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Watch video: Furious and stormy young sun seeded life on Earth, says NASA
Watch video: Furious and stormy young sun seeded life on Earth, says NASA

NASA scientists think that the violent and powerful storms of young sun is one of the key factor that stimulated life on earth.

Herschel beams back exquisite image of newborn stars! - See pic
Herschel beams back exquisite image of newborn stars! - See pic

The European Space Agency has been putting in tireless efforts to conduct a probe into stellar nurseries and has released a mesmerising photograph that shows an incredibly turbulent region of the sky.

Two 'young' craters discovered on Moon
Two 'young' craters discovered on Moon

Finding geologically young craters and honing in on their age will help scientists understand the collision history in the solar system.

Entire universe explained in 4 minutes - Watch video!
Entire universe explained in 4 minutes - Watch video!

Parody education channel Exurb1a humorously explains the entire universe in just 4 minutes.

Cassini climbs over Saturn's poles and captures this stunning image - See pic!
Cassini climbs over Saturn's poles and captures this stunning image - See pic!

Cassini obtained this image with the spacecraft wide-angle camera on February 26 2016 using a spectral filter which preferentially admits wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 752 nanometers.

Watch: Launch of India's first indigenous reusable space shuttle from Sriharikota!
Watch: Launch of India's first indigenous reusable space shuttle from Sriharikota!

 India launched its maiden indigenous winged Reusable Launch Vehicle, RLV from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh early Monday.

Space shuttle launch: PM Modi hails ISRO scientists
Space shuttle launch: PM Modi hails ISRO scientists

Launch of India's first indigenous space shuttle RLV-TD is the result of the industrious efforts of our scientists, says PM Modi.

ISRO's RLV-TD launch: Why it matters to India!
ISRO's RLV-TD launch: Why it matters to India!

The 6.5 meter long Re-usable Launch Vehicle - Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) weighing about 1.7 tons took off at 7 a.m. from the first launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

Launch of India's maiden space shuttle: 10 things you must know about ISRO's ​RLV-TD mission!
Launch of India's maiden space shuttle: 10 things you must know about ISRO's ​RLV-TD mission!

The RLV-TD was launched from Sriharikota on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Andhra Pradesh at 7 a.m today.

India's first-ever indigenous 'space shuttle' RLV-TD successfully launched from Sriharikota
India's first-ever indigenous 'space shuttle' RLV-TD successfully launched from Sriharikota

The 6.5 metre long 'aeroplane'-like structure weighing 1.75 tons was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Andhra Pradesh, about 80 km northeast of Chennai off the Bay of Bengal coast.

ISRO's first ever 'Made-in-India' space shuttle all set for launch tomorrow!
ISRO's first ever 'Made-in-India' space shuttle all set for launch tomorrow!

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will mark history with the launch of it's indigenous 'space shuttle' which is fully 'Made-in-India'.

Watch: A closer look at the Tajik National Park, Tajikistan!
Watch: A closer look at the Tajik National Park, Tajikistan!

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams just completed 65 days in the International Space Station (ISS) but he has shared many spectacular photographs and time-lapse video of the Earth like his fellow astronauts.

First British woman in space reconvenes with her crewmates
First British woman in space reconvenes with her crewmates

Helen became only the 12th woman to fly into space when she took part in the flight in the Soyuz TM12 spacecraft which blasted off from Kazakhstan, Xinhua reported.

ISRO all set to launch first ever 'Made-in-India' space shuttle on May 23
ISRO all set to launch first ever 'Made-in-India' space shuttle on May 23

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to undertake the maiden launch of it's indigenous 'space shuttle' which is fully made-in-India effort.

Chinese firm 'Space Vision' plans to send people into space using a high-tech balloon
Chinese firm 'Space Vision' plans to send people into space using a high-tech balloon

For the first time ever, a firm in China is planning to use a balloon for sending people into space.

Ancient Mars was once washed over by mega-tsunamis
Ancient Mars was once washed over by mega-tsunamis

Billions of years ago, mega-tsunamis scarred the Martian landscape, yielding evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life, according to a recent study.

View from space: Unique appearance of Po River Valley in northern Italy!
View from space: Unique appearance of Po River Valley in northern Italy!

Like fellow astronauts Tim Kopra and Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is also showering his social media followers and space enthusiast with incredible photographs of the Earth from the International Space Station (ISS).

Watch: New Hubble portrait of Red Planet ahead of Mars Opposition this weekend!
Watch: New Hubble portrait of Red Planet ahead of Mars Opposition this weekend!

The telescope, well known for its picturesque views of nebulae and galaxies, imaged this image on May 12, 2016, when Mars was 50 million miles from Earth. 

New Horizons spots 'fretted terrain' on Pluto – See pic!
New Horizons spots 'fretted terrain' on Pluto – See pic!

Scientists spotted this rare terrain as they peeked through the images of Pluto’s informally named Venera Terra region.

Jupiter's moon Europa may be more Earth-like than we thought
Jupiter's moon Europa may be more Earth-like than we thought

Europa is strongly believed to hide a deep ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell.

NASA goes into flashback mode; shares image of Atlantis take-off in May, 2000! - See pic
NASA goes into flashback mode; shares image of Atlantis take-off in May, 2000! - See pic

The mission took the crew of six American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut to the ISS to deliver logistics and supplies, as well as to prepare the station for the arrival of the Zvezda Service Module, launched by Russia on July 12, 2000.

See pic: Tim Kopra shares outstanding view of Turkey at night!
See pic: Tim Kopra shares outstanding view of Turkey at night!

NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, who is the commander of the International Space Station (ISS) must have shared around hundreds of breathtaking pictures of our planet from space.

NASA's scientific balloon begins journey around Earth
NASA's scientific balloon begins journey around Earth

As the balloon travels around the Earth, it may be visible from the ground, particularly at sunrise and sunset, to those who live in the southern hemisphere's mid-latitudes, such as Argentina and South Africa.

Journey to Mars: NASA invites media, social media to June deep space rocket booster test
Journey to Mars: NASA invites media, social media to June deep space rocket booster test

SLS and NASA’s Orion spacecraft will launch astronauts on missions to explore multiple destinations on the journey to Mars.

Spectacular view from space - Water etchings in Western Mexico sands (Pic inside)!
Spectacular view from space - Water etchings in Western Mexico sands (Pic inside)!

The astronaut shared this May 15, 2016 image to social media describing 'water etchings in western Mexico sands'.

Watch: Exploding meteor caught on dashcam in Portland, Maine!
Watch: Exploding meteor caught on dashcam in Portland, Maine!

In the dashcam video, that they shared, they can even be heard exclaiming in surprise.

Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!
Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!

The stunning view was taken when ISS was passing over the island nation of Kiribati at the time, about 2600 kilometers (1,600 miles) south of Hawaii.

There may be life beneath Europa's icy shell: Researchers
There may be life beneath Europa's icy shell: Researchers

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California, compared Europa's potential for producing hydrogen and oxygen with that of Earth through processes that do not directly involve volcanism.
 

NASA's New Horizons detects first-ever object beyond orbit of Neptune
NASA's New Horizons detects first-ever object beyond orbit of Neptune

Captured from the spacecraft's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) in April, the images shatter New Horizons' own record for the closest-ever views of this KBO in November 2015 when New Horizons detected "JR1" from 280 million km away.

Andre Brahic, French astrophysicist who discovered Neptune's rings, dead at 73
Andre Brahic, French astrophysicist who discovered Neptune's rings, dead at 73

He was an astrophysicist at the Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA) and a professor at the University of Paris.