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Double stars with `weird` planet-forming disks found in binary star system

Double stars with `weird` planet-forming disks found in binary star system

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 18:22

Astronomers have observed a striking pair of two stars with wildly misaligned planet-forming discs in the young binary star system with the help of Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Vintage NASA spacecraft set for interplanetary probe

Vintage NASA spacecraft set for interplanetary probe

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 18:20

A team of scientists is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft named International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 spacecraft, ISEE-3, to enter new science frontiers.

Giant asteroids wiped out life on early Earth

Giant asteroids wiped out life on early Earth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 18:18

Using a computer simulation model based on a moon crater, planetary scientists have revealed that early Earth is likely to have been hit by giant asteroids capable of killing off life and completely resurfacing the planet.

Tidal forces gave moon its shape: Study

Tidal forces gave moon its shape: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:49

What gave the moon its overall shape? Tidal forces.

NASA to reveal Mars 2020 rover instruments

NASA to reveal Mars 2020 rover instruments

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:33

The US space agency is set to announce Thursday the instruments that will be carried aboard the agency`s Mars 2020 mission rover.

India having space cooperation with 33 nations

India having space cooperation with 33 nations

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 17:57

India has been working in cooperation with 33 countries in the area of peaceful use of outer space, the government Wednesday said.

Milky Way is way smaller than thought

Milky Way is way smaller than thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:10

The Milky Way is lighter than astronomers previously thought, according to new research that weighed up our galaxy precisely for the first time.

NASA``s Mars rover sets off-Earth, off-road distance record

NASA``s Mars rover sets off-Earth, off-road distance record

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 05:03

NASA`s decade-old Mars rover Opportunity has set a new off-Earth, off-road distance record, logging just over 25 miles (40 km) on the surface of the Red Planet to surpass the benchmark set in 1973 by a Russian probe on the moon.

Russian space `sex geckos` are safe for now

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 17:09

There is good news for the geckos aboard the Russian Foton-M4 space satellite meant to study the effects of microgravity on sex and reproduction.

NASA`s Cassini spacecraft finds 101 geysers on icy Saturn moon

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 13:44

Scientists using mission data from NASA`s Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn`s icy moon Enceladus.