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NASA’s SOFIA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon

Washignton: NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.

NASA lifts off cargo spacecraft named after Kalpana Chawla, carries 8000 pound supplies

Washinton: A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft, which has been named after late India-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla, is on its way to the International Space Station with nearly 8,000 pounds of scientific investigations, technology demonstrations, commercial products, and other cargo after launching at 9:16 p.m. EDT Friday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

Emissions could add 15 inches to 2100 sea-level rise, NASA-led study finds

New York: An international effort that brought together more than 60 ice, ocean and atmosphere scientists from three dozen international institutions has generated new estimates of how much of an impact Earth’s melting ice sheets could have on global sea levels by 2100. If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace,

'Potentially hazardous' asteroid set to fly past Earth on Jul 24 : B M Birla Science Centre

Hyderabad, Jul 18 (UNI) Travelling at a staggering speed of 13.5 kilometres per second or 48,000 kilometres per hour, an asteroid will come within just 0.034 astronomical units (Astronomical unit is the distance between the Earth and Sun) of the earth on July 24, B M Birla Science Centre Director Dr B G Sidharth said.

ISRO congratulates NASA and SpaceX over their manned mission

Bengaluru/UNI:  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday congratulated NASA and SpaceX for their manned mission and termed it as ''historic''.

SpaceX-Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station

Washington/UNI: US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on Monday docked with, and entered, the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA, SpaceX create history with launch of two astronauts from US soil into Earth's orbit in a decade

Florida/IBNS: Ushering in a new era in space travel, a SpaceX spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts headed into outer space, the first in nearly a decade, from Florida's Kennedy Space Center in the United States on Saturday.

Scientists find hot gas bridge between two galaxy clusters

Washinton/IBNS: Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. This mighty event released a flood of hot gas from each galaxy cluster that formed an unusual bridge between the two objects. This bridge is now being pummeled by particles driven away from a supermassive black hole.

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.

India techie Shanmuga Subramanian's tweet on NASA's recognition goes viral

New Delhi/IBNS:  A tweet by Chennai-based engineer Shanmuga Subramanian, where he shared that US space agency NASA has credited him for finding Vikram Lander on Moon's surface, has gone viral on the micro-blogging site.

Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander's debris found: NASA

Washington/IBNS: NASA on Tuesday said its satellite orbiting the Moon has found debris of Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-2  which had crashed on the lunar surface in September.    

NASA completes 1st global geologic map of Saturn's Moon

Los Angeles/Xinhua/UNI: NASA scientists have completed the first map showing the global geology of Saturn's largest moon Titan, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has said in a release.

2019 Ozone hole is the smallest on record since its discovery

New York: The annual ozone hole reached its peak extent of 6.3 million square miles (16. 4 million square kilometers) on Sept. 8, and then shrank to less than 3.9 million square miles (10 million square kilometers) for the remainder of September and October, according to NASA and NOAA satellite measurements.