SCIENCE

European Space Agency Seeks More Tie Ups with ISRO

ISRO launched its PSLV C-37 at 9:28 as scheduled with precision and successfully enroute to loft them in their respective orbits. (ISRO)

The European Space Agency, which had collaborated with ISRO during the Chandrayaan I mission, said it would collaborate more with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for future space missions, close on the heels of ISRO’s successful launch of historic 104 satellites, in one go, last week. ESA’s Senior Scientific Advisor Mark McCaughrean, told Indian media, “ESA plans further collaboration ...

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Watch Live: ISRO Launches 104 Satellites Today at 9:28 AM

ISRO launched its PSLV C-37 at 9:28 as scheduled with precision and successfully enroute to loft them in their respective orbits. (ISRO)

ISRO launched its workhorse PSLV C-37 today, Wednesday February 15, 2017, at 9:28 in an unprecedented feat of carrying 104 satellites along to minimise the launch cost and emerge as the competitive player in commercial space launch journey. The mission was successfully accomplished by 10:05 AM and ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar congratulated all the scientists for the historic feat ...

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On Valentine’s Day Cassini Sends Stunning Images of Saturn with Love

Ever since Cassini arrived at Saturn in 2004 for scientific exploration of the planet, it has allure all along for its images of beautiful outer surface of the planet. Now that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, images sent by Cassini provide dramatic views from the spacecraft’s imaging cameras — and other sensors that observe in infrared, ultraviolet and radio frequencies — ...

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Meet Ahead of AERO India 2017 Opens in Bangalore

The 11th edition of the Aero India International Seminar, a prelude to the Aero India 2017 was inaugurated on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Yelahanka in Bengaluru by Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Member of NITI Aayog and President of Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI). The three-day joint seminar organized by DRDO and AeSI will have more than 900 delegates including 25 ...

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Earth-Like Dwarf Planet Found by Hubble, German Researchers Upbeat

Artist's concept of Comet-Like Object Falling Toward White Dwarf (NASA)

NASA’s Hubble space telescope found a white dwarf star whose atmosphere has all the ingredients suitable for life and is rich in materials or building blocks for life such as carbon, nitrogen, as well as oxygen and hydrogen, besides the components of water. The white dwarf is roughly 170 light-years from Earth in the constellation Boötes, the Herdsman. It was ...

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India Successfully Test Fires Second Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile

On the morning of Saturday, February 11, 2017, India successfully test-fired at 7:45 am an Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile which had intercepted an incoming ballistic missile target off the Bay of Bengal. The first one was conducted in April 2014. With this, India has crossed an important milestone in building its overall capability towards enhanced security against incoming ballistic missile threats ...

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is Back in Operation After Glitch

Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, en route to a January 2019 encounter with Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent to observe dwarf planet Pluto faced a glitch and went into automatic safe mode to protect itself, suspending its operations briefly. Since the antenna faced to Earth for instructions was alive, NASA said it could undertake restoring it to normalcy with signals from the Mission Operations Centre. The US space agency said New Horizons is ...

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News on Shawna Pandya as NASA’s Next Astronaut Turns Fake

She is Dr. Shawna Pandya, a Canada-based physician, who has turned famous overnight following news repoerts, mostly Indian print media, that she has been chosen for NASA’s 2018 Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) program and soon join the league of Indian-origin astronauts such as Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams. Every media house has bought the story and some went ahead to ...

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Chandrayaan II to Test Object Landing on Moon: ISRO Chief

ISRO is planning to land a robot landrover on the Moon in a controlled manner, revealed the space agency Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar in his inteaction with students on Sunday. “We are planning Chandrayaan II, which will include a lander. Chandrayaan II will have an object that will descend on the surface of the moon in a controlled manner,” he ...

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World’s Tiniest MicroHammer Developed to Study Brain Cells During Accident

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Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara in the US have built what they called a MicroHammer, the world’s tiniest hammer to measure brain cells undergo change during traumatic injuries after accidents or due to diseases like Alzheimer’s. When head injuries take place, crack, accompanied by shock and swelling or a minor bump or visible scrape on the outside of ...

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Meet Chaitanya Karamchedu, Indian Boy Whose Sea Water Purification Raised Many Eyebrows

What started as just a highschool science experiment has turned Indian American student Chaitanya Karamchedu’s has potential to revolutionize the need to turn salt water into pure drinkable fresh water. The project’s commercially viable fortunes have made many firms queue for it already. Chaitanya from Portland, Oregon in the US, is a senior student at Jesuit High School is aware ...

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Nuclear Plant at Kavali in AP to Go Ahead as Planned: Minister

The planned nuclear plant near Kavali in Andhra Pradesh to be set up in cooperation with Russia is going as per the plan despite some opposition from the local groups, said Minister. Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, said on Thursday said the Site Selection Committee ...

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Why Moon, Earth Share Same Materials?

Resolving a decade-old puzzle on strikingly similar surface features of the Earth and the Moon, scientists have proposed that both were formed from materials that were more similar, holding almost indistinguishable isotopic characteristics. This work also shows that the material that was used to make the Earth was a mass projectile that hit the Earth and most probably led to ...

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ISRO to Launch 100 Foreign, 3 Indian Satellites in February

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch 103 satellites, 100 of them foreign, in one go aboard the rocket PSLV-C37, which will be placed in their respective orbits in different directions. The operation of separating them by angle and time will be crucial so that they never collide with each other in different orbits. The satellites are ...

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