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NASA spots silent Opportunity rover on Mars (12 minutes ago)
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) A NASA Mars orbiter has spotted the agency's Opportunity rover on the Red Planet for the first time since it went into hibernation after a dust storm swept over the region a little more than 100 days ago and blocked sunlight from reaching the rover.

Scientists identify 4 extremely young asteroid families (16:44)
Sao Paulo, Sep 25 (IANS) Brazilian scientists have identified four new families of extremely young asteroids, taking the total number to 13.

Cassini spots dust storms on Saturn's moon Titan (Lead) (15:36)IANS Photo Service
London, Sep 25 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed giant dust storms in the equatorial regions of Saturn's moon Titan, making it the third space body after Earth and Mars where dust storms have been observed.

Cassini spots dust storms on Saturn's moon Titan (14:10)IANS Photo Service
London, Sep 25 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed giant dust storms in the equatorial regions of Saturn's moon Titan, making it the third space body after Earth and Mars where dust storms have been observed.

Kovind to open international science festival next month (22:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the fourth "India International Science Festival (IISF)" on October 6, it was announced on Monday.

NASA's MAVEN marks 4 years in Mars orbit with selfie (13:24)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) NASA's MAVEN spacecraft released a selfie image of the spacecraft at Mars, celebrating its four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet.

Japan successfully lands robot rovers on asteroid's surface (09:18)
Tokyo, Sep 23 (IANS) The Japanese space agency said that it has made history by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid.

Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket all set for 100th launch on Sep 25 (13:34)
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Arianespace SA's heavy lift rocket Ariane 5's 100th launch slated for September 25 has been cleared for liftoff from the spaceport in French Guiana, the company said.

NASA to conduct contest to name next Mars rover in 2019 (12:44)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) NASA is on the look out for a partner to conduct a contest among students to name the agency's next rover to the Red Planet -- the Mars 2020 mission -- in the 2019 academic year.

NASA balloon mission may help improve weather forecasting (11:18)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The images of a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds on the cusp of our atmosphere captured by a new NASA balloon mission may lead to improved weather forecasting, the US space agency has said.

Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago (09:00)
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) A new study has revealed that the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record lived 558 million years ago.

New nano-filter cleans water 100 times faster: Scientists (08:44)
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) Australian scientists said on Friday that they have developed a nano-filter that can clean contaminated water 100 times faster than the current technology, pointing to better access to the crucial resource worldwide.

MHA to set up emergency control room with ISRO help (21:48)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry (MHA) on Thursday roped in Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for setting up a state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in the MHA.

New multifunctional robotic 'skins' can assist in Mars exploration (17:00)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new "robotic skins" technology that allows users to turn everyday objects into robots as well as help astronauts for Mars exploration where the environment is unpredictable.

ESA's Gaia detects unexpected disruption in Milky Way (13:58)
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS) The Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that likely took place sometime in the past 300-900 million years and set millions of stars moving like ripples in a pond, the European Space Agency (ESA) has said.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe sends back first images (11:44)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Just over a month into its seven-year mission to touch the Sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has beamed back the first-light data from each of its four instrument suites, the US space agency said.

Alibaba developing quantum chips to power diverse industries (LEAD) (21:24)IANS Photo Service
Hangzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's e-tailer giant Alibaba group is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Australian students use robotics to design room that changes shape (16:34)
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Combining machine learning and kinetic architecture, a team of computational design students in Australia have developed a unique origami-style meeting room that can learn human behaviour and change shape in response to the behaviour of people.

I underwent untold misery, suffering: Nambi Narayanan (15:44)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court cleared his name in a so-called spy scandal, former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan alleged on Wednesday that he had to undergo "untold misery" and "suffering" when he was jailed.

NASA's new website shows how space tech impacts people's day-to-day lives (13:28)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) NASA has launched a new interactive website that lets users explore how space technology impacts everyday life on Earth.

NASA's newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image (13:30)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) NASA's newest planet hunter telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has now shared the first science image that it captured as part of its initial round of data collection.

Refurbished KAPS-2 nuclear plant in Gujarat attains 'criticality' (13:24)
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Two years after the shut down of the Kakrapur Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1&2) due to a leak at Surat in south Gujarat, it's Unit 2 attained 'criticality' early on Monday after undergoing a renovation and modernization programme, a top official said here.

Aspirin doesn't reduce heart attack risk: Australian study (09:00)
Canberra, Sep 17 (IANS) Australia's largest clinical trial has concluded that taking a daily dose of aspirin does not reduce the chance of death, disability or cardiovascular disease, the results of a five-year study revealed on Monday.

India's PSLV rocket successfully puts into orbit two UK satellites (Second Lead) (22:40)
By Venkatachari JagannathanIANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) India on Sunday night successfully put into orbit two British earth observation satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, in copy book style.

Indian rocket lifts off with two earth observation satellites from UK (Lead) (22:16)
By Venkatachari JagannathanIANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully with two British satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, from the rocket port here on Sunday night.

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