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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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A tiny cube-shaped satellite designed by an Indian-American student to be launched by NASA

21-year-old Keshav Raghavan is leading a team of researchers from the Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association in order to launch their CubeSats into space in the year 2020

 

Published on 15th April 2019
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Astronaut Sunita Williams does live session with Indian students stranded abroad, compares situation to living in spacecraft

Organised by the Embassy of India Student Hub on Friday, the interaction was watched by 84,000 people on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the first 24 hours

Published on 5th May 2020
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Attention space buffs: NASA is all set to unveil an 'exciting' Moon discovery today

The US space agency said the discovery from Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will be unveiled at a media teleconference at 12 pm EDT (9.30 pm India time) on Monday

Published on 26th October 2020
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Check out NASA's new Mars Rover which will use x-rays to hunt fossils

Short for Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry, PIXL is a lunchbox-size instrument located on the end of Perseverance's 7-foot-long (2-meter-long) robotic arm

Published on 23rd September 2020
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Cuttack-based astronomy team designs rover to exhibit at NASA challenge

The rover designed for the Artemis Mission 2024 is capable of travelling on different kinds of martian terrai

Published on 12th April 2021
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Earth's energy imbalance doubled in 14 years: NASA

Scientists at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the US found that Earth's energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019

Published on 19th June 2021
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Former NASA scientist develops affordable sensors to boost crop productions

Narvekar experimented with the technology and developed the sensor at Sahyadri Farms with the help of its Chief Managing Director, Vilas Shinde

Published on 14th July 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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In a first, NASA measures wind speed on a brown dwarf

Officially named 2MASS J10475385+2124234, the target of the new study was a brown dwarf located 32 light-years from Earth

Published on 10th April 2020
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Indian astronomers part of team spotting unique Gamma-ray burst

GRBs are the most powerful events in the universe, detectable across billions of light-years. Astronomers classify them as long or short on whether the event lasts for more or less than two seconds

Published on 27th July 2021
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More images of Mars, Perseverance rover's exciting work to happen in coming weeks: NASA's Indo-American engineer

SuperCam is a remote-sensing instrument that will use laser spectroscopy to analyse the chemical composition of rocks on the Martian surface

Published on 1st March 2021
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Naming a star after your loved one during the lockdown? Here's why it's a bad idea to do this online

A lot of online services these days let you name a star after you or your loved ones. They also send you the star's location and a certificate  

Published on 12th May 2020
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NASA cancels historic women's spacewalk, claims they couldn't find well-fitted spacesuits

Christina Koch will now perform tasks in space Friday with fellow American Nick Hague -- instead of Anne McClain as originally planned

Published on 26th March 2019
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NASA develops technique to protect ISS from radiation risk

The study demonstrate hows the sensitivity of an individual astronaut's DNA to radiation exposure on Earth can predict their DNA's response during spaceflight 

Published on 21st August 2021

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