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Nasa satellite captures world's largest panorama
A Nasa satellite has captured a 9,000-km swath of nearly unbroken land from Russia to South Africa, thus photographing arguably the world’s largest continuous panorama. Capturing the strip of continuous landmass was a challenge.
NASA craft's planet-hunting days may be numbered
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds where life could exist outside our solar system.
Three astronauts return to Earth after half-a-year ISS mission
The first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station landed safely in Kazakhstan with two crewmates on Tuesday, wrapping up a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station.
Junk DNA may not be needed for building complex life
Noncoding DNA, which has puzzled scientists for so many years, and is abundant in many living things, may not actually be needed for creation of complex life, according to researchers.
Water on Moon and Earth may have come from same meteorites
Researchers from Brown and Case Western Reserve universities and Carnegie Institution of Washington have found that the water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed.
Curiosity Rover team selects second drilling target on Mars
The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Mars has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling, it has been revealed. The rover will set course to the drilling location in coming days.
Dead stars give a glimpse of what the Sun will look in future
Scientists have studied two dead stars, which they say are giving us a glimpse as to how our Solar System might look like a few billion years from now.
Hubble finds dead stars polluted with Earth-like planetary debris
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found signs of Earth-like planets in the atmospheres of a pair of burnt-out stars in a nearby star cluster. The white dwarf stars are being polluted by debris from asteroid-like objects falling onto them.
New theory shows humans descended from aquatic apes
Scientists, academics and medics gathered this week in a London hotel to discuss a topic that has been virtually unmentionable in academic circles for decades - did humans descend from aquatic apes that spent more time swimming than dragging their knuckles on the ground?
Black Sea goldmine of ancient genetic data
Researchers believe ancient plankton DNA might be widely preserved in Black Sea lake sediments and can likely be used to reconstruct past life in the majority of oceanic and lake environments.
Salman Khan tweets support to Sana Khan
Delhi HC upholds govt's step against Comedy Central
Angelina Jolie's post-mastectomy topless portrait to be auctioned
Sarit Ray's review: Ishkq in Paris
Rashid Irani's review: Fast And Furious 6
Vindoo names 3 Chennai players, including a senior
Meiyappan set to appear before police; India Cements says he is not CEO of CSK
Vindoo spills the beans on Bollywood
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf leaves India in a hurry
Critics' review: Ishkq in Paris, a waste of time
When Led Zep Reunited
100 years of Indian cinema
Gurunath Meiyappan loved to bet even during school days
BCCI mulls suspending Srinivasan if he refuses to step down as chief
Nitish's caste design shows JD(U) preparing for a split with BJP
Bihar: man weds friend he saw being gangraped
33 arrested for burning man alive in Bihar
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