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Latest NASA discovery shows Black Holes swallowing Stars in the form of spaghetti

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Astronomers have captured tidal disruption flares from a Supermassive Black Hole gulping the stars. This is the fourth potential light echo based on WISE data has been reported by Ning Jiang, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Science and Technology of China. Gargantuan black holes...

International Space Station gets a new docking adapter installed

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Two American astronauts have successfully attached a brand new docking adapter to the International Space Station. Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins from NASA have gone out in the space for a duration of about six hours to install the International Docking Adapter (IDA). The...

New theory suggests Matter may pass right through Black Holes

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A new research paper has surfaced speculating a possibility that matter may survive a fall into the deep center of a black hole. The theory has been prepared by astrophysicists from University of Lisbon and University of Valencia located in Spain and Portugal respectively. According...

Video: ISRO launches ‘Made In India’ Space Shuttle

India has successfully launched its first indigenous space shuttle today. The first scaled down model the Re-Usable Launch Vehicle - Technology Demonstrator or RLV-TD rose majestically from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 7 am. After 20 minutes beaming ISRO scientists were seen congratulating one another...

ISRO to launch First ever ‘Made-in-India’ space shuttle on Monday

It will be an epoch-making moment on Monday, May 23, 2016, when India will test its first Made In India reusable launch vehicle. The mission which has been named hypersonic flight test experiment will last for approximately 10 minutes from liftoff to splashdown. The success...

NASA releases sixteen years old image of Atlantis Shuttle liftoff for ISS

NASA has released a 16 years old image of Space Shuttle Atlantis lifting off for the Internal Space Station (ISS) on 19th May, 2000 on the STS-101 mission from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center occurred on time at 6:11 a.m. EDT. The mission took a crew of Six...

Nili Fossae – NASA captures fascinating images of most colourful part of the Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona - Captured on the 5th of February by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera installed on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Nili Fossae is one of the most colourful regions on the Martian Surface. NASA has reasons to believe that it...

Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking to give $100 million to send tiny probes to Alpha Centauri

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Facebook is at the helm of setting up a new initiative thanks to its grand plans to probe the stars. The project which will be undertaken in partnership with Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner will cost an enormous amount of $100 million according to Facebook...

Three crew members reach ISS for new experiments and explorations in Space

A NASA space explorer Jeff Williams and two cosmonauts from Russia Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin landed at the International Space Station (ISS) base in Russia’s Soyuz capsule. The three member crew came as a replacement for the team that finished a 340 days...

NASA Kepler Space Telescope captures shockwave of a dying Star for the first time

NASA researchers analyzing data captured by Kepler space telescope have discovered on a rare phenomenon. For the first time, shockwaves of an exploding giant star have been captured in visible light wavelengths. For astronomers, the shockwaves are called "shock breakout." It has been a grueling...

NASA to set a Cygnus Capsule ablaze to study a large fire in Space

NASA has announced that it will be studying the characteristics of a ‘large’ fire in space by igniting a flame onboard a Cygnus ATK capsule. The unmanned capsule, is used to resupply cargo to space stations and will now be used to study the...

Gravitational Waves & other mysteries of the Space: LIGO-India to give astronomical view of the universe

It was an epoch-making event, when on 11 February 2016, the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations broke the news of first observation of a gravitational wave. The signal was code named GW15094 and it showed up just two days after the LIGO Detectors were upgraded. Einstein's...

NASA Space Lauch System (SLS) to lift up 13 CubeSats, Skyfire and Orion Spacecraft into deep space in 2018

NASA Space Lauch System (SLS)
NASA is going to send dozens of small satellites including Skyfire developed by Lockheed Martin into deep space. NASA announced that the Space Launch System (SLS), its new rocket would carry 13 CubeSats along with an unmanned Orion Spacecraft when it takes off in...

NASA Hubble Space Telescope captures image of brightest star cluster Trumpler 14

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NASA with the help of its Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the bright and glittering star cluster, Trumpler 14. Stars in the cluster are relatively very young and just a few hundred thousand years old. However, these stars will not have...

Zinnia: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweets pictures of first flower bloom in space

Scott Kelly tweet pictures of Zinnia in space
The cosmic explorers got a step closer to their aspiration of growing flowering plants and fresh produce in space, with the first flower - Zinnia, blooming aboard the International Space Station. According to NASA, new developments will give a boost to an ambition of growing...

Unidentified Space Junk ‘WTF’ to hit Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka today

Unidentified Space Junk 'WTF' to hit Earth surface near Sri Lanka next month
Scientists have identified the mysterious object heading towards the Earth as space debris, probably an old rocket that was sent into space long ago. Creating a lot of buzz over the Internet, the object was initially thought to be a UFO probably carrying alien...

Milky Way photo with 46 billion pixels is the largest astronomical image ever

Milky Way photo with 46 billion pixels
For five years, scientists from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany has been monitoring our Milky Way Galaxy in search of objects with variable brightness. Astronomers have compiled one of the largest images of our very own Milky Way Galaxy that contains 46 billion...

NASA invites public to send their name on Mars

NASA Send You Name To Mars
If you want to go for a space odyssey to Mars, do it now. NASA is inviting space buffs to send in their names for the next mission to Mars, i.e. InSight Mission to Mars and the deadline for the submission is Tuesday. NASA's InSight...

NASA funds experiments to convert human muck to synthetic food in space for ISS astronauts

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New York: NASA has determined to make the lives of their astronauts easier who have to be in space for longer duration, especially while exploring the red planet Mars, and feel the scarcity of nutrition and food. The US Space agency has found out...

Hubble Space Telescope captures spectacular image of NGC 6818, Little Gem Nebula

Little Gem Nebula
NASA’s Hubble Telescope has captured a spectacular image of a planetary nebula. The nebula looks like a dazzling and colorful cloud of dust and gas. It is located some 6,000 light years from Earth. The Planetary Nebula has been christened as NGC 6818, also known...

Innovative Russian spacesuit to help ISS astronauts with safe spacewalks

A Russian company has showcased a newly developed next-gen lightweight spacesuit for astronauts onboard the ISS on 4th August, 2015. The unique new spacesuits are equipped with climate control and individual safety systems that extend the life of these spacesuits. The spacesuits are designed keeping in mind...

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