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Giant ocean found on Saturn’s moon


June 30th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 100 km beneath the rocky crust on Saturn's largest moon Titan is an ocean of water spanning the entirety of the celestial body, scientists ... Read more...

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Five places where life may exist in solar system


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Life on Earth occupies some bizarre places from deep-sea hydrothermal vents to frigid and lightless lakes. While scientists hunt for hospitable planets circling other stars, the ... Read more...

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NASA launches Jupiter probe


August 5th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Aug 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA will on Friday launch a spacecraft in a mission to unravel the mystery of Jupiter. The spacecraft which is dubbed Juno is expected to reach Jupiter ... Read more...

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New moon found orbiting Pluto


July 21st, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto, the NASA has announced.The tiny, new satellite - temporarily designated P4 - was uncovered ... Read more...

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New addition to solar system may be bigger than Jupiter


February 14th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) A new planet in our solar system's outer reaches could be four times as large as Jupiter, the biggest planet in the system, scientists believe. Its orbit would ... Read more...

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Radiation-resisting hardy bugs may survive a million years on Mars


November 24th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): University College London researchers have found that hardy bugs like Deinococcus radiodurans could survive dormant on Mars for over a million years, at least in theory.Lewis Dartnell and ... Read more...

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Giant propellers seen in Saturn’s rings


July 12th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA announced on Thursday, that they have discovered giant propeller shaped structures in the rings around Saturn. Scientists also divulged that the structure seems to ... Read more...

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Giant Propellers Discovered In The Saturn Rings


July 12th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has announced the discovery of a giant propeller like structures in the rings of Saturn. Announcing ... Read more...

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Galileo’s fingers, tooth to be on display


June 9th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 9 (IANS/AKI) Two of Galileo Galilei's fingers and a tooth will be among the objects on display at the opening of a museum in Florence named after the 17th century ... Read more...

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Aliens exist on Saturn’s moon: NASA


June 6th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Scientists at US space agency NASA have found vital clues that primitive aliens could be living on Titan, one of Saturn's biggest moons. On the basis of chemical composition ... Read more...

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The ‘Cassini’ Spacecraft May Supply Responses To The Mystery Of Saturn’s Rings


April 7th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The rings of Saturn have been recognized since telescopes commenced staring at the heavens. Galileo initially detected them in 1610. Since that time, the astronomers ... Read more...

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Why Ganymede and Callisto are vastly different from each other


January 25th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): Scientists at the Southwest Research Institute, US, have determined that differences in the number and speed of cometary impacts onto Jupiter's large moons Ganymede and Callisto some 3.8 ... Read more...

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The science behind “Avatar”


January 4th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 4 (ANI): A new research has analyzed what are the things in the movie Avatar that comply with science and can exist in reality and what are the things that ... Read more...

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Director James Cameron already considering Avatar sequel!


December 31st, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hollywood director James Cameron has revealed that he is already considering a sequel to his latest smash-hit movie Avatar.The film, about blue aliens on a faraway planet, cost a reported USD 300 ... Read more...

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James Cameron may visit other moons in an Avatar sequel


December 29th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
"Avatar' has already piled up USD 620 million in worldwide grosses and, of course, in our "what's next?" culture that means people are already peppering writer-director James Cameron with questions about a ... Read more...

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Scientists make first direct measurement of lunar backscatter from solar wind


July 4th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has for the first time observed energetic neutral atoms scattered off the Moon from the incoming solar wind ion beam.When the solar wind, made ... Read more...

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Saturn’s moon casts shadow on its ring


June 15th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 15 (ANI): The Cassini spacecraft has found long shadows in a ring gap created by the eight-kilometre-wide Saturn moon Dephnis, which orbits in the planet's outer A ring.According to a ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft spots new moonlet in Saturn’s rings


March 4th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (Xinhua) Scientists have found a new moonlet hidden in one of Saturn's dazzling outer rings, the Scientific American website has reported. Saturn's G ring, a faint band of material near ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil first gravity map of moons far side


February 16th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): The first detailed map of the gravity fields on the Moons far side has shown that craters there are different than those on the near side, which ... Read more...

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Zardari claims to know Bhuttos assassins, vows to expose them


December 28th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Naudero, Dec.28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he knows his late wife Benazir Bhuttos killers, and vowed to expose them. I will expose the killers of Benazir Bhutto. ... Read more...

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Moon’’s polar craters could be the best place to find lunar ice


December 18th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the best place to find ice on the lunar surface could be the Moons polar craters.According to a team of astrophysicists, led ... Read more...

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Jupiters gravity might be brewing a nutritious soup for life on Europa


December 11th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): New calculations have shown that Jupiters gravity might be warming icy oceans on its moon Europa, and stirring currents to create a nutritious soup for life.Ice-floe-like ... Read more...

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Planet wobbles could reveal life-bearing alien moons


November 15th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Hidden alien moons that could harbor life can be revealed by the wobbles of their planets, according to calculations by a scientist.Almost all the 30 known ... Read more...

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Missing NASA tapes may provide clues for unlocking Moons mysteries


November 11th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 11 (ANI): Missing NASA tapes from the 1960s, which could be the key to unlocking valuable information from the space agencys Apollo missions to the moon, have been retrieved ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan may help find whether Moon was the eighth continent or not


October 23rd, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Scientists are hoping that Indias Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission will help solve the riddle of whether the Moon is an alien body that collided with the Earth, or ... Read more...

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India set to launch Chandrayaan One on October 22


October 10th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct 10 (ANI): Chandrayaan I, India ''s spacecraft mission to moon will be launched on October 22 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotta. The spacecraft has been fully ... Read more...

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Soon, a fluttering robot to show Mars rovers the way


October 1st, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): A winged robot, inspired by dragonfly, called the ExoFly, would soon be guiding planetary rovers on the bumpy surfaces of Mars.The ExoFly will first be sent out ... Read more...

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Cassinis flyby shows that Saturn magnetises its moon Titan


September 12th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): A recent flyby of the Cassini spacecraft has shown that Saturns moon Titan is temporarily magnetised by encounters with its host planet.According to a report in New ... Read more...

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Cassini to swoop by Saturns geyser-spewing moon on August 11


August 8th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): The Cassini spacecraft would swoop by Enceladus, Saturns geyser-spewing moon, on August 11, zooming by a mere 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the surface.Just after closest approach, ... Read more...

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Mars Express acquires sharpest images of Martian moon Phobos


August 1st, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, August 1 (ANI): Using the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), ESAs (European Space Agencys) Mars Express has acquired the sharpest images of the Martian moon Phobos.The images were clicked when ... Read more...

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Total eclipse of sun to be visible in India as partial eclipse today


August 1st, 2008 - 8:58 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): A total eclipse of the sun will occur on Friday afternoon and it will be visible as a partial eclipse throughout India.In general, the total eclipse ... Read more...

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Total eclipse of sun to be visible in India as partial eclipse on Friday


July 28th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): A total eclipse of the sun will occur on Friday afternoon and it will be visible as a partial eclipse throughout India. In general, the total eclipse ... Read more...

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ESA spacecraft to rendezvous with Martian moon Phobos


July 18th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, July 18 (ANI): Scientists and engineers are preparing ESAs (European Space Agencys) Mars Express for several close fly-bys of the Martian moon Phobos, which would include some of the most ... Read more...

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Sunlight creates asteroids moons by spinning mechanism


July 10th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A trio of astronomers from Maryland in the US, and France, have said that moons that revolve around asteroids (binary asteroids) are formed by sunlight, which can ... Read more...

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Chinese experts nearly finished with first map of moon surface


July 7th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The chief designer of the Chinese Chang''e 1 lunar probe says that they have gathered all the relevant details to draw the first full map of ... Read more...

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