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Why NASA rocket launch in Australia is historic| Video

A report by the news agency AFP said that in the first of the three planned launches from the Arnhem Space Centre, the rocket, carrying technology likened to a "mini Hubble" telescope, lifted off -- blasted about 350 kilometres (218 miles) into the night sky.
This handout image released by NASA shows a rocket, carrying technology likened to a "mini Hubble" telescope, lifting off from Arnhem Space Centre in Australia late on June 26, 2022. (AFP photo)
This handout image released by NASA shows a rocket, carrying technology likened to a "mini Hubble" telescope, lifting off from Arnhem Space Centre in Australia late on June 26, 2022. (AFP photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 09:41 AM IST
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Explorers find WWII Navy destroyer, deepest wreck discovered

  • The USS Samuel B. Roberts, popularly known as the “Sammy B," was identified on Wednesday broken into two pieces on a slope at a depth of 6,985 meters (22,916 feet).
The US Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers.(AP)
The US Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers.(AP)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 04:18 PM IST
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Nasa: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches

Nasa has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust collected during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had subsequently been fed to cockroaches during an experiment.
Cockroaches which were fed moon dust from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.(AP)
Cockroaches which were fed moon dust from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.(AP)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 06:01 PM IST
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New class of stellar system called 'blue blobs' found: Research

The new stellar systems contain only young, blue stars, which are distributed in an irregular pattern and seem to exist in surprising isolation from any potential parent galaxy.
New class of stellar system called 'blue blobs' found: Research | Representative image(ANI)
New class of stellar system called 'blue blobs' found: Research | Representative image(ANI)
Published on Jun 21, 2022 08:03 PM IST
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South Korea's second space rocket launch successfully puts satellites in orbit

The rocket also successfully placed a 1.3-ton dummy satellite and four small cube satellites developed by universities for research, into orbit.
South Korea's second space rocket launch successfully puts satellites in orbit(REUTERS)
South Korea's second space rocket launch successfully puts satellites in orbit(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 21, 2022 07:44 PM IST
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Discovery in MP throws light on the reproductive biology of sauropod dinosaurs

Until this new finding from India, no egg-in-egg abnormal fossil egg was found in dinosaurs and for that matter in other reptiles like turtles, lizards, and crocodiles.
A team of Indian researchers, for the first time in the fossil history, discover an egg-in-egg or abnormal titanosaurid dinosaur egg from the Bagh area in Dhar District of Madhya Pradesh.(ANI)
A team of Indian researchers, for the first time in the fossil history, discover an egg-in-egg or abnormal titanosaurid dinosaur egg from the Bagh area in Dhar District of Madhya Pradesh.(ANI)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 01:45 PM IST
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Scientists discover 'super Jupiter' orbiting white dwarf

The discovery forms part of a treasure trove of data made available in Gaia's Data Release 3, which provides the most detailed survey of our galactic neighbourhood to date.
A file photo of Super Jupiter. Used for representational purposes. (NASA)
A file photo of Super Jupiter. Used for representational purposes. (NASA)
Published on Jun 17, 2022 04:27 PM IST
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Ancient DNA solves mystery over origin of medieval Black Death

Black death: The cemeteries, excavated in the 19th century, included headstones attributing deaths to "pestilence" in the Syriac language.
Black death: The image shows the headstone of a plague victim, named Sanmaq, who died in 1649 of ‘pestilence’.(AFP)
Black death: The image shows the headstone of a plague victim, named Sanmaq, who died in 1649 of ‘pestilence’.(AFP)
Published on Jun 16, 2022 03:02 PM IST
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Over 14% of world has had this disease, says study

  • Central Europe had the highest rate of infection with 20 percent, while men over the age of 50 living in rural areas were most at risk, the study in the journal BMJ Global Health found.
The bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), which causes the disease, was found in the blood of 14.5 percent of the nearly 160,000 total participants.(Shutterstock)
The bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), which causes the disease, was found in the blood of 14.5 percent of the nearly 160,000 total participants.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 14, 2022 06:13 AM IST
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Rare dinosaur 'egg-in-egg' found by DU researchers in Madhya Pradesh

The abnormal titanosaurid dinosaur egg was discovered in MP’s Dhar district, and could provide important insights into whether dinosaurs had a reproductive biology similar to that of turtles and lizards, or crocodiles and birds, researchers said.
Workers adjust a Spinosaurus skeleton replica during a preparation and media preview for the Dinosaur EXPO at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo.(REUTERS for representation only)
Workers adjust a Spinosaurus skeleton replica during a preparation and media preview for the Dinosaur EXPO at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo.(REUTERS for representation only)
Published on Jun 13, 2022 07:58 PM IST
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China releases world's 'most detailed' map of Moon

The map includes 12,341 impact craters, 81 impact basins, 17 rock types and 14 types of structures, providing abundant information about geology of the moon and its evolution.
The full moon (AFP File Photo)
The full moon (AFP File Photo)
Published on Jun 08, 2022 08:47 PM IST
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Colombia shares images of 300-year-old treasure-laden wreck of Spanish ship  

The San Jose galleon was owned by the Spanish crown when it was sunk by the British navy near Cartagena in 1708. Only a handful of its 600-strong crew survived. It was heading back from the New World to the court of King Philip V of Spain.
Screen grab of a video released by the Colombian Presidency showing images of the wrecked Spanish galleon San Jose, off the coast of Cartagena, in the Caribbean Sea, Colombia.(AFP)
Screen grab of a video released by the Colombian Presidency showing images of the wrecked Spanish galleon San Jose, off the coast of Cartagena, in the Caribbean Sea, Colombia.(AFP)
Published on Jun 08, 2022 06:36 PM IST
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Woman receives 3-D printed ear implant made from her own cells

  • The new ear was transplanted earlier in March and is shaped precisely like the patient’s other ear. “The new year will continue to regenerate cartilage tissue, giving it the look and feel of a natural ear,” the officials were quoted as saying.
Living ear tissue bioprinted by 3DBio Therapeutics. (Photo: 3DBio Therapeutics)
Living ear tissue bioprinted by 3DBio Therapeutics. (Photo: 3DBio Therapeutics)
Published on Jun 02, 2022 05:38 PM IST
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Vietnam develops new vaccine for African swine fever: official

  • "We are confident to produce pig swine fever vaccine for domestic prevention and will also aim at export," the official said.
File Photo of a vaccine vial.(REUTERS)
File Photo of a vaccine vial.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2022 02:21 PM IST
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IIT Delhi study reveals mechanisms driving SARS-CoV-2 evolution in humans

  • The researchers found that the rate of CpG depletion from SARS-CoV-2 genomes rapidly decreases after the first few months of evolution in humans.
A person takes an RT-PCR test before receiving a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center. (File image)(Bloomberg)
A person takes an RT-PCR test before receiving a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center. (File image)(Bloomberg)
Published on May 29, 2022 04:40 PM IST
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Hate traffic jams? Use mathematics to solve problem, says Israel firm

  • ITC, or Intelligent Traffic Control, was one of the artificial intelligence players at Tel Aviv's recent EcoMotion showcase where high-tech and AI firms hope to make transport more efficient and cleaner.
Traffic congestion near Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh/ HT)
Traffic congestion near Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh/ HT)
Published on May 29, 2022 04:02 PM IST
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ZSI scientists discover new macaque species in Arunachal Pradesh

The new species, named 'Sela Macaque' (Macaca selai), was found in western and central parts of the state, ZSI director Dhriti Banerjee said.
A young macaque looks through the railings of a temple compound in Dharmsala.(AP)
A young macaque looks through the railings of a temple compound in Dharmsala.(AP)
Published on May 28, 2022 04:58 PM IST
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Antiviral drugs may reduce monkeypox symptoms, shorten contagious phase: Study

The cases analysed in the study, published on Tuesday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, represent the first instances of in-hospital transmission and household transmission outside of Africa.
Monkeypox, a close relative of the smallpox virus, is a rare disease classified as a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) by the UK Health Security Agency.(AFP)
Monkeypox, a close relative of the smallpox virus, is a rare disease classified as a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) by the UK Health Security Agency.(AFP)
Published on May 25, 2022 05:49 AM IST
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Over 500 animal species believed lost, not seen in more than 50 years: Study

Researchers reviewed information on 32,802 species from the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN Red List) and identified 562 lost species. Their findings appear in the journal Animal Conservation.
Reptiles led the way with 257 species considered lost, followed by 137 species of amphibians, 130 species of mammals and 38 species of birds.(AP file)
Reptiles led the way with 257 species considered lost, followed by 137 species of amphibians, 130 species of mammals and 38 species of birds.(AP file)
Published on May 21, 2022 05:55 PM IST
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All about Boeing's 3rd shot at high-stakes Starliner space demo flight| Videos

This was the third launch attempt by the US multinational after the first two failed for a program which has bedeviled the company, giving an edge to Elon Musk’s SpaceX as the only American option for ferrying astronauts. 
The capsule was soaring aloft atop an Atlas V rocket furnished by the United Launch Alliance (ULA).(REUTERS)
The capsule was soaring aloft atop an Atlas V rocket furnished by the United Launch Alliance (ULA).(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2022 07:11 AM IST
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Increase in UFOs over past 20 years: Top US official | Watch US Navy footage

"Since the early 2000s we have seen an increasing number of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft or objects in military controlled training areas and training ranges and other designated airspace," Scott Bray, deputy director of Naval intelligence, told a House security panel.
In June 2021, US intelligence had already claimed in a long-awaited report that there was no evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials in the skies.(File photo. Representative image)
In June 2021, US intelligence had already claimed in a long-awaited report that there was no evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials in the skies.(File photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 18, 2022 10:09 AM IST
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After 60 years, US House panel to conduct hearing on UFOs

Last year, the US report on the UFOs to characterise the potential threat posed by them showed that the administration was able to explain only one of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects which were reported by the military planes.
The Pentagon had set up a unit to investigate UFOs in 2020(YouTube/US Navy)
The Pentagon had set up a unit to investigate UFOs in 2020(YouTube/US Navy)
Published on May 15, 2022 06:00 PM IST
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ISRO successfully tests human-rated HS200 solid rocket booster 

The booster engine is part of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MkIII (GSLV Mk III) rocket that would carry Indian astronauts to space.
India's first manned space flight mission 'Gaganyaan' is expected to launch next year in 2023.
India's first manned space flight mission 'Gaganyaan' is expected to launch next year in 2023.
Published on May 13, 2022 05:41 PM IST
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Scientists grow plant in lunar soil, raise hopes of growing plants on Moon

  • The ground-breaking experiment, detailed in the journal Communications Biology on Thursday, has given researchers hope that it may be possible to one day grow plants directly on the Moon.
For the first time ever, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil.(@NASA)
For the first time ever, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil.(@NASA)
Published on May 13, 2022 10:38 AM IST
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Water existed on Mars for longer than previously thought: Chinese findings

Mars is believed to have been wet until about 3 billion years ago, when the planet's second geological age, known as the Hesperian Epoch, ended. In the current Amazonian period, there is no surface water.
Image for representation only. (European Space Agency via AP, File picture)
Image for representation only. (European Space Agency via AP, File picture)
Published on May 13, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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Milky Way’s black hole comes to light: How astronomers captured first image

  • The pictures take significance as observing a black hole is, by definition, impossible, since no light can escape it.
This is the first image of Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A* for short), the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy..( REUTERS)
This is the first image of Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A* for short), the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy..( REUTERS)
Updated on May 12, 2022 11:29 PM IST
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Astronomers capture 1st image of Milky Way's huge black hole

Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have these giant black holes at their center, where light and matter cannot escape, making it extremely hard to get images of them. 
This image released by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Thursday, May 12, 2022, shows a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.(AP)
This image released by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Thursday, May 12, 2022, shows a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.(AP)
Published on May 12, 2022 07:17 PM IST
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What is Mars XR? NASA calls on innovators to boost research on Red Planet

Mars XR calls on developers to work on scenarios that will be used to test procedures and plan for conditions while on Mars. 
This illustration shows a concept for a set of future robots working together to ferry back samples from the surface of Mars collected by NASA's Mars Perseverance rover. ((NASA) )
This illustration shows a concept for a set of future robots working together to ferry back samples from the surface of Mars collected by NASA's Mars Perseverance rover. ((NASA) )
Published on May 12, 2022 09:51 AM IST
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NASA shares stunning images of neighbouring galaxy using new space telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope beamed back the latest test pictures of a neighbouring satellite galaxy, and the results are stunning when compared with images taken by NASA's previous infrared observatory, the Spitzer Space Telescope.
This combination of images provided by NASA shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, seen by the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, left, and the new James Webb Space Telescope.(NASA via AP)
This combination of images provided by NASA shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, seen by the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, left, and the new James Webb Space Telescope.(NASA via AP)
Published on May 10, 2022 08:06 PM IST
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