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ISRO's PSLV is much more than a satellite vehicle – It's a 'money-making machine'
ISRO's PSLV is much more than a satellite vehicle – It's a 'money-making machine'

Apart from the credit of exemplary launches of satellites that it carries on its 'rock solid' shoulders, which has managed to create a niche for ISRO in the space world, it has made space agency richer.

NASA eyes solar eclipse to understand Earth's energy system
NASA eyes solar eclipse to understand Earth's energy system

If successful, the scientists would further develop new calculations that could improve the estimates of the amount of solar energy that reach the ground.

NASA's Opportunity captures breathtaking view above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars
NASA's Opportunity captures breathtaking view above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars

As per NASA, the scene includes a broad notch in the crest of the crater's rim, which may have been a spillway where water or ice or wind flowed over the rim and into the crater. 

NASA's Hubble captures Mars' tiny moon Phobos photobombing the Red Planet! - Watch video
NASA's Hubble captures Mars' tiny moon Phobos photobombing the Red Planet! - Watch video

NASA says that Hubble wasn't aiming for Phobos, but its observations were intended to photograph Mars, and the moon's cameo appearance was a bonus.

Neil Armstrong's moon dust collection pouch from Apollo 11 mission sells for $1.8 million at auction!
Neil Armstrong's moon dust collection pouch from Apollo 11 mission sells for $1.8 million at auction!

Its previous owner was an Illinois lawyer, who bought it in 2015 for USD 995.

ISS becomes first 'off planet' addition to Google Maps
ISS becomes first 'off planet' addition to Google Maps

Google said that it hopes and aims to inspire the people to further see the science and engineering involved in space exploration.

NASA unveils footage of rare test flight launches, landings through the years on YouTube!
NASA unveils footage of rare test flight launches, landings through the years on YouTube!

Out of a total 500 clips, nearly 300 have been uploaded to YouTube thus far, with some footage going back many decades.

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion
Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion

Three space-based observatories Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope and a ground-based observatory HARPS have simultaneously detected a massive coronal explosion on the nearest planet-hosting star 'Proxima Centauri', a top scientist revealed here on Wednesday.

Mayak – Experimental Russian satellite is the brightest shooting star in night sky
Mayak – Experimental Russian satellite is the brightest shooting star in night sky

Mayak 3U-CubeSat is set to deploy a large tetrahedron-shaped solar reflector that could make the satellite as the third brightest object in the the sky only after the Sun and the Moon.

Japanese space drone sends first images and videos from International Space Station! Watch
Japanese space drone sends first images and videos from International Space Station! Watch

The Internal Ball Camera drone was sent to take pictures and videos of the work of the astronauts aboard the space station.

NASA Langley commemorates 100th anniversary – From small steps to giant leaps
NASA Langley commemorates 100th anniversary – From small steps to giant leaps

By 1958, Langley's governing organisation, NASA, would become NASA, and Langley's accomplishments would soar from air into space.

No commands to Mars rovers, orbiters later this month: NASA
No commands to Mars rovers, orbiters later this month: NASA

Data will keep coming from Mars to Earth, although loss or corruption of some bits is anticipated and the data will be retransmitted later.

Who or what is sending mysterious radio signals from a star lying 11 light years away?
Who or what is sending mysterious radio signals from a star lying 11 light years away?

The signals came from a red dwarf star – Ross 128 (GJ 447) – which is around 2,800 times dimmer than the Sun and is not yet known to have any planets, researchers said.

Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker
Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker

Aldrin, 87, established the Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala to commemorate his moon mission, which blasted off at 13:32:00 UTC from Kennedy Space Center 48 years ago on July 16, 1969. 

Neil Armstrong moon bag on sale for up to $4 million
Neil Armstrong moon bag on sale for up to $4 million

Traces of moon dust and small rock are embedded in what is the only artifact from the Apollo 11 mission in private hands, says Sotheby's, who is organizing the sale on July 20, the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969.

Are there worms on Martian surface? NASA image reveals bizarre subsurface patterns on red planet!
Are there worms on Martian surface? NASA image reveals bizarre subsurface patterns on red planet!

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured some breathtaking images of the Mars where a worm-like fissures were blanketing the floor of a mysterious crater on the surface of the red planet.

Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way
Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way

It is the brightest of the submillimetre galaxies, a class of ultraluminous infrared galaxies, according to the researchers.

NASA releases new maps of Pluto, Charon
NASA releases new maps of Pluto, Charon

On July 14, 2015, NASA`s New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight through the Pluto system - providing the first close-up images of Pluto and its moons and collecting other data that has transformed our understanding of these mysterious worlds on the solar system`s outer frontier.

Earth may have had muddy origin, says study
Earth may have had muddy origin, says study

Scientists have long held the belief that planets - including Earth - were built from rocky asteroids, but new research challenges that view.

A possible end to mission Red Planet? NASA can't send humans on Mars due to lack of money!
A possible end to mission Red Planet? NASA can't send humans on Mars due to lack of money!

The space agency has been in news for years regarding the future possiblity of sending humans on the red planet.

Russia launches 73 satellites into three different orbits via Soyuz 2.1a rocket!
Russia launches 73 satellites into three different orbits via Soyuz 2.1a rocket!

 The 73 satellites also include those from US, Germany, Norway, Canada and Japan.

Want to see how flying over Pluto's icy mountains and plains would look like? Let NASA show you! - Watch
Want to see how flying over Pluto's icy mountains and plains would look like? Let NASA show you! - Watch

In July 2015, NASA received the first close-up pictures of Pluto and its moons captured by New Horizons – amazing imagery that inspired many to wonder what a flight over the distant worlds’ icy terrain might be like.

NASA's SDO captures incredible sunspot that appears tiny but is actually larger than Earth! - Watch video
NASA's SDO captures incredible sunspot that appears tiny but is actually larger than Earth! - Watch video

This sunspot is the first to appear after the sun was spotless for two days, and it is the only sunspot group at this moment.

Indian astronomers discover 'Saraswati'- an extremely large supercluster of galaxies
Indian astronomers discover 'Saraswati'- an extremely large supercluster of galaxies

An extremely large supercluster of galaxies which is as big as 20 million billion suns has been discovered by a team of Indian Astronomers from Pune-based Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA).

Scientists in China teleport first object 300 miles into space!
Scientists in China teleport first object 300 miles into space!

Last month, the Chinese team demonstrated they could send entangled photons from space to Earth. The latest work does the reverse: they sent photons from the mountaintop base to the satellite as it passed directly overhead.

Rendezvous with Jupiter's Great Red Spot – First raw images of the iconic storm are here! (Pics inside)
Rendezvous with Jupiter's Great Red Spot – First raw images of the iconic storm are here! (Pics inside)

This mission was the closest a spacecraft has ever flown directly over the 16,000km-wide great red spot, passing as close as 3,500km above the planet and about 9,000km above the clouds of the colossal storm itself.

How hidden stars may impact search for Earth-like planets
How hidden stars may impact search for Earth-like planets

In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of comparison is the planet's density.

Discovered - Smallest star ever known in Universe, and it's slightly larger than Saturn
Discovered - Smallest star ever known in Universe, and it's slightly larger than Saturn

The star, called EBLM J0555–57Ab, is slightly bigger than Saturn and is located about 600 light-years from Earth and can be seen from the Southern Hemisphere, using a large telescope.

Juno's flyby over Jupiter's Great Red Spot success – NASA probe dives deep into gas giant's iconic storm
Juno's flyby over Jupiter's Great Red Spot success – NASA probe dives deep into gas giant's iconic storm

As per NASA, Juno reached perijove - the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter's center - on July 10 at 6:55 p.m. PDT (9:55 p.m. EDT).

NASA plans to fight fungus to keep space travellers safe
NASA plans to fight fungus to keep space travellers safe

Human presence in closed habitats is associated with changes in the composition of the fungal community -- the mycobiome -- that grows on surfaces inside the habitat, according to a study published in the journal Microbiome.