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Citizen scientists discover 5 exoplanets using Kepler

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:52

Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Citizen scientists have discovered nearly five exoplanets -- planets outside our solar system that orbit a star -- using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope.

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China sends twin navigation satellites into space

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:36

Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) China on Friday sent twin satellites into space on a single carrier rocket to enable its BeiDou system to provide navigation and positioning services to countries along the Belt and Road by 2018-end.

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India launches, deploys Cartosat, 30 satellites in Earth's orbit

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:04

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 12 India on Friday deployed a remote sensing Cartosat and 30 other satellites, including 28 from six countries, into the Earth's orbit after a copybook launch of a polar rocket from its spaceport here in Andhra Pradesh.

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India launches 31 satellites, puts Cartosat-2 into orbit

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:06

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 12 (IANS) India on Friday deployed a remote sensing Cartosat and 30 other satellites, including 28 from six nations into the earth's orbit after a copybook launch from its spaceport here.

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India launches 31 satellites, along with Cartosat-2

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:40

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 12 (IANS) India on Friday launched a polar rocket with 31 satellites, including three Indian and 28 of six other nations from its spaceport here.

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Danish wind energy sets new record in 2017

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:20

Copenhagen, Jan 12 (IANS) Wind power accounted for a record high of 43.4 per cent of the total electricity consumption in Denmark in 2017, according to official data released on Thursday.

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Butterflies origin pushed back in time: Study

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:58

Berlin, Jan 11 (IANS) Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years. Scientists found fossilised butterfly scales the size of a speck of dust inside ancient rock from Germany.

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Butterflies origin pushed back in time: Study

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:26

Berlin, Jan 11 (IANS) Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years. Scientists found fossilised butterfly scales the size of a speck of dust inside ancient rock from Germany.

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Origin of mysterious radio bursts in space revealed

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:20

London, Jan 11 (IANS) Astronomers have found that repeated mysterious fast radio bursts -- that are being flashed from more than 3 billion light-years away -- may be coming from a dense stellar core called a neutron star near an extraordinarily powerful magnetic field, such as one near a massive black hole.

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes critical milestone

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:56

Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope -- the world's premier infrared space observatory of the next decade -- has successfully completed critical testing in a massive thermal vacuum chamber, enabling it to function properly in the extremely cold and airless environment in space in 2019, the agency said.

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