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NASA Mars Mission: Ingenuity Helicopter sends first report to NASA after Perseverance’s landing on Red Planet

If the Mars helicopter mission is to succeed, then it is important that it has enough energy to maintain vital functions, including heating, while also having the optimal battery health.

NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

North India is unusually foggy this winter—Here’s why

The national capital was shrouded in a thick layer of fog during the period between February 2 and February 6 which was caused due to a western disturbance which resulted in light showers in the city.

The suspended water molecules in the atmosphere coupled with a sudden drop in temperature were the perfect mix conducive for fog-like conditions.

Navy team measures depth of glacial lake in Uttarakhand’s Tapova

In a joint operation, an Indian Air Force Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) winched Navy's divers to measure the depth of a glacial lake formed upstream of Tapovan in Uttarakhand following the devastati

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Climate change is here and for real: Here are some disasters that have taken place in recent times

Climate change is here and for real. The year 2020, in fact, saw many instances of climate change-related disasters that resulted in loss of lives, property, as well as destruction of nature.

An example of the most recent climate change disaster is the Uttarakhand floods of 2021 in Nanda Devi National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site. It is believed to have been caused by a landslide or a glacier burst at Nanda Devi.

Central American nation Costa Rica creates a Space Agency; Possibilities to work with ISRO

As both India and Costa Rica are considered developing nations, there are many common interests between the two.

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Scientists decode how Mars may have lost its atmosphere

The simulations revealed that in the young Mars, the magnetosphere may have acted as a shield stopping the solar wind from coming too close to the planet's atmosphere thus protecting it.

On the Earth, they said a geo-dynamo mechanism generates the planet's protective magnetosphere -- an invisible shield that stops the solar wind from eroding away our atmosphere.

Air quality ‘very poor’ in Ghaziabad, Greater Noida for sixth day

The CPCB states that an AQI in the "very poor" category may cause respiratory illness to people on prolonged exposure, while "poor" may cause breathing discomfort to most people on prolonged exposure.

The AQI was 325 in Ghaziabad, 315 in Noida, 336 in Greater Noida, 307 in Faridabad and 296 in Gurgaon on Thursday.

Days after Uttarakhand flash floods, here’s how pristine Alaknanda river looks— full of mud and debris; check images

The Alaknanda, one of the major constituent tributaries of the Ganga, has turned substantially muddied weeks after the flash flood incident, pictures show.

NASA Perseverance Rover successfully lands on Mars’ Jezero Crater: Everything to know about the historic landing

Earlier in the day, scientists had been looking at these ‘seven minutes of terror’ and hoping that all went smoothly as Perseverance readied itself to undertake an autonomous landing.

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Mangalyaan-2 will be an orbiter mission: ISRO chief

Under Chandrayaan-3, ISRO will once again try to land a rover on the Moon. The mission was to be launched late last year.

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Air quality stays ‘very poor’ in Ghaziabad, Noida for fifth day

The CPCB states that an AQI in the "very poor" category may cause respiratory illness to people on prolonged exposure, while that in the "poor" zone may cause breathing discomfort to most people on pr

The AQI for Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida was recorded "very poor" for a fifth day in a row, it showed.

Delhi govt to come out with long-term action plan to tackle dust pollution: Gopal Rai

Rai said he has also directed officials to prepare an action plan to deal with the problem of pollution in Delhi.

The environment minister said this after holding a meeting with officials of the environment department.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter could pave way for future rover-drone tandem missions

With the successful landing of its Perseverance Mars rover on Friday, NASA is set to become the first global space agency to fly a drone in the atmosphere of another planet, an advance which could pav

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Uttarakhand Disaster: Expect unexpected and prepare yourself for that!

When the whole country was enjoying Sunday off on 7 Feb from work District Chamoli of Uttarakhand seen an unexpected flash flood. After a week today, a rescuer found 12 more bodies from the site of fl

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Swati Mohan: The Indian American scientist who spearheads NASA Perseverance Rover’s soft-landing on Mars

An Indian-American scientist Dr Swati Mohan has been a significant part of NASA's ambitious Mars mission involving the Perseverance Rover.

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Mars exploration: Why are scientists so fascinated with the Red Planet?

This current Mars mission will set the ball rolling for the next couple of decades of Mars exploration for the search of life or even manned mission.

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NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

The landing marks the third visit to Mars in just over a week. Two spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates and China swung into orbit around Mars on successive days last week. All three missions lift

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Air quality ‘very poor’ in Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad for fourth day in a row

On Wednesday, it was 328 in Ghaziabad, 322 in Noida, 337 in Greater Noida, 307 in Faridabad and 316 in Gurgaon.

According to the index, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.

Uttarakhand flash floods: What has been achieved by search teams in 10 days and what still remains

ITBP rescued 12 labourers a few hours after the tragedy happened from another part of the tunnel that got chocked after the rush of water damaged the hydropower project in Dhauli Ganga river

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PM2.5 air pollution claimed 54,000 lives in Delhi last year, says study

Air pollution caused by hazardous PM2.5 fine particulate matter led to the death of 54,000 people in Delhi last year where pollution levels remained almost six times above the prescribed WHO limits, a

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Countdown to Mars: With Perseverance Rover’s landing hours away, NASA scientists begin their countdown to ‘7 minutes of terror’

Perseverance is set to enter the Martian atmosphere on February 18 at about 3:48 pm EST or 2:18 am IST on February 19.

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NASA rover streaks toward a landing on Mars

A NASA rover streaked toward a landing on Mars on Thursday in the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet.

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Commercial space programme: NASA, Boeing targeting April for CST-100 Starliner’s test flight

CST-100 Starliner has been manufactured by Boeing to transport crew to and from the International Space Station under NASA’s Programme to include private players in the mission.

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Government approves new policy on Geospatial data and related services: Check details here

Geospatial data refers to all the data regarding natural or man-made, imaginary or physical features, whether they are above or below the ground.

With ISRO’s PSLV-C51 launch, copy of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, picture of PM Modi to reach space! Details

The launch vehicle is set to take to space Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 as the primary satellite, which would be accompanied by 20 co-passenger satellites.

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Dharmendra Pradhan seeks Centre of Excellence on Marine Biotechnology in Odisha

Pradhan said, the state's coastline provides employment to millions and has been at the centre of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for a marine-led Blue Economy.

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Is Delhi winter over? No, not really! Here’s why you shouldn’t pack your woollens just yet!

As North India's plains experienced a sharp change in temperature in the last week, apprehensions grew over winter leaving early and summers turning up soon.

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