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Mars data indicate carbon dioxide snowfall


September 12th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Scientists have received the clearest evidence yet of carbon dioxide snowfalls on Mars based on data provided by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA reported ... Read more...

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Alien Life could be discovered within the next 40 years


September 7th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lord Martin Rees who is the queen’s astronomer said last night that there is a possibility of alien life being discovered beyond the solar system in the ... Read more...

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Solar system like ours discovered


July 26th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A solar system arranged just like our own has been discovered a thousand light years from the Earth, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.The planets, captured by ... Read more...

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Scientists locate new mineral in meteorite


June 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) An exploding fireball tore through the sky over Mexico, scattering thousands of pieces of meteorite across the state of Chihuahua in 1969. Recently, scientists from the ... Read more...

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Europe to build world’s biggest telescope


June 12th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A coalition of 15 European countries, including Britain, has announced plans to build the biggest telescope in the world, Daily Mail reported Monday.The mirror inside the ... Read more...

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Venus transit clouded in Kerala, monsoon strengthens (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) Rains lashed the Kerala capital Wednesday, disappointing hundreds of school children and others here who could not have a clear view of Venus's transit across the ... Read more...

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Space dust changing weather conditions?


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Cosmic dust that fills space could be playing a part in climate change, scientists say. A study is now trying to ascertain how much of this ... Read more...

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Scientists say earth makeup differs from sun


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Scientists are rejecting a century-old assumption that the earth has the same chemical makeup as the sun."This theory is based on the idea that everything in ... Read more...

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Mysterious object seen refuelling from sun


March 14th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) An orbiting NASA space telescope has captured the footage of a planet-sized object flying close to the sun, and extending a "refuelling tube" into the sun's ... 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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Aliens may have left footprints on moon!


December 29th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Aliens may have left their footprints or artefacts on the moon which would last far longer than radio signals. Two astronomers from Arizona State University who ... Read more...

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Astronomers stumble on massive black holes


December 7th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Astronomers have stumbled on the most massive black holes, each as big as 10 billion suns, in two separate galaxies about 300 million light years away ... Read more...

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Water found on Jupiter moon


November 17th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) NASA's Galileo spacecraft has found evidence of water beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, researchers said.The data suggest there is significant exchange between Europa's ... Read more...

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Hyderabad’s Birla observatory to open for public


November 15th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The G.P. Birla Observatory and Astronomical Research Centre, described as India's best amateur observatory, is all set to open for public from Thursday.The observatory at Birla ... Read more...

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Where are extraterrestrials hiding?


November 8th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) If extraterrestrials really exist then where are they hiding?The Pioneer and Voyager probes, having travelled hundreds of millions of miles into space, are still looking for ... 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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50 new planets found


September 13th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered at least 50 new planets beyond the solar system, including 16 that are of a size similar to Earth, a media report said.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 crew to ISS to conduct 43 scientific experiments


May 24th, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The new mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will carry out 43 scientific experiments, Russian federal space agency Roscosmos said in a statement.A Soyuz-TMA ... Read more...

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US-based firm inks deal with Solarsis


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Abound Solar, a US-based leading manufacturer of cadmium telluride thin-film photovoltaic solar modules, Wednesday announced a long-term sales agreement with city-based firm Solarsis.The companies will ... Read more...

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NASA’s Messenger set to solve tantalizing mysteries about Mercury


March 16th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, launched in 2004, is scheduled to enter into Mercury's orbit on March 17 after a harrowing 4.7 billion mile journey that involved 15 loops around ... Read more...

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NASA’S NEOWISE finds previously unknown 20 comets, 33,000 asteroids


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): NASA has completed its mission of surveying the solar system and has discovered previously unknown objects, including 20 new comets and more than 33,000 asteroids in the main ... Read more...

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Black hole big enough to swallow solar system


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) This black hole is large enough to swallow our entire solar system and weighs as much as 6.8 billion suns.The M87 black hole is the largest such phenomenon ... Read more...

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Kepler 10b planet discovered


January 12th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seattle, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The NASA spacecraft, Kepler has discovered the smallest exoplanet so far.The new planet called Kepler 10b is about 1.4 times the diameter of earth. The discovery of ... Read more...

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Scientists explore invisible space around Earth


December 15th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): For the very first time, NASA's spacecraft has captured images of magnetotail structures and dynamic interactions occurring in the invisible space around Earth.Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) designed to ... Read more...

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Voyager 1 edges closer to solar system


December 15th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Thirty three years after its launch, NASA's long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft is barrelling its way toward the edge of the solar system.Launched in 1977, the nuclear-powered Voyager 1 ... Read more...

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Voyager 1 is very near the edge to the solar system


December 14th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Voyager 1, which is the most distant spacecraft from the earth has sent new data back to the planet suggesting that the spacecraft is very close ... 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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NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft nearing edge of Solar System


December 14th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): NASA's long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft is nearing the edge of our solar system after 33 years.Now hurtling toward interstellar space some 10.8 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager ... Read more...

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Massive dark object lurking on edge of the solar system


December 8th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Louisiana, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Space scientists at the University of Louisiana say they have discovered a huge dark object lurking just beyond the solar system.The scientists say that the object is ... Read more...

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Solar wind contains more oxygen than previously believed


December 4th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): The solar oxygen abundance may be slightly higher than other recent studies have found, say researchers.Oxygen is abundant in the Sun, yet the solar oxygen abundance has not ... Read more...

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New ’super-earth’ 40 light years away might have water


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A planet, which is 2.6 times bigger than Earth and orbiting a star 40 light years away, possibly has water in the form of steam, research suggests.The planet ... Read more...

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Spanish woman stakes ownership claim to the sun


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A woman in Spain has claimed that she is the owner of the sun after she got it registered as her property. She now plans to charge people ... 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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Shallow reservoirs of liquid water may have been common on Mars


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Shallow groundwater reservoirs may have been common on Mars, says a new study.An international research team led by the Planetary Science Institute studied collapsed terrains that occur within ... Read more...

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