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‘Messenger’ discovers ice on Mercury's north pole

NASA’s Mercury-orbiting probe, Messenger, has confirmed a vast amount of ice at the north pole on Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. Mercury’s north pole is always in shadows. The South pole is also believed to harbor ice but there is little data to support it. Messenger which was launched in 2004 orbits much ..

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NASA spacecraft to land like helicopters

In an attempt to enable its future space capsules to land like helicopters, NASA has tested a new rotor landing system. The objective is to replace parachutes with spinning blades to enable soft and controlled landings on land instead of the ocean. The rotor re-entry and landing system is designed for capsule-inspired spacecraft like the ..

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SARAL to boost remote sensing ability of India

SARAL (Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa) With the launch of SARAL satellite carrying AltiKa and an Argos-3 instrument2 is scheduled to be launched on December 2012 and with this the remote sensing ability of the country will get a boost up. The SARAL Mission: The SARAL-Altika mission is a combined effort of ISRO and the ..

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Unique SMS service from NASA to help spot ISS

To celebrate 12th anniversary of crews living and working aboard International Space Station (ISS) NASA launched a new SMS service that will help people on earth to spot International Space Station (ISS) without a telescope.  “Spot the Station” service will send you a text message or an email as the ISS passes over your house, ..

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100-Year Starship Study of Darpa

Darpa, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is best known as a Government agency in United States which helped invent the internet. The first hypertext system and an important precursor to the contemporary ubiquitous graphical user interface was an invention of Darpa only. This organization had now recently come up with a plan to begin ..

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