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Opal-studded meteorite points towards evolution of water on Earth!
Opal-studded meteorite points towards evolution of water on Earth!

Earlier, there were claims of the source of Earth's water being found in meteorites and a new discovery has strengthened that belief.

Galaxy celebrates star-birth; NASA's Hubble captures skyrocket-like display! - See pic
Galaxy celebrates star-birth; NASA's Hubble captures skyrocket-like display! - See pic

According to astronomers, the frenzied star birth is sparked by intergalactic gas raining on one end of the galaxy as it drifts through space.

Atmosphere of ancient Mars had high levels of oxygen: NASA
Atmosphere of ancient Mars had high levels of oxygen: NASA

NASA draws parallel between ancient Mars and the Earth in terms of presence of oxygen and suggested that the atmosphere of the Red Planet had high levels of oxygen than it has now.

NASA all set to test booster for world's most powerful rocket!
NASA all set to test booster for world's most powerful rocket!

As the name signifies, the solid rocket booster, manufactured by Orbital is meant to give extra boost to SLS. 

Juno on Jupiter's doorstep: Stunning view of giant planet and its largest moons (Pic inside)!
Juno on Jupiter's doorstep: Stunning view of giant planet and its largest moons (Pic inside)!

As per NASA, the scene was captured by the mission's imaging camera, called JunoCam, which is designed to acquire high resolution views of features in Jupiter's atmosphere from very close to the planet.

Earth's ancient magnetic field had more than two poles!
Earth's ancient magnetic field had more than two poles!

But a recent study reveals that this arrangement of magnetic fields was not always the same. Ancient earth had multiple poles that suddenly appeared across the globe causing planet's magnetic field behave erratically.

Alien or rock formation? UFO hunters claim extraterrestrial presence on Mars! - See pic
Alien or rock formation? UFO hunters claim extraterrestrial presence on Mars! - See pic

Slightly more than a decade ago, a bizarre six-inch skeleton was unearthed in Chile’s Atacama Desert, which gave rise to speculations that aliens had crash-landed on Earth.

Want to send your own experiments into space? This tiny satellite will help you!- Watch
Want to send your own experiments into space? This tiny satellite will help you!- Watch

If you are a space enthusiast and planning to built a your own low cost space-bound satellite, then here is a great news for you!

NASA plans to refuel satellite with its robotic spacecraft Restore-L
NASA plans to refuel satellite with its robotic spacecraft Restore-L

The most striking feature of this robotic spacecraft is that it will increase the longevity the satellites already in orbit and prevent their untimely death.

NASA's Hubble captures new dark spot on Neptune!
NASA's Hubble captures new dark spot on Neptune!

The US space agency NASA recently released a new image of Neptune with a dark feature that resides near and below a patch of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere.

Unexpected mineral spotted on Mars: NASA
Unexpected mineral spotted on Mars: NASA

Scientists claim to have discovered tridymite -- an unexpected silica mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars that may alter our understanding of how the Red Planet evolved.

Missed normal toilet and weather aboard ISS: Tim Peake
Missed normal toilet and weather aboard ISS: Tim Peake

Astronaut Tim Peake who recently returned to earth from the International Space Station (ISS) recounts that he missed some of the small pleasures of life like using normal toilet and witnessing weather up there.

'Super' Grand Canyon on Pluto's moon Charon
'Super' Grand Canyon on Pluto's moon Charon

The deep canyon named Argo Chasma is approximately 700 km long while Arizona's Grand Canyon is 450 km long.

ISRO tells industry to enhance capacity to meet demand
ISRO tells industry to enhance capacity to meet demand

The Indian aerospace industry should enhance its capacity to meet the growing demand for space-based services, India's space agency ISRO said on Thursday.

Universe crowded with black holes predicted
Universe crowded with black holes predicted

If a team of astronomers are right, then the future gravitational wave detectors are going to be busy as a beaver.

Watch this interesting movie-like trailer for NASA's Juno mission!
Watch this interesting movie-like trailer for NASA's Juno mission!

The US space agency NASA's Juno spacecraft will soon enter orbit around the largest planet, Jupiter in few weeks.

Pluto may have liquid ocean under ice shell: Study
Pluto may have liquid ocean under ice shell: Study

When New Horizons buzzed by Pluto last year, it unveiled clues that the dwarf planet might have - or had at one time - a sub-surface liquid ocean.

Discovery of 'wind nebula' opens new window into magnetar
Discovery of 'wind nebula' opens new window into magnetar

A neutron star is the crushed core of a massive star that ran out of fuel, collapsed under its own weight, and exploded as a supernova. 

NASA's Apple TV app lets you live stream launches, see space photos!
NASA's Apple TV app lets you live stream launches, see space photos!

The app will provide you access to NASA TV on your TV as well live views from the International Space Station (ISS).

Watch: ISRO's record 20-satellite launch, including Cartosat-2 series
Watch: ISRO's record 20-satellite launch, including Cartosat-2 series

In a precision launch, PSLV-C34 took off from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, about 110 km from Chennai at 9.26 AM and placed the Cartosat-2 Series and 19 others in the designated orbit.

Cartosat-2 series: All you need to know about India's new earth observation satellite!
Cartosat-2 series: All you need to know about India's new earth observation satellite!

Cartosat-2 is an earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit.

Eight interesting facts about ISRO's workhorse PSLV!
Eight interesting facts about ISRO's workhorse PSLV!

Here are some interesting facts about ISRO's workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, commonly known by its abbreviation PSLV.

List of ISRO's achievements over the last two years
List of ISRO's achievements over the last two years

In the last two years, ISRO has launched around six satellites building India's might in space.

Countdown for launch of Indian rocket with 20 satellites progressing smoothly
Countdown for launch of Indian rocket with 20 satellites progressing smoothly

The satellites' health is being checked and the preparations for the filling of the fuel for the second rocket's second stage/engine is under progress, the ISRO said on Tuesday.

NASA's brand new 'baby' exoplanet sheds light on planetary evolution- Watch
NASA's brand new 'baby' exoplanet sheds light on planetary evolution- Watch

 As per NASA reports, the newly discovered planet takes just 5.4 days to revolve around its host star which is 20 times closer than distance from the Earth to the Sun.

Once-in-a-lifetime scene: Strawberry full moon to meet summer solstice today!
Once-in-a-lifetime scene: Strawberry full moon to meet summer solstice today!

Actually, early native Americans named the full moon of June as a strawberry moon as it signifies the beginning of the strawberry picking season.

ISRO begins 48-hour countdown for launch of 20 satellites on Wednesday
ISRO begins 48-hour countdown for launch of 20 satellites on Wednesday

According to ISRO, the Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C34 carrying 20 satellites will lift off from the rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 9.26 am on June 22.

When astronaut Tim Peake spoke about his 'incredible' journey in space after his descent!
When astronaut Tim Peake spoke about his 'incredible' journey in space after his descent!

Peake was aboard the International Space Station with two other Expedition 47 crew members, NASA's Tim Kopra and Russian Roscosmos's Yuri Malenchenko.

Nepal's quake-hit village Langtang gets tribute on Mars!
Nepal's quake-hit village Langtang gets tribute on Mars!

The International Astronomical Union has christened a 9.8 km (six mile) wide crater on Mars, Langtang.

A chance meeting: Moon to make contact with Saturn tonight!
A chance meeting: Moon to make contact with Saturn tonight!

Tonight step outside after 9:30 pm and look at the night sky in southeast direction. The magnificient ringed planet can be easily spotted next to the moon.