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World to witness 'Super Blue Blood Moon'

Washington, Jan 31 (IBNS): The Jan. 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it’s the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit -- known as perigee -- and about 14 percent brighter than usual. 

Global temperature targets missed within

London, Jan 31 (IBNS): New projections by researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Southampton, and the Australian National University in Canberra, could be the catalyst the world has sought to determine how best to meet its obligations to reduce carbon emissions and better manage global warming as defined by the Paris Agreement.

Dust storms linked to gas escape from Ma

Washington, Jan 24 (IBNS): Some Mars experts are eager and optimistic for a dust storm this year to grow so grand it darkens skies around the entire Red Planet.

What scientists can learn about Moon dur

Washington, Jan 24 (IBNS): The lunar eclipse on Jan. 31 will give a team of scientists a special opportunity to study the Moon using the astronomer’s equivalent of a heat-sensing, or thermal, camera.

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to fly safely past E

Washington, Jan 22 (IBNS): Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST / 21:30 UTC).

‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ coming on Ja

Washington, Jan 20 (IBNS): If you live in the western part of North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands, you might set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a lunar trifecta: a pre-dawn “super blue blood moon.”

India test fires fifth flight of Agni-5

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IBNS): Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was successfully flight tested for its full range at 0953 hrs from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha on Thursday. 

NASA Science to return to Earth aboard S

Washington, Jan 13 (IBNS): SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, Jan. 13, west of Baja California, with approximately 4,100 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station.

PSLV successfully launches 31 satellites

Sriharikota, Jan 12 (IBNS): A major landmark in the history of India's space journey was touched when ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its forty second flight, successfully launched the 710 kg Cartosat-2 Series Remote Sensing Satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites on Fridayfrom Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

Hubble finds substellar objects in the O

Washington, Jan 12 (IBNS): In an unprecedented deep survey for small, faint objects in the Orion Nebula, astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs sprinkled among newborn stars. Looking in the vicinity of the survey stars, researchers not only found several very-low-mass brown dwarf companions, but also three giant planets. They even found an example of binary planets where two planets orbit each other in the absence of a parent star.

India's ISRO launches 100th satellite

Sriharikota, Jan 12 (IBNS): In a major development, India's space agency ISRO on Friday launched its 100th satellite.

ISRO to launch 100th satellite today

Sriharikota, Jan 12 (IBNS): India's space agency ISRO is all set to launch the country's  100th satellite along with 30 others from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

No planets needed: NASA study shows disk

Washington, Jan 12 (IBNS): When exoplanet scientists first spotted patterns in disks of dust and gas around young stars, they thought newly formed planets might be the cause. But a recent NASA study cautions that there may be another explanation — one that doesn’t involve planets at all.

Multi-planet system found through crowds

Washington, Jan 12 (IBNS): A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a project called Exoplanet Explorers, part of the online platform Zooniverse, using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope. 

Scientists take viewers to the Center of

Washington, Jan 11 (IBNS): A new visualization provides an exceptional virtual trip – complete with a 360-degree view – to the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

Life-saving NASA Communications System t

Washington, Jan 10 (IBNS): NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) don’t just enable data from spacecraft to reach Earth – they provide internet and even telemedicine to researchers at the South Pole. The South Pole TDRS Relay (SPTR) system turns 20 years old on Jan. 9, 2018.

Indian space start up TeamIndus drops ou

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IBNS): India's first space start up,TeamIndus, has dropped out of the Moon race, media reports said.

Lithuania joins CERN as Associate Member

New York, Jan 8 (IBNS):  Lithuania has joined CERN as one of its Associate Member State.

NASA study: First direct proof of Ozone

Washington, Jan 8 (IBNS): Measurements show that the decline in chlorine, resulting from an international ban on chlorine-containing manmade chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), has resulted in about 20 percent less ozone depletion during the Antarctic winter than there was in 2005 — the first year that measurements of chlorine and ozone during the Antarctic winter were made by NASA’s Aura satellite.

NASA's flying observatory SOFIA to explo

Washington, Jan 2 (IBNS): NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, is preparing for its 2018 observing campaign, which will include observations of celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions, comets, Saturn’s giant moon Titan and more.

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