Video of Northern Lights Over Norway Is Incredible

Video of Northern Lights Over Norway Is Incredible. Multicolored cosmic lights dance over mountains, bridges and lakes in an amazing new video that highlights the beauty of the northern lights as seen from Norway. The spectacular video of Norway’s northern lights — entitled “Sixth Element” and produced by the production company Level 4 — runs nearly five minutes […]

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Prithvi II, the Nuclear capable Surface-to-Surface missile, successfully test-fired

Prithvi II, the Nuclear capable Surface-to-Surface missile, successfully test-fired.India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable surface to surface Prithvi II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore on 6 January 2014. Prithvi-II is capable of carrying warheads of 500 kg to 1,000 kg. It is […]

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NASA Tests ‘Pumpkin Suit’ for Asteroid Mission

NASA Tests ‘Pumpkin Suit’ for Asteroid Mission. NASA Tests “Pumpkin Suit” for Asteroid MissionNASA Tests “Pumpkin Suit” for Asteroid MissionNASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality. In the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers are testing a modified version of the pumpkin-orange Advanced Crew […]

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China’s Moon Lander Takes a Space Selfie

China’s Moon Lander Takes a Space Selfie. China made history this weekend by becoming only the third nation to soft land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon. Soon after, the spacecraft’s Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover was deployed and it took the opportunity to shoot what amounts to a “space selfie,” sending back an image of the Chang’e-3 to […]

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First rock dating experiment performed on Mars

First rock dating experiment performed on Mars. WASHINGTON: For the first time, scientists have successfully determined the age of a Martian rock – with experiments performed on Mars. Although researchers have determined the ages of rocks from other planetary bodies, the actual experiments – like analysing meteorites and moon rocks – have always been done on […]

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ISRO successfully performs 1st TCM on Mars Orbiter

ISRO successfully performs 1st TCM on Mars Orbiter. CHENNAI, DEC 11: The first Trajectory Correction Manoeuvre of India’s maiden mission to Mars was today carried out successfully by ISRO scientists on the spacecraft, which is presently travelling some 2.9 million kms away from Earth. “The first Trajectory Correction Manoeuvre (TCM) of Spacecraft was carried out successfully […]

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NASA Curiosity rover discovers evidence of freshwater Mars lake

NASA Curiosity rover discovers evidence of freshwater Mars lake. SAN FRANCISCO — NASA’s steady reconnaissance of Mars with the Curiosity rover has produced another major discovery: evidence of an ancient lake — with water that could plausibly be described as drinkable — that was part of a long-standing, wet environment that could have supported simple forms of life. […]

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NASA Spacecraft Captures Unprecedented Views of the Sun’s Mystery Layer

NASA Spacecraft Captures Unprecedented Views of the Sun’s Mystery Layer. During its first six months in space, NASA’s IRIS telescope has snapped stunning images of an obscure layer of the sun, revealing previously unseen violence and complexity in the lowest slivers of our star’s atmosphere, scientists say. The IRIS Observatory launched in June and its name is short […]

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China successfully launches its lunar probe

China successfully launches its lunar probe. The launch of China’s lunar probe Chang’e-3 was “successful”, the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre announced Monday. Zhang Zhenzhong, director of the centre, made the announcement after the lunar probe entered the earth-moon transfer orbit and unfolded its solar panels, Xinhua reported. Chang’e-3 lunar probe, aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket, blasted off from the […]

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Nasa plans plants on the moon

Nasa plans plants on the moon. LONDON: US’s Nasa has announced plans to grow plants on the moon in 2015. They are constructing a small technology demonstration unit to study germination of plants in lunar gravity and radiation on the Moon. The self-contained habitat will have a mass of about 1 kg and would be transported on a commercial spacecraft – […]

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