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ISRO to launch remote sensing Resourcesat in February


January 31st, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is getting ready to launch Resourcesat 2, a remote sensing earth observation satellite, by the end of February, officials said Monday.Remote ... Read more...

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33pc of Sun’s blasts are ’sneak attacks’ that occur without warning


December 8th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Astronomers have revealed that one-third of the Sun's blasts are "sneak attacks" that may occur without warning."If space weather forecasters rely on some of the traditional danger signs, ... 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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Earth’s upper atmosphere ’shrinking’


August 27th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): The upper layer of Earth's atmosphere is shrinking due to large changes in the Sun's energy output, new research indicates.The study links a recent, temporary shrinking of a ... Read more...

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Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with ‘force of 100m bombs’


August 26th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): Astronomers are predicting that a massive solar storm, much bigger in potential than the one that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month, is to strike ... Read more...

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‘Eternal plane’ Zephyr returns to Earth after record 2 weeks


July 24th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): The UK-built Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is officially the first 'eternal plane' in aviation history.The solar powered craft has flown unmanned for two weeks before being commanded ... Read more...

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Spurt in nano satellites to benefit Indian space agency


June 9th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 9 (IANS) Increasing use of nano and pico satellites in near-earth orbits will benefit the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which has a competitive edge with its ... Read more...

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Seawater temperatures in Kuwait Bay rising alarmingly since 1985


December 1st, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 1 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that since 1985, seawater temperature in Kuwait Bay, northern Arabian Gulf, has increased on average 0.6 degree Celsius per decade, which ... Read more...

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Martian caves may provide shelter for future Mars explorers


November 5th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Scientists at the US Geological Survey (USGS) have detected a series of depressions on Mars that may harbor caves beneath them, which could provide shelter for future Mars ... Read more...

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Scientists study Jupiter to understand magnetic substorms on Earth


December 6th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Dec 6 (ANI): The European Space Agency''s (ESA''s) Cluster satellites have studied the mysterious magnetic substorms on Earth and compared it with similar phenomenon on the giant planet Jupiter for ... Read more...

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New robotic tracking system to be used to help repair orbiting satellites


October 3rd, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Researchers at Queens University, Canada, are developing a new robotic tracking system that will be used to enable repairs of orbiting satellites.This system will service more ... Read more...

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Soon, a positioning system for the entire solar system


September 2nd, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 2 (ANI): A former NASA consultant has suggested the development of a Solar System Positioning System (SSPS), which involves the placement of satellite-like base stations on various moons and ... Read more...

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Mars gullies were carved by meltwater just a few hundred thousand years ago


August 26th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that eroded gullies on the flanks of a Martian crater may have been carved by flowing meltwater later than previously thought, as ... Read more...

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Weak solar cycle may keep more space junk in orbit


June 28th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): A new computer simulation has suggested that a weak and under-active solar cycle could keep thousands of pieces of the destroyed Chinese satellite Fengyun-1C in orbit for ... Read more...

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Scientist tries to mimic Earths spinning magnetic heart


June 12th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A scientist is trying to mimic the Earths spinning magnetic core by spinning a 26-ton steel sphere filled with boiling metal at about 90 miles an hour.According ... Read more...

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Military transmitter suggests new way to combat solar flares


June 9th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , June 9 (ANI): A chance observation by scientists studying the atmosphere above an Australian military transmitter suggests a new way to combat the damaging effects of solar flares on ... Read more...

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Space war would leave destructive legacy


April 29th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (ANI): Two new studies have determined that if a war ever breaks out in space, it will leave a destructive legacy, with resulting debris harming satellites for decades.According ... Read more...

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NASA to use high altitude balloons to unravel secrets about radiation belts surrounding Earth


December 6th, 2007 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): A new NASA project is going to use more than 40 high altitude balloons in order to gather more information about particular radiation belts surrounding our planet. Known as ... Read more...

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Solar outbursts can generate conditions for magnetic slingshot: Study


November 22nd, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 22 (ANI): US scientists have uncovered evidence that solar outbursts can generate conditions that could slingshot matter into the Earth's magnetic environment at speeds higher than 1000 km/s.The findings are ... Read more...

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