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Jupiter dawns a shroud of haze, paints an awe-inspiring picture! - See pic
Jupiter dawns a shroud of haze, paints an awe-inspiring picture! - See pic

The image shows haze particles over a range of altitudes on Jupiter's surface, as seen in reflected sunlight.

NASA's Juno to make closest approach to Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot in historical manoueuvre on July 10!
NASA's Juno to make closest approach to Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot in historical manoueuvre on July 10!

This mission will be a part of Juno's sixth science flyby of the gas giant's mysterious cloud tops.

Trump signs order to re-establish National Space Council
Trump signs order to re-establish National Space Council

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to re-establish the National Space Council in a bid to coordinate commercial, technological and national security opportunities for the country, NASA said in a statement issued on Saturday.
 

China to launch its second heavy-lift carrier rocket into space on Sunday
China to launch its second heavy-lift carrier rocket into space on Sunday

The Long March-5 Y2 would be launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China's southern Hainan Province on Sunday.

Here's looking at you, kid! Check out Jupiter's 'face' peering down at Juno – See pic
Here's looking at you, kid! Check out Jupiter's 'face' peering down at Juno – See pic

Citizen scientists often have a gala time creating the best enhanced-colour images of gas giant by using data delivered by Juno.

NASA detects drop in prevalence of fires worldwide
NASA detects drop in prevalence of fires worldwide

The researchers found that in some parts of the world including in India, China and Brazil, the amount of land being burned by fire has increased.

Asian space race to get more competitive as Japan announces plans to send man to the moon by 2030!
Asian space race to get more competitive as Japan announces plans to send man to the moon by 2030!

They said the proposal was for JAXA to contribute to a multinational manned lunar probe by contributing technology, which would grant Japan a spot on the mission.

Asteroid Day - Watch NASA's special broadcast on how it is protecting Earth from space rocks
Asteroid Day - Watch NASA's special broadcast on how it is protecting Earth from space rocks

The program will be aired on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA's MRO captures breathtaking view of ancient 'lava falls' on Mars
NASA's MRO captures breathtaking view of ancient 'lava falls' on Mars

The image was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and reveals the incredible structures left behind, in a region reminiscent of Niagara Falls.

After several delays, NASA creating artificial clouds in space with rocket successfully launched
After several delays, NASA creating artificial clouds in space with rocket successfully launched

According to the US space agency, the sounding rocket was launched at 4:25 am EDT on Thursday, June 29 from the NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA keeps a close check for bag bugs on space station to ensure clean living environments
NASA keeps a close check for bag bugs on space station to ensure clean living environments

Mark Ott, a microbiologist at NASA's Johnson Space Center, said in a statement,"Once every three months, we sample from two locations in each module of the US segment of the station."

Gecko-inspired robot gripper may help clean space waste
Gecko-inspired robot gripper may help clean space waste

According to the study, nearly 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting the Earth at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour.

Sonia Gandhi congratulates ISRO for GSAT-17 launch
Sonia Gandhi congratulates ISRO for GSAT-17 launch

India added GSAT-17 to its fleet of communication satellites after it was launched into orbit by heavy lift rocket Ariane 5 from Kourou in French Guinea, said the European Space Agency Arianespace.

Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we?
Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we?

Apophis asteroid will speed past Earth on April 13, 2029, at just 18,600 miles away – which is less than one-tenth the distance between the Earth and the moon.

NASA creating artificial clouds in space with rocket launch today
NASA creating artificial clouds in space with rocket launch today

The launch of the NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket for the vapor release mission is on schedule for Thursday, June 29, with the liftoff time has been refined to 4:25 – 4:48 a.m. EDT, says the US space agency.

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 launched from French Guiana
India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 launched from French Guiana

The European launcher Arianespace Flight VA238 blasted off from Ariane Launch Complex No 3 (ELA 3) at Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern coast of South America, couple of minutes delayed than the scheduled time of 2:29 hrs IST, PTI reported.

In a first, astronomers discover orbiting supermassive black holes
In a first, astronomers discover orbiting supermassive black holes

Last year, an international team of researchers detected the existence of gravitational waves, confirming German physicist Albert Einstein's 100-year-old prediction and astonishing the scientific community.

NASA's quieter supersonic X-plane to take off soon
NASA's quieter supersonic X-plane to take off soon

QueSST is the initial design stage of the agency`s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane.

ISRO's GSAT-17 communication satellite set to take off from French Guiana Thursday
ISRO's GSAT-17 communication satellite set to take off from French Guiana Thursday

As per ISRO, the GSAT-17 is scheduled to lift off at 2:29 hrs IST on June 29, 2017, onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana.

India's 6th 'eye in the sky', ISRO's Cartosat -2 series satellite, sends first images back to Earth
India's 6th 'eye in the sky', ISRO's Cartosat -2 series satellite, sends first images back to Earth

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) shared the spectacular images from Cartosat-2 on its official Twitter account. Take a look below!

Uranus' unusual rotation creates light switch effect: Study
Uranus' unusual rotation creates light switch effect: Study

Uranus' magnetosphere -- the region defined by the icy planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it -- gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet, scientists have discovered.

ISRO releases spectacular video of Cartosat-2 series liftoff captured by camera onboard PSLV rocket
ISRO releases spectacular video of Cartosat-2 series liftoff captured by camera onboard PSLV rocket

On June 23, 2017, the 712kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 30 nano satellites lifted off at 9.29 a.m. from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota onboard ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-38).

NASA's Cassini peers through sliver of Saturn's sunlit atmosphere
NASA's Cassini peers through sliver of Saturn's sunlit atmosphere

As per NASA, the image was taken in green light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on March 31, 2017.

NASA quashes Anonymous claims, says it hasn't found alien life yet
NASA quashes Anonymous claims, says it hasn't found alien life yet

The latest claims came amid the notorious hacking and activist group Anonymous releasing a video saying that the US space agency is all set to make an Earth-shattering announcement about aliens.

Meet 'DeployBot' – The first foldable, walking robot to assist in future space missions!
Meet 'DeployBot' – The first foldable, walking robot to assist in future space missions!

The modules are made of both rigid and flexible materials and contain embedded magnets that connect and lock multiple modules together.

Evidence of ancient lake on Mars spotted by NASA's Opportunity rover!
Evidence of ancient lake on Mars spotted by NASA's Opportunity rover!

Researchers plan to drive Opportunity down Perseverance Valley after completing a "walkabout" survey of the area above it.

Keeping an eye on enemies - 13 satellites being used for military purpose
Keeping an eye on enemies - 13 satellites being used for military purpose

The PSLV-C38 carrying 31 satellites lifted off at 9:29 am IST, as planned, from Sriharikota on June 23, 2017, with the 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite as the main payload.  

SpaceX's Falcon 9 delivers 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into space
SpaceX's Falcon 9 delivers 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into space

After it lifted off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:25 pm local time (2025 GMT) as scheduled, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket returned less than eight minutes after taking off. As planned, it landed on a barge floating in the Pacific Ocean.

Hacking group believes NASA will announce discovery of aliens
Hacking group believes NASA will announce discovery of aliens

In a video on the issue, Anonymous has cited several other alien-friendly comments made by astronauts and space exploration enthusiasts in the past, as well as various alien and UFO `sightings` as evidence that "something is going on in the skies above".

Did a new planet just reveal itself? Scientists discover Mars-sized object at the edge of the solar system!
Did a new planet just reveal itself? Scientists discover Mars-sized object at the edge of the solar system!

 In other words, something unknown is warping the average orbital plane of the outer solar system.