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The Great Blue Hole: Unknown life forms to stories of Mayans, explorers aim to uncover many secrets from thousands of years ago

Located 74 kilometres off the coast of Belize, the sinkhole is known for its crystal-clear water and its abundance of sharks and sea life.

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IIT Kharagpur study claims Antarctic Ozone hole on healing path

A research team of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur have come up with new data "confirming" that the Antarctic Ozone hole is on a "healing" path.

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NASA selects 9 US companies to make lunar robotic payloads

US-based space agency NASA on Thursday announced nine commercial American companies in a partnership to develop lunar robotic landers in the coming decade.

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Safely on Mars, InSight unfolds its arrays and snaps some pictures

After safely landing on Mars following its nearly seven month journey, NASA has released the first pictures taken by its InSight spacecraft, which has opened it solar arrays to charge batteries.

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Scientists develop ‘mini human placenta’ that may help prevent miscarriage, other reproductive disorders

Scientists have successfully created 'mini-placentas' that can provide a window into early pregnancy and help transform our understanding of reproductive disorders such as still-birth and miscarriage.

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World still isn’t ready for gene-edited babies, claim scientists

A group of leading scientists has declared that it's still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations, as a Chinese researcher claims to have done.

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ISRO successfully launches HysIS and 30 foreign satellites with PSLV C-43 rocket: All you need to know

The ISRO on Thursday launched the PSLV-C43/HysIS mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

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MIT scientists including one of Indian-origin develop cooling device that works without power

MIT scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a cooling device that can preserve food and medications in hot, remote locations without electricity or fossil fuel-generated power. The

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Countdown begins for launch of PSLV-C43

The 28-hour countdown for the launch of earth observation satellite HysISalong with 30 satellites from eight countries on board ISRO's trusted workhorse PSLV-C43 began at 5.58 AM on Wednesday.

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NASA eyes return to Moon, to announce partnerships with US companies

Working with US companies is the next step to achieving long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and Mars, NASA said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Ancient cave art suggests humans understood complex astronomy 40,000 years ago

Some of the world's oldest cave paintings, found at sites across Europe, reveal that human ancestors may have had an advanced knowledge of astronomy as far back as 40,000 years ago, a study has found.

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Geological Survey of India to use NASA-developed technology to locate minerals

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) is going to use ultra-modern remote-sensing technology developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the first time in India to map s

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NASA’s Mars CubeSat success paves way for smaller deep space probes

NASA's MarCO CubeSats, the first-of-its-kind, briefcase-sized spacecraft to travel into deep space, successfully relayed information from newest robotic resident on Mars -- the Insight lander -- pavin

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Extreme weather turning Arctic brown, may impact climate change, says study

The increasing number of extreme events is causing dieback of Arctic plants or 'browning' across Arctic regions, a study has found.

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Eat less meat to meet climate targets, claims study

The livestock sector could use almost half of the 1.5 degrees Celsius greenhouse gas emission budget allowed by 2030, so addressing this should be a key part of the strategy to hit climate targets, a

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Mars touchdown: NASA’s Insight spacecraft successfully lands on red planet after six-month journey

NASA's robotic InSight lander -- designed to dig deep into the rocky surface of Mars to reveal its secrets -- has successfully touched down on the Red Planet after a supersonic plunge through its rose

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Novel Artificial Intelligence can generate fake fingerprints to fool biometric systems

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence tool that can synthesise fake human fingerprints and potentially fool biometric authentication systems.

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NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect ‘marsquakes’

NASA's first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world hurtled closer to Mars on course for a planned touchdown on Monday after a six-month voyage through space.

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WATCH: NASA releases first Ultra HD 8K video from ISS, brings space closer

They can now experience fast-moving and 8k ultra high definition videos of astronauts living, working and conducting research in the International Space Station.

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NASA scientists concerned about toilet microbes on ISS

NASA is concerned over the strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, identified on the toilets of the International Space Station's (ISS), which can raise potential health implications for future mission

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TRAPPIST-1 system likely hosts Earth-like ocean world

At least one of the seven rocky planets orbiting the dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 could be an Earth-like ocean world, say scientists who created updated climate models for the exoplanets.

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New method to remove toxic mercury from water

Scientists have developed a method to efficiently clean water contaminated with toxic mercury -- one of the major causes of environmental damage and health problems worldwide.

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NASA’s InSight lander on track for Mars touchdown on November 26

NASA's InSight spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on November 26, scientists monitoring the health and trajectory of the lander have said.

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Mars landing comes down to final 6 minutes of 6-month trip

NASA's InSight spacecraft will enter the Martian atmosphere at supersonic speed, then hit the brakes to get to a soft, safe landing on the alien red plains.

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Textile microfibres from washing machines accumulating in ocean floors

Tiny, extremely fine fibres, that come from wastewaters of washing machines, are accumulating on sea floors and may adversely affect marine life, a study warns.

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New pinwheel star system discovered

Scientists have discovered a new, massive star system in the Milky Way galaxy that challenges existing theories of how large stars eventually die.

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Rolling stones left strange grooves on Mars moon, shows Study

Strange grooves that crisscross the surface of the Martian moon Phobos were likely made by rolling boulders blasted free from an ancient asteroid impact, a study has found.

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