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NASA congratulates Indian astronomers on discovery of Star Galaxy

NASA congratulates Indian astronomers on discovery of Star Galaxy

A day after the Indian astronomers discovered one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe estimated to be located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth, the National Aeronautics and Space

Sep 02, 2020, 06:54 AM IST
Indian astronomers detect extreme-UV light from galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth

Indian astronomers detect extreme-UV light from galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth

The galaxy called AUDFs01 was discovered by a team of Astronomers led by Dr Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA) Pune.

Sep 01, 2020, 20:18 PM IST
Global survey using NASA data shows 50% increase in glacial lakes since 1990

Global survey using NASA data shows 50% increase in glacial lakes since 1990

The team reportedly analyzed more than 2.5 lakh scenes from the Landsat satellite missions and looked at the data in five time-steps beginning with 1990 to examine all the glaciated regions of the

Sep 01, 2020, 16:52 PM IST
Earth may have been wet ever since its formation, claims new study

Earth may have been wet ever since its formation, claims new study

A new study has suggested that the earth`s water may have come from materials that were present in the inner solar system when the planet was formed. The findings of this study are published in the

Aug 31, 2020, 14:19 PM IST
SpaceX postpones launch of satellites from Starlink project due to inclement weather

SpaceX postpones launch of satellites from Starlink project due to inclement weather

Another 30,000 satellites are set to be put into orbits with altitudes from 328 to 580 kilometres. SpaceX estimated the cost of the project at USD 10 billion.

Aug 31, 2020, 14:04 PM IST
Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to pass by Earth on September 1: NASA

Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to pass by Earth on September 1: NASA

An asteroid with diameters between 22 and 49 metres will shoot pass Earth in a distance closer than Earth from the Moon on September 1, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Aug 31, 2020, 13:45 PM IST
Study reveals overdose of opioid for knee surgery linked to death

Study reveals overdose of opioid for knee surgery linked to death

Opioid prescription rates for outpatient knee surgery vary widely across the country, but the strength of the average prescription in the United States is at a level that has been linked to an

Aug 31, 2020, 13:39 PM IST
Asteroid 2011 ES4 to pass by Earth on September 1, says NASA

Asteroid 2011 ES4 to pass by Earth on September 1, says NASA

The last time asteroid 2011 ES4 flew by the Earth was visible from ground for four days.   

Aug 30, 2020, 15:36 PM IST
Chinese researchers develop fast, accurate, low-cost COVID-19 test

Chinese researchers develop fast, accurate, low-cost COVID-19 test

Chinese researchers have developed a new low-cost diagnostic test for Covid-19 which quickly delivers accurate results without the need for sophisticated equipment.

Aug 29, 2020, 15:55 PM IST
Vaccines against respiratory infections linked with less heart failure deaths: Study

Vaccines against respiratory infections linked with less heart failure deaths: Study

The study included 2,912,137 patients with heart failure who had a hospital admission in 2010 to 2014. The average age was 70 years. Data were obtained from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS), which

Aug 29, 2020, 12:14 PM IST
3D model of an unhatched dinosaur reveals unknown fact about sauropods

3D model of an unhatched dinosaur reveals unknown fact about sauropods

The 1.2 inch wide fossil skull of an unhatched dinosaur that was found preserved inside its egg in Patagonia, Argentina.

Aug 28, 2020, 12:50 PM IST
Astronaut Jeanette Epps on course to become first black woman to join ISS crew

Astronaut Jeanette Epps on course to become first black woman to join ISS crew

Astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to create history by becoming  the first black woman to serve as an International Space Station (ISS) crew member. Epss has been selected by NASA for a 2021 mission

Aug 27, 2020, 12:39 PM IST
Tiny asteroid to hit Earth a day before US election, here's the real truth

Tiny asteroid to hit Earth a day before US election, here's the real truth

In yet another bad news in 2020, world's premier space agency NASA has predicted that a small asteroid heading towards the Earth is likely to hit planet Earth one day before the US presidential

Aug 25, 2020, 09:52 AM IST
Astronomers trace mystery behind dwarf galaxy aberrations of massive star formation

Astronomers trace mystery behind dwarf galaxy aberrations of massive star formation

Amidst the billions of galaxies in the universe, a large number are tiny ones 100 times less massive than our own Milky-way galaxy. 

Aug 25, 2020, 02:11 AM IST
Chandrayaan-2 orbiter completes 4400 orbits around moon; ISRO says orbiter will function for 7 years

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter completes 4400 orbits around moon; ISRO says orbiter will function for 7 years

While the orbiter was meant to stay operational for one year, ISRO says that it has enough fuel for remaining in orbit for seven years.

Aug 20, 2020, 22:25 PM IST
Chandrayaan-2 completes one year on moon orbit, all instruments performing well: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 completes one year on moon orbit, all instruments performing well: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20, 2019.

Aug 20, 2020, 20:54 PM IST
High humidity can extend lifetime of virus-laden aerosol droplets: Study

High humidity can extend lifetime of virus-laden aerosol droplets: Study

High humidity can extend the airborne lifetime of medium-sized virus-laden droplets by as much as 23 times, according to a study which suggests that maintaining physical distancing would

Aug 19, 2020, 13:49 PM IST
Massive dent in Earth's protective shield and it is getting wider, says NASA

Massive dent in Earth's protective shield and it is getting wider, says NASA

World's premier space agency NASA has said that earth's protective layer is in danger and a massive chunk of the layer has weakened thus causing a dent in the shield of earth.

Aug 19, 2020, 09:33 AM IST
Centre to launch project for conservation, protection of Dolphins in rivers, oceans across country

Centre to launch project for conservation, protection of Dolphins in rivers, oceans across country

Project Dolphin will involve conservation of Dolphins and the aquatic habitat through the use of modern technology especially in enumeration and anti-poaching activities. 

Aug 17, 2020, 20:41 PM IST
NASA to air departure of Japanese Cargo Ship from International Space Station on August 18

NASA to air departure of Japanese Cargo Ship from International Space Station on August 18

To mark the end of Cargo Ship's three-month stay at the ISS, the Canadarm2 robotic arm will be used by Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA to release the spacecraft from the station at 1:35

Aug 17, 2020, 18:11 PM IST