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Some of Earth's microbes can survive on Mars' surface temporarily, suggests study

The researchers from NASA and German Aerospace Center tested the endurance of microorganisms to Martian conditions by launching them into the stratosphere

Published on 22nd February 2021
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Touchdown confirmed: Meet Indian-American scientist Swati Mohan who played key role in NASA's Mars Rover landing

Mohan was the first to confirm that the rover had successfully touched down on the Martian surface after surviving a particularly tricky plunge through the atmosphere of the Red Planet

Published on 20th February 2021
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NASA rover sends first colour images of Mars, including a selfie 

The selfie is part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA's Perseverance rover touched down on Mars on February 18

Published on 20th February 2021
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Indian-American scientist Swati Mohan played key role in NASA's Mars Rover landing 

Mohan, who emigrated from India to the US when she was only a year old, says the Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Operations (GN&C) are "eyes and ears" of the spacecraft

Published on 19th February 2021
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How will NASA's newest rover look for sign of past life on Mars?

An enduring hope of the science team is to find a surface feature that couldn't be attributed to anything other than ancient microbial life

Published on 18th February 2021
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NASA rover streaks toward a landing on Mars in a quest to find out if life existed there

The landing of the six-wheeled vehicle would mark the third visit to Mars in just over a week

Published on 18th February 2021
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Meet these Varanasi students whose smart helmet saves fuel

The helmet is fitted with sensors which will automatically turn off the bike when the stop sign glows at traffic intersection

Published on 17th February 2021
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Manasa Varanasi bags Miss India World 2020 title

The jury panel comprised actors Neha Dhupia, Chitrangada Singh, Pulkit Samrat and renowned designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock.

Published on 11th February 2021
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Rupesh Mahore — commit this 23-year-old NIT Rourkela student's name to memory as he is going to take Astrophysics by storm

Rupesh Mahore and his friends started Spacegrade Inc to work in the field of Astrophysics and have come up with a slew of solutions. They currently study at NIT Rourkela, Odisha and are rearing to go

Published on 2nd February 2021
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Why picking the right location for Artemis base camp on Moon is a challenge for NASA

American astronauts in 2024 will take their first steps near the Moon's South Pole: the land of extreme light, extreme darkness, and frozen water

Published on 28th January 2021
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NASA's new acting chief of staff has Indian roots. Here's all you need to know about Bhavya Lal

Lal brings extensive experience in engineering and space technology, serving as a member of the research staff at Institute for Defence Analyses (IDA) Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI)

Published on 2nd February 2021
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NASA names Indian American Bhavya Lal as acting chief of staff

Lal served as a member of the Biden Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for the agency and oversaw the agency's transition under the Joe Biden-led administration

Published on 2nd February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: How the world mourned the death of astronaut Kalpana Chawla and her brilliance

In today's #TBT, we remember the first woman of Indian-origin to travel to space, Kalpana Chawla. When she flew aboard the space-rated orbiter Columbia the second time, it was the last time she did so

Published on 1st February 2021
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NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover to land on the red planet in February

Once at the top of the Red Planet's atmosphere, an action-packed seven minutes of descent awaits -- complete with temperatures equivalent to the surface of the Sun

Published on 31st January 2021
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Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to be conferred with D'Litt at Avinashilingam University convocation

The Union Minister will be conferred D'Litt-Honoris Causa degree for his contribution in the field of Literature and Education, the university said

Published on 21st January 2021

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