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India begins countdown to launch 31 satellites on Friday

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:54

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 11 (IANS) India began countdown early Thursday for launching 31 satellites in a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from its spaceport here, said the space agency.

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Urban heat island punches holes through Delhi fog

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:34

Bengaluru, Jan 11 (IANS) An analysis of satellite images obtained over the last 17 years has revealed a striking observation of massive holes being formed in the fog over Delhi each year in the winter months of December and January.

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India begins countdown to launch 31 satellites on Friday

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:24

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 11 (IANS) India began countdown early Thursday for launching 31 satellites in a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from its spaceport here, said the space agency.

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New method developed to find hot sub-dwarf stars

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:32

Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) Chinese researchers have developed a new method to find over 10,000 potential hot sub-dwarf stars, a kind of star with a helium-burning core, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said.

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Infosys Science Foundation awards presented to six winners

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:06

Bengaluru, Jan 10 (IANS) Global software major's Infosys Science Foundation on Wednesday conferred its Prizes to five eminent academicians, selected by a jury of renowned scientists on November 15 last year.

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'Rocket man' K. Sivan appointed new ISRO chief

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:06

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Eminent scientist K. Sivan, known as the "Rocket Man" for his significant contribution in the development of cryogenic engines for India's space programme,was on Wednesday appointed as the new Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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How supermassive black holes prevent star formation

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:34

London, Jan 10 (IANS) Scientists have found evidence that supermassive black holes prevent formation of stars in some smaller galaxies, in what they believe decodes a cosmic mystery.

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Countdown to launch 31 satellites to begin on Thursday

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:18

Bengaluru, Jan 10 (IANS) The countdown to launch 31 satellites, including three of India and 28 of six other countries, by ISRO on Friday morning from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh will begin on Thursday, an official said on Wednesday.

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India to launch its 100th satellite on Friday

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:12

Bengaluru, Jan 9 (IANS) India would be launching its 100th satellite into the space on Friday along with 30 other satellites, including 28 from six other countries from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a top space agency official on Tuesday.

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Sun-like star can help decode sun's variability, climate effect

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:54

London, Jan 9 (IANS) Scientists have found a star that is almost identical to the Sun except for the chemical composition -- which they believe is like a Rosetta Stone that can help shed light on sun's variability and its effect on Earth's climate.

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Chinese space lab to hit Earth in controlled manner

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:28

Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) China on Tuesday announced that its first unmanned space laboratory, Tiangong-1, will fall back to Earth in a controlled manner in the first half of the year and was not a safety risk.

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