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NASA launches ‘TDRS-M’ satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

Miami: The US space agency NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites to ensure the astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) can communicate with Earth. The USD 408 million Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) was launched into the space aboard United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:29 ... Read More »

Indian scientists claim discovery of galaxy ‘Saraswati’ in universe

PUNE: For the first time in the country, a team of Indian scientists has claimed to have discovered an “extremely large supercluster of galaxies”, Saraswati, in the universe. “Since the light from this galaxy has just reached us, we will be able to study how it (galaxy) was in the past,” is what the scientists have to claim. This ultra large structure is on ... Read More »

Nasa rocket releases artificial colourful clouds

WASHINGTON: After several unsuccessful attempts, Nasa has finally launched a sounding rocket that created artificial colourful clouds that were visible from New York to North Carolina. The Nasa Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket was successfully launched on Thursday from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. During the eight-minute flight, 10 canisters about the size of a soft drink can were ... Read More »

Nasa releases stunning image of Saturn’s sunlit atmosphere

WASHINGTON: Nasa‘s Cassini spacecraft has beamed back a stunning image that shows a sliver of Saturn‘s sunlit atmosphere with its icy rings stretched across the foreground as a dark band. The Cassini mission is currently executing a series of daring ring-grazing dives as the mission comes closer to the culmination of its epic 20-year-long journey in space. The new image ... Read More »

Military using 13 satellites to keep eye on foes

NEW DELHI: With the successful launch of “eye in the sky” Cartosat-2E satellite with surveillance capabilities last Friday, the total number of satellites being used for military purpose has gone up to 13, an Isro source said. These satellites, which can be used for surveillance and mapping border areas, are primarily used for keeping an eye on enemies both on land ... Read More »

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

LOS ANGELES: A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket+ blasted off on Sunday through low- lying fog at 1.25 pm pacific daylight time (PDT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles. It carried a second batch of new satellites ... Read More »

Nasa’s Orion spacecraft passes key safety tests

WASHINGTON: Nasa‘s Orion spacecraft, designed to take astronauts to deep space destinations such as the Moon and Mars, has successfully completed a series of tests for its critical safety systems. Researchers tested the abort motor for Orion’s launch abort system on June 15, firing the 17-foot tall motor for five seconds. The motor was fastened to a vertical test stand ... Read More »

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE: Ken Shefveland’s body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream. Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and this is its next frontier creating “living drugs” that grow inside the body ... Read More »

Homo sapiens 100,000 years older than thought: Studies

PARIS: Early Homo sapiens roamed Africa 300,000 years ago, sporting modern-looking faces that would not stand out in a crowd today, according to research published on Thursday that pushes back our origins by a hundred millennia. A groundbreaking fossil discovery in Morocco obliterates two decades of scientific consensus that our forefathers emerged in East Africa about 200,000 years ago, according ... Read More »