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NASA’s Spitzer maps climate patterns o California, Mar 31 (IBNS) Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the first temperature map of a super-Earth planet -- a rocky planet nearly two times as big as ours. 31-Mar-2016
NASA's 'Spaceport of the Future' reaches Washington, Mar 30 (IBNS) NASA has completed a major milestone on its journey to Mars and is ready to begin another phase of work on its spaceport of the future, where the next generation of astronauts will launch to Mars and other deep-space destinations. 30-Mar-2016
Simplifying obesity reduction surgery w New Delhi/Hyderabad, Mar 29 (IBNS) Doctors in Delhi, Hyderabad and other places are suggesting robotic bariatric surgery for those with morbid obesity as part of the patient's weight reduction regime. 29-Mar-2016
Investigating the mystery of migrating ' Washington, Mar 29 (IBNS) The last decade has seen a bonanza of exoplanet discoveries. Nearly 2,000 exoplanets -- planets outside our solar system -- have been confirmed so far, and more than 5,000 candidate exoplanets have been identified. Many of these exotic worlds belong to a class known as "hot Jupiters." These are gas giants like Jupiter but much hotter, with orbits that take them feverishly close to their stars. 29-Mar-2016
2016 Arctic Sea ice wintertime extent hi Washington, Mar 29 (IBNS) Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second year in a row, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA. 29-Mar-2016
Research shows potential for emergence o London, Mar 26 (IBNS) A team from the University’s School of Biosciences examined the differences between Ebola viruses that cause severe disease in humans and the Reston virus that does not. 26-Mar-2016
Working towards 'seamless' infrared maps Washington, Mar 25 (IBNS) Each of these two montages shows four synthetic views of Titan created using data acquired by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) on board NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2004 and 2015. 25-Mar-2016
Russian Space Station Cargo Ship launch, Washington, Mar 25 (IBNS) NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft, Progress 63P, to resupply the International Space Station. 25-Mar-2016
Ancient polar ice reveals tilting of Ear Washington, Mar 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): New NASA-funded research provides evidence that the spin axis of Earth’s moon shifted by about five degrees roughly three billion years ago. 24-Mar-2016
NASA gets down to Earth this year with g Washington, Mar 23 (IBNS) NASA is sending scientists around the world in 2016 – from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet to the coral reefs of the South Pacific – to delve into challenging questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it. 23-Mar-2016
Solar storms ignite X-ray "Northern Ligh California, Mar 23 (IBNS) Solar storms are triggering X-ray auroras on Jupiter that are about eight times brighter than normal over a large area of the planet and hundreds of times more energetic than Earth’s "northern lights," according to a new study using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. 23-Mar-2016
New gravity map gives best view yet insi California, Mar 22 (IBNS) A new map of Mars' gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet. 22-Mar-2016
Launch, docking returns International Sp Washington, Mar 20 (IBNS) NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is now the first American to become a three-time, long-term resident of the International Space Station. 20-Mar-2016
HSI India and PFA welcome India decision New Delhi, Mar 18 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Leading animal protection organizations Human Society International (HSI) and People for Animal (PFA) on Friday lauded the move by the Union Ministry of Health and Family banning repeat animal testing of new drugs already tested abroad, thus sparing cruelty to thousands of animals. 18-Mar-2016
Astronomers discover colossal 'Super Spi Washington, Mar 18 (IBNS) A strange new kind of galactic beast has been spotted in the cosmic wilderness. Dubbed "super spirals," these unprecedented galaxies dwarf our own spiral galaxy, the Milky Way, and compete in size and brightness with the largest galaxies in the universe. 18-Mar-2016
Science papers reveal new aspects of Plu Washington, Mar 18 (IBNS): A year ago, Pluto was just a bright speck in the cameras of NASA’s approaching New Horizons spacecraft, not much different than its appearances in telescopes since Clyde Tombaugh discovered the then-ninth planet in 1930. 18-Mar-2016
Expedition 47 Soyuz raising Washington, Mar 17 (IBNS) The gantry arms close around the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft to secure the rocket, as seen in this long exposure taken on Wednesday at launch pad 1 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. 17-Mar-2016
South Africa snapped from Space Station' Washington, Mar 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The remotely controlled Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station snapped this striking photograph during a flyover of South Africa on Feb. 9, 2016. 16-Mar-2016
NASA selects proposals to build better s Washington, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): NASA’s Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected four proposals to develop solar array technologies that will aid spacecraft in exploring destinations well beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. 15-Mar-2016
ExoMars on its way to solve red planet's Washington, Mar 15 (IBNS) The first of two joint ESA–Roscosmos missions to Mars has begun a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, where it will address unsolved mysteries of the planet’s atmosphere that could indicate present-day geological – or even biological – activity. 15-Mar-2016
NASA measures U.S. south heavy rainfall Washington, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Extremely heavy rain fell over the southern United States during the past week and data from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core satellite and others in the GPM constellation provided a look at areas with heaviest rainfall. The data showed the largest amounts of rain fell from north central Louisiana to southern Arkansas. 15-Mar-2016
Dueling climate cycles may increase sea Washington, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The tropical Pacific Ocean isn't flat like a pond. Instead, it regularly has a high side and a low side. Natural cycles such as El Niño and La Niña events cause this sea level seesaw to tip back and forth, with the ocean near Asia on one end and the ocean near the Americas on the other. 15-Mar-2016
Harvard researchers design 3D material w New York, Mar 14 (IBNS) Harvard researchers have designed a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable and self actuated. It can change size, volume and shape; it can fold flat to withstand the weight of an elephant without breaking, and pop right back up to prepare for the next task. 14-Mar-2016
Experiments show magnetic chips could dr Los Angeles, Mar 14 (IBNS) In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, UC Berkeley engineers have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can actually operate at the lowest fundamental energy dissipation theoretically possible under the laws of thermodynamics. 14-Mar-2016
Satellites and Shipwrecks: Landsat satel Washington, Mar 12 (IBNS) An estimated 3 million shipwrecks are scattered across the planet’s oceans. Most maritime mishaps take place close to shore where hazards to navigation — such as rocks, reefs, other submerged objects and vessel congestion — are abundant. While there is a romantic association of shipwrecks and buried treasure, it is desirable to know where they are located for many other practical reasons. The ships may be of historical significance or, if the hard substrate of the ship has created a reef, of ecological significance. 12-Mar-2016
NASA selects scientists for Mars Rover r Washington, Mar 12 (IBNS) NASA has selected 28 researchers as participating scientists for the Curiosity Mars rover mission, including six newcomers to the rover's science team. 12-Mar-2016
What’s eating at Pluto? Washington DC, Mar 12 (IBNS) Far in the western hemisphere, scientists on NASA’s New Horizons mission have discovered what looks like a giant “bite mark” on Pluto’s surface. They suspect it may be caused by a process known as sublimation—the transition of a substance from a solid to a gas. The methane ice-rich surface on Pluto may be sublimating away into the atmosphere, exposing a layer of water-ice underneath. 12-Mar-2016
Astronaut Scott Kelly to retire from NAS Washington, Mar 12 (IBNS) NASA astronaut and one-year crew member Scott Kelly will retire from the agency, effective April 1. 12-Mar-2016
Arts@CERN launches COLLIDE International Geneva, Mar 11 (IBNS): Arts@CERN on Friday launched an international call for artists for the COLLIDE International Award-a new collaboration between CERN and FACT1. 11-Mar-2016
NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Re Washington, Mar 11 (IBNS) On a second American record-breaking mission for 2016, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 5:26 p.m. EDT Friday, Mar 18, with cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA Television launch coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. 11-Mar-2016
NASA Selects Instruments to Study Air Po Washington, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS) NASA has selected two proposals for new Earth science investigations that will put new instruments in low-Earth orbit to track harmful particulate air pollutants and study the development of tropical cyclones. 11-Mar-2016
NASA Station leads way for improved meas Washington, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS) NASA has demonstrated the success of advanced technology for making precise measurements of Earth’s orientation and rotation – information that helps provide a foundation for navigation of all space missions and for geophysical studies of our planet. 11-Mar-2016
PSLV-C32 successfully launches India's s Sriharikota, Mar 10 (IBNS): In its thirty fourth flight (PSLV-C32), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1425 kg IRNSS-1F, the sixth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) on Thursday from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. 10-Mar-2016
India's sixth navigation satellite launc Sriharikota, Mar 10 (IBNS) Indian rocket PSLV C-32 successfully put into orbit the country’s sixth navigation satellite, the 1,425-kg IRNSS-1F, around 20 minutes into flight, and at an altitude of 488.9 km, after a successful lift off from Sriharikota (Tamil Nadu) at 4pm on Thursday. 10-Mar-2016
Solar eclipse over South Pacific Ocean California, Mar 10 (IBNS) During the afternoon of March 9, 2016, a total solar eclipse was visible in parts of southeast Asia and a partial eclipse was visible in parts of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and America Samoa. 10-Mar-2016
NASA targets May 2018 launch of Mars InS California, Mar 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS) NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to study the deep interior of Mars is targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018. 10-Mar-2016
NASA tests inflatable heat shield techno New york, Mar 9 (IBNS) Before NASA uses its new inflatable technology for slowing spacecraft that are entering the atmospheres of other planets, it will first need to be packed into the tight confines of a rocket. 09-Mar-2016
NASA Glenn Technology pumps hope into br New York, Mar 9 (IBNS) Dr. Mark Rodefeld knows the hearts of children. As a pediatric heart surgeon at Indiana University, he’s spent decades fixing them. 09-Mar-2016
NASA recognizes outstanding small busine New York, Mar 9 (IBNS) The winners of the Fiscal Year 2015 agency-level Small Business Industry Awards (SBIA) were announced Tuesday during the spring 2016 NASA Industry Forum meeting hosted by the agency’s Office of Small Business Programs at NASA Headquarters in Washington. 09-Mar-2016
Citizen scientists help NASA researchers California, Mar 8 (IBNS) Space weather scientist Liz MacDonald has seen auroras more than five times in her life, but it was the aurora she didn’t see that affected her the most. 08-Mar-2016
NASA to provide live coverage for March California, Mar 8 (IBNS) NASA, in partnership with the Exploratorium Science Center in San Francisco, will host activities around the Mar 8 total solar eclipse, including opportunities to talk with solar scientists and live coverage of the eclipse originating from Woleai island in Micronesia. 08-Mar-2016
NASA awards contract for test evaluation California, Mar 8 (IBNS) NASA has awarded a contract to Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tennessee, for continued test and operations support at the agency’s White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 08-Mar-2016
NASA analyzes March 7 U.S. Pacific North California, Mar 7 (IBNS) NASA's RapidScat instrument spied tropical-storm-force winds in a weather system affecting the Pacific Northwestern U.S. and southwestern Canada on Mar 6 and Mar 7. 08-Mar-2016
NASA, Honeywell bring Hip-Hop education California, Mar 8 (IBNS) NASA and Honeywell are visiting the West Coast with the FMA Live! Forces in Motion show for a spring 2016 tour designed to ignite students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 08-Mar-2016
World Meteorological Organization Secret New Delhi, Mar 7 (IBNS) Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva Dr Petteri Taalas, called on the Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan, in New Delhi on Monday. 07-Mar-2016
NASA scientific balloon team hopes to br Washington, Mar 4 (IBNS) After years of tests and development, NASA’s Balloon Program team is on the cusp of expanding the envelope in high-altitude, heavy-lift ballooning with its super pressure balloon (SPB) technology. 05-Mar-2016
Some birds are just as smart as apes Bochum, Mar 4 (IBNS) At first glance, the brains of birds and mammals show many significant differences. In spite of that, the cognitive skills of some groups of birds match those of apes. 04-Mar-2016
Versatile instrument to Scout for Kuiper California, Mar 4 (IBNS) At the Palomar Observatory near San Diego, astronomers are busy tinkering with a high-tech instrument that could discover a variety of objects both far from Earth and closer to home. 04-Mar-2016
Methane snow on Pluto’s peaks California, Mar 4 (IBNS) One of Pluto’s most identifiable features, Cthulhu (pronounced kuh-THU-lu) stretches nearly halfway around Pluto’s equator, starting from the west of the great nitrogen ice plains known as Sputnik Planum. 04-Mar-2016
Mystery feature evolves in Titan's Ligei California, Mar 3 (IBNS): These images from the Radar instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the evolution of a transient feature in the large hydrocarbon sea named Ligeia Mare on Saturn's moon Titan. 03-Mar-2016
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