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NASA’s Juno probe captures volcanic plumes on Jupiter’s moon Io

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft has beamed back new images of volcanic plume on Jupiter's moon Io, captured during the mission's 17th flyby of the gas giant.

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NASA spacecraft beams back first images of Ultima Thule

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back the first images of the distant worldlet Ultima Thule, after a historic flyby on the New Year's Day, revealing a bowling pin-shaped cosmic sentinel that

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NASA spacecraft flies past most distant cosmic object ever explored

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft ushered in the New Year with a historic flyby of Ultima Thule -- the most distant object ever visited by a space probe -- gathering data that may unveil new insights int

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NASA probe nears distant space rock for landmark flyby  

After trekking 1 billion miles beyond Pluto into the Kuiper Belt, New Horizons will now seek clues about the formation of the solar system and its planets.

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New model of universe may solve dark energy mystery

The explanation is the "dark energy" that permeates it throughout, pushing it to expand. Understanding the nature of this dark energy is one of the paramount enigmas of fundamental physics.

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China’s lunar probe changes orbit to land on dark side of moon

The other face, most of which cannot be seen from Earth, is called the far side or "dark side" of the moon, not because it is dark, but because most of it is uncharted.

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China probe readies to land on dark side of the moon

The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet, so the far side - or the "dark side" - is never visible from Earth. Previous spacecraft have seen the far side

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How our brain enables us to rapidly focus attention

Scientists have discovered a key mechanism in the brain that may underlie our ability to rapidly focus attention. Our brains are continuously bombarded with information from the senses.

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Gaganyaan: ISRO getting ready send Indian astronauts ‘Vyomnauts’ into the space

The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the Gaganyaan Programme with demonstration of Indian Human Spaceflight capability to low earth orbit for a mission duration ranging from one orbital period to a ma

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Cabinet approves 10,000 crore Gaganyaan project, 3-member crew to be sent to space

The Union Cabinet Friday approved the Gaganyaan project under which a three-member crew will be sent to space for at least seven days, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

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New anti-viral composition effective in combating influenza A viruses

This can be used to develop new medicines with various properties, the team noted.

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NASA to continue flying astronauts on Russian Soyuz: Report

Gerstenmaier is the associate administrator for human exploration and operations for NASA.

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Genetically modified plants can remove cancer-causing pollutants from home

While a variety of air filters in our homes can keep allergens and dust particles at bay, some hazardous compounds are too small to be trapped in these filters.

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Wintertime heat melting Greenland’s ice sheet: Scientists

In the paper published in the journal Nature, scientists from the US, Belgium and the Netherlands said the ice sheet in this region is melting at its fastest rate and continued global warming will fur

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Sea-weed eating microbes used to develop sustainable plastics Jerusalem

So bottles, packaging and bags create plastic 'continents' in the oceans, endanger animals and pollute the environment," said Alexander Golberg from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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NASA’s New Horizons detects anomaly ahead of next flyby

Just days ahead of its New Year's 2019 close encounter, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has detected an anomaly related to its next flyby target -- an icy world a billion kilometres past Pluto and more

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully deploys US GPS satellite into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket climbed into orbit on Sunday with the GPS 3 satellite designed to beam higher-power positioning, navigation and timing signals around the world.

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Human mission to Mars ‘stupid’: Astronaut

He was also critical of the decision to focus on near-Earth orbit exploration after the completion of the Apollo programme in the 1970s.

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COP24: Not all hot air – UN’s latest climate meeting ends positively

The UN’s latest climate meeting ended positively. But there is a lot more to do if global warming is to be stopped.

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Paper sensors for diabetics to monitor blood sugar

They printed a sensing layer containing an enzyme, glucose oxidase, on top of the tiny electrodes.

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Novel robotic system capable of learning ownership relations, norms

Researchers have developed a robotic system capable of representing, learning and inferring ownership relations and norms that may address some challenges associated with teaching robots social norms

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Adolescent star discovered undergoing ‘growth spurt’

Researchers from University of Exeter in the UK spotted the star undertaking a dramatic phase of evolution, whereby matter swirling around falls onto the star, and so bulking up its mass.

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China launches first satellite for space-based broadband project

China on Saturday launched its first communication satellite to provide broadband internet services worldwide in an apparent bid to rival Google and other international firms.

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NASA’s InSight Lander places first instrument on Mars

NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone that will allow scientists to peer into the Martian interior by studying ground m

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Winter Solstice Google Doodle: What is so special about December 21?

Winter Solstice Google Doodle: December 21 marks the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere.

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Farout, most distant object in solar system

Its distance is 120 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun -- so far away that its discoverers called it "Farout" though its official name is 2018 VG18, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Chandrayaan 2 in 2019! After successful launch of ‘heaviest’ GSAT-7A satellite ISRO plans 32 launches next year

The Indian space research Organisation ISRO on Wednesday successfully launched geostationary communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11.

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