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NASA looking for another Earth 

The US space agency NASA has proposed a mission to directly image planetary systems around Sun-like stars to search for Earth-like exoplanets. The Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission or HabEx is one of the four mission concepts currently being studied by the space agency in preparation for the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey. NASA website describes the […]

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Coolest Lego help in quantum physics! 

How we love our Legos. Those tiny pieces of puzzles and blocks which can create supersize buildings and models. And as if they weren’t cool enough, scientists are making them coolest to get some answers for science.  They wanted to see how these beloved children’s toy would react when cooled to the lowest temperature humanly […]

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Scientists crack the code for Tiger Stripes on Saturn’s moon

Space is full of mysteries and there’s no bigger fun than solving them.  Enceladus has been an interesting topic for scientists since the time it was observed by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The scientists observed stripes similar to on a tiger on the surface of this Saturn’s moon. Now they may have solved this puzzle of […]

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Sun’s mysteries solved, at least a few

The US space agency NASA’s Parker Solar Probe — which has flown closer to the Sun than any spacecraft ever — has beamed back the first observations from its close encounter with the Sun. The data gives a lot of information on the solar wind and space weather. The data from the probe offers clues […]

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Scientists crack the code for Tiger Stripes on Saturn’s moon

Space is full of mysteries and there’s no bigger fun than solving them.  Enceladus has been an interesting topic for scientists since the time it was observed by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The scientists observed stripes similar to on a tiger on the surface of this Saturn’s moon. Now they may have solved this puzzle of […]

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Meet the 18,000-year-old puppy

Russian researchers have discovered the body of a canine in eastern Siberia that’s been completely preserved and frozen with its nose, fur and teeth intact. Researchers from Sweden’s Centre for paleogenetics used radiocarbon dating on the specimen’s rib bone and found the specimen to be frozen for 18,000 years.  They have named the specimen as […]

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Does astronauts’ blood flow backwards in space?

The US space agency NASA has observed a bizarre effect of human space flight: Blood going backwards in astronauts’ veins and clotting. An astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) was carrying out an ultrasound on their body – guided by experts on the ground. An ultrasound is a scan to study inside the body. […]

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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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Life on Titan? It’s possible

Can there be life on Saturn’s moon Titan? It maybe possible after scientists unveiled a geological map of the satellite. The map included vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane. Could this exotic world be considered a strong candidate for the search for life beyond Earth? The map was […]

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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 […]