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NASA’s Spitzer detects light of alien ‘Super-Earth’


May 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time."Spitzer has amazed us yet again," said ... Read more...

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Warm ocean currents cause ice loss from Antarctica


April 26th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves may help explain recent ice loss from Antarctica, says a new study. A team of scientists used ... Read more...

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How do GPS satellites know where they are?


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Our Global Positioning System (GPS) tells us exactly where we are, down to a few metres, but how do satellites that make up the GPS themselves ... Read more...

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NASA picks landing site for next Mars probe


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a mountain inside the planet's Gale crater, the US space agency has announced.The car-sized Mars Science ... Read more...

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NASA stardust spacecraft officially shuts down operations


March 26th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): The career of NASA's Stardust spacecraft officially came to an end at 7:33 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 24, after sending its last transmission to Earth.During an 11-year ... Read more...

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NASA’s LRO releases final set of data from mission’s exploration phase


March 16th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released the final set of data from the mission's exploration phase along with the first measurements from its new life as a ... Read more...

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Herschel reveals how much dark matter it takes to form new galaxy


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): The Herschel Space Observatory has measured how much dark matter is required in order to form a new galaxy."If you start with too little dark matter, then a ... Read more...

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Here’s your child’s ticket to NASA


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) If your child wants to become an astronaut, here's a golden chance -- Nickelodeon is hosting a contest for selection of a few kids for a 10-day ... Read more...

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NASA telescopes discover most distant galaxy cluster


January 13th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): NASA telescopes have identified a burgeoning galactic metropolis-the most distant known in the early universe.The developing cluster, named COSMOS-AzTEC3, was discovered and characterized by multi-wavelength telescopes, including NASA's ... 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...

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‘Starquakes’ discovered by NASA spacecraft to revolutionize stellar study


October 27th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): NASA's Keplar spacecraft has discovered stellar oscillations, or 'starquakes,' that could provide new insights about the size, age and evolution of stars.Analysis of stellar oscillations is similar to ... Read more...

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Hubble astronomers discover an overheated early universe


October 8th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists discovered have that quasars -- the brilliant core of active galaxies -- emitted massive blasts of radiation in the early Universe, essentially delaying the growth of ... Read more...

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Probe finds two Saturn-sized planets orbiting single star


August 27th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A space probe has detected two giant Saturn-sized planets passing in front of the same star. It is the first time that more than one planet has been discovered ... Read more...

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NASA discovers first planetary system with two planets transiting same star


August 27th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered the first confirmed planetary system with more than one planet crossing in front of, or transiting, the same star.The transit signatures of ... Read more...

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NASA, Microsoft collaborate to ‘bring Mars to life’


July 13th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): NASA and Microsoft Research have joined hands in a bid to bring Mars to life with new features in the WorldWide Telescope software that provide viewers with a ... Read more...

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Chunk of Greenland glacier breaks up overnight


July 13th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) A seven square kilometre section of a Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier broke up July 6 and 7. The chunk of lost ice is roughly one-eighth the size of ... Read more...

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Water content of moon interior underestimated: Study


June 15th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): The volume of water molecules locked inside minerals in the Moon's interior could exceed the amount of water in the Great Lakes here on Earth, NASA-funded scientists claim.The ... Read more...

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NASA launches SOFIA


May 29th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): NASA has launched The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) jetliner in collaboration with the German Aerospace Center.The program achieved major milestone on May 26, with its ... Read more...

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NASA partners with Web Consortium to improve universal access


May 28th, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA announced Thursday that it has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to ensure universal access to the internet.“Standards will play a key role in making ... Read more...

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President Obama to meet NASA’s Endeavour crew


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:49 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama will meet the crew of NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour on Thursday afternoon, the White House said.A brief notice from the White House said Obama ... Read more...

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New Sun images released by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has delivered stunning first images of our sun.Some of the images show never-before-seen detail of material streaming outward and away from ... Read more...

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NASA’s mission to reveal the sun’s inner workings


February 12th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) lifted off on February 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 on a first-of-a-kind mission to reveal the sun's inner ... Read more...

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NASA launches spacecraft to study the sun


February 12th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by BNO News
CAPE CARAVERAL, FLORIDA – NASA announced the launching of their Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) from Florida to further study the sun on Thursday.The SDO took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's ... Read more...

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NASA names chief technologist and associate administrator


February 4th, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO News) – NASA's Administrator Charles F. Bolden named Robert D. Braun as the agency's Chief Technologist and Dr. Woodrow Whitlow, Jr., the associate administrator for Mission Support at NASA Headquarters ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars rover Spirit begins new chapter


January 30th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) After six years of unprecedented exploration, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will no longer be a fully mobile robot. NASA has designated the once-roving scientific explorer a stationary ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars Explorer Spirit now a stationary science platform


January 27th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that NASA has designated the once-moving Mars Exploration Rover Spirit a stationary science platform after efforts during the past several months to free it from a ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovers 5 earth-like exoplanets


January 5th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered its first five new Earth-like exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system.Kepler's high sensitivity to both small and large planets enabled the ... Read more...

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NASA’s LCROSS confirms presence of water in lunar crater


November 14th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 14 (ANI): Preliminary data from NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, has indicated that the mission successfully uncovered water in a permanently shadowed lunar crater.The LCROSS spacecraft ... Read more...

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There is plenty of water on the moon, NASA confirms


November 14th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) There is indeed water on the moon - as first indicated by India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan - and plenty of it, US space scientists ... Read more...

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NASA’s Ares I-X rocket successfully completes flight test


October 29th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): NASA's Ares I-X test rocket has successfully completed its flight test, by lifting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on October 28th.The test flight lasted about ... Read more...

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Nasa spacecraft impacts lunar crater in search for water ice


October 9th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moffett Field, Oct 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, today created a twin lunar impact to search for water on the moon’s surface. Scientists will analyze ... Read more...

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NASA set to conduct largest airborne polar ice survey


October 9th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) NASA will conduct a massive polar survey from Oct 15 to examine changes to Antarctica's sea ice and glaciers. The flights are part of Operation Ice Bridge, a six-year ... Read more...

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Airborne survey to study changes to Antarctica’s sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets


October 9th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): NASA is all set to begin a series of flights to study changes to Antarctica's sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets.The flights are part of Operation Ice Bridge, ... Read more...

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How water is formed on the Moon


September 25th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Data from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3), an instrument aboard India's recently ended Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, along with the Deep Impact spacecraft, has confirmed the existence of water on ... Read more...

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Water on moon raises new questions about its origin: NASA


September 25th, 2009 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The confirmation of elevated water molecules in the moon's polar regions by India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 raises new questions about its origin and effect ... Read more...

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