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See pic: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson trains for her spacewalk!
See pic: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson trains for her spacewalk!

The image shows Whitson training for underwater for her spacewalk.

Five things you need to know about gravitational waves!
Five things you need to know about gravitational waves!

Gravitational waves are ripples that travel at the speed of light through the fabric of space-time.

Cosmic breakthrough: PM Modi lauds role of Indian scientists
Cosmic breakthrough: PM Modi lauds role of Indian scientists

PM Modi also lauded the role of Indian scientists in the historic project.

Scientists detect first direct evidence of gravitational waves
Scientists detect first direct evidence of gravitational waves

The phenomenon was observed by two US-based underground detectors, designed to spot tiny vibrations from passing gravitational waves, a project known as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO.

NASA releases stunning space tourism posters - See pics
NASA releases stunning space tourism posters - See pics

NASA says people can take a virtual trip to 14 alien worlds, and maybe even plaster their living room with planetary art, via the new, futuristic space tourism posters.  

See pic: NASA releases image of sea ice and cloud streets covering Sea of Okhotsk!
See pic: NASA releases image of sea ice and cloud streets covering Sea of Okhotsk!

This time, NASA's Aqua satellite has sent in its image of the day, which NASA has dutifully released.

Tim Peake's amazing footage shows lightning striking Earth - Watch
Tim Peake's amazing footage shows lightning striking Earth - Watch

The video was captured as the ISS was flying over North Africa and Turkey towards Russia.

Man in India not killed by meteorite, says NASA

The US daily also cited a scientist at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics which is analysing samples of the rock provided by the police as doubting if it was a meteorite.

Hidden galaxies discovered in our backyard
Hidden galaxies discovered in our backyard

The research identified several new structures that could help to explain the movement of the Milky Way, including three galaxy concentrations (named NW1, NW2 and NW3) and two new clusters (named CW1 and CW2).

See pic: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweets pic of sunset from space!
See pic: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweets pic of sunset from space!

Fascinating aurora's, different parts of the world at different times of the day, mountains, the moon, planets, just about everything!  

Stunning image of Saturn’s moon Tethys - Ices and shadows!
Stunning image of Saturn’s moon Tethys - Ices and shadows!

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on November 23, 2015

Asteroid 2013 TX68 to have 'close shave' with Earth on March 5
Asteroid 2013 TX68 to have 'close shave' with Earth on March 5

Asteroid 2013 TX68 was discovered by NASA in October 2013.

See pic: Call for further study after discovery of baboon-like creature on Mars!
See pic: Call for further study after discovery of baboon-like creature on Mars!

Most of these findings, however, were made by UFO Sightings Daily editor Scott C Waring, who spends hours prowling through images of Mars released by NASA, thanks to Curiosity.

Planets similar to earth have identical interiors
Planets similar to earth have identical interiors

In comparison, about a third of the Earth's mass is in its core.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly holds super bowl party, tweets pic of stadium from space!
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly holds super bowl party, tweets pic of stadium from space!

Ever wondered, though, how the super bowl might look from space? How holding a super bowl party may feel like, up in space?

NASA engineers use Super Bowl to decode aerodynamics
NASA engineers use Super Bowl to decode aerodynamics

 Aerodynamics engineers including an Indian-origin scientist are studying sports balls to learn lessons in aerodynamics that will help build aircrafts more earth-friendly and allow spacecrafts to take the most efficient route to Mars in the future.

Scientists find unexpectedly cold grains in 'Flying Saucer'
Scientists find unexpectedly cold grains in 'Flying Saucer'

 An international team has found unexpectedly cold dust grains in a planet-forming disc nicknamed the “Flying Saucer”, about 400 light-years from Earth.

See pic: Scott Kelly shares amazing views of Himalayas from Space!
See pic: Scott Kelly shares amazing views of Himalayas from Space!

Scott Kelly recently posted a beautiful image of the Himalayas from Space.

`Cannibalism` between stars
`Cannibalism` between stars

During each episode, the star is consuming the equivalent of one Earth mass every ten days.  

Small asteroid to visit Earth on March 5 without any impact
Small asteroid to visit Earth on March 5 without any impact

 A small asteroid that is expected to make its closest approach to Earth on March 5 will pass peacefully without disturbing our world at a distance of between 9,000-17,000 km.

Apollo 14 astronaut who walked on the Moon dies at 85
Apollo 14 astronaut who walked on the Moon dies at 85

 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, a module pilot on Apollo 14 mission that touched down the lunar surface on February 5, 1971, died in Florida this week on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing.

See pic: NASA's Hubble views merging galaxies in Eridanus
See pic: NASA's Hubble views merging galaxies in Eridanus

The US space agency NASA recently shared a beautiful image of two or more galaxies in the act of merging together to form a single new galaxy.

Check out: Stunning image of Denmark, Norway & Sweden under aurora from space!
Check out: Stunning image of Denmark, Norway & Sweden under aurora from space!

Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake who is currently at the International Space Station has shared a beautiful picture of Denmark, Norway and Sweden under the aurora taken some 200 miles above the Earth.

NASA's New Horizons spots mysterious 'floating hills' on Pluto
NASA's New Horizons spots mysterious 'floating hills' on Pluto

The hills are likely miniature versions of the larger, jumbled mountains on Sputnik Planum’s western border.

Tim Peake shares stunning view of New Zealand from Space- See pic
Tim Peake shares stunning view of New Zealand from Space- See pic

British astronaut Tim Peake has been showering us with beautiful images of the Earth from Space.

Jupiter doesn't shield Earth from comet impacts: Study
Jupiter doesn't shield Earth from comet impacts: Study

The study showed that Jupiter teams with Saturn to kick a significant fraction of the particles into the inner Solar System and into orbits that cross Earth`s path.  

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell
Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Philae is a robotic lander that accompanied the Rosetta spacecraft until it landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Missed Russian cosmonauts' spacewalk? Here's video for you to watch
Missed Russian cosmonauts' spacewalk? Here's video for you to watch

The duo worked outside for four hours and 45 minutes, finishing 45 minutes early.

NASA's Juno spacecraft prepares for rendezvous with Jupiter
NASA's Juno spacecraft prepares for rendezvous with Jupiter

The Juno spacecraft`s thrusters consumed about 0.6 kg of fuel during the burn and changed the spacecraft`s speed by 0.31 metres per second.

Russians go spacewalking to collect experiments, test glue
Russians go spacewalking to collect experiments, test glue

 Two Russians are taking a spacewalk to install fresh experiments outside the International Space Station and gather old ones. Cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov stepped out on Wednesday.