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Life on Earth probably started as a hiccup rather than roar
Life on Earth probably started as a hiccup rather than roar

A new research has looked into the origins of Earth and claimed that nearly 4 billion years ago, life on the planet probably started as a hiccup rather than a roar.

Mysterious white balls seen flying over Japan- Watch
Mysterious white balls seen flying over Japan- Watch

A video showing ten white circular balls flying across the sky in Osaka, Japan is being circulated online.

NASA orbiter ready for Mars lander's arrival in 2016
NASA orbiter ready for Mars lander's arrival in 2016

 With its biggest orbit manoeuvre since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is preparing for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander called InSight next year.

Russia to create Angara rocket launch pad

Russia and Brazil are in talks aimed at creating a launch pad for the Angara space rockets at the Alcantara Launch Center on the northern Atlantic coast, Aleksandr Medvedev, general designer of the rocket’s manufacturer Khrunichev Centre, has said.

Russia to test launch 10 Angara heavy carrier rockets

Russia will test launch around 10 Angara heavy carrier rockets in the next few years, Alexander Medvedev, general designer of the rocket’s manufacturer Khrunichev Centre has said.

India's advanced weather satellite INSAT-3D completes two years in orbit
India's advanced weather satellite INSAT-3D completes two years in orbit

 INSAT-3D, India's Advanced Weather Satellite, has completed two successful years in orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation said .

Soon you can watch high definition videos from ISS
Soon you can watch high definition videos from ISS

 NASA scientists have delivered a new camera, called Red Epic Dragon, which is capable of shooting at resolutions ranging from conventional high-definition television (HDTV) up to 6K, specifically 6,144 x 3,160 pixels.

How cosmic wind impacts galaxies evolution revealed
How cosmic wind impacts galaxies evolution revealed

 Astronomers now know how cosmic winds strongly impacts galaxies, sweeping out interstellar material and stopping future star formation.

USD 1 million prize for crafting best message for aliens
USD 1 million prize for crafting best message for aliens

Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire who is funding the USD 100 million search for aliens, is offering USD 1 million prize money to craft the best message to send to an extraterrestrial civilisation.

Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope
Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope

China is hurriedly giving finishing touches to what is being hailed as the world's largest radio telescope designed to find signs of alien life!

Scientists to hunt for alien life on Jupiter moons
Scientists to hunt for alien life on Jupiter moons

After a successful mission to Pluto last week, scientists are preparing to launch a probe to search for life on the icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter, media reports said.

NASA windbots could explore gas giant Jupiter
NASA windbots could explore gas giant Jupiter

NASA is investigating the feasibility of creating a windbot, a robotic probe designed to stay aloft in a planet's atmosphere for a long time, to explore gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn.

NASA space camps to find astronauts for Mars journey
NASA space camps to find astronauts for Mars journey

 NASA is organising space camps for the young would-be astronauts this summer and the best ones may join the US space missions, including Mars.

NASA identifies haze, flowing Ice on Pluto
NASA identifies haze, flowing Ice on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons mission has made surprising new discovery, and found haze and flowing ice on Pluto.

NASA's discovery of Earth 2.0 excites Chinese
NASA's discovery of Earth 2.0 excites Chinese

NASA's discovery of Earth 2.0 has excited Chinese with over 44 million posts on social media about the discovery of a new planet that has a "substantial opportunity" to host life.

NASA unveils latest Pluto flyby images from New Horizons probe
NASA unveils latest Pluto flyby images from New Horizons probe

NASA unveils the much awaited images of Pluto taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during the July 14 historic flyby of the dwarf planet.

Astronomers observe interiors of ancient galaxies
Astronomers observe interiors of ancient galaxies

 Data obtained using the European Southern Observatory's ALMA telescope in Chile has given astronomers their first glimpse at the interior of distant galaxies, the ESO said.

NASA’s Kepler mission confirms first Earth-sized planet around sun-like star
NASA’s Kepler mission confirms first Earth-sized planet around sun-like star

NASA on Thursday confirmed the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet, Kepler-452b, in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star by its Kelper Telescope.

New ISS crew joins Expedition 44 for five-month mission
New ISS crew joins Expedition 44 for five-month mission

Three crew members- NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, after a two-month launch delay.

Was hair bleach the reason for life on Earth?

Mathematicians have now found that hydrogen peroxide, which is commonly used as hair bleach, might have provided the energy source for the development of life on Earth.

Dark matter similar to long-known subatomic particles
Dark matter similar to long-known subatomic particles

Scientists have come up with a new theory which claims that dark matter really acts like subatomic particles, which the has been known to science since the 1930s.

Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today
Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today

US space agency NASA has likely discovered 'another earth' orbiting a star. The discovery is an important step in NASA's attempts to find life outside earth.

Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS after delay
Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS after delay

Three astronauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Thursday after a two-month delay caused by a Russian rocket failure.

 Amazing space: 10 Interesting facts about dwarf planet Pluto!
Amazing space: 10 Interesting facts about dwarf planet Pluto!

As the science enthusiasts await for more information about this dwarf planet, here are some well known interesting facts to brush up your knowledge

'India to bear cost of building, launching of SAARC satellite'
'India to bear cost of building, launching of SAARC satellite'

The expenditure on the ground system of the proposed SAARC satellite project will be borne by the regional bloc countries while India will bear the expenses on its building and launching, government today said.

Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?
Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?

NASA could land humans on the Moon in the next five to seven years and build a permanent base 10 to 12 years after that, a new study has claimed.

Why Earth became habitable and not Venus?
Why Earth became habitable and not Venus?

 Information about the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth and not Venus to sustain life has been found, shows research.

NASA probe finds second mountain range in Pluto's 'heart'
NASA probe finds second mountain range in Pluto's 'heart'

The New Horizons probe has found a second mountain range situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain on the lower-left edge of Pluto.

When 46 years ago Neil Armstrong took ''One giant leap for Mankind''
When 46 years ago Neil Armstrong took ''One giant leap for Mankind''

On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong, an American astronaut, became the first person to walk on the moon. To millions of people witnessing history, he proclaimed these unforgettable words on television: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

Stephen Hawking launches big hunt for aliens with project worth USD 100 million
Stephen Hawking launches big hunt for aliens with project worth USD 100 million

Stephen Hawking, the eminent British physicist on Monday launched a whopping USD 100-million project to search for aliens.