The new comet, known as C/2014 S3, also-called "Manx" comet, which was discovered in 2014 by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, or Pan-STARRS, is shown in this artist rendering released on April 29, 2016. This diagram shows the probable history of this object in both the inner and outer Solar System over a period of more than four billion years. The majority of this time was spent in the cold outskirts, in the Oort Cloud.  Courtesy L. Calçada/ESO/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
April 30, 2016 9:37 am

Researchers believe the newly found comet, called Manx, was formed in the same region as Earth

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April 29, 2016 7:31 pm

JAXA said it had lost hopes of restoring communications with the Astro-H, or Hitomi satellite, that was originally launched on February 17

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April 29, 2016 12:53 pm

The country also plans to land the first probe ever on the dark side of the moon in 2018, another milestone.

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April 28, 2016 10:10 pm

When the IRNSS-1G becomes operational in about a month’s time, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) would offer services like terrestrial and marine navigation, disaster management etc.

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April 28, 2016 7:51 pm

Named the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), it consists of a constellation of seven satellites of which six - IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B, IRNSS-1C, IRNSS-1D, IRNSS-1E and IRNSS-1F- have already been put into orbit.

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April 28, 2016 10:38 am

SpaceX plans to send a Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018 with support from US space agency NASA

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April 28, 2016 9:38 am

An unmanned Soyuz-2.1A rocket carrying three satellites roared off into a clear blue sky from the launch pad at Vostochny cosmodrome.

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April 27, 2016 3:51 pm

The dwarf planet, discovered in 2005, is named for a creation deity of the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island.

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April 26, 2016 1:20 pm

NASA scientists have proposed deploying a robotic system to explore the subsurface oceans of Saturn's icy moons that may potentially harbour life.

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April 26, 2016 4:43 pm

CERN has released 300TB of research data from CMS Detector of LHC online for free

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April 26, 2016 11:18 am

Once the regional navigation system is in place, India does not need to depend upon other platforms

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April 24, 2016 5:02 pm

The US space agency is preparing to put in the sky an array of new experimental aircraft -- known as X-planes.

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April 24, 2016 12:55 pm

At a time when global warming is threatening a rise in sea levels, Facebook, Google may be more concerned as their campuses are now at the risk of being flooded.

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April 24, 2016 12:00 am

Almost everyone finds it easier to go to sleep in their own rooms, rather than new places.

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April 24, 2016 12:00 am

Understanding the causes of cystinosis, a rare genetic disease, and studying its impact on the kidney

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April 23, 2016 6:00 pm

A team of researchers has come up with a smartphone application that projects a magnified smartphone screen to Google Glass

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April 22, 2016 2:04 pm

The Hubble was launched into the Earth orbit by the STS-31 space shuttle crew on April 24, 1990

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April 18, 2016 9:09 am

Researchers, led by an Indian-origin engineer in US, have developed a novel technology that can double WiFi speeds with a single antenna.

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April 17, 2016 12:23 am

Scientists have found that the nutritional properties — in particular the protein content — of plant pollen has reduced by a third (down from 18 per cent to 12 per cent) over the past 172 years.

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April 18, 2016 12:17 pm

Understanding the formation and the evolution of these galaxies over the age of the universe, approximately 13.7 billion years, is at the heart of astronomical research.

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April 10, 2016 5:01 pm

The team's latest findings could potentially be applied in the seismic monitoring of the area to help better forecast large earthquakes in the region.

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April 10, 2016 12:55 am

One of the biggest problems with traditional armour has been that it is extremely heavy, even for occasional use in cars.

April 10, 2016 12:48 am

It is not very well-known, but India’s import bill for electronic items is next only to petroleum products.

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April 9, 2016 9:57 pm

Ratnakumar Bugga, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California was selected for his Venus Interior Probe Using In-situ Power and Propulsion (VIP-INSPR).

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April 9, 2016 1:31 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9's reusable main-stage booster landed on an ocean platform minutes later in a dramatic spaceflight first

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April 8, 2016 1:47 pm

Astronomers have uncovered a near-record breaking supermassive black hole, weighing 17 billion Suns, in the centre of a galaxy.

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April 3, 2016 11:49 am

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who recently completed a year-long mission on the International Space Station (ISS), retired on Friday.

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April 3, 2016 4:23 am

In prehistoric times, there was a mysterious and diminutive species, Homo floresiensis, walking on the islands of Indonesia.

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April 2, 2016 2:26 pm

Researchers have discovered a rare white dwarf star with an atmosphere dominated by a pure layer of oxygen

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April 1, 2016 12:50 pm

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars at its core.

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March 28, 2016 7:32 pm

RLV-TD is a series of technology demonstration missions that have been considered as a first step towards realising a Two Stage To Orbit (TSTO) fully reusable vehicle.

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March 27, 2016 6:59 pm

The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship from NASA was finally bolted into place on the International Space Station's (ISS) Earth-facing port.

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March 27, 2016 12:01 am

Proteins are present in every cell and are the smallest building block of all living beings.

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March 26, 2016 2:03 pm

Scientists working on NASA's Cassini mission have identified the highest point on Saturn's largest moon Titan

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March 26, 2016 12:25 pm

The researchers from Inha University and Korea Polar Research Institute in South Korea performed a series of experiments on brown skuas living in Antarctica.

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March 26, 2016 11:47 am

Saturn's icy moons as well as its famous rings might be modern adornments, and their dramatic birth may have taken place a mere hundred million years ago.