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Martian weather report reveals ice and fog near surface


March 18th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A pair of cameras mounted on the back of the Phoenix Mars Lander captured how laser light, emitted by the Lander's light detection and ranging (lidar) system, was ... Read more...

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Giant observatory comes up 8,000 feet beneath Antarctic


December 24th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) The world's strangest observatory, as big as a cubic kilometre, has come up 8,000 feet beneath the Antarctic ice at the South Pole.The gigantic telescope, known as IceCube ... Read more...

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How Saturn’s rings and inner moons were formed


December 13th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): According to a new study, Saturn's rings and inner moons were formed after the collision of a large satellite with the planet.Saturn's rings are at present 90 to ... Read more...

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NASA images reveal cosmic snowstorm post comet encounter


November 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Images captured by NASA's spacecraft after the recent encounter with Comet Hartley 2 revealed a cosmic snow storm created by carbon dioxide jets spewing out tons of golf-ball ... Read more...

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Scientists find comet that uses ‘dry ice as jet fuel’


November 11th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Experts at University of Maryland-led EPOXI mission found that Comet Hartley 2 uses dry ice as a 'jet fuel'.Images from the flyby show spectacular jets of gas and ... Read more...

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Moon’s water could sustain astronauts in space


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): According to NASA, there are oases of water-rich soil on Moon's surface that could sustain astronauts."In about a tonne of material... you're talking 11-12 gallons of water that ... Read more...

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New pics suggest water flowed through Mars


October 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): New images from ESA's Mars Express have suggested that water flowed across Mars in the past.The image shows the floor of Melas Chasma sinking nine kilometres below the ... Read more...

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Water ice on asteroids may be more common than expected


October 8th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists who made national headlines in April for showing the first evidence of water ice and organic molecules on an asteroid have now discovered that asteroid 65 Cybele ... Read more...

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Saturn’s rings formed by destruction of Titan-sized moon


October 6th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): A new study has suggested that Saturn's rings may have been formed after the death of an early Titan-sized moon whose upper layers were ripped off as it ... Read more...

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Earth set to have a close encounter with Comet Hartley 2


October 4th, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The earth will have a really "close" encounter with a comet called "Comet Hartley 2" on Oct. 20. 

The comet will pass just over 11 million miles from ... Read more...

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Scientists may have solved mystery of disappearing CO2 on Mars


September 24th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists may have solved the mystery of the carbon dioxide ice disappearance early in the Northern Martian springs followed later by its sudden reappearance, revealing a very active ... Read more...

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Methane in Mars’ atmosphere lasts less than a year


September 21st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): A study by Italian scientists has revealed that methane in the atmosphere of Mars lasts less than a year.Sergio Fonti (Universita del Salento) and Giuseppe Marzo (NASA Ames) ... Read more...

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Moon ‘isn’t as watery as previously believed’


August 6th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the inside of the moon isn't as watery as previously reported.For decades, astronomers had thought the moon is bone dry inside ... Read more...

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Icy asteroid may offer clues to source of Earth’s water


April 29th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 29 (ANI): Scientists analysing ice molecules on an asteroid believe it may be a 'living fossil' with clues to origin of Earth's oceans.Researchers at the University of Central Florida discovered ... Read more...

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Scientists finds water ice on asteroid’s surface


April 29th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Asteroids may not be the dark, dry, lifeless chunks of rock. According to recent research, there is evidence of water ice and organic material on the asteroid 24 ... Read more...

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Mystery of Saturn Rings Likely To Be Unveiled


April 7th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ever since the astronauts spotted the marvelous rings of Saturn, the curiosity to know more about these has haunted them. They were found by Galileo for ... Read more...

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Ice On The Moon: One Step Closer To Life


March 3rd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Mar 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chandrayaan-1, which was sent to the moon in 2008 in order to collect data about the surface of the satellite, had brought back data that showed ... 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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NASA radar finds ice deposits on the moon


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:05 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA announced Monday that scientists used data from a radar to detect ice deposits near the moon’s north pole.NASA's Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar, found ... Read more...

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How strange icy spokes in Saturn’s ring form and evolve


January 31st, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 31 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have analyzed the strange icy spokes in Saturn's ring to understand how they form and evolve.In Saturn's largest ring, the B ring, radial ... Read more...

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Mars Express completes 7777th orbit around Red Planet


January 30th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, January 30 (ANI): Mars Express completed its 7777th orbit around the Red Planet on January 26, which is an auspicious milestone as the satellite is readied for the closest-ever flyby of ... Read more...

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Amount of ice needed to create Martian land formations estimated


January 3rd, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 3 (ANI): A research by a team of scientists has determined how much ice would be needed to create the land formations observed on Mars.The research was carried out by ... Read more...

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Astronomers find planet with thick, inhospitable atmosphere and icy heart


December 17th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): A team of astronomers has discovered a new planet that has a thick and inhospitable atmosphere, with three quarters of its surface covered with water ice.The newly ... Read more...

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NASA rover finds Mars had liquid water in recent past


December 4th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): Reports indicate that NASA's Mars rover Spirit has hit "wet" pay dirt, which is evidence of relatively recent groundwater activity on the red planet.For almost six ... Read more...

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Scientist to analyze and forecast Martian weather


November 5th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Istvan Szunyogh, Texas A and M professor of atmospheric sciences has been awarded a NASA grant to analyze and forecast Martian weather.Mars is the most Earth-like planet ... Read more...

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Scientists may have found first direct evidence of water ice on asteroid’s surface


October 13th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 13 (ANI): Two independent scientific teams have found what may be the first direct evidence of water ice on the surface of an asteroid, a discovery that lends support to ... Read more...

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Hubble Space Telescope observes ‘Moon bombing’


October 10th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made a series of observations of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite's (LCROSS) 'Moon bombing' mission.Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) ... Read more...

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NASA’s water-hunting “Moon bombing” mission may have hit a “dry hole”


October 10th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): NASA's much-anticipated "Moon bombing" mission, in which it sent the LCROSS spacecraft to the Moon to strike a crater in order to collect frozen water, may have ... Read more...

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NASA bombs the moon - watch live here


October 9th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moffett Field, Oct 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a historic mission to solve the mystery of the presence of lunar water, NASA has launched a special moon-specific mission called Lunar CRater Observing ... Read more...

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NASA set to bomb the moon today


October 9th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moffett Field, Oct 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA has launched a special moon-specific mission called Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) that will send a missile that will literally crash ("bomb") into ... Read more...

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New Saturn ring discovered


October 8th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pasadena, Oct 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The flaming planet Saturn with its multiple rings added one more feather to its cap when its brightest and biggest ring was discovered by Nasa's Spitzer Space ... Read more...

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NASA picks up new target for collecting water on moon


September 29th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): After the discovery of water on the Moon, scientists have picked a new target for the planned October 9 crash of a NASA spacecraft into a crater ... Read more...

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99 percent pure water ice found on Mars


September 25th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has revealed sub-surface water ice that may be 99 percent pure, halfway between the North Pole and the equator on the Red Planet."We ... Read more...

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New evidence points towards water on Moon


September 19th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 19 (ANI): Two separate lunar missions have found evidence which indicates that the polar regions of the moon are chock full of water-altered minerals.According to a report in Nature News, ... Read more...

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