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NASA space telescopes reveal a brown dwarf

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:50

Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to reveal a brown dwarf - thought to be the missing link between planets and stars, with masses up to 80 times that of our solar system's most massive planet, Jupiter.

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NASA set to launch suite of six small satellites

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 11:50

Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Beginning this month, NASA will launch a suite of six small satellite missions that will debut new methods to measure hurricanes, Earths energy budget, aerosols, and weather.

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Astronomers spot giant 'cannonballs' shooting from star

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 14:14

Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Using NASA's Hubble space telescope data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star.

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Global dust storm could hit Mars soon: NASA

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 13:28

Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The Red Planet is likely to experience a global dust storm in the next few months, encircling the planet in a thick haze and obscuring surface features beneath, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have predicted.

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NASA's Curiosity rover on fresh drive to explore life

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 13:12

Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) After collecting some key samples on the Red Planet for the past four years, NASA's Curiosity rover is driving toward uphill destinations as part of its two-year mission extension that commenced from October 1.

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NASA spots slowest known magnetar

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 11:24

Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Astronomers have found evidence of a magnetar - magnetised neutron star - that spins much slower than the slowest of its kind known until now, which spin around once every 10 seconds.

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How NASA aims to tackle medical emergencies in deep space

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 17:48

Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) A team of experts is working with NASA to determine what medical training and technology astronauts need so that they can respond to any emergency like a heart attack, even when they have lost contact with the Earth.

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NASA observatory captures rare 'ring of fire' eclipse

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 13:50

Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has captured the stunning moments of a rare "ring of fire" double eclipse when both Earth and the moon crossed in front of the sun this week.

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Flooded canyons found on Saturn's moon Titan: NASA

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 04:44

Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) US space agency NASA on Wednesday said its Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's largest moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons.

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Life on Mars may be hidden deep beneath surface

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 11:30

London, Aug 9 (IANS) Signs of life from under Mars' surface may not survive in rocks excavated by some meteorite impacts, suggest scientists, adding that life may be present deep underground.

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NASA releases rocket booster test slow-motion video

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 14:32

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) US space agency NASA has added yet another feather in its cap when it released a new video showing rocket motor test in extreme slow-motion using an innovative new camera.

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