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Russia reveals huge diamond source under asteroid crater


September 18th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Russia can supply diamonds across world markets for the next 3,000 years. The government has revealed a vast diamond source under a 100-km-wide crater that was ... Read more...

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No new cantonments in Balochistan, says Kayani (Lead)


April 19th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) A proposal to set up four new military cantonments in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province has been dropped as "people don't want" it, said army chief General ... Read more...

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`No new cantonments in Balochistan as people don’t want it’


April 19th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) The idea to set up four new military cantonments in Balochistan has been dropped as "people don't want" it, said Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez ... Read more...

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Earth-like planets ‘may not be life-friendly’


November 7th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7(ANI): A new study has revealed that planets like the Earth that we thought could support life, might not be life-friendly, and lack a protective magnetic field.According to New Scientist, ... Read more...

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NASA scientists discover fresh crater on Moon’s surface


August 11th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): NASA has discovered a fresh crater on the Moon's surface.The impact occurred sometime between an image of the region taken by the Apollo program in 1971 and an ... 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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Moon’s thin ‘perfume’ comes from the Sun!


January 9th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A Japanese craft has sniffed the moon's whiff of an atmosphere, and has confirmed that it comes largely from sunlight brutally hammering the lunar surface.The atmosphere of the ... Read more...

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NASA chooses 3 finalists for future space mission to Venus, an asteroid, or the moon


December 30th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): NASA has selected three proposals as final candidates for the agency's next space venture to another celestial body in our solar system, namely, Venus, an asteroid, or the ... Read more...

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Mars had complex hydrological past, reveals new evidence


December 17th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): In a new research, a tam of scientists has reported new evidence for multiple, water-related geologic processes on Mars, thus indicating that the Red Planet had a complex ... Read more...

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India’s Chandrayaan reveals how water is produced on Moon


October 16th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, October 16 (ANI): The ESA-ISRO instrument SARA onboard the Indian Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter has confirmed how water is likely being created on the lunar surface.The findings from the instrument indicate ... Read more...

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Data related to traces of water on moon being analysed, says Chavan


September 26th, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.26 (ANI): Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said analysis of data collected about the presence of traces of water on moon was ... Read more...

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India’s own probe also found water on moon: ISRO


September 25th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) India's own Moon Impact Probe (MIP) on board the country's maiden lunar craft had discovered water on the moon, a finding confirmed by US space agency NASA's ... Read more...

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Water on moon: Scientists cry eureka!


September 24th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) India's first lunar mission is perhaps the only space project that has raised many eyebrows. But the sensational finding of water on moon has vindicated Indian Space ... Read more...

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India’s Chandrayaan first to find water on Moon


September 24th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): Data from Chandrayaan-1, India's first lunar mission, has revealed the presence of large quantities of water on the surface of the Moon, a discovery that is a ... Read more...

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Water on moon can’t be confirmed: ISRO chief (Lead)


September 24th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G. Madhavan Nair has said he can't confirm the presence of water on the moon. "Mineralogy matter has given 97 percent of ... Read more...

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Presence of water on moon can’t be confirmed: ISRO chief


September 24th, 2009 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The American space agency NASA is expected to announce Thursday major findings of its moon mineralogy matter that went on board India's Chandrayaan-1. The announcement has been ... Read more...

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Findings from India’s Chandrayaan to provide new understanding of lunar surface


September 18th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): India's Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) has gathered data for a total of 30 solar flares, giving the most accurate measurements to date of magnesium, aluminum, silicon, calcium, and ... Read more...

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US scientist’s flip-flop on Chandrayaan


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Three days after the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) admitted the abrupt end of its Chandrayaan-1 mission, a leading US-based scientist associated with the project Wednesday termed ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan confirms moon was once completely molten: Scientist


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Chandrayaan's moon mineralogy mapper has confirmed the magma ocean hypothesis, meaning that the moon was once completely molten, a senior scientist said Wednesday. "It proves beyond doubt ... Read more...

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Radio contact with India’s lunarcraft Chandrayaan lost


August 29th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 29 (IANS) Radio contact with India's first lunarcraft Chandrayaan-1 was abruptly lost early Saturday, the Indian space agency said. "The contact was lost at 01.30 IST as the deep space ... Read more...

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Meteor hunting begins in Ontario


April 30th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, April 30 (ANI): Researchers have issued a call for meteorite-hunters and interested locals to start searching for a meteorite that landed on rural land north of Newmarket, Ontario, in Canada.The space ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 inaugurates 3-D imaging of the moon


December 18th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): An instrument aboard Indian Space Research Organizations (ISROs) Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft has inaugurated 3-D imaging of the moon, revealing new information about the lunar surface.Known as the Moon ... Read more...

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Life on Earth may have emerged 750 mln yrs earlier than previously thought


July 3rd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): A new research has suggested that life on Earth might have emerged about 750 million years earlier than previously thought.According to a report in New Scientist, researchers ... Read more...

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