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Jupiter's Little Red Spot – NASA's Juno captures this shot of gas giant’s swirling atmosphere (Pic inside)
Jupiter's Little Red Spot – NASA's Juno captures this shot of gas giant’s swirling atmosphere (Pic inside)

The breathtaking view of the high north temperate latitudes fortuitously shows a giant storm known as NN-LRS-1, or the Little Red Spot (in the lower left in the image below).

Time travel: NASA looks back at 2016's best moments in research aboard the ISS
Time travel: NASA looks back at 2016's best moments in research aboard the ISS

The new year hasn't even completed a month and NASA feels it's never too late to look back on the highlights of the investigations that astronauts took part in in the year gone by.

Methane gas might have warmed early Mars: Research
Methane gas might have warmed early Mars: Research

This methane would have been slowly converted to hydrogen and other gases, in a process similar to that occurring today on Saturn`s moon, Titan, the research found.

NASA's Mars rover 'Opportunity' enters its teenage years on Red Planet – Watch
NASA's Mars rover 'Opportunity' enters its teenage years on Red Planet – Watch

Launched on July 7, 2003 as part of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program, Opportunity landed on Mars' Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004.

Duck-shaped lake in Sardinia as seen from International Space Station!
Duck-shaped lake in Sardinia as seen from International Space Station!

Expedition 50 astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has shared a stunning photograph of a lake in Sardinia which is in the shaped of a duck as seen from space station.

Stratigraphy: Beautiful false-color image of layered bedrock!
Stratigraphy: Beautiful false-color image of layered bedrock!

The US space agency has released a high-resolution, false-color image of layered bedrock.

Rare meteorites challenge solar system's history
Rare meteorites challenge solar system's history

After analysing minerals from 43 rare meteorites that landed on Earth 470 million years ago, a team of scientists proposes to revise the current understanding of the history and development of the solar system.

Chang'e-5 lunar probe: China to launch country's first sample return mission to Moon this year
Chang'e-5 lunar probe: China to launch country's first sample return mission to Moon this year

The probe will be launched in November from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan Province, aboard the heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-5.

NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite sends first images of Earth from orbit – See pics
NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite sends first images of Earth from orbit – See pics

The full-disk image,created using several of the ABI’s 16 spectral channels, offers an example the satellite’s advanced technology.

Now, you can choose Jupiter picture sites for NASA's Juno
Now, you can choose Jupiter picture sites for NASA's Juno

Where should NASA's Juno spacecraft aim its camera during its next Jupiter flyby? 

 

Expedition 50 astronaut shares spectacular view of Budapest from space!
Expedition 50 astronaut shares spectacular view of Budapest from space!

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has shared a breathtaking view of Budapest from the space station.

NASA shares beautiful image of Saturn's larger icy moon 'Tethys'
NASA shares beautiful image of Saturn's larger icy moon 'Tethys'

The US space agency, NASA has released a very beautiful photograph of Tethys, one of Saturn's larger icy moons.

Spotted - Dark, contorted sunspot nearly twice the diameter of Earth (See pic)
Spotted - Dark, contorted sunspot nearly twice the diameter of Earth (See pic)

Researchers including those from European Southern Observatory (ESO), produced the images as a demonstration of ALMA’s ability to study solar activity at longer wavelengths of light than are typically available to solar observatories on Earth.

International Space Station – When, where and how to spot ISS
International Space Station – When, where and how to spot ISS

The space station isn’t bright enough to see during the day. It can only be seen when it is dawn or dusk at your location. 

Ukraine and sores of Black Sea looks spectacular from space station!
Ukraine and sores of Black Sea looks spectacular from space station!

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is part of Expedition 50 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has showered us with a breathtaking view of Ukraine and sores of the Black Sea from space.

ISRO's February mega launch: All you need to know
ISRO's February mega launch: All you need to know

ISRO’s workhorse PSLV-C37 rocket carrying no less than 103 satellites will be launched in the first week of February. 100 out of the 103 satellites are foreign, while only 3 are Indian.

This is how Arizona looks like from International Space Station!
This is how Arizona looks like from International Space Station!

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been showering us with the beautiful photographs of the Earth taken from space.

India, US must collaborate more on space research: NASA scientist
India, US must collaborate more on space research: NASA scientist

India and the US should collaborate more on space research programmes, a prominent scientist from the US space agency NASA stressed here on Saturday as he felicitated two young Indian astronomers who created history by discovering asteroids in 2010 that are now recognised by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in the US.

This is what you call a 'colourful' landing on Pluto – Watch NASA video
This is what you call a 'colourful' landing on Pluto – Watch NASA video

The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon - and leading up to an eventual ride in for a "landing" on the shoreline of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planitia.

Scientists enter Hawaii dome in eight-month Mars space mission study

The study is designed to help NASA better understand human behavior and performance during long space missions as the U.S. space agency explores plans for a manned mission to the Red Planet.

Scientists spot 'dark' sunspot centre twice the size of Earth
Scientists spot 'dark' sunspot centre twice the size of Earth

However, to achieve a fuller understanding, astronomers need to study it across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, including the millimetre and submillimetre portion that ALMA can observe.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the closest view of wavemaker moon 'Daphnis'
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the closest view of wavemaker moon 'Daphnis'

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful and close view of the wavemaker moon 'Daphnis'.

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares breathtaking view of Geneva and its lake from ISS!
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares breathtaking view of Geneva and its lake from ISS!

Thanks to all the astronauts, who are aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that we are able to witness beautiful images of our planet, Earth.

Is Wolf 1061c exoplanet next Earth?
Is Wolf 1061c exoplanet next Earth?

In an attempt to search for life outside Earth, an astronomer has studied an exoplanet called Wolf 1061 and found the celestial body could be habitable in the future.

Amazing NASA video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - Watch
Amazing NASA video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - Watch

The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon - and leading up to an eventual ride in for a "landing" on the shoreline of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planitia.

SpaceX shares stunning photo of its rocket landing captured just before touchdown – See pic
SpaceX shares stunning photo of its rocket landing captured just before touchdown – See pic

On January 14, 2017, the Falcon 9 rocket successfully deployed 10 satellites in low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications.

ISRO realigns orbit of Mars mission spacecraft 'Mangalyaan'
ISRO realigns orbit of Mars mission spacecraft 'Mangalyaan'

The duration of the eclipse was so long that had we done nothing, the Mangalyaan's battery capacity would have got exhausted due to lack of sun rays. No effect of the eclipse was felt on Mangalyaan yesterday.

NASA's new robotic mission set to explore giant metal asteroid
NASA's new robotic mission set to explore giant metal asteroid

The Psyche mission, targeted to launch in October of 2023, will explore 16 Psyche, a giant metal asteroid about three times farther away from the Sun than is the Earth.

ISRO's mega satellite launch next month no big deal, says eminent scientist G Madhavan Nair
ISRO's mega satellite launch next month no big deal, says eminent scientist G Madhavan Nair

On what ISRO needs to do, he said the human spaceflight project should be revived and given a kickstart.

ISRO defers launch of its heaviest rocket GSLV Mk-III to March-April
ISRO defers launch of its heaviest rocket GSLV Mk-III to March-April

ISRO also plans to send the Saarc satellite with GSLV Mk-II rocket in March.