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Sewage water can help detect asymptomatic cases of COVID-19: Reports

New Delhi/ IBNS: A group of scientists in the United States is testing sewage water to detect hidden cases of novel coronavirus, a CNN report said.

COVID-19: Death toll touches 559 in India

New Delhi/IBNS: The death toll due to COVID-19 in India touched 559 on Monday, as per the latest government figures released.

Space tourists will get unique chance to celebrate new year 2022 in orbit

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Two space tourists who will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Russian Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft in late 2021 will have a unique opportunity to celebrate New Year in orbit, officials said on Monday.

Earth-size, habitable zone planet found hidden in early NASA Kepler data

Washington/IBNS: A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water.

Chances for Coronavirus to get to ISS zero, says NASA

Washington/UNI:  Chances for the novel coronavirus to get into the International Space Station (ISS) are next to zero due to the enhanced security measures undertaken by the space agencies, NASA nurse Raksana Batsmanova said.

NASA closes 2 facilities after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: NASA has decided to close the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana after one of the employee was found to be infected with COVID-19, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Friday.

Plant growth on the International Space Station has global impacts on Earth: NASA

Washington/IBNS: Understanding the effects of gravity on plant life is essential in preparing for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit. The ability to produce high-energy, low-mass food sources during spaceflight will enable the maintenance of crew health during long-duration missions while having a reduced impact on resources necessary for long-distance travel.

Astronomers detect biggest explosion ever seen in the universe

Washington/Xinhua/UNI: Astronomers detected the biggest explosion ever seen in the universe, coming from a black hole in a distant galaxy cluster hundreds of millions of light years away.

ISRO launches 'Young Scientist Programme' for school students

Hyderabad/UNI: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a special programme for School students called “Young Scientist Programme” “Yuva Vigyani Karyakram” from the year 2019.

ISRO plans to send Vyommitra, a lady robot in unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft

Bengaluru/UNI: Indian Space Research Organisation will send ‘Vyommitra’, a lady robot in the unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft in the run-up to the first Human Space Mission by India in December 2021.

India successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-30

New Delhi/IBNS: In yet another achievement in India's space journey, the country's latest communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana on Friday.

Earth will be at the nearest point to Sun on Sunday

Hyderabad/UNI: Planet Earth will be at closest point to Sun in its annual elliptical orbit around Sun at 0.9832436 AU i.e., 14,70,91,149 km from Sun at 1307 hours on Sunday.

Four astronauts for Gaganyaan identified: ISRO chief

Bangalore/IBNS: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday announced that four Indian astronauts will be trained in Russia from the third week of January for the manned mission 'Gaganyaan'.

Medicon International: Doctors focus on strengthening 'trust' with patients

Kolkata: Top doctors, who are attending the Medicon International, 2019, in Kolkata on Friday opined that there is an immediate need to strengthen the relationship with patients and build trust.

Medicon International conference starts in Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: The two-day Medicon International conference started in Kolkata from Friday with the promise of promoting  high impact learning in the field of general broad-based medicine in India and the recent advances made in the sector by eminent medical professionals both from India and United Kingdom in their fields of expertise.