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Hubble captures universe's brightest galaxies

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:10

New York, June 7 (IANS) Using a cosmic magnifying-glass effect, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured unique close-up views of the brightest infrared galaxies in the universe which are as much as 10,000 times more luminous than the Milky Way.

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NASA to announce new astronauts on Wednesday

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:40

Washington, June 7 (IANS) NASA is set to announce its new class of astronaut candidates from the Johnson Space Centre in Houston on Wednesday, the space agency reported.

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Earliest human impact on environment discovered

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:58

New York, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered wide rates of erosion dating back to 11,500 years ago from the Dead Sea in Israel -- touted as the oldest geological evidence of man-made impact on the environment.

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Scientists find new hiding places for black holes

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:36

New York, June 6 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has observed that enormous quantities of space dust in galaxies could play an important role in hiding the black holes they harbour at their centres.

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Mars astronauts at increased risk of cancer: Study

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:38

New York, June 6 (IANS) Astronauts travelling to Mars or on long-term missions outside the protection of the Earth's magnetic field would face much higher cancer risk than conventional risk models suggest, a study says.

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Apple's iOS 11 to restrict logging into apps using social media platforms

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:20

New York, June 6 (IANS) Over the years Facebook has made it easier for its users to log into the third-party apps through its platform but not anymore as Apple has introduced a feature in iOS 11 that will prevent them to log into third-party apps using a social media account.

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Astronomers find hottest giant planet

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:10

Washington, June 6 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered the hottest planet ever known, with a dayside temperature of more than 4,300 degrees Celsius.

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India's 'Bahubali' passes its test, launches communication satellite (Roundup)

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:44

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) June 5 (IANS) India on Monday scored a double success, launching its latest - and heaviest so far - communication satellite GSAT-19 with its brand new and heaviest rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) with a cryogenic engine, which performed ably on its maiden flight.

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GSLV-Mk III rocket dubbed 'Bahubali'

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:02

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) India's newest and heaviest rocket, the GSLV-Mk III which on Monday launched the GSAT-19 satellite safely, was nicknamed the "fat boy" by Indian space scientists but the Telugu media called it "Bahubali".

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India launches GSAT-19 from its new, heaviest rocket

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:50

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) June 5 (IANS) India Monday evening successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-19 with its brand new and heaviest rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III).

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