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Arctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever


August 28th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Sea ice covering the Arctic has shrunk to its smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began, ... Read more...

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Life on Mars found but destroyed by mistake


April 14th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Bungling NASA scientists are believed to have found tiny live microbes on Mars - but mistakenly killed them by boiling them alive, a media report said ... Read more...

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NASA considering an outpost on the moon


February 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 3rd of February memo from NASA has revealed that a man-tended outpost is being considered in space. The new structure is proposed to be installed ... Read more...

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2011 - 9th warmest year on record, says NASA


January 21st, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) The global average surface temperature in the year gone by was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in ... Read more...

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Students from Himachal school to visit NASA centres


November 13th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Nearly 60 students from a Himachal Pradesh school are scheduled to visit US space agency NASA's centres next month to study robotics and nuances involved ... Read more...

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Giant asteroid to pass between earth, moon


November 8th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 400-metre-wide asteroid will Tuesday fly past earth, closer to it than the moon's orbit.The asteroid will pose no threat to Earth, NASA says. It ... Read more...

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Asteroid longer than aircraft to whiz past earth


November 5th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) If you have an eight-inch telescope, you can catch it! A 55-million tonne asteroid, jet black in appearance and longer than an aircraft carrier, will fly ... Read more...

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Asteroid may yield clues about Earth’s formation


October 31st, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) A half-km wide asteroid which streaks past the Earth next week could provide clues about how the planet was formed. The space rock, which is known ... Read more...

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Scientists power up Robonaut 2


August 24th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Houston, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists powered Robonaut 2 for the first time on Monday at the International Space Station. The two armed experimental robot was flown to ISS last February aboard ... Read more...

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China comes up with plan to save Earth from asteroid hit


August 19th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Chinese scientists have proposed a method to prevent the possible collision of Apophis - a 46-million-tonne asteroid - with the Earth in ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new mineral


April 15th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have chanced upon a mineral that have not been seen before. The new mineral has been named “Wassonite” and it is one of the most ... Read more...

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Titan shaped by weather, not ice volcanoes


April 10th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): NASA scientists, who analysed the data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, has suggested that the Saturn's smog-shrouded moon, Titan, may be much less geologically active than some scientists ... Read more...

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Japan earthquake moves its coastline by 13 feet


March 14th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.14 (ANI): Massive 8.9 quake in Japan has moved its coastline as much as 13 feet, averaging eight feet along a stretch measuring 300 miles, according to the Geographical Survey Institute.According ... Read more...

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Superfluid found in neutron star’s core


February 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): NASA scientists have found the first direct evidence for a superfluid, a bizarre, friction-free state of matter, at the core of a neutron star.Superfluids created in laboratories ... Read more...

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NASA delays Glory launch


February 24th, 2011 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) NASA announced Wednesday that it has postponed the launch of its earth-orbiting Glory Mission spacecraft due to technical problems, Xinhua reported. During the final 15 minutes before ... Read more...

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Milky Way ‘has 50 billion planets’


February 21st, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have taken the first cosmic census. After the process, the scientists estimate that the Milk Way where planet earth is found has as much as ... Read more...

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Radiation would nix sex in space: NASA


February 15th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Cosmic radiation hitting human bodies would nix sex in space, NASA scientists assert. Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Centre found that without ... Read more...

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NASA finds giant ring of black holes


February 10th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): NASA scientists havediscovered a giant ring of black holes.The composite image of Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies located about 430 million light-years from Earth, shows ... Read more...

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Nasa space telescope spots odd new solar system


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered a planetary system including six planets orbiting a Sun-like star called Kepler-11, located approximately 2,000 light years from Earth. "Kepler-11 is a remarkable system ... Read more...

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Did life on Earth begin in space?


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Many experts believe that biological raw materials were carried to our planet as lumps of asteroid rock.The molecular structure of amino acids - the building blocks of proteins ... Read more...

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2012 named most absurd science fiction film by NASA


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): Hollywood blockbuster 2012, starring John Cusack and Thandie Newton, is the worst ever science fiction film, according to NASA scientists.The US space agency said that the end-of-the-world ... Read more...

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NASA scientists’ breakthrough in determining hyperactivity of black holes


December 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists have been able to determine how often the biggest black holes have been active over the last few billion years, thanks to a new study from NASA's ... Read more...

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Voyager 1 Moving Into Interstellar Space Gradually


December 14th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Voyager 1 Spacecraft made by NASA is slowly moving out of the solar system as scientists have measured. The unmanned spacecraft will take 4 more ... Read more...

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Intense solar activity in 2012 will trip mobile phones, GPS


December 12th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Experts predict the Northern Lights will be at their brightest in 50 years in 2012 and could cause disruption of mobile phones, Global Positioning Systems and even national ... Read more...

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Anaesthetic gasses also contribute to global warming: Scientists


December 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Atmosphere scientists have warned that anaesthetic gasses that are conveniently used during surgeries have a global warming potential.These gases are as harmful for the environment as a refrigerant, ... Read more...

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Novel discovery boosts chances of finding aliens: NASA


December 1st, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): NASA scientists have made a major discovery that could boost the chance of finding extraterrestrial life on other worlds.They have found microbes in a deadly poisonous arsenic ... Read more...

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Earth’s lakes are warming, says NASA study


November 24th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change, say NASA scientists.Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in ... Read more...

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Nasa scientists spot mystery giant ’space bubbles’


November 12th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) They stretch across more than half of the sky and are as large as the Milky Way - but nobody knows how they got there. NASA scientists are ... Read more...

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Scientists capture ’song’ of a distant star


November 8th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) Scientists have captured a hum emitted by a star trillions of miles away as part of new research that is providing insights into what lies beneath the surface ... Read more...

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Frequent fliers prone to ‘radiation poisoning from space solar flare’


November 6th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): If you're a frequent airline traveler, you are probably at a greater risk of developing cancer due to high radiation levels from the Sun.Experts have warned that long-term ... Read more...

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Mars had ‘recent’ interaction with water and volcanoes, finds study


September 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout the planet's history and into modern times, according to data from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.The research also offers new ... Read more...

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Two asteroids to pass closely by Earth today


September 8th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Two asteroids are expected to pass by the Earth on Sept 8 at the same distance as the moon from our planet.NASA scientists are available for live satellite ... Read more...

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Missing piece of Mars puzzle may reveal whether life existed on planet


September 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Experiments prompted by a 2008 surprise from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest that soil examined by NASA's Viking Mars landers in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building ... Read more...

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UV sensor that measures ‘hidden’ origins of space weather


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has helped NASA scientists observe a "hidden" layer of the Sun where violent space weather can originate, ... Read more...

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NASA Discovers Two New Planets In Milky Way


August 27th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what is being considered as one of the most amazing scientific discoveries, the NASA officials have announced that NASA'a Kepler telescope, launched from Cape Canaveral ... Read more...

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