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Spotted: Huge 'black holes' on Sun's surface, are we in trouble?
Spotted: Huge 'black holes' on Sun's surface, are we in trouble?

The US space agency NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have spotted two huge 'black holes' on the surface of the Sun.

Astronomers find Earth-like planet that may support life
Astronomers find Earth-like planet that may support life

Scientists have found a new exoplanet like Earth that could support human life and it is some 1200 light years away from our planet.

New Horizons' best close-up of Pluto's surface – Watch!
New Horizons' best close-up of Pluto's surface – Watch!

The images in the mosaic were obtained by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) instrument on board the NASA probe.

Watch: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years today!
Watch: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years today!

The Red Planet will be about 46.8 million miles away from the Earth, its closest distance since November 2005.

Comets responsible for initiating life on planet Earth: Study
Comets responsible for initiating life on planet Earth: Study

While more than 140 different molecules have already been identified in the interstellar medium, amino acids could not be traced.

After 11 years Mars will come closest to Earth on May 30
After 11 years Mars will come closest to Earth on May 30

This close distance will make the Red planet appear slightly bigger and brighter than the usual in the sky.

ISRO to launch 22 satellites in one mission next month
ISRO to launch 22 satellites in one mission next month

“After the current reusable launch vehicle, the next experiment that we have to do, we have to worry about that. Other than that, next month we have a launch where we will be launching about 22 satellites. Also, one of a cartographic series satellite will be launched,” Isro chairman Kiran Kumar said.

NASA installs space station's inflatable room
NASA installs space station's inflatable room

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams began introducing air into the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module on Saturday afternoon, but he only filled air into the spacecraft for a very short time, ranging from one to 30 seconds, each time, Xinhua news agency reported.

China all set to embark on 1st quantum communication satellite
China all set to embark on 1st quantum communication satellite

This will be the first quantum communication through a satellite in the world, Xinhua news agency quoted Pan Jianwei, professor with University of Science and Technology of China as saying.

SpaceX makes third rocket landing on droneship
SpaceX makes third rocket landing on droneship

 US aerospace company, SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean after launching a commercial communications satellite into orbit for a Thai firm.

NASA to make second attempt to inflate expandable habitat on ISS
NASA to make second attempt to inflate expandable habitat on ISS

 After NASA's first attempt at deploying an inflatable habitat on the International Space Station - crucial for future deep space exploration - failed, the US space agency will make another attempt on Saturday.

Watch: Incredible view of the Suez Canal, Egypt!
Watch: Incredible view of the Suez Canal, Egypt!

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been posting amazing pictures of the Earth taken from space on his scoial media account.

Watch: NASA releases 'Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat' video!
Watch: NASA releases 'Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat' video!

The video titled "Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat" and sixth in the mini-series of eight videos, provides a broad overview of ongoing Twins Study research on the International Space Station and the importance of the metabolome -- the collection of an individual's metabolites, NASA's Human Research Programme said on Thursday.

China to send lunar probe 'Chang'e 5' on moon!
China to send lunar probe 'Chang'e 5' on moon!

As per State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND), it will be the first time a Chinese probe will land on the moon, collect samples and return to Earth in second half next year, and the third stage of China's lunar exploration endeavour.

Ice age on Mars took place 400,000 years ago, claim scientists
Ice age on Mars took place 400,000 years ago, claim scientists

Making use of radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the study indicates that glacial period came to an end about 400,000 years ago.

See pics: Tim Kopra shares exquisite scenic views of two places in Africa!
See pics: Tim Kopra shares exquisite scenic views of two places in Africa!

NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, who is the commander of the International Space Station (ISS), has been showering its social media follower and space enthusiast with the incredible photographs of the Earth shot at different places in space. 

Why some galaxies have become barren
Why some galaxies have become barren

Over the last few billion years, a mysterious kind of galactic warming has caused many galaxies to change from a lively place where new stars formed every now and then to a quiet place devoid of fresh young stars. 

Space station gets ready for expansion of inflatable capsule 'BEAM' today
Space station gets ready for expansion of inflatable capsule 'BEAM' today

The experimental expandable capsule BEAM that docks with the ISS was sent to space in April last year by NASA and Bigelow Aerospace.

ISRO to test next reusable launch vehicle after studying data of May 23 flight
ISRO to test next reusable launch vehicle after studying data of May 23 flight

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched it's first ever 'Made-in-India' space shuttle RLV-Technology Demonstrator on May 23, 2016.

Mars once hosted habitable environments, reveals study!
Mars once hosted habitable environments, reveals study!

"Identification of these ancient carbonates and clays on Mars represents a window into history when the climate on Mars was very different from the cold and dry desert of today," said Janice Bishop of the SETI Institute in the US.

Original seeds of monster black holes detected, claim astronomers
Original seeds of monster black holes detected, claim astronomers

"Black hole seeds are extremely hard to find and confirming their detection is very difficult. However, we think our research has uncovered the two best candidates so far," said Andrea Grazian, study co-author from National Institute for Astrophysics in Italy.

Primordial black holes and dark matter are linked: NASA
Primordial black holes and dark matter are linked: NASA

According to astrophysicist Alexander Kashlinsky at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, this interpretation aligns with our knowledge of cosmic infrared and X-ray background glows and may explain the unexpectedly high masses of merging black holes detected last year.

Faintest galaxy ever captured by scientists
Faintest galaxy ever captured by scientists

The scientists found the galaxy as it was 13 billion years ago using the WM Keck Observatory on the summit on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

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.