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Huge amount of water dragged into Earth's interior: Study (19:36)
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) The Earth is dragging about three times more sea water than previously estimated, according to a seismic study, with major implications for the global water cycle.

GSAT-29 communication satellite orbit raised (14:02)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) India's latest communication satellite GSAT-29's orbit was successfully raised on Thursday by firing its motors for 4,875 seconds, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Morocco to launch new satellite (13:44)
Rabat, Nov 15 (IANS) Morocco will launch a new satellite Mohammed VI-B on November 21, according to a report by Moroccan news agency MAP.

Cold 'super-Earth' exoplanet discovered orbiting nearby star (12:28)
London, Nov 15 (IANS) An international team of researchers have discovered a cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth.

`First unmanned space mission in Dec 2019' (22:16)
By Venkatachari JagannathanIANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Nov 14 (IANS) The first of the two unmanned space mission as part of India's human space mission will happen in December 2019, said a top official of Indian space agency.

India operationalises heavy rocket by launching communication satellite GSAT-29 (Roundup) (20:06)
By Venkatachari JagannathanIANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Nov 14 (IANS) India successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-29 on Wednesday with its heaviest rocket -- Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) -- in a copybook style.

India puts into orbit communication satellite GSAT-29 (Lead) (18:26)
By Venkatachari JagannathanIANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Nov 14 (IANS) India successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-29 with its heaviest rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) on Wednesday evening in a copybook style.

India's heaviest rocket lifts off with communication satellite GSAT-29 (17:22)
By Venkatachari JagannathanIANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 14 (IANS) India's heaviest rocket - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III)-- carrying 3,423 kg communication satellite GSAT-29 blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on Wednesday evening.

BREAKING NEWS: Indian rocket carrying communication satellite GSAT-29 lifts off from Sriharikota spaceport (17:10)IANS Photo Service


Woman held with grenades was carrying them for militants: J&K police (16:58)
Srinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) The woman who was arrested with 20 grenades on the outskirts of Srinagar on Tuesday was carrying the consignment for militants, police said on Wednesday.

ESA's Gaia spots a 'ghost' galaxy next to Milky Way (16:50)
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Using the European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia telescope, an international team of astronomers discovered an enormous 'ghost' galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way.

IIT Madras partners Japanese firms to set up research cell (16:06)
Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) on Wednesday said it was going to establish a joint research cell in collaboration with two Japanese manufacturing firms.

Watch NASA's InSight spacecraft land on Mars (10:58)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) As NASA's InSight spacecraft touches down on the Red Planet on November 26, people from around the world will be able to watch the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media platforms, including on YouTube, the US space agency said.

Google inspires kids to explore space on Children's Day (08:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Google on Wednesday celebrated Children's Day in India with a doodle inspiring children to explore space.

Countdown in progress for Indian rocket launch on Wednesday (21:00)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) The countdown for the Wednesday evening launch of India's heaviest rocket GSLV-Mk III carrying communication satellite GSAT-29 is in progress at the rocketport in Sriharikota, the Indian space agency said.

2 IISc professors among 6 Infosys Foundation prize winners (20:26)
Bengaluru, Nov 13 (IANS) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) professors Navakanta Bhat and S.K. Satheesh are among the six winners of the software major's Infosys Prize 2018 in the Engineering & Computer Science and Physical Sciences categories, said its Science Foundation on Tuesday.

Russian cosmonaut offers to share experience with Indian astronauts (15:24)
Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) A Russian cosmonaut has offered to share his country's experience and best practices in the field of space exploration with Indian astronauts who are designated to go on India's first human space mission in 2022.

India to launch GSAT-29 communication satellite on Wednesday (20:50)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Subject to weather conditions, India's heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III) is set to put into orbit the communication satellite GSAT-29 tentatively on Wednesday, the Indian space agency said.

ESA-Roscosmos Mars rover's landing spot revealed (16:00)
Moscow, Nov 12 (IANS) ExoMars rover, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Roscosmos' joint venture to the Red Planet that will set out in 2020, will likely land on Mars' equator called Oxia Planum, the media reported.

Scientists translate Martian sunrise image into music (17:16)IANS Photo Service
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Using the photo of the 5,000th sunrise on Mars captured by NASA's rover Opportunity, British scientists have created a two-minute piece of music.

NASA to send organs-on-chips to space (14:08)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) NASA is planning to send small devices containing human cells in a 3D matrix -- known as tissue chips or organs-on-chips -- to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they respond to stress, drugs and genetic changes.

South African lions first cubs born through artificial insemination (20:14)
Brits (South Africa), Nov 9 (IANS) Lion cubs born in South Africa have become the first two to have come into the world using artificial insemination in what was a medical first for the species.

Where did Earth's water originate from? (18:34)
New York, Nov 8 (IANS) Earth's global ocean water may have originated from both asteroidal material and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, according to a new research that gives insights about the development of other planets and their potential to support life.

Solar Probe 'alive' after being closest ever to Sun: NASA (14:40)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Parker Solar Probe, NASA's historic mission to solve the mysteries of the Sun, is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million miles from its surface.

NASA's Ralph to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids in 2021 (14:00)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) NASA's Ralph, one of the most well-travelled scientific instrument, is set to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids aboard the Lucy spacecraft in 2021, the US space agency said.

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