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WASP-18b has smothering stratosphere wit

Washington, Nov 30 (IBNS): A NASA-led team has found evidence that the oversized planet WASP-18b is wrapped in a smothering stratosphere loaded with carbon monoxide and devoid of water.

Four decades and counting: New NASA inst

Washington, Nov 29 (IBNS): We live on a solar-powered planet. As we wake up in the morning, the Sun peeks over the horizon to shed light on us, blanket us with warmth and provide cues to start our day. At the same time, our Sun’s energy drives our planet’s ocean currents, seasons, weather and climate. Without the Sun, life on Earth would not exist.

NASA builds its next Mars Rover Mission

Washington, Nov 29 (IBNS): In just a few years, NASA's next Mars rover mission will be flying to the Red Planet.

Decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide ke

London, Nov 28 (IBNS): A decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels led to a fundamental shift in the behaviour of the Earth’s climate system around one million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton.

Earthworms can reproduce in Mars soil si

New York, Nov 28 (IBNS): Two young worms are the first offspring in a Mars soil experiment at Wageningen University & Research. Biologist Wieger Wamelink found them in a Mars soil simulant that he obtained from NASA. At the start he only added adult worms.

All missions on board for NASA Heliophys

Washington, Nov 28 (IBNS): Scientists have been studying the near-Earth environment for the better part of a century, but many mysteries — like where the energetic particles that pervade the area originate and become energized — still remain.

NASA to test advanced space wireless net

Washington,Nov 25 (IBNS): NASA launched the Technology Educational Satellite, or TechEdSat-6, to the International Space Station on Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Nov. 12.

NASA links port-city sea levels to regio

Washington, Nov 22 (IBNS): A new NASA tool links changes in sea level in 293 global port cities to specific regions of melting land ice, such as southern Greenland and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Cassini image mosaic: A farewell to Satu

Washington, Nov 22 (IBNS): In a fitting farewell to the planet that had been its home for over 13 years, the Cassini spacecraft took one last, lingering look at Saturn and its splendid rings during the final leg of its journey and snapped a series of images that has been assembled into a new mosaic.

Solar system’s first Interstellar visi

Washington, Nov 22 (IBNS): Now, new data reveal the interstellar interloper to be a rocky, cigar-shaped object with a somewhat reddish hue.

BrahMos missile tested successfully, fir

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IBNS): BrahMos missle, which was fired from IAF's Sukhoi 30-MKI, has been tested successfully, media reports said.

Mars might be drier than previously thou

London, Nov 21 (IBNS): Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to a new study.

The changing colors of our living planet

Washington, Nov 18 (IBNS): NASA satellites can see our living Earth breathe.

NASA's Mars 2020 Mission performs first

Washington, Nov 16 (IBNS): Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed.

Canada based RoboGarden announces strate

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IBNS): To make learning to code easier for students in India, ed-tech Company Eupheus Learning has entered in an exclusive strategic partnership with RoboGarden Inc., an international, award-winning, product development and consulting firm that operates in a wide range of technical sectors in Alberta, Canada.

Scientists discover new mechanisms that

Birmingham, Nov 13 (IBNS): Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist infection-fighting antibiotics.

New study sheds light on how earliest fo

Sydney, Nov 12 (IBNS): A new study led by ANU has shed light on how the earliest forms of life evolved on Earth about four billion years ago.

NASA reveals hot news from the Antarctic

Washington, Nov 8 (IBNS): A new NASA study adds evidence that a geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land, explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet.

‘Monster’ planet discovery challenge

London, Nov 4 (IBNS): A giant planet – the existence of which was previously thought extremely unlikely – has been discovered by an international collaboration of astronomers, with the University of Warwick taking a leading role.

Return of the Comet: 96P spotted by ESA,

Washington, Nov 4 (IBNS): The ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA mission SOHO — short for Solar and Heliospheric Observatory — got a visit from an old friend this week when comet 96P entered its field of view on Oct. 25, 2017. 

Hubble sees nearby asteroids photobombin

Washington, Nov 4 (IBNS): Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of landscapes, some of our solar system's asteroids have photobombed deep images of the universe taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

New Greenland maps show more glaciers at

California, Nov 4 (IBNS): New maps of Greenland’s coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelerated melting as had previously been thought.

Study finds what evolutionary biology te

London, Nov 3 (IBNS): Hollywood films and science fiction literature fuel the belief that aliens are monster-like beings, who are very different to humans. But new research suggests that we could have more in common with our extra-terrestrial neighbours, than initially thought.

UK-India science ministers announce join

London, Nov 2 (IBNS): UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Jo Johnson and Indian Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Y S Chowdary together announced new UK-India joint research projects and saw high-impact current Research Councils-India collaborations succeed at the first ever Newton Prize award ceremony at the National Science Centre in New Delhi.

Human's don't use as much brain power as

Durham, Nov 1 (IBNS): For years, scientists assumed that humans devote a larger share of their daily calories to their brains than other animals. Although the human brain makes up only 2 percent of body weight, it consumes more than 25 percent of our baseline energy budget.

Next Mars Rover will have 23 'eyes': NAS

Washington, Nov 1 (IBNS): When NASA's Mars Pathfinder touched down in 1997, it had five cameras: two on a mast that popped up from the lander, and three on NASA's first rover, Sojourner.


NASA estimates global reach of atmospher

Washington, Nov 1 (IBNS): A recent study by NASA and several partners has estimated, for the first time, the global impact of atmospheric rivers on floods and droughts, as well as the number of people affected by these atmospheric phenomena.

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