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Sugar rocks found in space show origin of life on earth

For the first time ever, an international team has found sugars essential to life in meteorites. This supports the theory that chemical reactions in asteroids can make some of life’s ingredients. If correct, meteorite bombardment on ancient Earth may have assisted the origin of life with a supply of life’s building blocks, according to NASA. […]

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Mercury just passed Sun, and we saw it from Earth!

For the last time in this decade, Mercury has passed in front of the Sun in what’s known as a transit – a rare chance to see a planet crossing the face of the Earth. The transit would happen again in 20132, and maybe visible from Asia and Australia also. And though it was a […]

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In pics: First floating nuclear plant in Russia

Akademik Lomonosov is Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, complete with two loaded nuclear reactors. It reached the port of Pevek, an Arctic town across from Alaska, on September 14. From there, it will start generating enough electricity for an estimated 100,000 homes. The plant could spur other nations to acquire floating nuclear power plants […]

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Mars, here we come!

The prototype is ready. But do you want to go to Mars? Entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a prototype of Spaceship that would carry humans to Mars.  “This is basically the holy grail of space,” Musk said. Musk’s company SpaceX manufactures rockets and space-related stuff, but his most ambitious dream is to colonise Mars. And he […]

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Jupiter has a black hole!

New images shared by NASA’s Juno spacecraft show a massive black hole on the surface of Jupiter. Astrophysicists have been studying Black Holes for quite some time now. The pictures were taken after Juno’s orbit took it close to the gas giant planet. Juno was around 8,000 kilometres from the surface when its JunoCam took […]

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Meet: Nasa’s Orbiter in search of Vikram lander

On Tuesday, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter flew over the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram’s landing site on the Moon. It took photos of spacecraft that has been silent since its attempt to land on the lunar surface a few days ago. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is operated by the United States space agency National Aeronautics and Space […]

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First woman on Moon by 2024

Even as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, the NASA has already decided to send first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. The American space agency plans on landing the first-ever woman astronaut on Moon through its upcoming Artemis mission. Artemi is named after the twin sister of […]

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Mars once had an ocean

We all are intrigued by space. And Mars  tops the list of the most-fascinating planet right now. Mostly because humans want to colonise it. Right now, this fourth planet from the Sun is cold and lifeless, but scientists believe it once had a large ocean. A new study looking at the Martian transition from water-filled […]

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Mini Sun on Earth!

A team of researchers created their own miniature sun in the lab — complete with its own electromagnetic field and ultrahot plasma. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison constructed the 3-meter-wide (10 feet) aluminum vacuum chamber, which they dubbed “the Big Red Ball,” to re-create some of the solar physics that take place in and […]

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Found: 3.8 million-year-old skull!

Ancient diggings are the face of our present. Literally Archaeologists have discovered a 3.8-million-year-old hominin skull in Ethiopia — a rare and remarkably complete specimen that could change what we know about the origins of one of humanity’s most famous ancestors, Lucy. The skull belongs to the species Australopithecus afarensis. It dates back to a […]