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NASA and ESA project offers people Rs 13 lakh to lie in bed for 60 days

A new project offers to pay volunteers nearly Rs 13 lakh to lie in bed for 60 days to help scientists study how weightlessness affects the human body.

ESA probe beams unveils Mars landscape shaped by water, wind and ice

As with much of the surrounding environment, and despite Mars' reputation as a dry, arid world today, water is believed to have played a key role in sculpting Nili Fossae via ongoing erosion.


ESA-Roscosmos Mars rover's landing spot revealed

The rover will drill into the surface of the Red Planet to search for evidence of ancient life after it lands there in 2021.

Europe's new wind-mapping satellite Aeolus launched, to improve worldwide weather forecasts

The Aeolus satellite will be the first to directly measure wind speeds and directions all over the globe, allowing scientists to improve worldwide weather forecasts.

LISA can detect binaries from Milky Way's globular clusters: Study

The European Space Agency's gravitational waves detector LISA will be capable of detecting binary files, pairs of orbiting compact objects, in the Milky Way.

'Pillownauts' to help study effects of long-term space travel

Space agencies across the world are in an attempt to study the effect of weightlessness on astronauts, especially when they rest in zero gravity.


Strange star helps discover massive inactive black hole

Scientists at the European Southern Observatory have detcted an invisible black hole, which was found with a star revolving around it.

European satellite Sentinel-5P sends images of global air pollution

The Sentinel-5P satellite is designed to make daily global maps of the gases and particles that pollute the air.

Recurring comet 96P spotted by NASA mission, ESA satellite

Scientists at NASA and European Space Agency have spotted the return of Comet 96P using the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) - making it the spacecraft's most frequent cometary visitor.

Boiling water on Mars 'levitates' sand, shapes Martian landscapes

Small amounts of boiling water causes sand on Mars to 'levitate' and move around, according to a study that could solve the mystery of how features such as large dune flows and gullies are formed on the red planet.