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SpaceX postpones first commercial launch due to strong wind

The Falcon Heavy had been scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Space center in Florida at 6:36 pm (local time) and place the six-ton Arabsat-6A satellite into geostationary orbit about 22,500 miles

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We are not alone! Life may be evolving on nearest exoplanets, says study

Although the modelled planets receive higher UV radiation than that emitted by our own Sun today, this is significantly lower than what Earth received 3.9 billion years ago.

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Revealed! This is what a black hole looks like, astronomers unveil the first photo of the galactic super-mass

Astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the first photo of a black hole, one of the star-devouring monsters scattered throughout the Universe and obscured by impenetrable shields of gravity.

The image of a dark core with a flame-orange halo of gas and plasma shows a supermassive black hole 50 million lightyears away in a galaxy known as M87 (Image: EHT Collaboration) News

ISS hosts as much microbes as gyms, hospitals: NASA

Knowledge of the composition of the microbial and fungal communities on the ISS can be used to develop safety measures for NASA for long-term space travel or living in space, the US space agency said

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ArtificiaI Intelligence robots could assist soldiers in future, says study

The work between ARL and the University at Buffalo is looking at ways the dynamics and architecture of the human brain may be coordinated to predict such behaviors and consequently optimize team perfo

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How did life originate? Japan’s probe blasts an asteroid to find clues

Hayabusa2 moved smartly away from the area to avoid being damaged by debris from the explosion or colliding with Ryugu while also releasing a camera to capture images of the event.

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How exactly a Black Hole looks like? Scientists set to unveil first picture

Studies that could be unveiled next week are likely to zoom in on one or the other. Oddsmakers favour Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre of our own elliptical galaxy that first caught the ey

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Scientists to release first picture of a black hole next week

The world, it seems, is soon to see the first picture of a black hole.

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Cooperation with ISRO remains intact, says NASA chief James Bridenstine

The cooperation of NASA with ISRO remains intact, chief of the US space agency James Bridenstine has said, days after he criticised India and termed its anti-satellite weapon test a "terrible thing" f

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Man to be back on Moon! NASA tests rocket engine for Moon mission

The RS-25 rocket engine test era began January 9, 2015, with a 500-second -- more than eight minutes -- hot fire of RS-25 developmental engine No 0525 on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis.

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Discovery of ‘death switch’ mechanism in plants may yield stronger crops: Scientists

Scientists said the discovery provides clues to cell death control and immunity for plants, and they hope further research can lead to a new generation of disease-resistant crops that use significantl

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Japanese probe is going to blast an asteroid! Know why

The so-called "small carry-on impactor", a cone-shaped device capped with a copper bottom, will emerge from Hayabusa2 on Friday, after the probe has arrived just 500 metres above the asteroid Ryugu.

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ISS astronauts looking for Parkinson’s cure in space, says NASA

People with Parkinson's disease experience increased function of LLRK2, and genetic studies link mutations in the LRRK2 gene to an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, NASA said in a stat

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ASAT debris will disappear in 45 days: DRDO official’s revert to NASA

However, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has raised reservations over India's ASAT test. The US space agency has alleged the test was a terrible thing as 400 pieces of orbital

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After a year, project to replace vilayati kikar trees with native species in Delhi makes no progress

The proposal was never presented to Delhi government, whose consent is meant to be mandatory for all the new projects of this sort. The government had also set an allocation of a sum of Rs 12.21 crore

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Bleaching hits world’s southernmost coral reef, say Australian scientists

"It's just another indicator that climate change is affecting everywhere around the world. Here is a reef that is 600 kilometres from the mainland and we are seeing bleaching there in a lovely, beauti

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Helicopter on Mars! NASA’s tiny chopper completes flight tests on Red Planet

The helicopter has to function in extremely cold temperatures, including nights with temperatures as low as minus 90 degrees Celsius.

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Study finds new clues of presence of water on Mars

Mars may still have an active groundwater system deep below the surface, and could be feeding surface streams in some areas on the Red Planet, a study has found.

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Mission Shakti: NASA says India’s big space missile test put 400 pieces of debris, endangering ISS

By conducting the test, the MEA said, India was not in violation of any international law or treaty to which it is a party to or any national obligation.

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Ever watched a satellite launch from a plane? Indigo pilot records stunning video of ISRO’s PSLV!

"Ladies and gentleman, on the right look outside the window you can see the PSLV launch. It is a rocket taking off," Karumbaya informed his passengers as he recorded the launch from the aircraft. "Bea

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Prime Minister lauds ISRO scientists for successful satellite launch

PM lauds ISRO scientists for successful satellite launch.

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China successfully launches second generation data relay satellite

The satellite is developed by the China Academy of Space Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

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ISRO’s PSLV-C45 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center carrying EMISAT and 28 customer satellites

According to ISRO, this is the first time it has been envisaged to provide a microgravity environment for research organizations and academic institutes to perform experiments.

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Countdown begins for PSLV-C45 mission with many a firsts for ISRO

The previous launches by ISRO this year include the imaging satellite Microsat-R for military purpose along with 1.2 kg Kalamsat in January onboard PSLV-C44.

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Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than thought, says study

Measuring 1,400,000 kilometres across and 150,000,000 kilometres from Earth, the Sun's corona extends millions of kilometres above the surface.

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A robot matchmaker? Artificial intelligence helping matrimony sites suggest match for life partner

Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm is helping the users on matrimony sites to find a match not only based on their preferences but also by observing and understanding user's behavior and suggestin

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A helping hand, from robots! Technology to assist people with disabilities

An important focus of the research will be on animal-like companion robots that could operate to reduce anxiety in children in a hospital setting.

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