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Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:22

Washington, April 2 (IANS) A supersonic parachute designed for future missions to Mars has undergone a successful test in which it was sent very high up in the sky in a rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Chinese space lab re-enters Earth's atmosphere

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:16

Beijing, April 2 (IANS) Chinese space lab Tiangong-1 re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Monday in the central region of the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said.

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Engineers create invisibility material

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 15:38

New York, April 1 (IANS) A team of engineers has invented a material that can help humans become invisible to infrared night vision tools.

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India loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:52

Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) In a setback for its space programme, India on Sunday said it lost contact with its communication satellite GSAT-6A, which was launched on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) on March 29.

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India loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:40

Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) In a setback for its space programme, India on Sunday said it lost contact with its communication satellite GSAT-6A, which was launched on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) on March 29.

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To prevent collapse of tropical forests, protect their shape

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:50

New York, April 1 (IANS) Fires on the edges of tropical forests and their alteration by land use makes these hot ecosystems lose their shape and stability bringing a sudden, even catastrophic, transformation of land from trees to grass, researchers have found.

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Family, friends attend Hawking's funeral in Cambridge

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 01:50

London, April 1 (IANS) Hundreds of family and friends, including actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Stephen Hawking in the 2014 biographical drama "The Theory of Everything," attended the renowned scientist's private funeral Saturday in Cambridge.

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Stephen Hawking's funeral held in Cambridge

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 19:54

London, March 31 (IANS) The funeral service of British physicist Stephen Hawking was held in Cambridge on Saturday in presence of stars and academics who turned out to pay tribute to the world-famous professor.

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Venus' clouds could harbour microbial life: Study

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 17:40

New York, March 31 (IANS) While the surface conditions on Venus are known to be inhospitable, with temperatures soaring above 450 degrees Celsius, the cloudy, acidic atmosphere of the planet could potentially harbour microbial life, a new study suggests.

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