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Kepler Space Telescope Hit by Cosmic Ray

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope was hit by a cosmic ray event during a recent campaign to observe TRAPPIST-1. TRAPPIST-1 is a star system that...

Scientists Recreated ‘Primordial Soup’

Scientists have recreated the universe’s ‘primordial soup’ in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the world’s most powerful particle...

India Launches Communication Satellite GSAT 6

In its ninth flight (GSLV-D6) conducted on August 27, 2015, India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, equipped with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), successfully...

Quantum Circuit Refrigerator Invented

Quantum physicist Mikko Möttönen and his team at Aalto University have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing. The global race...

China’s Largest Space Rocket Ready

China new largest carrier rocket Long March-5 is ready foe the future space missions. It was moved to its launch base in southern Hainan...

NASA Ends ISS RapidScat Mission

NASA's International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScat) Earth science instrument has ended operations following a successful two-year mission aboard the space station. The mission launched...

Scientists Discovered New Species of Amoeba

Scientists have discovered a new species of amoeba. Thecamoebians are among the 30-45 lineages of amoebae known to exist worldwide. During their evolution, they have...

Satellites Now Uses Water as Propellant

A new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites called CubeSats uses an innovative design of tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water...

NASA First Mission to Touch Sun in News

NASA has announced its first mission to fly directly into our sun’s atmosphere. The mission, Solar Probe Plus, is scheduled to launch in the summer of...

NASA Hi-SEAS Study at Hawaii

Six scientists have entered a dome perched atop a remote volcano in Hawaii where they will spend the next eight months in isolation to...

India for World’s Largest Telescope

After protests in Hawaii in the US against the proposed Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) project, the largest to be built, alternative sites are being...

Mumbai’s First Satellite ‘Pratham’

Mumbai's first satellite, Pratham will be launched on September 26 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The nearly-10kg Pratham, designed by IIT Mumbai students...