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Common Mutation May Make COVID-19 More Vulnerable To Vaccine, Says Study

Common Mutation May Make COVID-19 More Vulnerable To Vaccine, Says Study

Press Trust of India | Friday November 13, 2020, Washington

A common mutation in the novel coronavirus that has enabled it to spread quickly around the world may also make it more susceptible to a vaccine, according to a study that proves some of the first concrete findings about how SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is evolving.

Scientists Discover "Hidden" Gene In COVID-19, May Add To Unique Biology: Report

Scientists Discover "Hidden" Gene In COVID-19, May Add To Unique Biology: Report

Press Trust of India | Thursday November 12, 2020, New York

Researchers have discovered a new "hidden" gene in the novel coronavirus which may contribute to its unique biology and pandemic potential, an advance that may lead to the development of new therapeutics against the deadly virus.

Radio Burst From Within Milky Way May Help Solve Cosmic Mystery

Radio Burst From Within Milky Way May Help Solve Cosmic Mystery

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 04, 2020, Paris

Astrophysicists have detected a burst of cosmic radio waves within our solar system for the first time and identified its source, according to research published Wednesday that sheds new light on one of the mysteries of the Universe.

Scientists Have Developed "Ultrapotent" COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate: Study

Scientists Have Developed "Ultrapotent" COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 04, 2020, Washington

Scientists have developed a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 that produces "extremely high levels" of protective antibodies in animal models, an advance that may lead to a novel therapeutic to curb the pandemic.

NASA Spacecraft Successfully Gets Sample From Asteroid Bennu

NASA Spacecraft Successfully Gets Sample From Asteroid Bennu

Agence France-Presse | Friday October 30, 2020, Washington, United States

NASA said Thursday its robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex was able to stow a rock and dust sample scooped up from the asteroid Bennu, after a flap that had wedged open put the mission at risk.

NASA Spacecraft Touches Asteroid 200 Million Miles From Earth

NASA Spacecraft Touches Asteroid 200 Million Miles From Earth

Christian Davenport, The Washington Post | Wednesday October 21, 2020

NASA high-fived an asteroid for the first time Tuesday evening in a daring mission to better understand the origins of the universe.

3-Person Crew Blasts Off For International Space Station In Russian Capsule

3-Person Crew Blasts Off For International Space Station In Russian Capsule

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 14, 2020, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut blasted off to the International Space Station Wednesday aboard a Russian capsule, in the first such launch since SpaceX's game-changing debut manned flight from US soil.

Rahul Gandhi Taunts PM Over Wind Turbine Ideas, Ministers Hit Back

Rahul Gandhi Taunts PM Over Wind Turbine Ideas, Ministers Hit Back

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Friday October 09, 2020, New Delhi

At least two union ministers today mocked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his sarcastic tweet on Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's views expressed during an interaction with Henrik Andersen, head of Danish wind turbine-maker Vestas, a few days ago.

Gene Mutation Behind Different COVID-19 Death Rates Among Indian States: Study

Gene Mutation Behind Different COVID-19 Death Rates Among Indian States: Study

Press Trust of India | Friday October 02, 2020, New Delhi

Variation in a genetic mutation among Indians may be the main reason behind the difference in the death rates due to COVID-19 across various states of the country, says a study that could inform new policies for controlling the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Giant Black Hole Discovered At Centre Of Cosmic "Spider's Web"

Giant Black Hole Discovered At Centre Of Cosmic "Spider's Web"

Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 01, 2020, Paris, France

Astronomers have discovered six galaxies ensnared in the cosmic "spider's web" of a supermassive black hole soon after the Big Bang, according to research published Thursday that could help explain the development of these enigmatic monsters.

ISRO To Launch Its Venus Mission In 2025, France To Take Part: French Space Agency

ISRO To Launch Its Venus Mission In 2025, France To Take Part: French Space Agency

Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 30, 2020, New Delhi

ISRO is scheduled to launch its Venus mission in 2025 and France will participate in it, French space agency CNES said on Wednesday.

Second Alignment Plane Of Solar System Discovered

Second Alignment Plane Of Solar System Discovered

ANI | Tuesday September 29, 2020, Washington

A study of comet motions indicates that the solar system has a second alignment plane. Analytical investigation of the orbits of long-period comets shows that the aphelia of the comets, the point where they are farthest from the Sun, tend to fall close to either the well-known ecliptic plane where the planets reside or a newly discovered 'empty ecliptic.'

Radiation On Moon 2.6 Times Greater Than International Space Station: Study

Radiation On Moon 2.6 Times Greater Than International Space Station: Study

Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 26, 2020, Washington, United States

As the US prepares to return humans to the Moon this decade, one of the biggest dangers future astronauts will face is space radiation that can cause lasting health effects, from cataracts to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

NASA's New Mars Rover Will Use X-Rays To Hunt Fossils

NASA's New Mars Rover Will Use X-Rays To Hunt Fossils

ANI | Wednesday September 23, 2020, Washington

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a challenging road ahead: after having to make it through the harrowing entry, descent, and landing phase of the mission on February 18, 2021, it will begin searching for traces of microscopic life from billions of years back. That's why it's packing PIXL, a precision X-ray device powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

Sounds From Around The Milky Way

Sounds From Around The Milky Way

ANI | Wednesday September 23, 2020, Washington

The center of our Milky Way galaxy is too distant for us to visit in person, but we can still explore it. Telescopes give us a chance to see what the galactic center looks like in different types of light. By translating the inherently digital data (in the form of ones and zeroes) captured by telescopes in space into images, astronomers create visual representations that would otherwise be invisible to us.