space physics

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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Powerful solar storm disrupts communications


February 20th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A powerful solar flare has triggered the largest space weather storm in four years, disrupting some ground communications on earth. Classified as a Class X flare, the ... Read more...

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How variations in Sun’s energy contribute to climate change


January 15th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study has brought experts one step closer to understanding how much energy the Earth receives from the Sun, and how changes in that energy could contribute ... Read more...

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South Africa launches space agency


December 9th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 9 (IANS) South Africa Thursday launched its space agency on what has been described as a historic day for the country.Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor and experts from the ... Read more...

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NASA’s Artemis mission to shed light on Moon’s space environment


October 28th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Two micro satellites launched into the Earth's orbit by NASA in 2007 have now been redirected towards new orbits around the Moon to study its space environment in ... Read more...

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Magnetic anomalies shielding Moon’s surface from solar winds


September 24th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that magnetized regions called magnetic anomalies, mostly on the far side of the Moon, strongly deflected the solar wind, shielding the Moon's surface.This will help ... Read more...

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Mercury found to have comet-like appearance


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists say that NASA satellites designed to view the escaping atmosphere of the Sun have also recorded evidence of escaping gas from the planet Mercury.The STEREO mission ... Read more...

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Experts predict onset of new cycle of solar-terrestrial activity


August 14th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Scientists from Boston University's Center for Space Physics (CSP) believe that there's new evidence to suggest the onset of a new cycle of solar-terrestrial activity.The team observed ... Read more...

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First Houston, TX native to ever take on NASA space mission set to launch next week


June 10th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by BNO News
HOUSTON, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- NASA announced on Thursday that for the first time, a Houston, Texas native will be taking off for spaceflight next Tuesday.Shannon Walker was born, raised and educated ... Read more...

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Sun’s new close-up images could unlock many secrets


April 22nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) New close-up images of the sun sent by NASA's solar observatory satellite would help unlock the secrets of solar-storms, say scientists. The new Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite, which ... Read more...

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“Rejected” solar particles help astronomers understand how sun affects moon


October 17th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): A new study has determined that solar particles "rejected" by the lunar surface are helping astronomers better understand how the sun affects the moon.The moon has virtually ... Read more...

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India’s Chandrayaan reveals how water is produced on Moon


October 16th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, October 16 (ANI): The ESA-ISRO instrument SARA onboard the Indian Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter has confirmed how water is likely being created on the lunar surface.The findings from the instrument indicate ... Read more...

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Sun using Earth’s solar defense to steal its atmosphere


May 30th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the Sun is slowly stealing Earth's atmosphere, with our planet's main solar defense acting as a double agent, aiding and abetting ... Read more...

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Pumpkin balloon breaks endurance record by staying aloft for more than 42 days


February 9th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): In a test flight, a pumpkin-shaped balloon, developed by NASA, has stayed afloat for more than 42 days, thus breaking the duration record for balloons today.According to ... Read more...

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Third Chinese research station comes up in Antarctic


January 29th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): China has set up its third Antarctic research station, also the countrys first on the continents inland, marking a significant step in polar exploration.The Kunlun station ... Read more...

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China sets up third Antarctic research station


January 28th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (Xinhua) China has set up its third Antarctic research station, also the country's first on the continent's inland.The Kunlun station was erected at Dome Argus (Dome A), the pole's ... Read more...

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Solar eruptions could disrupt power grids, telecom by 2012


January 13th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Extreme solar eruptions could disrupt communications, power grids and other technology on earth by 2012.These eruptions are expected to increase in frequency and intensity towards the next solar ... Read more...

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Night-shining clouds bounce radar because of metal lining


October 16th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A scientist has claimed that night-shining clouds bounce radar because they are coated with a thin layer of metals.The ability to reflect radar is one of a ... Read more...

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NASAs Messenger spacecraft set for second flyby of Mercury on October 6


October 1st, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): NASAs Messenger spacecraft is all set to make its second flyby of the mysterious, rocky planet of Mercury on October 6, to measure its wispy atmosphere and ... Read more...

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Earth’’s own magnetic field causing constant leak out of oxygen into space


August 29th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, August 29 (ANI): ESA''s (European Space Agency''s) formation-flying quartet of satellites, Cluster, has discovered that the Earth''s own magnetic field is causing the constant leak out of oxygen from its ... Read more...

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New instrument package would help US satellite to monitor global climate change


May 14th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A team from the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder in US are going to build a 34 million dollar instrument package for a US Environmental Satellite ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan nuclear war would spell global calamity: study


April 8th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
By Parveen Chopra New York, April 8 (IANS) A brief nuclear war between India and Pakistan would rip apart the ozone layer and unleash global devastation - killing millions, besides triggering catastrophic health ... Read more...

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Singapore university and US air force tie-up


February 27th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, Feb 27 (DPA) Students from Singapore can look forward to designing satellites under a tie-up between Nanyang Technological University and the US Air Force Academy, NTU confirmed Wednesday. The agreement is ... Read more...

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NASAs MESSENGER mission to flyby Mercury on Jan 14


January 11th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): NASAs MESSENGER Mission will make the first of three flybys of Mercury on January 14 at a speed of 141,000 miles per hour.Launched in August 2004, MESSENGER has ... Read more...

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