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Ancient lake on Mars had fresh water

An ancient lake on Mars' Jezero Crater may have once been filled with fairly fresh water...

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NASA mission to pluck a boulder off asteroid

US space agency NASA is planning to launch a robotic spacecraft to pick up a boulder about 10 feet in diameter from the surface of an asteroid and relocate it into an orbit around the Moon.

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It’s a short day on Saturn

A day on Saturn is 10 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds long, said a study Wednesday that further demystifies the ringed gas giant.

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Quality of science in India ‘lousy’, improve quality: CNR Rao

Eminent scientist CNR Rao today said the quality of science in India was 'lousy'...

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Huge asteroid to zoom past Earth at 37,000 kph

A massive 1,000-metre wide asteroid capable of wiping out an entire country is set to narrowly miss Earth...

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Mars mission completes 6 months, life extended by 6 months more

The country's low-cost Mars mission, that completed six months of rendezvous with the red planet...

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Wandering Jupiter changed our solar system

Jupiter may have swept through the early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying any newly-formed super-Earths...

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Stars may produce sound!

A team of Indian and UK scientists has found experimental evidence that stars may generate sound...

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Gold in feces worth millions: Study

Human feces contains gold, silver and other metals which could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, say scientists...

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World’s largest asteroid impact zone discovered in Australia

Scientists have discovered a 400 km-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite in central Australia which is the largest asteroid impact zone ever found on Earth.

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Chinese airline completes cooking oil fuel flight

Chinese airline today completed the country's first commercial flight using biofuel, made from waste cooking oil...

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Solar eclipse sweeps across Atlantic, visible only from remote islands

A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon set to block out the sun for a few thousand sky gazers...

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Moon’s most unusual volcano more massive than thought

Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption 3.5 billion years ago...

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Over million young stars found in nearby galaxy

Astronomers have discovered more than a million young stars forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near Milky Way.

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NASA spacecraft finds mysterious dust cloud on Mars

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere...

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Saturn-like ring system detected around minor planet Chiron

There are only 5 bodies in our solar system that are known to bear rings - Saturn and to a lesser extent, rings of gas and dust encircling Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.

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Star leaving Milky Way at record speeds detected

Astronomers have identified the fastest ever star on an escape trajectory from the Milky Way - travelling at a record breaking speed of 1,200 km per second.

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Nvidia GPUs help unravel “Origami-like” behavior of human genome

Using Nvidia GPUs, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, MIT and Harvard University have for the first time mapped how the human genome...

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NASA to test new augmented reality glasses for astronauts

NASA is developing augmented reality glasses that could help ISS astronauts carry out difficult repairs in space...

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Jupiter’s largest moon definitely has an ocean: NASA

Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, definitely has an underground ocean, researchers said...

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NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take...

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Human-dominated epoch started in 1610: Study

The human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610...

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Rocky grains stir theories of life on Saturn moon

Grains of rock spewed into deep space suggest a small moon of Saturn has hydrothermal vents, boosting theories it may harbour microbial life, scientists said today.

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Milky Way much larger than thought: Study

The Milky Way galaxy is at least 50 per cent larger than commonly estimated, according to a new study which found that the galactic disk is contoured into several concentric ripples.

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Solar Impulse 2 plane aiming for first round-the-world flight lands in India; to fly for 6 months

The Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Ahmedabad. The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in India on Wednesday...

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Solar powered aircraft SI-2 lands in Ahmedabad

Solar Impulse 2, claimed to be the world’s only solar-powered aircraft, which is on an around-the-world journey, landed here tonight. It hovered in the sky over the city for more than 30 minutes

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Curiosity to resume use of robotic arm: NASA

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is expected to resume movements of its robotic arm this week while analysis...

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