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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft set for its fifth flyby over Jupiter
NASA’s Juno Spacecraft set for its fifth flyby over Jupiter

The US space agency NASA’s Juno spacecraft is all set to make its fifth fly-by over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27 at 4:52 am EDT.

17-year-old British teen detects NASA data error, earns appreciation
17-year-old British teen detects NASA data error, earns appreciation

Miles Soloman, an A-level student at Tapton school in Sheffield, contacted scientists at NASA, telling them that radiation sensors on the ISS were recording false data.

Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away
Astronomers identify record-breaking brown dwarf located 750 light years away

The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member of the so-called halo - the outermost reaches - of our galaxy, made up of the most ancient stars.

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough,Thomas Pesquet complete spacewalk
Astronauts Shane Kimbrough,Thomas Pesquet complete spacewalk

US station commander Kimbrough, 49, and French flight engineer Pesquet, 39, floated outside the station`s airlock as the $100 billion complex soared 250 miles (402 km) above Earth.

Dunes of Southern Highlands look spectacular! NASA shares the pic
Dunes of Southern Highlands look spectacular! NASA shares the pic

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful image of sand dunes of Southern Highlands.

 ISS upgrade: Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet begins spacewalk — Watch
ISS upgrade: Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet begins spacewalk — Watch

Two astronauts are spacewalking outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday for upgrading the orbiting lab for the arrival of future space crews.

Post new feat, ISRO gearing up for launch of its nextGen rocket 'GSLV MkIII'
Post new feat, ISRO gearing up for launch of its nextGen rocket 'GSLV MkIII'

As per reports, the Indian space agency is preparing for two launches in the next two months from Sriharikota. 

Hubble detects monster black hole kicked out of galactic core
Hubble detects monster black hole kicked out of galactic core

Astronomers think this object is a very strong case. Weighing more than 1 billion suns, the rogue black hole is the most massive black hole ever detected to have been kicked out of its central home.

 

Expedition 50 astronauts take spacewalk outside space station – Watch Live
Expedition 50 astronauts take spacewalk outside space station – Watch Live

The six-and-a-half hour spacewalk is scheduled to begin about 8 a.m. EDT, Friday, and NASA TV will provide complete coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m. EDT.

Expedition 50 astronauts gears up for Friday spacewalk outside space station
Expedition 50 astronauts gears up for Friday spacewalk outside space station

Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, March 24 to prepare for the future arrival of US commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.

NASA set to use  laser communication for high-speed space internet
NASA set to use laser communication for high-speed space internet

The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission, scheduled for launch in 2019, will help NASA understand the best ways to operate laser communications systems

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover develops breaks in wheels
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover develops breaks in wheels

Experts have detected the latest signs of wear and tear as the robotic probe continues its journey across the red planet.

ISRO working on systems to forecast natural disasters: Govt
ISRO working on systems to forecast natural disasters: Govt

 ISRO is working on systems to forecast natural disasters that could be used as input by the states and disaster management agencies, the government today told the Lok Sabha.

NASA to send its 'futuristic' clock to space in late 2017!
NASA to send its 'futuristic' clock to space in late 2017!

The US space agency NASA is all set to send to its next-generation atomic ''futuristic' clock to space in late 2017.

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P
Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

In images taken in June 2016 by the Rosetta probe, a new 500- to 1,000-foot-long fracture was identified parallel to the original fracture spotted in August 2014.

Manned mission to Mars and beyond: Donald Trump signs NASA bill to send humans to Red Planet by 2033
Manned mission to Mars and beyond: Donald Trump signs NASA bill to send humans to Red Planet by 2033

The bill, known as the NASA Transition Authorization Act, authorised $19.5 billion budget in spending for NASA for the fiscal year 2017.

SpaceX working with NASA to identify Mars landing sites for Red Dragon spacecraft
SpaceX working with NASA to identify Mars landing sites for Red Dragon spacecraft

We are working with scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and elsewhere, have identified several potential landing sites, including one that looks particularly promising, SpaceNews quoted SpaceX's Paul Wooster as saying.

Stephen Hawking confirms he is travelling to space on board Richard Branson’s spaceship
Stephen Hawking confirms he is travelling to space on board Richard Branson’s spaceship

The 75-year-old British physicist said he had not expected to have the opportunity to experience space but that the Virgin boss had offered him a seat.

ISRO commissions two major facilities at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
ISRO commissions two major facilities at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

The one meter Hypersonic Wind Tunnel and one meter Shock Tunnel have been established with a wide spectrum of simulation capabilities in terms of Mach number, Reynolds number and re-entry velocities.

ESA's Jupiter mission set to launch in 2022
ESA's Jupiter mission set to launch in 2022

With arrival in the Jovian system in 2029, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer ? Juice - will spend three-and-a-half years examining Jupiter, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft returns to Earth with Pacific Ocean splashdown
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft returns to Earth with Pacific Ocean splashdown

The Dragon cargo craft returned to the Earth with approximately 3,600 pounds of science experiments and other gear from space station.

Solar system exploration research: These are four new teams selected by NASA
Solar system exploration research: These are four new teams selected by NASA

The four new research teams will join the existing nine teams in SSERVI to address scientific questions about the moon, near-Earth asteroids, the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and their near space environments, in cooperation with international partners.

Pluto should regain its planet status: Experts
Pluto should regain its planet status: Experts

The definition approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2006, demoted Pluto to "non-planet," dropping the number of planets in our solar system from nine to eight.

Breathtaking view of layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis!
Breathtaking view of layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis!

The US space agency NASA has released a breathtaking view of layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis, a valley lying situated within the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle (MC-19) region on Mars.

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft all set to leave space station on Sunday!
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft all set to leave space station on Sunday!

After delivering about 5,500 pounds of cargo, the SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft is all set to leave the International Space Station (ISS) and return to Earth on Sunday, March 19.

'Pluto a planet, and so are over 100 celestial bodies'
'Pluto a planet, and so are over 100 celestial bodies'

The definition approved by the International Astronomical Union in 2006 demoted Pluto to "non-planet," thus dropping the consensus number of planets in our solar system from nine to eight. 
 

NASA shares anaglyph view of Saturn's moon Pan!
NASA shares anaglyph view of Saturn's moon Pan!

The US space agency has released a anaglyphs, stereo views and quirky shape of Saturn's moon Pan.

Take a closer look at Holden Crater! NASA shares the pic
Take a closer look at Holden Crater! NASA shares the pic

The US space agency NASA has shared a clear view of the Holden Crater in southern Margaritifer Terra displaying a series of finely layered deposits on its floor.

Minimalist snow art in Russia looks spectacular from space station!
Minimalist snow art in Russia looks spectacular from space station!

French astronaut Thomas Pesquest has shared a spectacular view of a snow art in Russia from space station.

Kalpana Chawla's birth anniversary – This was the last message sent by the astronaut
Kalpana Chawla's birth anniversary – This was the last message sent by the astronaut

She would have attained the age of 55 today had it not been for the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003 which led to her death and six other astronauts.