Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Highlights of India’s Mars mission

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Highlights of India’s mission to Mars: India is the first Asian country and the fourth in the world to undertake a mission to the red planet in the hope of finding methane and minerals. The cost of India’s mission to Mars is Rs.450 crore (about $72.9 million). The Indian-made rocket – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C25 (PSLV-C25) More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, April 27th, 2013
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Saturn to be closest to Earth Sunday for decade

Planet Saturn will come close to Earth Sunday – its closest position till 2023 – and will be visible directly opposite the Sun, an astrophysicist said here Saturday. Akash Ganga Centre for Astronomy More...

Caption: Proba-3 mission. / Credit: ESA - P. Carril
By BioNews On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
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For the very first time, two spacecraft will fly in formation with millimetre precision

Spanish industry is leading the Proba-3 mission, a world first in precise formation flying. Continue reading “For the very first time, two spacecraft will fly in formation with millimetre precision” More...

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By BioNews On Monday, April 15th, 2013
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Ecuador to launch first domestically produced satellite

Ecuador will send its first domestically produced satellite into orbit in late April Continue reading “Ecuador to launch first domestically produced satellite” »  More...

asteroid-capture
By IANS On Saturday, April 13th, 2013
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NASA plans for asteroids, astronauts and a trip to Mars

Planned space adventures over the next few decades for the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Continue reading “NASA plans for asteroids, astronauts and a trip to Mars” »  More...

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By IANS On Saturday, April 13th, 2013
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Russia must catch up in space exploration, says Putin

Russia must catch up with other space powers in deep space exploration, and higher Continue reading “Russia must catch up in space exploration, says Putin” »  More...

Aliens
By BioNews On Saturday, April 13th, 2013
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Nearly 25 percent Russians expect contact with aliens

Almost one in four Russians (23 percent) expect the human race to be contacted by representatives of an alien Continue reading “Nearly 25 percent Russians expect contact with aliens” »  More...

Credit: ESA/NASA/Hubble
By BioNews On Saturday, November 17th, 2012
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Hubble Telescope Traps Galactic Fireflies

Luminous galaxies glow like fireflies on a dark night in this image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Continue reading “Hubble Telescope Traps Galactic Fireflies” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Japan to launch new carrier rocket in 2013

Japan has plans to launch a new light-class Epsilon carrier rocket in summer 2013, according to the country’s national space agency JAXA. The space agency aims have an inexpensive rocket to launch compact More...

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/George Mason Univ/N.Secrest et al; Optical: SDSS
By BioNews On Thursday, October 25th, 2012
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Mini-supermassive black hole identified

Astronomers have been able to identify one of the lowest mass supermassive black Continue reading “Mini-supermassive black hole identified” »  More...