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Japan retrieves space probe carrying asteroid samples that may hold clues to origin of planets

December 6, 2020 2:30:09 pm

The spacecraft’s mission seeks to answer some fundamental questions about the origins of the solar system and where molecules like water came from.

Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will take the first woman to moon’s surface

December 6, 2020 11:01:13 am

Blue Origin leads a “national team” as the prime contractor that it assembled in 2019 to help build its Blue Moon lander.

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Greenland ice sheet faces irreversible melting, say scientists

December 3, 2020 5:27:08 pm

According to the researchers, the ice sheet is seven times the area of the UK, and stores a large amount of the Earth's frozen water.

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Five things to know about China’s Chang’e 5 mission to retrieve lunar rocks

December 3, 2020 11:25:08 am

The lunar samples brought back by China's spacecraft will be a key for scientists to study the history of our solar system

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Massive Puerto Rico telescope featured in James Bond movie collapses

December 3, 2020 8:38:32 am

The telescope - which received radio waves from space - had been used by scientists around the world to hunt for possible signatures of extraterrestrial life, study distant planets and find potentially hazardous asteroids

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin taps former Pentagon, NASA officials for new advisory board

December 2, 2020 11:12:00 am

Jeff Bezos aims to provide government and private customers low-cost access to space, though he trails rival billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

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DeepMind’s AlphaFold AI has solved a 50-year old problem of biology

December 1, 2020 6:11:01 pm

Google’s artificial intelligence unit took a giant step to predict the structure of proteins, potentially decoding a problem that has been described as akin to mapping the genome

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Lunar Eclipse 2020 LIVE Updates: Timings, other facts to keep in mind about today’s eclipse

November 30, 2020 4:02:16 pm

Lunar Eclipse November 2020 Timings Today in India Live Updates: This is the last lunar eclipse for 2020, and it will not be visible for people in India. It will take place from 1:02 PM IST to 5:23 PM IST.

‘Beaver Moon’: Everything you need to know about November’s full moon

November 29, 2020 5:50:41 pm

The full moon in November is often referred to as the ‘Beaver Moon’ in parts of North America as it graces the sky in the month when beavers begin taking shelter in their lodges after storing enough food for the winter.

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Lunar Eclipse 2020: Important fact about Nov 30 penumbral lunar eclipse

November 30, 2020 11:13:54 am

Lunar Eclipse November 2020: Here's everything you need to know about the penumbral lunar eclipse taking place on November 30.

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Lunar Eclipse 2020: Everything you need to know about the last lunar eclipse of the year

November 28, 2020 9:17:24 am

Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) 2020: After the November 30 celestial event, there will be only one eclipse left in the year.

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SpaceX to press ahead with Starlink tests, delays commercial service

November 26, 2020 4:18:48 pm

In November, SpaceX got approval from Canadian authorities to start beta testing Starlink in the country, enabling a “fairly wide public beta” in southern Canada.

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Lunar Eclipse 2020 Timings, Date in India: When and how to watch the last one of the year

November 28, 2020 9:19:03 am

Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) November 2020 Timings, Date: The lunar eclipse will be at its peak at 3:13 PM. Read on to know more about it.

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NASA’s Hubble telescope captures large shadows formed by black hole

November 25, 2020 2:44:48 pm

The light illuminating the galaxy is a result of the blazing core of the supermassive black hole. Some of the light got leaked while the remaining was blocked by the dense patches of the dust ring around it. 

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Space oddity? Monolith in Utah desert mystifies helicopter crew

November 25, 2020 11:40:38 am

Images released by the department show the monolith coming up to the shoulders of a man standing on the shoulders of another after the discovery last Wednesday.

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Fossils discovered in Antrim turn out to be only dinosaur bones found in Ireland

November 25, 2020 10:11:08 am

Initially, it was speculated that the fossils were of just one dinosaur but further analysis revealed that they were of two different dinosaurs.

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China launches Chang’e-5 to bring back material from moon

November 24, 2020 2:42:04 pm

Chang’e 5 is the country’s boldest lunar mission yet. If successful, it would be a major advance for China’s space program, and some experts say it could pave the way for bringing samples back from Mars or even a crewed lunar mission.

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New research shows evidence of ancient megaflood on Mars’ Gale crater

November 24, 2020 9:21:53 am

The megaflood event may have been the result of heat produced by a meteoric impact. The series of events let loose the ice stored on Mars' surface which led to gigantic ripples.

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China to launch moon probe, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s

November 22, 2020 12:51:29 pm

If successful, the mission will make China only the third country to have retrieved lunar samples, following the United States and the Soviet Union decades ago.

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India becomes 4th nation to get IMO nod for navigation satellite system

November 21, 2020 2:09:54 pm

The other three countries that have its navigation systems recognised by the IMO are the US, Russia and China.

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After 16 years, scientists finally have an explanation for the spectacular Blue Ring Nebula

November 19, 2020 2:51:00 pm

The research was made public on Wednesday and the scientists involved believe that the fluorescent debris is a result of a collision with a sun-like star a few thousand years ago. 

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Building blocks of life could form before stars using ‘dark chemistry’

November 19, 2020 10:26:55 am

The international team consisting of astrophysicists and astrochemical modelers studied the samples of the comet brought back to Earth via the Stardust mission.

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This asteroid just whizzed past Earth’s atmosphere

November 18, 2020 10:18:28 am

Citizens of Earth would have been witnesses to a great spectacle had 2020VT4 penetrated Earth's atmosphere. It would enter Earth's sky as meteorites and left a long trail behind which would be visible to the naked eye in daylight.

SpaceX’s Dragon docks at Space Station with four astronauts

November 17, 2020 10:30:59 am

The mission, which followed a successful test flight by SpaceX earlier this year with two astronauts, is the first in the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with a full crew ferried by a commercial transporter.

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Astronomers discover ‘unusual bright light’ which cannot be explained

November 16, 2020 2:53:04 pm

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was able to capture the glow within three days using the Hubble Space Telescope but the results were baffling.