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NASA awards contract to increase water r Washington, June 29 (IBNS) NASA has selected Paragon Space Development Corporation, a small business headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, to develop a system that will increase the rate of water recovery from the urine of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. 29-Jun-2016
NASA maps California drought effects on California, June 28 (IBNS) A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California’s ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests. 28-Jun-2016
NASA's IMERG measures deadly West Virgin California, June 28(Just Earth News): Since June 23, 2016 over two dozen people have been reported killed and hundreds of homes have been destroyed by flooding in West Virginia. Using satellite data, NASA calculated the heavy rainfall that occurred over the state. 28-Jun-2016
NASA Rover findings point to a more Eart Washington, June 27 (IBNS) Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now. 27-Jun-2016
Clandestine Black Hole may represent new Washington, June 27 (IBNS) Astronomers have combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to conclude that a peculiar source of radio waves thought to be a distant galaxy is actually a nearby binary star system containing a low-mass star and a black hole. 27-Jun-2016
Seeds of supermassive black holes could London,June 27 (IBNS) Gravitational waves captured by space-based detectors could help identify the origins of supermassive black holes, according to new computer simulations of the Universe. 27-Jun-2016
NASA weighs use of Rover to image potent California, June 25 (IBNS) Ever since it was announced that there may be evidence of liquid water on present-day Mars, NASA scientists have wondered how best to further investigate these long, seasonally changing dark streaks in the hope of finding evidence of life – past or present – on the Red Planet. 25-Jun-2016
MoU singed between RD Ministry & ISRO fo New Delhi, June 24 (IBNS) A Memorandum of Understanding was signed here between the Rural Development Ministry and ISRO, Department of Space for geo-tagging the assets created under MGNREGA in each gram panchayat. 24-Jun-2016
Volcanoes get quite before they erupt Washington, D.C, June 24 (IBNS) When dormant volcanoes are about to erupt, they show some predictive characteristics—seismic activity beneath the volcano starts to increase, gas escapes through the vent, or the surrounding ground starts to deform. 24-Jun-2016
Hubble sees new dark spot on Neptune California, June 24 (IBNS) New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. 24-Jun-2016
ISRO organises 'Make in India' Conferenc Bengaluru, June 23 (IBNS): The 'Make in India' Conference on Enabling Spacecraft Systems Realisation through Industries (ESSRI - 2016) was organised on Thursday at ISRO Satellite Centre in Bengaluru. 23-Jun-2016
Pervasive ice retreat in West Antarctica California, June 23 (IBNS) Along the Bellingshausen Sea coast of West Antarctica, ice has been retreating inland being lost to the sea. 23-Jun-2016
X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide California, June 23 (IBNS): Some 3.9 billion years ago in the heart of a distant galaxy, the intense tidal pull of a monster black hole shredded a star that passed too close. When X-rays produced in this event first reached Earth on March 28, 2011, they were detected by NASA's Swift satellite, which notified astronomers around the world. Within days, scientists concluded that the outburst, now known as Swift J1644+57, represented both the tidal disruption of a star and the sudden flare-up of a previously inactive black hole. 23-Jun-2016
Satellites launch: Sonia Gandhi congratu New Delhi, June 22 (IBNS): Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated scientists at ISRO afte the organization successfully launched 20 Satellites in a single flight from its flagship rocket PSLV-C34. 22-Jun-2016
ISRO sets new milestone : Launches recor Shriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, June 22 (IBNS) : Setting a new milestone, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully launched 20 Satellites in a single flight from its flagship rocket PSLV-C34. 22-Jun-2016
PSLV-C34 successfully launches 20 satell Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, June 22 (IBNS): Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C34), on its 36th flight, successfully launched the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday. 22-Jun-2016
ISRO places in orbit record 20 Satellite Sriharikot, Andhra Pradesh, June 22 (IBNS): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday placed in orbit a record 20 satellites from its flagship rocket PSLV in a 26-minute flight from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. 22-Jun-2016
Astronomers find the first 'Wind Nebula' Washington, June 22 (IBNS): Astronomers have discovered a vast cloud of high-energy particles called a wind nebula around a rare ultra-magnetic neutron star, or magnetar, for the first time. 22-Jun-2016
NASA's K2 finds newborn exoplanet around Washington, June 20 (IBNS) Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected. The discovery was made using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and its extended K2 mission, as well as the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars beyond our sun. 21-Jun-2016
Hubble sweeps scattered stars in Sagitta California, June 18 (IBNS) This colorful and star-studded view of the Milky Way galaxy was captured when the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope pointed its cameras towards the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). Blue stars can be seen scattered across the frame, set against a distant backdrop of red-hued cosmic companions. This blue litter most likely formed at the same time from the same collapsing molecular cloud. 18-Jun-2016
Gravitational waves observed from anothe London, June 16 (IBNS) On 26 December 2015 at 03:38:53 GMT, the twin LIGO instruments observed a binary black hole coalescence, named GW151226. 16-Jun-2016
Rover opportunity wrapping up study of M California, June 16 (IBNS) "Marathon Valley," slicing through a large crater's rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA's Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on. 16-Jun-2016
Cabinet approves India’s Membership of New Delhi, June 15 (IBNS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium by signing an MoU with the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for geosciences. 15-Jun-2016
NASA spots single Methane leak from Spac California, June 15 (IBNS) For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth’s surface. The observation -- by the Hyperion spectrometer on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) -- is an important breakthrough in our ability to eventually measure and monitor emissions of this potent greenhouse gas from space. 15-Jun-2016
Gluttonous star may hold clues to planet California, June 15 (IBNS): In 1936, the young star FU Orionis began gobbling material from its surrounding disk of gas and dust with a sudden voraciousness. 15-Jun-2016
NASA Mars Rover descends Plateau, turns Washington, June 14 (IBNS) NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has analyzed its 12th drilled sample of Mars. This sample came from mudstone bedrock, which the rover resumed climbing in late May after six months studying other features. 14-Jun-2016
New planet is largest discovered that or Washington, June 14 (IBNS) If you cast your eyes toward the constellation Cygnus, you’ll be looking in the direction of the largest planet yet discovered around a double-star system. It’s too faint to see with the naked eye, but a team led by astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and San Diego State University (SDSU) in California, used NASA's Kepler Space Telescope to identify the new planet, Kepler-1647b. 14-Jun-2016
CERN announces winners of its 2016 beaml Geneva, June13 (IBNS): CERN on Monday announced the winners of its 2016 Beamline for Schools competition. 13-Jun-2016
Nearly 150 million year old Dinosaur foo Jaisalmer, Jun 13 (IBNS): Indian geologists have discovered footprints of the Eubrontes Gleneronsensis Theropod dinosaur in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, according to media reports. 13-Jun-2016
Hubble uncovers a mysterious Hermit Washington, June 11 (IBNS): The drizzle of stars scattered across this image forms a galaxy known as UGC 4879. UGC 4879 is an irregular dwarf galaxy — as the name suggests, galaxies of this type are a little smaller and messier than their cosmic cousins, lacking the majestic swirl of a spiral or the coherence of an elliptical. 11-Jun-2016
The jagged shores of Pluto’s highlands Washington, June 10 (IBNS) This enhanced color view from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on the southeastern portion of Pluto’s great ice plains, where at lower right the plains border rugged, dark highlands informally named Krun Macula. (Krun is the lord of the underworld in the Mandaean religion, and a ‘macula’ is a dark feature on a planetary surface). 10-Jun-2016
Asteroseismologists listen to the relics Birmingham, Jun 9 (IBNS): Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to research published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Monthly Notices on Thursday. 10-Jun-2016
US-based Westinghouse to build six nucle New Delhi, Jun 8 (IBNS): Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and US-based Westinghouse have agreed to begin engineering and site design work immediately for six nuclear power plant reactors in India and conclude contractual arrangements by June 2017, the media reported. 08-Jun-2016
Clouds and Sea Ice: What satellites show Washington, June 4 (IBNS) It is not news that Earth has been warming rapidly over the last 100 years as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere. 04-Jun-2016
NASA studies details of a greening Arcti Washington, June 2 (IBNS) The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, according to a NASA study that provides the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada. In a changing climate, almost a third of the land cover – much of it Arctic tundra – is looking more like landscapes found in warmer ecosystems. 03-Jun-2016
Secrets revealed from Pluto's 'Twilight Washington, June 3 (IBNS) NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took this stunning image of Pluto only a few minutes after closest approach on July 14, 2015. 03-Jun-2016
Pluto’s Heart: Like a Cosmic ‘Lava L Washington, June 2 (IBNS) Combining computer models with topographic and compositional data gathered by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft last summer, New Horizons team members have determined the depth of this layer of solid nitrogen ice within Pluto's distinctive "heart" feature – a large plain informally known as Sputnik Planum – and how fast that ice is flowing. The study is published in the June 2 issue of the journal Nature. 02-Jun-2016
Orbital ATK conducts test of Antares fir Washington, June 1 (IBNS) Orbital ATK conducted a full-power test of the upgraded first stage propulsion system of its Antares medium-class rocket using new RD-181 main engines. The 30-second test took place at 5:30 p.m. (EDT) on May 31, 2016 at Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A. 01-Jun-2016
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