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SpaceX launches 60 mini satellites

Your internet may just become faster. SpaceX has launched 60 mini satellites, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage. The Falcon rocket blasted from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The compact flat-panel satellites — 260 kilograms each — will join 60 launched in May. SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants to put […]

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ISS astronauts may soon eat fresh cookies!

Dried, deep-freezed food is routine meal for astronauts living on the International Space Station. But if a new experiment is successful, they may soon eat fresh,y baked cookies. The Zero-G oven built by NanoRacks — a space company that helps develop experiments for the ISS — was sent to ISS on November 2, 2019. The […]

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NASA’s robot to search for water on moon

NASA will send a golf cart-sized robot to the moon in 2022 to search for deposits of water below the surface. This is an effort to evaluate if there’s water on the moon and if it’s there, it would be helpful to the astronauts going to the moon in 2024.  The VIPER robot will drive […]

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More Earth-like planets possible in Universe

A new research suggests that there may be more earth-like planets in the universe than we thought.  A new study by UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) scientists suggests that Earth-like planets are not uncommon in the universe. The study is the first to look in detail at the chemistry of rocky exoplanets to determine […]

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One leap for womankind!

Two NASA astronauts made history on October 18. US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female team to conduct a spacewalk to replace a failed battery controller. It was live-streamed and witnessed by thousands of viewers on earth.  The spacewalk, which officially began once both astronauts switched to battery power in their […]

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NASA unveils new spacesuit for Moon mission

No more to bunny hops for NASA astronauts. When US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth. This is thanks to a new generation of spacesuits. Prototypes of the Orion Crew Survival Suit that will be worn on the journey and the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility […]

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Shapeshifting robots for Saturn’s moons

Shapeshifting is a fascinating concept. Imagine small pieces of machines coming together to form a new robot or a machine. Now the same concept would be applied to investigate Saturn’s moons. According to a statement by NASA, a robotics team is testing a 3D-printed prototype of an unusual mini-robot at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in […]

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Saturn beats Jupiter in moons

Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82 moons, scientists said. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. If it’s any consolation to the Jupiter crowd, our solar system’s biggest planet – Jupiter – still has […]

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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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Rafale reports for duty

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh officially received the first Rafale fighter jet made for India by the French company Dassault. He attended the handover ceremony along with his French counterpart Florence Parly at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France. Singh performed a Shastra Puja on the new aircraft as he emblazoned it with […]