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Cygnus cargo ship makes planned re-entry into Earth`s atmosphere

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 00:42

Orbital Sciences Corporation`s unmanned Cygnus cargo ship disintegrated Sunday morning as planned upon spectacular re-entry into Earth`s atmosphere after a month-long resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA wants you to identify night-time earth images

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11:55

NASA has an amazing collection of thousands of night photos of the earth and now the US space agency has asked for the public inputs in categorising them and creating an open atlas.

`City-killer` asteroid heading towards Earth at `impossible` rate may wipe out planet

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 00:41

Asteroid 1950 DA is heading towards Earth at a very fast rate and the collision might end the life on the planet, it has been reported.

Violent past of `Novato` meteorite revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12:34

A new study has revealed the origin and violent history of the meteorite, now officially named `Novato`, which fell onto the roof of a house in Novato, California, on Oct. 17, 2012.

Alien on the moon is just dust: NASA scientist

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11:18

A famous image showing an alien walking on the moon is simply "dust, an eyelash or scratch on the negative" of the film that took the image, NASA has said.

Mars orbiter has to travel only 88 million km for tryst with red planet

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 19:33

India`s Mars orbiter spacecraft has to travel only 88 million km as part of its total journey of 680 million km for its rendezvous with the red planet scheduled for September 24.

ET fans accuse NASA of `hiding truth` about spotted UFO

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 16:36

Extraterrestrial fans have accused NASA of "covering up" the truth about a "flying disc", which was spotted on a live NASA space webcam.

Huge asteroid set to wipe out life on Earth in 2880

Huge asteroid set to wipe out life on Earth in 2880

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 20:35

A fast-spinning asteroid will pass close by earth in the year 2880 and an Armageddon-style blasting it into pieces may not be a good idea.

Comet dust more complex in composition, structure

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 13:38

In the first analysis of space dust sent to earth by NASA`s Stardust mission, physicists suggest that the tiny specks, which likely originated from beyond our solar system, are more complex in composition and structure than previously imagined.

`Super-sharp` Earth imager satellite launched into space

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 14:17

DigitalGlobe recently launched the most powerful commercial imaging spacecraft WorldView-3 into the space from California, US.