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NASA's Parker Solar Probe Reveals "New And Surprising" Solar Mystery

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Reveals "New And Surprising" Solar Mystery

Press Trust of India | Thursday December 05, 2019, Washington

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which has flown closer to the Sun than any spacecraft ever, has beamed back the first observations from its close encounters with the Sun, revealing a 'spectacular trove' of data about the solar wind and space weather, reported the US space agency.

NASA To Launch A ''Robot Hotel'' Outside International Space Station

NASA To Launch A ''Robot Hotel'' Outside International Space Station

Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday December 05, 2019, Washington

NASA is attaching a "robot hotel" to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS), a protective storage unit for critical robotic tools.

How Scientists Use Loudspeakers To Make Dead Coral Reefs Sound Healthy

How Scientists Use Loudspeakers To Make Dead Coral Reefs Sound Healthy

Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post | Monday December 02, 2019

The desperate search for ways to help the world's coral reefs rebound from the devastating effects of climate change has given rise to some radical solutions.

Ice Preserved Puppy For 18,000 Years. Scientists Are Fascinated

Ice Preserved Puppy For 18,000 Years. Scientists Are Fascinated

Hannah Knowles, Maite Fernández Simon, The Washington Post | Saturday November 30, 2019

Researchers have big outstanding questions about the puppy they have named Dogor - "friend" in a language of the Siberian area where the creature spent 18,000 years in permafrost.

Small And Fast, Strange Alien Comet From Another Star In Solar System

Small And Fast, Strange Alien Comet From Another Star In Solar System

Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post | Friday November 29, 2019

Something strange is sailing toward us. Something small and cold and extraordinarily fast. No one knows where it came from, or where it is going. But it's not from around here. This is an interstellar comet - an ancient ball of ice and gas and dust, formed on the frozen outskirts of a distant star, which some lucky quirk of gravity has tossed into our path.

Scientists Spot Black Hole So Huge It "Shouldn't Even Exist In Our Galaxy"

Scientists Spot Black Hole So Huge It "Shouldn't Even Exist In Our Galaxy"

Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 28, 2019, Beijing

Astronomers have discovered a black hole in the Milky Way so huge that it challenges existing models of how stars evolve, researchers said Thursday.

Burial Site Of Babies Wearing Skulls Of Other Children Stun Archaeologists

Burial Site Of Babies Wearing Skulls Of Other Children Stun Archaeologists

Alex Horton, The Washington | Monday November 25, 2019

They wielded obsidian knives to slice skulls off children's skeletons, scientists believe. Then they reassembled them atop the heads of dead infants, perhaps to protect them on a premature journey to the afterlife.

Solar Eclipse 2019: What Is "Ring Of Fire" That Will Be Visible In India On December 26

Solar Eclipse 2019: What Is "Ring Of Fire" That Will Be Visible In India On December 26

Edited by Aman Dwivedi | Monday November 25, 2019, New Delhi

Solar Eclipse in December 2019: The last solar eclipse of the year will fall on 26th December. The celestial event will be visible from India this time. Apart from India, it will also be visible from Saudi Arabia, Sumatra and Borneo, the space.com reports.

Scientists Find Place In Ethiopia Where No Life Exists Despite Abundant Water

Scientists Find Place In Ethiopia Where No Life Exists Despite Abundant Water

Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday November 23, 2019, Addis Ababa

There is a place on Earth which does not harbour any form of life despite presence of water: hot, saline, hyperacid ponds in the Dallol geothermal field in Ethiopia.

Gamma Ray Emission, Trillion Times More Energetic Than Light, Observed

Gamma Ray Emission, Trillion Times More Energetic Than Light, Observed

Press Trust of India | Thursday November 21, 2019, Washington

In a cosmic first, researchers have observed the most powerful and luminous yet known energy release -- a trillion times more energetic than visible light -- in the brightest type of electromagnetic events known to occur in the universe called gamma-ray bursts (GRBs).

India-UK Experts Begin Largest Study On Babies With Brain Injury In India

India-UK Experts Begin Largest Study On Babies With Brain Injury In India

Press Trust of India | Thursday November 21, 2019, London

Leading experts from the UK and Indian universities have launched the world's largest study on babies with brain injuries in India this week to help prevent epilepsy.

Chandrayaan 2's Vikram Hard-Landed Within 500 Meters Of Target: Centre

Chandrayaan 2's Vikram Hard-Landed Within 500 Meters Of Target: Centre

Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 20, 2019, New Delhi

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander hard-landed as reduction in velocity during its descent was more than the designed parameters, the government said on Wednesday throwing more light on ISRO's dashed hopes of making a soft landing on the lunar surface in its maiden attempt.

US Scientist Claims Photos Show Evidence Of Life On Mars

US Scientist Claims Photos Show Evidence Of Life On Mars

Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday November 20, 2019, New York

As scientists scramble to determine whether there is life on Mars, a researcher from Ohio University in US believes that there is evidence of insect-like creatures on the red planet.

We're Living Through Earth's Second-Hottest Year, Says US Agency

We're Living Through Earth's Second-Hottest Year, Says US Agency

Andrew Freedman, The Washington Post | Wednesday November 20, 2019

This year is increasingly likely to be the planet's second- or third-warmest calendar year on record since modern temperature data collection began in 1880, according to data released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mars 2020 Rover Will Visit The Perfect Spot To Find Signs Of Life

Mars 2020 Rover Will Visit The Perfect Spot To Find Signs Of Life

Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post | Sunday November 17, 2019

On some sunny day next summer, in front of a crowd at Kennedy Space Center, a rocket carrying NASA's next, best hope at finding life on Mars will launch into the sky.