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Hubble captures scintillating view of massive galaxy 400 million light years away
Hubble captures scintillating view of massive galaxy 400 million light years away

The galaxy UGC 12591 sits somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral, according to NASA.

Mars astronaut radiation shield set for moon mission trial-developer

The AstroRad Radiation Shield has been devised by Tel Aviv-based StemRad, which has already produced and marketed a belt to protect rescue workers from harmful gamma ray radiation emitted in nuclear disasters, such as Chernobyl and Fukushima.

NASA comes up with new space weather warning technique to protect astronauts
NASA comes up with new space weather warning technique to protect astronauts

The Sun sometimes erupts with bursts of light, solar material, or ultra-fast energised particles - collectively, these events contribute to space weather.

NASA will help astronauts grow food in space – Read how
NASA will help astronauts grow food in space – Read how

The new plant system will this month join Veggie - NASA's first fresh food growth system already active on ISS.

NASA's MAVEN makes unscheduled maneuver to avoid hitting Mars' moon 'Phobos'
NASA's MAVEN makes unscheduled maneuver to avoid hitting Mars' moon 'Phobos'

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the spacecraft carried out a rocket motor burn that boosted its velocity by 0.4 meters per second (less than 1 mile per hour). 

Spotted: Bengaluru, India looks captivating from 250 kilometers above Earth – ISS astronaut shares image!
Spotted: Bengaluru, India looks captivating from 250 kilometers above Earth – ISS astronaut shares image!

The space first-timer has been treating his followers on a daily basis with some of the most breathtaking photographs, ever since he joined the ISS crew in November, 2016.

China anticipating a 2018 launch of its space station's experimental core module!
China anticipating a 2018 launch of its space station's experimental core module!

Earlier reports said the new Chinese space station will initially be much smaller than the ISS, which weighs 420 tonnes, but could be expanded for future scientific research and international cooperation.

Scientists measures temperature swings of black hole winds for first time
Scientists measures temperature swings of black hole winds for first time

According to new measurements of a nearby supermassive black hole obtained with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) telescope, these ultrafast 'winds' can heat up and cool down in the span of just a few hours.

NASA makes 'key' software programmes easily accessible for people
NASA makes 'key' software programmes easily accessible for people

The 2017-2018 software catalogue has contributions from all the NASA's centres on data processing/storage, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics.

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures this stunning image of turbulent region on Jupiter – See pic
NASA's Juno spacecraft captures this stunning image of turbulent region on Jupiter – See pic

NASA Juno captured this breathtaking image when it was a mere 5,400 miles above Jupiter’s cloudtops on December 11, 2016 at 9:14 a.m. PT (12:14 p.m. ET). 

Chandrayaan 2 mission: India may launch its second mission to Moon in first quarter of 2018, says ISRO chief
Chandrayaan 2 mission: India may launch its second mission to Moon in first quarter of 2018, says ISRO chief

SRO will develop an engine that will help in the controlled landing on the moon. The mission is currently planned for the first quarter of 2018.

China announces plans to explore three asteroids to understand origins of the solar system!
China announces plans to explore three asteroids to understand origins of the solar system!

According to Efe, the priority of the scientists during this mission will be to detect asteroids close to Earth to calculate the probability of their colliding with the planet.

Model prototype of China's 2020 Mars probe under development, confirms official
Model prototype of China's 2020 Mars probe under development, confirms official

Research on the planet's structure, composition and environment would be conducted.

NASA ponders smaller experiments to 'hitch a ride' to the Red Planet
NASA ponders smaller experiments to 'hitch a ride' to the Red Planet

Only seven successful missions to the surface of Mars have taken place in the history of spaceflight.

Trip around the Sun may alter production of one form of water in comet
Trip around the Sun may alter production of one form of water in comet

Astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, observed the Oort cloud comet C/2014 Q2 when it passed near Earth in early 2015. 

Space weather activities need international cooperation: NASA scientist
Space weather activities need international cooperation: NASA scientist

On Space Weather, she said that it was "conditions in space that affect Earth, other planets, humans and our technological systems."

Is Star Wars' Tatooine real? Astronomers find binary star system similar to the fictional planet!
Is Star Wars' Tatooine real? Astronomers find binary star system similar to the fictional planet!

The debris appears to be rocky and suggests that terrestrial planets like Tatooine might exist in the system, according to the researchers.

A single solid shell made up the first outer layer of the Earth, says study!
A single solid shell made up the first outer layer of the Earth, says study!

Today's Earth is a dynamic planet with an outer layer composed of giant plates that grind together, sliding past or dipping beneath one another, giving rise to earthquakes and volcanoes.

Exoplanets with volcanic hydrogen may harbour extraterrestrial life, say scientists!
Exoplanets with volcanic hydrogen may harbour extraterrestrial life, say scientists!

The idea that hydrogen can warm a planet is not new, but an Earth-like planet cannot hold onto its hydrogen for more than a few million years. 

SpaceX's tourist trip will allow visitors to travel around moon next year – Read story
SpaceX's tourist trip will allow visitors to travel around moon next year – Read story

The launch of the first privately funded tourist flight beyond the orbit of the International Space Station is tentatively targeted for late 2018

SPACE India to teach astronomy to specially-abled
SPACE India to teach astronomy to specially-abled

National Science Day is celebrated on February 28 to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect in 1928 by Indian physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman in India.

'Cosmic cannibalism' no more a rarity; black holes devour stars more frequently than thought!
'Cosmic cannibalism' no more a rarity; black holes devour stars more frequently than thought!

Supermassive black holes are millions to billions times more massive than our Sun.

First solar images from NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite are here!
First solar images from NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite are here!

The solar corona is so hot that it is best observed with X-ray and extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) cameras.

Chinese rockets to make their first overseas appearance in Australia!
Chinese rockets to make their first overseas appearance in Australia!

The Australian International Airshow will be held from tomorrow to Sunday in Avalon.

Solar Probe Plus: NASA to send first robotic spacecraft to Sun next year
Solar Probe Plus: NASA to send first robotic spacecraft to Sun next year

By 2018, NASA says it may send its first robotic spacecraft to the Sun that is slated to get within six million kilometres of the blazing star to probe its atmosphere.

Zooming in on 'Supernova 1987A' after three decades - Watch
Zooming in on 'Supernova 1987A' after three decades - Watch

The video begins with a nighttime view of the Small and Large Magellanic clouds, satellite galaxies of our Milky Way.

NASA's Katherine Johnson, portrayed in 'Hidden Figures', receives standing ovation at Oscars
NASA's Katherine Johnson, portrayed in 'Hidden Figures', receives standing ovation at Oscars

Johnson, portrayed in the movie 'Hidden Figures' by Taraji P Henson, worked for NASA as a research mathematician for more than 30 years, according to the US space agency's website. 

Sky gazers applaud as 2017's 'ring of fire' solar eclipse shrouds the skies!
Sky gazers applaud as 2017's 'ring of fire' solar eclipse shrouds the skies!

The eclipse was to be most visible in a 100-kilometre band across Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Record-breaking ISRO feat has some hidden dangers, says  Ex-ISRO chief
Record-breaking ISRO feat has some hidden dangers, says Ex-ISRO chief

On February 15, a PSLV released a flock of over 100 nano- and micro-satellites of overseas customers for a fee.

Watch 2017's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse today – This is how you can gaze at the spectacle
Watch 2017's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse today – This is how you can gaze at the spectacle

The annular solar eclipse, also known as 'ring of fire' eclipse, does not occur all too often, but when it happens it surely captivates the hearts of those who look up at the night sky.