). ... Read more...

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Mysterious ‘dark flow’ may be sign of neighboring universe


November 17th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 17 (ANI): An analysis of the mysterious 'dark flow' seen in outer space has suggested that something big is out there beyond the visible edge of our universe, which may ... Read more...

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NASA identifies best case for middleweight black hole


November 11th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): Astronomers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, have found that an X-ray source in galaxy NGC 5408 represents one of the best cases for a ... Read more...

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Cassini’s camera captures night falling on Saturn’s rings


October 24th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): The wide angle camera aboard the Cassini spacecraft has captured images of Saturn's latest equinox that shows night falling over the planet's rings.Once approximately every 15 years, night ... Read more...

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Lotus-inspired dust-preventing shield may protect spaceflight gear


September 24th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, are developing a special transparent coating to prevent dirt and even bacteria from sticking to and contaminating the ... Read more...

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NASA’s lunar reconnaissance orbiter begins detailed mapping of moon’s south pole


September 18th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully completed its testing and calibration phase and entered its mapping orbit of the moon's south pole.The spacecraft already has ... Read more...

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NASA’s Swift satellite makes best-ever ultraviolet portrait of Andromeda galaxy


September 17th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite has acquired the highest-resolution view of a neighboring spiral galaxy ever attained in the ultraviolet.The galaxy, known as M31 in the constellation Andromeda, is ... Read more...

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Warped debris disks around stars a result of interstellar wind


August 29th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has determined that the warped shapes of the dust-filled disks where new planets may be forming around other stars, ... Read more...

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NASA scientists make first discovery of life’s building block in comet


August 18th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's Stardust spacecraft."Glycine is an amino acid used by ... Read more...

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US scientists find northern India’s water is vanishing


August 13th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 13 (IANS) Using satellite data from the US space agency NASA, American scientists have found that groundwater levels in northern India have been declining by as much as 30 centimetres ... Read more...

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Secret to northern India’s vanishing water unlocked by scientists


August 13th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): Using NASA satellite data, scientists have found that as a result of human activities, groundwater levels in northern India have been declining by as much as one foot ... Read more...

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Deadly typhoon Morakot causes severe flooding rains in Taiwan and China


August 11th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): NASA's Aqua satellite, using the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument, has captured deadly typhoon Morakot causing severe flooding rains in Taiwan and mainland China.Typhoon Morakot brought enormous amounts of ... Read more...

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Universe’s first black holes kept to a strict diet


August 11th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A new supercomputer simulation designed to track the fate of the universe's first black holes has found that the mysterious cosmic objects couldn't efficiently gorge themselves on nearby ... Read more...

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NASA mission to explore the polarized universe


August 5th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): An exciting new astrophysics mission led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will be the first to provide a revolutionary window into the polarized universe.Named ... Read more...

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