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NASA's exoplanets discovery: Finding 'Earth 2.0' closer to reality
NASA's exoplanets discovery: Finding 'Earth 2.0' closer to reality

The first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star was made using the US space agency NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft to dock with space station today
SpaceX Dragon cargo craft to dock with space station today

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft's rendezvous to the space station was aborted early Wednesday morning after the spacecraft’s computers received an incorrect navigational update, triggering an automatic wave off.

TRAPPIST-1: Six incredible facts about the host star of the newly discovered seven exoplanets!
TRAPPIST-1: Six incredible facts about the host star of the newly discovered seven exoplanets!

 The star hosting the seven exoplanets isn't being talked about much, but holds equal importance since it is the body the new planets are orbiting.

Here's why NASA's big discovery of 7 exoplanets is a 'holy grail' for astronomers
Here's why NASA's big discovery of 7 exoplanets is a 'holy grail' for astronomers

Fascinatingly, at least three of the seven rocky worlds represent the “holy grail for planet-hunting astronomers” as they are firmly located in the 'habitable zone'.

Google celebrates NASA's new exoplanet discovery with delightful doodle!
Google celebrates NASA's new exoplanet discovery with delightful doodle!

The rare late-day, special doodle shows planet Earth looking through NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and spotting the star and the seven Earth-like planets.

Seven Earth-like planets found around a single star: Things you need to know
Seven Earth-like planets found around a single star: Things you need to know

The US space agency NASA has discovered another 'solar system' - seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in a galaxy 40 light years away. 

NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star
NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has made a stunning discovery on the first known system of seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star in our galaxy.

SpaceX aborts approach to International Space Station, cargo delivery delayed
SpaceX aborts approach to International Space Station, cargo delivery delayed

SpaceX has delayed its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday due to a navigation error and following an otherwise flawless flight from NASA's historic moon pad.

Russian cargo spacecraft heads to space station after successful liftoff
Russian cargo spacecraft heads to space station after successful liftoff

The launch of the Russian Progress 66 is scheduled for 12:58 a.m. Wednesday (11:58 a.m. Baikonur time).

NASA's Fermi detects evidence of dark matter in Andromeda galaxy
NASA's Fermi detects evidence of dark matter in Andromeda galaxy

The gamma-ray signal detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is similar to one seen by Fermi at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Icy Canada looks like marble as seen from space station!
Icy Canada looks like marble as seen from space station!

 Thomas Pesquet has shared a stunning view of icy Canada which looks like marble as seen from the International Space Station.

NASA shares stunning image of Creusa's rays on Saturn's moon 'Dione'
NASA shares stunning image of Creusa's rays on Saturn's moon 'Dione'

The US space agency, NASA has released a breathtaking view of rayed crater on Saturn's moon, Dione.

NASA is about to unveil new discoveries on exoplanets this week!
NASA is about to unveil new discoveries on exoplanets this week!

Prominent NASA scientists, astronomers and a professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will participate at the briefing.

India has the capabilities to develop a space station, says ISRO chief
India has the capabilities to develop a space station, says ISRO chief

Kumar said ISRO was also mulling tying up with the industry to enhance the country's satellite launching capability.

NASA says Juno spacecraft will remain in current orbit around Jupiter
NASA says Juno spacecraft will remain in current orbit around Jupiter

Juno is healthy, its science instruments are fully operational, and the data and images we have received are nothing short of amazing, says Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

ISRO's PSLV launch was not aimed to set any record
ISRO's PSLV launch was not aimed to set any record

Frankly ISRO does not claim it wanted to set any record," K. Sivan, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, which makes the PSLV and all other rockets for ISRO said.

Waste management in space a problem no more; NASA reveals winners of 'Poop Challenge'!
Waste management in space a problem no more; NASA reveals winners of 'Poop Challenge'!

As astronauts travel farther into the solar system, explorers may need to remain in their suits for several days.

ISRO's successful record launch sets new standard in space race, says Chinese media
ISRO's successful record launch sets new standard in space race, says Chinese media

China may fast-track the commercialisation of its rocket launches after India's success , Chinese-state run media quoted officials as saying in a report titled 'India's satellite launch ramps up space race'.

Facing frequent glitches in your gadgets? Scientists say outer space has something to do with it!
Facing frequent glitches in your gadgets? Scientists say outer space has something to do with it!

Millions of these particles strike your body each second. Despite their numbers, this subatomic torrent is imperceptible and has no known harmful effects on living organisms.

SpaceX blasts off Falcon 9 rocket from NASA launchpad
SpaceX blasts off Falcon 9 rocket from NASA launchpad

The white rocket soared into the cloudy, gray skies over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 9:38 am (1438 GMT).

'Superbug on ISS will help NASA understand its mutation'
'Superbug on ISS will help NASA understand its mutation'

 It can cause a variety of health problems, including sepsis, pneumonia and skin and bloodstream infections.

REVEALED: Earth's molten crystallized iron core doesn't melt because of this reason!
REVEALED: Earth's molten crystallized iron core doesn't melt because of this reason!

 Now, it seems that researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have found the answer.

Human laughter inspires first-ever major artwork created in space!
Human laughter inspires first-ever major artwork created in space!

The 'laugh star' is a 3D-printed representation of sound waves generated from human laughter and is a part of a project called #Laugh.

Killing time? ISRO, IAF may have to spend some money to receive precision timings!
Killing time? ISRO, IAF may have to spend some money to receive precision timings!

The high precision timing has impact on the lives of people as services by agencies like ISRO, banks, railways and telecom operators use NPL services.

India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO
India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO

A scientist associated with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday said that India can meet all its energy requirements from the Moon by 2030.

Beautiful view of massive cloud formations over East Africa! ISS shares the image from space
Beautiful view of massive cloud formations over East Africa! ISS shares the image from space

Expedition 50 astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has shared a spectacular view massive cloud formations over East Africa from the space station.

SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to space station delayed by 24 hours
SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to space station delayed by 24 hours

SpaceX has delayed the launch of its the highly-anticipated Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday for 24 hours due to some kind of technical issue.

SpaceX poised to launch cargo from historic NASA pad

The launch of the Dragon cargo ship is scheduled for 10:01 am (1501 GMT) from Cape Canaveral`s launchpad 39A, which was built and used for the US space agency`s pioneering missions to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s.

ISS astronauts harvest its fifth crop 'Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage' on space station!
ISS astronauts harvest its fifth crop 'Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage' on space station!

Astronauts, who are currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), are harvesting their fifth on-orbit crop of first crop of Chinese cabbage on space station.

SpaceX to launch its 10th resupply mission to space station today
SpaceX to launch its 10th resupply mission to space station today

SpaceX will launch its 10th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, February 18, 2017.