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NASA’s Cassini to photograph Earth from Saturn

On July 19, 2013 NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will be taking the first-ever natural-colour image of the Earth as seen from the Saturn system, from 1.44 billion kilometres away. The US space agency is inviting the public to help recognize the historic interplanetary picture as it is being taken. The Earth will look like a small, pale blue dot ..

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Fact Box: Magnetar; NASA's observatory finds Magnetar "SGR 0418"

Scientists at NASA have discovered exotic neutron star called Magnetar named SGR 0418 by using Chandra X-ray Observatory and other satellites. What are Magnetars? Magnetar are the dense remains of dead stars that erupt sporadically with bursts of high-energy radiation. It is a type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field (ten to a thousand times stronger than for the ..

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Kepler-62e, 62f and 69c: Earth-like planets that could host life discovered by NASA

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems. Kepler-62 system Kepler-69 system The Kepler-62 system has five planets: 62b 62c 62d 62e 62f Kepler-62 system has five planets: 62b, 62c, 62d, 62e and 62f orbiting a Sun-like star called Kepler-62. Kepler-62e, 62f and 69c are the super-Earth-sized planets. NASA is not terming these planets ..

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India, USA agree to cooperate on future missions to the Moon and Mars

Subsequent to successful collaboration in Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission, India and the US have agreed to cooperate on future missions to the Moon and Mars. NASA and ISRO collaborated successfully for the Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission in 2008. Thus, building upon the partnership further, both NASA and ISRO have agreed to explore further cooperative space exploration work, including future missions to the ..

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Curiosity finds key ingredients required to support life on mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover, which is exploring Mars, has identified sulphur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon – some of the key chemical ingredients required to support life – in the powder it drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on the Red Planet. It indicated sulfides and sulfates ..

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