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US scientists use coconut dust for germinating stronger seeds

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 18:52

A team of scientists led by an Indian-American at a prestigious American university has introduced a technique of using coconut dust for germinating seeds that improves soil quality for plants to take stronger roots.

NASA probe set to meet death on moon!

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 15:53

A NASA spacecraft that was launched last September to collect scientific data from the lunar surface is set for a natural death on the moon later this month.

Martian dust reveals water content in ancient times

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:19

Mars rover Curiosity has more than 120,000 measurements of surface rocks and soil and in the process revealed a more detailed image of how much water was once present on the Red Planet.

Moon has a dusty atmosphere

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 12:43

Scientists have claimed that moon does have an atmosphere.

Scientists complete largest survey of cosmic dust in local galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:27

Scientists have used data from ESA `s Herschel space observatory to complete the largest census of dust in local galaxies.

Indian monsoon strengthened by dust kicked up in Asia

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:27

A new analysis of data from satellite has revealed a link between dust in North Africa and West Asia and stronger monsoons in India.

NASA`s LADEE sends its first images of moon to Earth

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:57

US space agency NASA`s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) has beamed back view of the lunar surface back to Earth for the first time.

New NASA technique to scan space dust for alien life

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 21:50

A new technique to scan extremely small meteorite samples for ingredients of life has been developed by NASA scientists to unravel the mysterious origin of life.

Scientists develop technique to scan space dust for amino acids

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 17:03

NASA scientists have developed a new technique to inspect extremely small meteorite samples for ingredients of life, according to a new study.

NASA`s LADEE lunar exploration mission gets extension

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 21:09

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) will get more time to explore the Moon than primitively planned after getting approval for a 28-day extension from the US space agency, NASA.

Interplanetary dust jump-started life on Earth?

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 19:40

Dust coming from comets and asteroids may have delivered water and organics to the Earth - jump starting life on our planet, US researchers say.

Space dust capable of carrying water and organic compounds to planets like Earth

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 11:52

Researchers have discovered that interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) can deliver water and organics to the Earth and other terrestrial planets.