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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

life & universe

World's first trip to Moon's South Pole planned for 2016

The world's first mission to the South Pole of the Moon to install a permanent telescope on the lunar surface, to aid professional and amateur researchers, has been announced.

Soon, males to produce eggs and females sperm

Researchers from Japan suggest that it may be possible to grow male and female reproductive cells from the opposite gender in future - in other words, to create sperm from women and eggs from men.

School students from Delhi, Gurgaon discover two asteroids

Four school students of Delhi and Gurgaon have discovered two asteroids which will soon be listed in world's official minor body catalogue maintained by International Astronomical Union (Paris).

Sky's the limit: NASA to launch Moon mission next month

NASA is making final preparations to launch a small car-sized robotic Moon probe next month in an attempt to answer prevailing questions about the lunar atmosphere.

Top 10 bizarre moments of 2012

Did you know that honeybees can tell a Monet from a Picasso? Have you met the dancing polar bear who thinks he’s John Travolta? Were you aware that a Playboy pic was shrunk to human hair size? All this and more happened in 2012.

Top 10 Space junctures of 2012

From finding the "God particle" to capturing rare pictures of Martian solar eclipse and from discovering a planet twice the size of earth made largely out of diamond to detecting five new planets close to earth - 2012 saw space demystified in some revolutionary ways.

Top 10 of eveything Higgs Boson

The "Higgs" of Higgs boson is well known to refer to Peter Higgs. What is largely unknown, is that the term "boson" owes its name to the pioneering work of the late Indian physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose. Many Indian scientists were involved in the world's most ambitious experiment.

Now, send messages to aliens

A unique new project is asking people around the world with an internet connection to help beam messages into outer space in an attempt to make our presence in the universe known to intelligent alien life out there.

Galaxies like Milky Way bigger than thought

Our Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than previously thought, a new study has found.

Pluto's moons get names from Plato's land!

The two smallest known moons orbiting Pluto have been officially christened by the International Astronomical Union, which is in charge of approving celestial names.
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