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Scientists baffled after mysterious 'alien megastructure' star starts dimming again!
Scientists baffled after mysterious 'alien megastructure' star starts dimming again!

As per reports, on Friday, May 19, a sudden dip in brightness of the Tabby Star observed in the skies, resulted in many astronomers pointing their telescopes at the star to decode its curious signals.

SpaceX Dragon becomes the delivery boy; to supply equipment, research to ISS
SpaceX Dragon becomes the delivery boy; to supply equipment, research to ISS

It will lift into orbit carrying crew supplies, equipment and scientific research to crewmembers aboard the ISS.

Collection pouch which once held moon samples from Apollo 11 mission to be auctioned!
Collection pouch which once held moon samples from Apollo 11 mission to be auctioned!

While there are legal restrictions on sales of material from moon missions, including lunar rocks and dust, it is believed some items have been sold on the black market.

NASA, ISRO join hands to build Earth-imaging satellite, NISAR
NASA, ISRO join hands to build Earth-imaging satellite, NISAR

Undoubtedly, Indian and American scientists are working round the clock to make the satellite a reality.

NASA's Juno mission successfully accomplishes fifth science orbit of Jupiter!
NASA's Juno mission successfully accomplishes fifth science orbit of Jupiter!

Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on July 11, 2017, taking it over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.

Titan evolved more like Mars than Earth, show river maps
Titan evolved more like Mars than Earth, show river maps

The environment on Titan may seem surprisingly familiar. Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes. 

NASA's Hubble triumphs again, discovers moon orbiting solar system's third-largest dwarf planet!
NASA's Hubble triumphs again, discovers moon orbiting solar system's third-largest dwarf planet!

 The team uncovered the moon in archival images of 2007 OR10 taken by the Hubble Telescope.

Mysterious 'cold spot' an evidence of a parallel universe? Scientists say, yes!
Mysterious 'cold spot' an evidence of a parallel universe? Scientists say, yes!

A range of different explanations have been proposed, but the main one isn't likely to make sense and it could actually be a parallel universe.

ISRO conferred 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for historic Mars mission
ISRO conferred 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for historic Mars mission

The Prize was presented by former Prime Minister and IGMT trustee, Dr Manmohan Singh, in the presence of Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust (IGMT), and was received by Shri AS Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO on behalf of ISRO.

ISRO to launch 3 satellites in 18 months for high-speed internet: GSAT-19 launch in June
ISRO to launch 3 satellites in 18 months for high-speed internet: GSAT-19 launch in June

The GSAT-19 satellite is scheduled to take off in early June onboard GSLV-Mk III, ISRO's heaviest rocket, from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. 

NASA's Juno spacecraft to make fifth Science flyby of Jupiter today!
NASA's Juno spacecraft to make fifth Science flyby of Jupiter today!

Juno will make its fifth science flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Friday, May 19, 2:00 am EDT (Thursday, May 18, at 11:00 pm PDT and 6:00 UTC).

NASA probes detect man-made bubble around Earth
NASA probes detect man-made bubble around Earth

The impact of such communications extend out beyond our atmosphere, creating a bubble surrounding Earth, NASA`s Van Allen Probes, which study electrons and ions in the near-Earth environment, have revealed. 
 

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni awarded prestigious Dan David prize for his work in astronomy
Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni awarded prestigious Dan David prize for his work in astronomy

Mr Kulkarni, who is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, built the Palomar Transient Factory, with which he conducted a large-area survey of the night sky in search of variable and transient phenomena.

Rain impact on Mars: Heavy rains may have reshaped Red Planet's surface
Rain impact on Mars: Heavy rains may have reshaped Red Planet's surface

Scientists believe that rains may have impacted the craters and carved out river-like channel on its surface.

Flying saucer-shaped UFO spotted on NASA ISS feed: Is US space agency hiding alien existence?
Flying saucer-shaped UFO spotted on NASA ISS feed: Is US space agency hiding alien existence?

It can only be described as some sort of flying disc-like shaped UFO, that was spotted hovering in the distance behind the international space station before darting away at a very high rate of speed, says Tyler Glockner.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft views Ceres's Occator Crater at opposition from sun
NASA's Dawn spacecraft views Ceres's Occator Crater at opposition from sun

On April 29, Dawn successfully observed Ceres at opposition, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres’ surface. 

Stunning images of ancient fluid-carved valley on Mars beamed back by NASA's Opportunity rover!
Stunning images of ancient fluid-carved valley on Mars beamed back by NASA's Opportunity rover!

The process that carved Perseverance Valley into the rim of Endeavour Crater billions of years ago has not yet been identified.

Proxima b, Earth-sized exoplanet, could support alien life
Proxima b, Earth-sized exoplanet, could support alien life

The planet was only discovered in August 2016, and is thought to be of similar size to Earth, creating the possibility that it could have an 'Earth-like' atmosphere. 
 

Ice crystals in atmosphere – NASA's EPIC camera spots mysterious flashes of light from Earth
Ice crystals in atmosphere – NASA's EPIC camera spots mysterious flashes of light from Earth

NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the DSCOVR captured mysterious flashes of light from the Earth.

SpaceX launches Inmarsat communications satellite atop Falcon 9 rocket
SpaceX launches Inmarsat communications satellite atop Falcon 9 rocket

The Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite, built by Boeing, lifted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 7.21 PM (2321 GMT) Monday, May 15.

KalamSat - World's smallest satellite built by Indian teen to be launched by NASA on June 21
KalamSat - World's smallest satellite built by Indian teen to be launched by NASA on June 21

Weighing just 0.1kg, the satellite has been built by an Indian teen Rifath Sharook, 12th-grade student from Tamil Nadu’s Pallapatti town.

SpaceX all set for Falcon 9/Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite launch today
SpaceX all set for Falcon 9/Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite launch today

The Inmarsat-5 satellite, weighing in at nearly 13,500 pounds (6,123.4 kgs), atop the rocket, will blast off from SpaceX’s seaside Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:21 p.m. EDT (or 23:21 UTC) Monday, May 15.

India's heaviest rocket to be launched in June, ISRO gears up for maiden launch
India's heaviest rocket to be launched in June, ISRO gears up for maiden launch

The notable aspect of this rocket is that the main and bigger cryogenic engine has been developed by space scientists here and will be powering the rocket for the first time.

NASA not to fly humans on first SLS rocket launch
NASA not to fly humans on first SLS rocket launch

In February, NASA began an effort looking at the feasibility of putting crew aboard the first launch of the SLS rocket and Orion - for its Exploration Mission-1, or EM-1.

NASA delays debut launch of $23 billion moon rocket and capsul
NASA delays debut launch of $23 billion moon rocket and capsul

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration had hoped to launch the Space Launch System, or SLS, rocket in November 2018. The rocket will send the deep-space Orion capsule on a high lunar orbit. 

US spacewalkers overcome glitch on 200th station outing
US spacewalkers overcome glitch on 200th station outing

Station commander Peggy Whitson and rookie flier Jack Fischer began what was expected to be a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk more than an hour late, after a cable supplying power and cooling water to Fischer`s spacesuit developed a leak.

NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'
NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA has released a beautiful image of the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).

Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conclude 200th spacewalk!
Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conclude 200th spacewalk!

The spacewalk was the ninth of Whitson's career. She holds the record for most spacewalks by a woman.

Historic 200th spacewalk delayed after NASA discovers water leak!
Historic 200th spacewalk delayed after NASA discovers water leak!

Spacewalks usually last about six and a half hours, but Friday's would be "abbreviated" due to the late start and would last about four hours.

GSLV Mark-III to be launched in first week of June; We are getting ready, says ISRO Chairman
GSLV Mark-III to be launched in first week of June; We are getting ready, says ISRO Chairman

GSLV Mark-III would be a powerful launch vehicle built to lift heavy communications satellites to space.