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Curiosity makes maiden move on Mars


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has made its first move on the Red Planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said.Curiosity's maiden drive combined forward, turn and reverse ... Read more...

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Mars rover to undergo ‘brain transplant’


August 11th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity will undergo a "brain transplant" over the weekend with a software upgrade to prepare for new tasks ahead, NASA has said.The upgrade ... Read more...

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Smallest rocky planet outside solar system found


January 11th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first rocky planet, called Kepler-10b.The planet measures 1.4 times the size of Earth, making it the smallest planet ever discovered outside our ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover getting travel tips from orbiting spacecraft


December 17th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, which is exploring areas that might hold clues about past Martian environments, is getting important travel tips from an orbiting spacecraft.Researchers are using a ... Read more...

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Trapped NASA Mars Rover finds more evidence of water on ‘Red Planet’


October 29th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): The presence of water on Mars has become more evident, suggests a new NASA finding.Scientists have revealed that the ground where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck ... Read more...

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Scientist wins solar probe instrument award, place on solar mission


October 1st, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): An astrophysicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and his science team have secured a proposal award of 8.2 million dollars to help build parts ... Read more...

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‘Knot’ in ribbon at solar system’s edge ‘unties’


October 1st, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 01 (ANI): Maps produced by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft has revealed that the unusual "knot" in the bright, narrow ribbon of neutral atoms emanating from the boundary between ... Read more...

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Oldest footprint fossil could offer insights into ancient human gait


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): After discovering fossil remains of what is believed to be the oldest footprints that look like those made by modern humans, scientists are trying to understand how walking ... Read more...

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BP’s oil cap tests extended for 24 hours


July 18th, 2010 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (DPA) BP Plc and the US government agreed Saturday to extend pressure testing on the new cap sealing the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, which ... Read more...

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Day 57: Oil spill could have powered 68,000 cars for a year


June 16th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): 57 days after the Gulf oil spill, updated figures show that the amount of oil wasted could have powered 68,000 cars for a year.According to University of Delaware ... Read more...

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Oil spill could have powered 68,000 cars


June 16th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) The oil leaking in the Gulf of Mexico could have powered 68,000 cars, 6,100 trucks or 3,100 ships for a year. James J. Corbett, a professor of marine policy ... Read more...

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NASA Rover finds clue to Mars past


June 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favourable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four ... Read more...

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12 human foetuses found in Gujarat


April 19th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 19 (IANS) Twelve human foetuses, some of them half eaten by stray dogs, were Monday found strewn near Malek Saban stadium in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad, police said. According to police, ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 instrument finds additional evidence of water activity on Moon


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits near the moon's north pole, which is additional evidence of water ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I finds ice near Moon’s north pole


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 2 (IANS) Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits totalling at least an estimated 600 million metric ... Read more...

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Mars Express to unravel origin of mysterious moon Phobos


February 17th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 17 (ANI): Reports indicate that Mars Express has begun a series of flybys of Phobos, the largest moon of Mars, which might untangle the origin of this mysterious moon.The latest ... 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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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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Radar map of buried Mars layers matches planet’s climate cycles


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): New, three-dimensional imaging of Martian north-polar ice layers by a radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter matches with theoretical models of Martian climate swings during the past ... 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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NASA’s Moon mission successfully completes lunar maneuver


June 24th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, successfully completed its most significant early mission milestone on June 23 with a lunar swingby and calibration of its ... Read more...

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captures never-before-seen images of Saturn


June 23rd, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): The imaging science team on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has released never-before-seen images and movies from the planet Saturn, which have captured scenes possible only once every 15 years.This ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gigantic alp-like mountain range buried under Antarctic ice


February 25th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): An international team of scientists has confirmed the existence of an European Alps-like mountain range in Antarctica, which is buried under more than four kilometers (2.5 miles) ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander scoops up soil sample for lab analysis


August 23rd, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has scooped up a soil sample from an intermediate depth between the ground surface and a subsurface icy layer and delivered it to ... Read more...

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NASA rubbishes web report claiming evidence of life on Mars


August 7th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): NASA officials have confirmed that contrary to some reports on the Internet, the Phoenix Mars Lander has not found any evidence of life on the Red Planet ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander enlarges trench in search of ice


July 16th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander is using its robotic arm to enlarge an exposure of hard subsurface material expected to yield a sample of ice-rich soil for analysis ... Read more...

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Scientists find strange ring circling dead star


May 29th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, May 29 (Xinhua) Scientists have found a bizarre ring of material around the magnetic remains of a star that blasted to smithereens, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said. ... Read more...

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Brackish water might have thwarted development of life on early Mars


February 16th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): New discoveries by NASAs Opportunity rover has led scientists to suggest that life might have been thwarted from developing in the early history of Mars because of high ... Read more...

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Ancient Antarctic lake could yield vital clues about life on Earth


January 16th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists have begun exploring an ancient lake hidden deep beneath Antarcticas ice sheet, which could yield vital clues to life on earth, climate change and future sea-level rise.The ... Read more...

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Discovery of a hot spot on Saturns cold North Pole surprises scientists


January 8th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Scientists have confirmed the presence of a hot spot over Saturns North Pole, which is a startling discovery since that particular region has experienced winter darkness for over ... Read more...

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