Space

  • 10 Nov - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Around 1,38,899, people from India are Mars-bound. They have 'booked' a flight to the Mars via Nasa's InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission slated for launch on May 5, 2018. NASA states that those who submitt...

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  • 13 Oct - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study sh...

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  • 06 Oct - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists have long assumed that all the planets in our solar system look the same beneath the surface, but a study published in Geology on Oct. 4 tells a different story. “The mantle of the earth i...

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  • 01 Oct - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. VERMA; Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal; Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148 106
    With the theoretical as well as experimental evidences for the existence of anti-matter particles like positrons, anti-protons etc., scientists have always been curious to know about the dark matter purported to make up a majority of the mass in the Universe. Dark matter, the mysterious substance ...

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  • 18 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A thrilling ep...

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  • 14 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    In February NASA astronomers discovered­­ seven Earth-like planets, potentially harboring life, orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, not too far from Earth. Scientists have yet to disco...

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  • 13 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet’s atmosphere on ...

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  • 05 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set multiple U.S...

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  • 01 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    An international t...

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  • 01 Sep - 2017 posted by - Khyati Malhan, PhD Scholar, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, 67000, Strasbourg, France
    For millennia, mankind gazed out into the mesmerizing night sky, without knowing that what they were seeing were stars just like our Sun and billions of other galaxies making rest of our Universe. The ``seeing by eyes" later turned into ``observing through telescopes" and today the detec...

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  • 18 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 f...

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  • 14 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge. With a size just a sliver larger than that of Saturn, the gravitational pull at its stellar surface is about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth....

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  • 13 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Last year, th...

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  • 13 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval. The JunoCam imager aboard NASA's Juno mission snapped pics of the most iconic feature of the solar system's largest planetary inhabitant during its Monday (July ...

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  • 07 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Martian environment is likely even more harmful to living cells than previously imagined. The combination of UV radiation and perchlorates common on Mars could be deadly for bacteria.   Resear...

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  • 15 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Jupiter formed in a geologic blink. Its rocky core coalesced less than a million years after the beginning of our solar system, scientists reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Within another 2 million or 3 million years, that core grew to 50 times the m...

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  • 15 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
     Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is developing a semi-cryogenic engine that will use eco-friendly kerosene as propellant. The advantage of using this semi-cryogenic engine in the launch vehicle is that it uses refined kerosene which is lighter than liquid fuel and can be stored at a normal temperature....

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  • 07 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
     Astronauts travelling to Mars or on long-term missions outside the protection of the Earth's magnetic field would face much higher cancer risk than conventional risk models suggest, a study says. ...

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  • 06 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A newly disco...

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  • 05 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    India successfully launched its heaviest-ever rocket GSLV-Mk III on Monday which it hopes will eventually be able to carry astronauts into space, a feat that only Russia, the United States and China have achieved, space agency ISRO said. ...

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  • 31 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Today ISRO is counted amongst top six government space agencies in the world and has thousands of scientists and technical experts of various fields working for future space missions. ISRO has recorded more than 100 successful space missions. ...

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  • 24 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-le...

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  • 15 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set a new record in space mission achievements after it successfully launched 104 satellites in one go from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday morning. ...

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  • 26 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    For the first time, researchers have discovered ammonia in the Earth's lowest atmospheric layer with highest emissions of the gas encountered in North India and Southeast China. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany together with researchers ...

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  • 09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years’ time, the Sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers has set out to look for answers in the star L2 Puppis. Five billion years ago, this sta...

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  • 23 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Frozen beneath a reg...

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  • 19 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    New global images of Mars from the MAVEN missio...

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  • 12 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Nearly two years after it was launched, 'Mangalyaan' is still functioning well, and with a planned course correction next January to extend its battery life, it would keep going for many years, according to ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar . ...

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  • 03 Jul - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists at...

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  • 23 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Creating a record, India on Wednesday successfully launched 20 satellites including 17 foreign and its earth observation satellite in a single mission in 26 minutes from Sriharikota, in a crucial step to become a key player in the multi-billion dollar space launch market....

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  • 29 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ...

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  • 25 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A Southwest Research Institute-led team of scientists discovered two geologically young craters - one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million, years old - in the Moon's darkest regions. "...

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  • 25 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The government on 25 May 2016  gave nod for signing an MoU between ISRO and the UAE Space Agency ( UAESA), a move that will lead to setting up a Joint Working Group between the two agencies and help in cooperation in the exploration of outer space for peaceful purposes. ...

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  • 23 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    On may 23, 2016 ISRO successfully flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime.    In this experimental mission, the HS9 solid rocket boos...

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  • 23 Mar - 2016 posted by - Prof. S A MOHAN KRISHNA (AMATEUR ASTRONOMER)
    ‘Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards.’ It is the study and understanding of the universe beyond the planet Earth. It is impossible for anyone to rival the magnificence of universe. The astronomical bodies viz., Planets, Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, Nebulae, Stars and celestial ma...

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  • 22 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A team of scientists working with NASA is now attempting to make that science fiction into a science fact. The space agency is working with the International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru to grow taters in conditions as similar to the surface of t...

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  • 23 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    American aerospace company SpaceX on 21 December 2015 achieved the historic feat of successfully launching and landing Falcon 9 rocket.  The Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and was also successfully landed after 10 minutes to the Earth. ...

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  • 13 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    GSAT-15, India’s communication satellite, was launched successfully by the European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch Vehicle in the early morning hours on November 11, 2015.  The 3164 kg GSAT-15 carries communication transponders in Ku-ban...

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  • 01 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    BioAsia is your Asian gateway in both directions (inward & outward) to explore the immense...

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  • 11 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    In a new paper published October 9, 2015, in the journal Science, the Mars S...

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  • 11 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    The first color images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA's New H...

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  • 28 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Us...

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  • 28 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    In its thirty first flight (PSLV-C30) conducted today (September ...

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  • 18 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    NASA has released the latest batch of images of Pluto and its complex system of moons, revealing the dwarf planet’s heart in stunning detail. The “heart,” estimated to be 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) across at its widest point rests just above the equator. (The angle of view displays mostly the northern hemisphere.  The heart’s diam...

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  • 09 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    NASA has selected four astronauts to train and prepare for commercial spaceflights that will return American launches to U...

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  • 05 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    If a NASA experimental program pans out, the first aircraft on Mars could be a flying wing. Under development at NASA Armstrong, the Prandtl–m is a flying wing glider designed to fly piggyback with a future Mars rover mission to provide low-altitude reconnaissance. It's scheduled to begin test flights later this year. Named the "Prelimina...

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  • 02 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    "Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that," said Daniel MacMillan of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. That is the case, according to the time standard that people use in their daily liv...

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  • 30 Mar - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Total solar eclipse is that during which the Moon totally blocks the light of the sun – can be seen somewhere on Earth every year or two. Totality can occur anywhere on the planet and usually in remote locations. On Friday (20 March 2015), people across Europe, Northern Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a partial solar eclip...

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  • 31 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn. The ring system -- the first of its kind to be found outside our solar system -- was discovered in 2012 by a team led by R...

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  • 17 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, an M6.6-class, peaking at 11:32 pm EDT on Oct. 28, 2014 – the latest in a series of substantial flares from a giant active region on the sun that first erupted with a significant solar flare on Oct. 19. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which constantly observes the sun, captured images of the event. ...

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  • 19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
    The Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) is an inducement prize space competition organized by the X Prize Foundation, and sponsored by Google. The challenge calls for privately-funded spaceflight teams to compete to successfully launch arobotic spacecraft that can land and travel across the surface of the Moon while sending back to Earth specified images and other data....

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  • 19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
    Is There Life On Mars? Earth is the only place that we know for certain supports life. Many claims have been made by observers who thought they saw evidence of life on Mars, but we now know they were tricked by the very difficult measurements. From Earth, even with our most powerful t...

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  • 19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)
    Need of solar power Concerns about climate change, rising pollution from fossil fuels and to meet the ever increasing demand of power supply require increasing use of renewable energy in coming years. The world needs to find new sources of clean energy. Space solar power can solve our energy and greenhouse ...

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