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Mars Landing Site Named for Ray Bradbury


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The late scientist Ray Bradbury has been given a privilege even when he is deep into his grave. The NASA agencies named their new chapter of ... Read more...

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Curiosity lands on Mars


August 6th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered rover Curiosity touched down on Mars Sunday."Touchdown confirmed for @MarsCuriosity," said a NASA tweet as its scientists celebrated back in headquarters.The six-wheeled ... Read more...

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Scientists discover microbes that survive extreme environment


June 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth and appear to have a different way of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Big B remembers Ray Bradbury


June 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan remembers American science fiction writer Ray Bradbury and says that he never read his books but could relate to his quotes that ... Read more...

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Monsters Inc 2: Could Be A Sequel Rather Than A Prequel


January 4th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
and with some quite pleased about the prequel as it would not hamper the original Pixar movie and its very apt ending; there are others who are of the opinion ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover getting travel tips from orbiting spacecraft


December 17th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, which is exploring areas that might hold clues about past Martian environments, is getting important travel tips from an orbiting spacecraft.Researchers are using a ... Read more...

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Life on Mars ‘could be similar to that on Earth’


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists from MIT have said that if life on Mars does exist, it wouldn't be too different from that on Earth."We think that if there is life on ... Read more...

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Frozen piles of CO2 on Mars may trigger avalanches


October 30th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed that mysterious gullies are forming on Mars as a result of frozen carbon dioxide that's piling up on Martian dunes.The ... Read more...

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How seas and lakes may have once developed on Mars


October 19th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Planetary Science Institute researchers have discovered a new explanation for how seas and lakes may have once developed on Mars.J. Alexis Palmero Rodriguez, research scientist at PSI, has ... Read more...

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First landing on 34-year-old UFO airport in France


September 6th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 6 (ANI): After as many as 34 years, a village in France that built the country's only council-funded UFO landing pad has received its first craft.Ares, near Bordeaux, southwestern France, ... Read more...

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Martian ‘enigmatic elliptical depression’ baffles scientists


August 28th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists have long been baffled by Orcus Patera, an enigmatic elliptical depression near Mars's equator, in the eastern hemisphere of the planet.The term 'patera' is used for deep, ... Read more...

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NASA camera yields most accurate Mars map


July 26th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A camera on board NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has helped develop the most accurate global Martian map ever. Researchers and the public can access the map via several ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft provides most accurate Martian map ever


July 24th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A camera aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has helped develop the most accurate global Martian map ever.The map was constructed using nearly 21,000 images from the Thermal Emission ... Read more...

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‘Life possible on Mars’


June 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that methanogenic bacteria that produce methane at a spring in Canada could be similar to earlier or present springs on Mars - suggesting possibility of ... Read more...

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Sediment layers may help shed light on Mars’ climate history


May 6th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new stratigraphic record of Martian polar layered deposits could help provide new insights into Mars' climate history, believe scientists.Stratigraphic layers can give scientists important clues about the ... Read more...

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Mars Express completes 7777th orbit around Red Planet


January 30th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, January 30 (ANI): Mars Express completed its 7777th orbit around the Red Planet on January 26, which is an auspicious milestone as the satellite is readied for the closest-ever flyby of ... Read more...

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Frozen deposits on Mars may foster life


December 8th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 8 (ANI): New calculations by scientists have suggested that small frozen deposits on Mars may contain liquid water, at least during the day, which means they could also foster life. ... Read more...

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Bale used Cruise as inspiration for ‘American Psycho’


October 24th, 2009 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 24 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise was the inspiration for Christian Bale's frightening portrayal of a bloodthirsty maniac in "American Psycho", according to the movie's director Mary Harron. "The Dark ... Read more...

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Cruise inspired Bale’s sociopathic character in ‘American Psycho’


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 22 (ANI): Brit actor Christian Bale is said to have modelled the sociopathic central character in the movie 'American Psycho' after actor Tom Cruise.According to Mary Harron, who directed ... Read more...

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New laser technique may be used to detect microbial life forms in Martian ice


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Scientists have said that an innovative new laser technique could be used to detect microbial life forms in Martian ice.According to scientists, the technique, called L.I.F.E. imaging, used ... Read more...

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Scientists identify lake shorelines on Mars


August 9th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9(ANI): A team of scientists, using images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, have reported direct evidence of lake shorelines in ... Read more...

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Now, alien spotters spot a Martian skull on the Red planet


May 1st, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): UFO experts have spotted what they claim is an alien skull on Mars.The claims were made after NASA beamed back satellite images from the planet.The picture, which was ... Read more...

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Mars has natural antifreeze that may keep it running with water


February 19th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): In a new finding, it has been determined that compounds known as percholates, found by NASAs Phoenix Lander team, act as a natural antifreeze, and may help ... Read more...

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Martian winds make rocks roll to form organized patterns


January 10th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): A new research has determined that rocks on Mars are on the move, rolling into the wind and forming organized patterns. Images taken by the Mars Exploration Rover ... Read more...

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Mars rover Spirit recovering after hazardous dust storm


November 15th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Mars rover Spirit is still working and is slowly recharging its batteries after a weekend dust storm that caused the crafts power levels ... Read more...

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Phoenix Landers microphone may record what Mars sounds like


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): NASA scientists are hoping to hear what Mars sounds like when they attempt to switch on the Phoenix Mars Landers microphone in the next week or two.Phoenixs ... Read more...

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Phoenix Mars lander examines new soil sample


August 23rd, 2008 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (DPA) The Phoenix Mars lander is examining a sample of soil from an "intermediate depth" of the Martian earth to determine if it is different from dirt at the ... Read more...

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Asteroid may have switched Mars magnetic field on and off


July 20th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): An asteroid may have flipped Mars magnetic field on and off like a light switch around 4 billion years ago, says a group of scientists researching on ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander enlarges trench in search of ice


July 16th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander is using its robotic arm to enlarge an exposure of hard subsurface material expected to yield a sample of ice-rich soil for analysis ... Read more...

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White deposits on Mars must have been ice, claim NASA scientists


June 20th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the white material, found by NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander on the surface of the Red Planet, must have been ice as it vanished ... Read more...

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British police helicopter chases UFO


June 20th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Will Martian crime become the next thing to plague security forces? Police reportedly gave chase to an UFO near a military base in Cardiff in what is the ... Read more...

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Phoenix probe makes scheduled landing on red planet (Lead)


May 26th, 2008 - 9:37 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 26 (DPA) NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on the red planet to an exuberant reaction by mission scientists Sunday on Earth. The scene at Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control in ... Read more...

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Martian Language is the latest trend among Chinese teens!


May 24th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): 3Q Orz! Does this ring a bell? No, well, youre not the only one. Among China's younger generation of cyber-citizens however, the so-called Martian Language trend ... Read more...

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Earth, Moon and Mars may have different origins


March 20th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): A new study has challenged the notion that the whole solar system formed from the same raw materials, and has suggested that planetary bodies like Earth, its ... Read more...

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Ancient Mars had fizzy water powered ’super’ geysers


March 18th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
London, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that huge fountains of carbonated water once erupted on ancient Mars, hurling hailstones and mud several kilometers into the air.According to a report in ... Read more...

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