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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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ESA’s latest map of world’s land cover unveiled


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): ESA's 2009 global land cover map has been unveiled and is available on the 'GlobCover' website.The map was produced using 12 months of data from Envisat's Medium Resolution ... 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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New experiment may reveal how first galaxies formed and evolved


December 9th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Astronomers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Arizona State University have developed a small-scale radio astronomy experiment designed to detect a never-before-seen signal from the early universe, a ... Read more...

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Bad breath, fart sniffer to hunt for life on Mars!


September 17th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): If at all there's life on Mars, we are more likely to smell it before we see it. A new study has suggested that a chemical involved in ... Read more...

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Tricorder Becomes A Reality In 2010


September 11th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Tricorder had been a fictional gadget safely ensconced within the minds of sci-fi lovers until now. Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the Star ... Read more...

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on the rise


June 29th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): The level of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has risen by about 2 parts per million (ppm), scientists have determined using data sent by SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging ... Read more...

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NASA’s Rosetta ‘Alice’ spectrometer shows Earth’s ultraviolet fingerprint


January 15th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): NASA's Alice spectrometer on board the European Space Agency's comet orbiter spacecraft, Rosetta, has successfully revealed the Earth's ultraviolet fingerprint.Instrument Principal Investigator Dr. Alan Stern, associate vice president ... Read more...

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Second smallest exoplanet spotted


January 14th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Astronomers have spotted an extrasolar planet with a mass just four times that of Earth.Experts from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and other institutions made the finding ... Read more...

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Turtles can change color like chameleons to deceive predators


December 26th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that turtles are similar to chameleons, in the sense that their skin and shells often match the color of their habitat's ... Read more...

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Turtles can act like chameleons to deceive predators and prey alike


December 14th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that turtles can act like chameleons, by matching the color of their skin and shells to the color of their habitat's ... 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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Herschel telescope sees deep-space pearls on a cosmic string


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): The Herschel telescope has captured images of cold gas clouds lying near the plane of the Milky Way, a region that is dotted with stellar factories, like pearls ... Read more...

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Water on moon brings colonisation dream nearer


September 25th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Discovery of water on the moon by India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 may bolster US space agency NASA's long-held goal of setting up an outpost there, ... Read more...

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NASA’s Messenger spacecraft prepares for final pass by Mercury on September 29


September 24th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): NASA's Messenger spacecraft is all set to fly by Mercury for the third and final time on September 29.The spacecraft will pass less than 142 miles above the ... Read more...

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India’s Chandrayaan first to find water on Moon


September 24th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): Data from Chandrayaan-1, India's first lunar mission, has revealed the presence of large quantities of water on the surface of the Moon, a discovery that is a ... Read more...

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Herschel telescope obtains images of ‘whirlpool galaxy’ as first test observation


June 20th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, June 20 (ANI): Herschel, the largest infrared space telescope ever flown, has obtained images of the famous 'whirlpool galaxy' for a first test observation.European Space Agency's (ESA's) Herschel opened its ... Read more...

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Detecting sulphur in just one hair could help nab a terrorist


May 28th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have come up with a method that could be used to nab terrorists, by detecting how proportions of isotopes in a chemical like ... Read more...

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Mercury is more dynamic than scientists first suspected


May 1st, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A NASA spacecraft gliding over the surface of Mercury has revealed that the planet's atmosphere, the interaction of its surrounding magnetic field with the solar wind, and its ... Read more...

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Methane-producing mineral discovered on Mars


March 28th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): Scientists have reported the discovery of a methane-producing mineral on Mars.According to a report in Nature News, the evidence for the existence of the mineral, known as serpentine, ... Read more...

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New calibration by scientists expands Hubble’s capability


March 26th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): A scientist at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has expanded the Hubble Space Telescope's capability by improving the calibration of its instruments.Dan Batcheldor and his team ... Read more...

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NASA orbiter to hunt for source of Martian methane in 2016


March 6th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 6 (ANI): NASA is planning to launch an orbiter in 2016 that could map methane on Mars and help settle whether the gas has a biological or geological origin.According ... Read more...

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ESA spacecraft sees ”eerie glow” in night-time atmosphere of Venus


February 25th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 25 (ANI): ESA''s (European Space Agency''s) Venus Express spacecraft has observed an eerie glow in the night-time atmosphere of Venus, which is infrared light coming from nitric oxide. This ... Read more...

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New evidence shows Mars had a watery past


December 19th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A research team has found evidence of carbonates on Mars, which are long-sought minerals that shows the Red Planet was home to a variety of watery environments ... Read more...

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How windy is it on Venus?


September 19th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, September 19 (ANI): The European Space Agencys (ESAs) Venus Express has for the first time, put together a 3-D picture of the Venusian winds for an entire planetary hemisphere, which ... Read more...

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Hubble finds largest sample of very distant galaxies seen to date


July 25th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Scientists, using the Hubble Space Telescope, have found the largest sample of very distant galaxies seen to date: ten promising candidates thought to lie at a distance ... Read more...

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Scientists detect key molecule in atmosphere of Venus


May 16th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by admin
Paris, May 16 (ANI): Scientists have detected a key molecule in the atmosphere of Venus, a detection that gives them an important new tool to unlock the workings of the planets ... Read more...

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ESA satellite captures iceberg breakup


March 15th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
Paris, March 15 (ANI): A huge fissure was spotted running south to north through a massive iceberg located just east of the South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean by ... Read more...

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Scientists puzzled by eye of a hurricane on Venus


March 14th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Paris, March 14 (ANI): Venus Express scientists that have been studying the planet, have been puzzled by an enormous structure with a central part that looks like the eye of a ... 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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Mars Express witnesses dust storm on the planet


December 12th, 2007 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
Paris, Dec 12 (ANI): New observations from Mars Express, a Mars exploration mission of the European Space Agency (ESA), have indicated the occurrence of a dust storm that engulfed the Red Planet ... Read more...

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