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Abell 2744 captured: 'Pandora's Cluster' as seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope! (See pic)
Abell 2744 captured: 'Pandora's Cluster' as seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope! (See pic)

The gravity of this galaxy cluster is strong enough that it acts as a lens to magnify images of more distant background galaxies. 

ESA's historical Rosetta mission ends on Friday; NASA to air its descent!
ESA's historical Rosetta mission ends on Friday; NASA to air its descent!

Rosetta has served scientists well, through a wealth of information that it sent during its closest approach to the Sun.

ISS member shares enthralling pic of swirling water in Gulf of St. Lawerence
ISS member shares enthralling pic of swirling water in Gulf of St. Lawerence

A crew member from the International Space Station (ISS) has yet again managed to enthrall the audience by sharing a beautiful image of swirling water in the Gulf Of St. Lawrence.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's plan to colonise Mars - 1,000 passenger spaceships flying to the Red Planet (Watch)
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's plan to colonise Mars - 1,000 passenger spaceships flying to the Red Planet (Watch)

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday unveiled his highly ambitious plans to send humans to Mars, using a massive rocket and a fleet of spaceships to achieve a self-sustaining population on the Red Planet this century.

Alien technology, Roman relics and more: UFO hunters claim extraterrestrial presence on Mars in this video!
Alien technology, Roman relics and more: UFO hunters claim extraterrestrial presence on Mars in this video!

The Martian terrain has always been the center of attention for UFO hunters for possible alien sightings.  

Universe is expanding uniformly in all directions: Study
Universe is expanding uniformly in all directions: Study

The vast majority of calculations made about our universe start with this assumption: that the universe is broadly the same, whatever your position and in whichever direction you look.
 

Shrinking Mercury is tectonically active, like Earth: NASA
Shrinking Mercury is tectonically active, like Earth: NASA

According to data collected by NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) probe, the innermost planet of our solar system is the latest to join the tectonic club. 

'Surprising activity' on Europa revealed, scientists discover new possibilities! - Watch video
'Surprising activity' on Europa revealed, scientists discover new possibilities! - Watch video

 As per the scientists, Hubble has imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the Europa's surface.

Saturn, you beauty! NASA's Cassini captures the planet in all its glory! - See pic
Saturn, you beauty! NASA's Cassini captures the planet in all its glory! - See pic

 Faint wisps of cloud visible in the atmosphere give it a mysterious look, as ring shadows trace delicate, curving lines across the planet, at the bottom.

Done and dusted! ISRO successfully places all eight satellites in their respective orbits
Done and dusted! ISRO successfully places all eight satellites in their respective orbits

 With this, India successfully completed yet another multiple satellite launch in a single rocket mission and is marching forward towards the milestone of 100 foreign satellite launches.

PSLV-C35 injects SCATSAT-1 weather satellite into orbit, seven more to go
PSLV-C35 injects SCATSAT-1 weather satellite into orbit, seven more to go

The expected lifespan of SCATSAT-1 is expected to be five years.

President Mukherjee, PM Modi congratulate ISRO for its longest mission- See tweets!
President Mukherjee, PM Modi congratulate ISRO for its longest mission- See tweets!

The PSLV takes off to place five foreign and three Indian satellites into two orbits. Carrying the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 and seven other satellites PSLV-C35, lifted off from ISRO's first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 9.12 AM.

Done and dusted! ISRO successfully places all eight satellites in their respective orbits - Watch
Done and dusted! ISRO successfully places all eight satellites in their respective orbits - Watch

At 9.12 a:m today, the PSLV-C35 carrying the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 along with seven other satellites, including from the US and Canada, will blast off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

8 facts about ISRO’s weather satellite launch!
8 facts about ISRO’s weather satellite launch!

Today at 9:12 hours (IST), ISRO’s PSLV-C35 takes off from Sriharikota carrying 8 satellites - three from India, three from Algeria, and one each from Canada and the US.

ISRO's longest-ever PSLV satellite launch: 10 things to know!
ISRO's longest-ever PSLV satellite launch: 10 things to know!

As per ISRO, the 320 tone Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket (PSLV-C35) carrying eight satellites - three Indian and five foreign - will blast off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9:12 hours (IST) on September 26.

ISRO to hit 100 foreign satellite launch figure soon
ISRO to hit 100 foreign satellite launch figure soon

According to Antrix Corporation - the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India till date has launched 74 satellites from 20 countries.

ISRO to perform key manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter next year
ISRO to perform key manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter next year

ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said the MOM had completed two years yesterday, although its original mission life was slated to be six months, and that the space agency had released a lot of first year data beamed by its five payloads.

ISRO to make commercial use of multiple burn technology in today's rocket launch
ISRO to make commercial use of multiple burn technology in today's rocket launch

In an unprecedented event, Indian space agency ISRO, will be making commercial use its own multiple burn technology while launching eight satellites - five foreign and three domestic - in different orbits today.

Faulty helium tank system caused rocket explosion: Space X
Faulty helium tank system caused rocket explosion: Space X

What caused this fault to occur is still unknown and under continued investigation

Pluto may have a 100km ocean under icy shell
Pluto may have a 100km ocean under icy shell

Pluto may contain an ocean spanning over 100 kilometres beneath its icy surface, with a salt content similar to that of the Dead Sea on Earth, a new study suggests. 

Mars Orbiter Mission completes two years around orbit in Red Planet: ISRO releases first year data of MOM to public
Mars Orbiter Mission completes two years around orbit in Red Planet: ISRO releases first year data of MOM to public

The Indian space agency has released first year of MOM Long-term archive data (Sept 24, 2014 to Sept 23, 2015) to public.

Countdown for PSLV rocket's longest mission begins
Countdown for PSLV rocket's longest mission begins

The countdown for the launch of an Indian rocket with a weather and seven other satellites began on Saturday at rocket port Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, the Indian space agency said.

NASA-funded rocket solves cosmic mystery
NASA-funded rocket solves cosmic mystery

A NASA-funded sounding rocket to study the origin of X-rays in the universe has helped scientists reveal a new mystery - an entire group of X-rays that don't come from any known source.

Nighttime images of Puerto Rico before and after outage - As seen from space! (See pics)
Nighttime images of Puerto Rico before and after outage - As seen from space! (See pics)

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured these nighttime images of Puerto Rico before and after the outage. 

Hubble sees colorful ‘last hurrah’ of a sun-like star! (See pic)
Hubble sees colorful ‘last hurrah’ of a sun-like star! (See pic)

The image shows the colorful "last hurrah" of NGC 2440, which lies about 4,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Puppis.

SpaceX says ‘helium breach’ may have caused its Falcon 9 explosion
SpaceX says ‘helium breach’ may have caused its Falcon 9 explosion

The Falcon rocket and a satellite were destroyed in the recent explosion, which occurred on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida during prelaunch testing. 

Countdown for India's rocket launch to start today
Countdown for India's rocket launch to start today

According to ISRO, the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 48 and-half-hour countdown of PSLV/SCATSAT-1 Mission to start on September 24.

Japan's Hinode solar observatory celebrates 10 years in space - Watch video
Japan's Hinode solar observatory celebrates 10 years in space - Watch video

Hinode, a joint mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA, has provided amazing imagery and valuable insight into our star – and others throughout the universe – ever since.

NASA's Hubble finds planet orbiting two stars
NASA's Hubble finds planet orbiting two stars

The US space agency NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found a planet that orbits two stars in the system.

ISRO to launch IIT Bombay students' satellite 'Pratham' on September 26
ISRO to launch IIT Bombay students' satellite 'Pratham' on September 26

India will soon witness one of the most historical space mission with the launch of 'Pratham', a satellite designed and built by the students of IIT-Bombay.