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Sunday May 6: Solar Storm to cause Mobile, TV, Tech Blackout on Earth?

US space agency NASA has informed that a solar storm brewing on Sun is flaring up splitting huge sun storms which may reach earth on Sunday, May 6. It said a coronal hole or sun spot has opened up releasing huge swarm of cosmic rays which may take 8 minutes to reach earth. The space weather watching unit of National ...

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Japan scientist finds 1 out of 15 exoplanets habitable

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Japanese astronomer team led by Teruyuki Hirano of Tokyo Institute of Technology has validated 15 exoplanets orbiting red dwarf systems and found one of them highly akin to Earth and habitable. It could be of particular interest as researchers describe it as a ‘super-Earth’, which could harbour liquid water, and potential alien life. One of them, K2-155 located around 200 light years ...

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42 Indian Satellites Orbiting in Outer Space: Minister

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At present, there are 42 Indian satellites operational in orbit, 15 of them for communication, 4 for meteorological observations, 14 for earth observations, 7 for navigation and 2 for space science purposes. During FY 2016-17, the total revenue accrued from communication satellites through leasing of INSAT/ GSAT transponders is Rs. 746.68 crore. With respect to earth observation satellites, the annual ...

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Using Einstein’s Theory, Brightest Galaxy 10000 Million Light Years Away Discovered

Using Albert Einstein’s gravitational lensing theory, scientists have discovered a galaxy at about 10,000 million light years away but thousand times brighter than the nearest Milky Way. Anastasio Diaz-Sanches from Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) in Spain used gravitational lensing phenomenon found by Einstein to magnify the apparent image of the original object. “Thanks to the gravitational lens” explained Sánchez, ...

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‘Star Trek’ Fiction Comes True, China Succeeds in Quantum Teleportation

Chinese scientists have achieved a breakthrough in much-awaited quantum teleportation when they successfully teleported photons to an orbiting satellite 300 miles above, paving the way for a future unhackable quantum Internet. In Star trek, Scotty beams up crew to distant locations anytime and in the latest experiment, Chinese researchers were able to beam photons from a ground station in Ngari, ...

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NASA’s Juno to Fly Directly Over Jupiter’s Mysterious Red Spot Now

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is all set for another manoeuvre on July 10, flying directly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the gas giant’s iconic, 10,000-mile-wide (16,000-kilometer-wide) storm. This meanoeuvre will be humanity’s first close-up view of the gigantic storm being monitored since 1830 and possibly existing for more than 350 years on Jupiter, making it mysterious and puzzling. “Jupiter’s mysterious Great ...

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Cassini Takes Plunge Into Saturn, Scientists Cross-Fingered

NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers toward a sliver of Saturn's sunlit atmosphere while the icy rings stretch across the foreground as a dark band.(NASA)

In its line up for final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, Cassini has once again taken a proximal plunge into the surface of Saturn on June 29, 2017. The final plunge is scheduled for mid-September. The Cosmic Dust Analyzer’s (CDA) science team, in Germany adjusted the instrument’s settings this week based on experience in recent “proximal” passages between Saturn’s rings and ...

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ISRO Launches PSLV-C36 Remote Sensing Satellite

In its 38th flight (PSLV-C36), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite on Wednesday morning (December 07, 2016) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, ...

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Indian Origin Scientist Makes it to 36 NASA Fellows of 2016 Final List

NASA has selected 36 fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble and Sagan fellowships, including one Indian called Dheeraj Pasham from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, who will conduct research on “Quest for the Elusive Intermediate-mass Black Holes”.   Dheeraj Pasham (“DJ”) received his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2004. He obtained his Ph.D. ...

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