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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New energy device may power life on Mars

A new type of engine that harvests energy from carbon dioxide could power life on Mars, scientists say.

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Next breakthrough to come from micro venture innovation finance: President Pranab Mukherjee

Citing India's long tradition of grassroot innovations, President Pranab Mukherjee has said the next major breakthrough in the country will come via micro venture innovation finance.

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Mud may have preserved ‘oldest human brain’ for 2500 years

A human brain in the UK, believed to be the oldest ever discovered, may have been preserved for over 2,500 years by mud, archaeologists say.

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Mars had ocean with more water than Arctic

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean but the Red Planet lost 87 per cent of that water to space, a new study has found.

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IIT developing bio-hydrogen fuel from waste

Aiming to generate clean fuel from waste, a large-scale bio-reactor plant for producing hydrogen on a pilot level would be ready at IIT Kharagpur...

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Hubble sees supernova split into four images

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images by cosmic lens.

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft creates history, reaches dwarf planet Ceres’ orbit

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has created history by becoming the first mission to achieve orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres...

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Ceres, the mysterious dwarf planet, in spotlight: 5 things to know

After a nearly eight-year journey, which included a stopover at the asteroid Vesta, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now circling the dwarf planet Ceres on a 16-month mission.

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Astronomers view four images of a supernova, in a first

Astronomers observed four versions of a supernova thanks to the gravity of a cluster of galaxies...

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Massive planet with four stars found

Astronomers using a telescope, fitted with an optics system developed by Indian researchers and colleagues, have discovered a massive planet...

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‘Smart’ cloth may replace batteries in wearable devices

Scientists have developed the first durable, flexible cloth that harnesses human motion to generate energy and could replace batteries in wearable devices.

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Why some galaxies are better at forming new stars decoded

Galactic 'rain' may explain why some galaxies are more prolific at making new stars than others, a new study has found.

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MOM views Mars albedo; will help study its surface properties

India's Mars Orbiter Mission payload has viewed the albedo of Mars that will be useful to study it surface properties, Indian Space Research Organisation said today...

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First ever photograph of light as a particle and a wave

In a breakthrough, Swiss scientists have succeeded in taking the first ever photograph of light behaving both...

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