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White House calls for biggest NASA budget in decades to reach the moon, Mars

February 11, 2020 9:40:05 am

The Donald Trump administration called on NASA early last year to reorganise its exploration program to send humans to the moon by 2024 and to Mars in the next decade, accelerating a previous timeline and increasing its 2020 budget by $1.6 billion.

NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter launches, will take pictures of the top and bottom of the Sun

February 10, 2020 5:23:25 pm

With Solar Orbiter, scientists will for the first time get a good view of the top and bottom of the sun.

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Defective software could have doomed Boeing’s crew capsule: NASA

February 8, 2020 9:34:07 am

NASA has yet to decide whether Boeing should conduct another test flight without a crew, before putting astronauts on board. Just in case, Boeing reported last week that it took a $410 million charge in its fourth-quarter earnings, to cover a possible mission repeat.

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At 18.3 degrees Celsius, Antarctica appears to have broken a heat record

February 8, 2020 12:28:28 pm

The previous record of 17.5 degrees Celsius was set in March 2015.

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ISRO, CSIR chiefs receive H K Firodia awards for contribution to science

February 8, 2020 9:02:26 am

A senior molecular biologist, Mande has worked extensively on tuberculosis. He presented his work on Friday, saying even though TB was a dreadful disease, timely diagnosis and proper treatment can cure it.

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Scientists dive into ‘Midnight Zone’ to study dark ocean

February 7, 2020 4:44:30 pm

Scientists from the British-led Nekton Mission plan to survey wildlife and gauge the effects of climate change in the unexplored area.

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NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record 328 days in space

February 10, 2020 6:09:25 pm

NASA astronaut Christina Koch wrapped up a 328-day mission after her first flight into space, providing researchers the opportunity to observe the effects of long-duration spaceflight on a woman.

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The plight of the Platypus

February 5, 2020 6:12:57 pm

Platypuses are difficult to catch; they are fast, slippery swimmers and desperately shy. The males also have a sharp, venomous spur behind one of their hind feet.

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Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was great for bacteria

February 5, 2020 5:42:21 pm

New findings published in the journal Geology last week revealed that cyanobacteria — blue-green algae responsible for harmful toxic blooms — moved into the crater a few years after the impact.

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NASA astronaut returns to Earth tomorrow after record 328 days in space

February 5, 2020 5:11:58 pm

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is set to return to Earth tomorrow after setting the record of longest single spaceflight by a woman.

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This solar panel could generate electricity even at night

February 5, 2020 11:29:26 am

Researchers from University of California explain how a new kind of thermoradiative cell could design an anti-solar panel to generate power at night.

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Neanderthal genes hint at much earlier human migration from Africa

February 4, 2020 2:40:35 pm

The ancestors of humans and Neanderthals lived about 600,000 years ago in Africa. The Neanderthal lineage left the continent; the fossils of what we describe as Neanderthals range from 200,000 years to 40,000 years in age, and are found in Europe, the Near East and Siberia.

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Farewell to NASA’s Spitzer space telescope and its 16 years of discovery

February 4, 2020 11:05:41 am

Since it launched on August 25, 2003, Spitzer has provided unique contributions to science. It gave us new views of distant galaxies, newborn stars and exoplanets, as well as of asteroids, comets and other objects in our solar system

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‘Terminator Tape’ can pull down dead satellites, minimise space debris

February 3, 2020 4:44:37 pm

A company Tethers Unlimited has made the Terminator Tape that can pull down dead satellites, in order to clear up the space debris.

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ESA’s CHEOPS satellite opens its eyes, will send back images within 2 weeks

February 2, 2020 4:03:58 pm

Researchers have successfully opened the cover of CHEOPS satellite on January 29, 2020, and it is now being tested for precision and the first images are being produced.

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Space station’s $2 billion cosmic detector working after 4 spacewalks

February 1, 2020 9:15:13 am

The $2 billion spectrometer — the International Space Station's premier science instrument — has now measured 152 billion charged cosmic rays in its hunt for elusive antimatter and dark matter.

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NSF shares the most detailed images of Sun till date

January 31, 2020 7:43:11 am

NSF’s Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope has clicked its first picture that shows 'unprecedented' details of the surface of Sun.

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Early Earth’s atmosphere was rich in carbon dioxide: Study

January 29, 2020 11:47:46 am

The new study takes a fresh look at interpreting how these micrometeorites interacted with the atmosphere, 2.7 billion years ago.

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NASA’s ISS to get first habitable commercial room soon

January 28, 2020 3:30:10 pm

NASA's International Space Station (ISS) could soon have its first independent habitable commercial modules. The space station port and its utilities will be made available for the industry for commercial activities.

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New species of meat-eating Allosaurus dinosaur discovered in Utah

January 28, 2020 2:58:19 pm

The species belongs to the allosauroids, a group of small to large-bodied, two-legged carnivorous dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

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