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Expedition 51 astronauts perform 200th spacewalk outside International Space Station!
Expedition 51 astronauts perform 200th spacewalk outside International Space Station!

ISS astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are venturing outside the space station to replace a large avionics box that supplies electricity and data connections to the science experiments, and replacement hardware stored outside the station.

Signs of water detected on Neptune-sized planet
Signs of water detected on Neptune-sized planet

The study, combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, shows that the distant planet HAT- P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium.

ISS astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer to conduct 200th spacewalk outside space station on Friday!
ISS astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer to conduct 200th spacewalk outside space station on Friday!

Expedition 51 astronauts will venture outside the space station to replace a large avionics box that supplies electricity and data connections to the science experiments, and replacement hardware stored outside the station.

China providing students lunar lifestyle experience

Eight postgraduate students from Beihang University in China are divided into two groups.

Scientists detect massive lava waves on Jupiter's moon Io
Scientists detect massive lava waves on Jupiter's moon Io

Overturning lava is a popular explanation for the periodic brightening and dimming of the hot spot, called Loki Patera after the Norse god.

Journey to Mars: NASA sending astronauts to Moon for year-long mission
Journey to Mars: NASA sending astronauts to Moon for year-long mission

The lunar presence would serve as a launching point for the spacecraft that will carry humans to Mars, a NASA official said.

China's manned moon trip: Chinese volunteers to live in simulated space cabin for up to 200 days
China's manned moon trip: Chinese volunteers to live in simulated space cabin for up to 200 days

As part of Beijing's plan to put people on the moon in the next two decades, Chinese volunteers will live in a simulated space cabin for up to 200 days.

Scientists find oldest signs of life on land in Australia

The finding could help solve one of the most important debates in evolution - whether life on Earth arose in small, terrestrial ponds, or deep in the ocean, researchers said.

ESA's spacecraft set to observe mysterious dark matter
ESA's spacecraft set to observe mysterious dark matter

NASA has delivered three detector for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument.

Astronauts' exercise capacity mitigates in spaceflight due to alteration in cardiovascular function
Astronauts' exercise capacity mitigates in spaceflight due to alteration in cardiovascular function

This happens because their heart and muscles lose the efficacy of transporting oxygen to the muscles.

Cassini spots 'bands of bright clouds' drifting across Saturn's moon Titan
Cassini spots 'bands of bright clouds' drifting across Saturn's moon Titan

On May 7, 2017, Cassini spacecraft captured this view of bands of bright, feathery methane clouds drifting across Saturn's Titan as it passed above the moon's surface.

Revealed - Secret behind stealthy solar storms
Revealed - Secret behind stealthy solar storms

Dubbed 'stealth CMEs', these storms seem to come from nowhere, according to the scientists.

Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer
Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer

Researchers led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, the UK, used novel laser-plasma-based accelerators to mimic the radiation which presents a risk to astronauts and space technology owing to the lack of protection from it in space.

Upcoming rare August solar eclipse inspires US postal agency to issue colour-changing stamps!
Upcoming rare August solar eclipse inspires US postal agency to issue colour-changing stamps!

The commemorative stamp uses special temperature-sensitive inks, 'The Quartz' reported.

 Space diplomacy triumphs but will South Asia Satellite become white elephant in space?
Space diplomacy triumphs but will South Asia Satellite become white elephant in space?

There is no precedent in the space-faring world of a free regional communications satellite being gifted like this, and it shows India has a large heart.

Technique developed for turning Mars or moon rocks into concrete
Technique developed for turning Mars or moon rocks into concrete

Civil engineers at the Stanford University have worked with colleagues at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a form of concrete that could be produced on Mars or the moon.

NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away
NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

The Hubble telescope helped show that this arc is composed of two distorted images of an ordinary spiral galaxy that just happens to lie behind the cluster.

Unmanned solar system mission to seek life on Saturn's moons up next on NASA's agenda?
Unmanned solar system mission to seek life on Saturn's moons up next on NASA's agenda?

The proposed missions of discovery – submitted under NASA's New Frontiers programme – will undergo scientific and technical review over the next seven months, the US space agency said in a statement on Friday. 

Strike-delayed European rocket launches in French Guiana
Strike-delayed European rocket launches in French Guiana

SGDC will provide strategic communications for the Brazilian government and military, and beam broadband services across the country, helping to provide internet access to remote and underserved communities.

Cassini's Grand Finale: What's there between Saturn's rings? Not even space dust, say surprised scientists!
Cassini's Grand Finale: What's there between Saturn's rings? Not even space dust, say surprised scientists!

The rings themselves are made of fast-moving particles of ice and space debris.

GSAT-9 launch a 'path breaking' step, says space strategist P.K. Ghosh

What India has developed it can be shared by our friendly nations. They can use it for TV connectivity.

Sonia Gandhi felicitates ISRO for historic South Asia Satellite launch
Sonia Gandhi felicitates ISRO for historic South Asia Satellite launch

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday felicitated the engineers and scientists of ISRO on the successful launch of the South Asia Satellite and said it will open up new avenues of cooperation.

All onboard except Pakistan – South Asia Satellite truly a remarkable achievement
All onboard except Pakistan – South Asia Satellite truly a remarkable achievement

After the launch, all the South Asian leaders went ahead and congratulated India and PM Narendra Modi for the historic launch.

Today is a historic day for South Asia: PM Narendra Modi on GSAT launch
Today is a historic day for South Asia: PM Narendra Modi on GSAT launch

Addressing the Media after the successful launch of South Asia Satellite, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India has fulfilled its promises.

South Asia Satellite launch: Key things you need to know!
South Asia Satellite launch: Key things you need to know!

The South Asia Satellite, proposed by Prime Minister Modi, has been successfully launched into orbit on May 5, 2017, on board the Indian Space Research Organisation's rocket GSLV-09 from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota.

3D-printed bricks from moondust may help build lunar colonies
3D-printed bricks from moondust may help build lunar colonies

As raw material, the test used commercially available simulated lunar soil based on terrestrial volcanic material, processed to mimic the composition and grain sizes of genuine moondust.

ISRO launches South Asia Satellite with a bang, PM Narendra Modi terms day as 'historic'
ISRO launches South Asia Satellite with a bang, PM Narendra Modi terms day as 'historic'

The project that aims to benefit all the countries from the region, features seven out of eight SAARC nations.

Sounding rocket that will capture 1500 images of the Sun launching today, announces NASA!
Sounding rocket that will capture 1500 images of the Sun launching today, announces NASA!

RAISE images are used to create a data product called a spectrogram, which separates light from the Sun into all its different wavelength components.

Set your timers! ISRO to launch India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite today
Set your timers! ISRO to launch India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite today

On Thursday, ISRO began the 28-hour countdown for the launch of the satellite into orbit.

ISRO begins 28-hour countdown for launch of India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite
ISRO begins 28-hour countdown for launch of India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite

The GSLV-F09 carrying GSAT-9 will blast off from the second launch pad at the the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Friday.