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After 60 years, US House panel to conduct hearing on UFOs

Last year, the US report on the UFOs to characterise the potential threat posed by them showed that the administration was able to explain only one of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects which were reported by the military planes.
The Pentagon had set up a unit to investigate UFOs in 2020(YouTube/US Navy)
The Pentagon had set up a unit to investigate UFOs in 2020(YouTube/US Navy)
Published on May 15, 2022 06:00 PM IST
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ISRO successfully tests human-rated HS200 solid rocket booster 

The booster engine is part of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MkIII (GSLV Mk III) rocket that would carry Indian astronauts to space.
India's first manned space flight mission 'Gaganyaan' is expected to launch next year in 2023.
India's first manned space flight mission 'Gaganyaan' is expected to launch next year in 2023.
Published on May 13, 2022 05:41 PM IST
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Scientists grow plant in lunar soil, raise hopes of growing plants on Moon

  • The ground-breaking experiment, detailed in the journal Communications Biology on Thursday, has given researchers hope that it may be possible to one day grow plants directly on the Moon.
For the first time ever, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil.(@NASA)
For the first time ever, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil.(@NASA)
Published on May 13, 2022 10:38 AM IST
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Water existed on Mars for longer than previously thought: Chinese findings

Mars is believed to have been wet until about 3 billion years ago, when the planet's second geological age, known as the Hesperian Epoch, ended. In the current Amazonian period, there is no surface water.
Image for representation only. (European Space Agency via AP, File picture)
Image for representation only. (European Space Agency via AP, File picture)
Published on May 13, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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Milky Way’s black hole comes to light: How astronomers captured first image

  • The pictures take significance as observing a black hole is, by definition, impossible, since no light can escape it.
This is the first image of Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A* for short), the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy..( REUTERS)
This is the first image of Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A* for short), the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy..( REUTERS)
Updated on May 12, 2022 11:29 PM IST
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Astronomers capture 1st image of Milky Way's huge black hole

Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have these giant black holes at their center, where light and matter cannot escape, making it extremely hard to get images of them. 
This image released by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Thursday, May 12, 2022, shows a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.(AP)
This image released by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Thursday, May 12, 2022, shows a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.(AP)
Published on May 12, 2022 07:17 PM IST
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What is Mars XR? NASA calls on innovators to boost research on Red Planet

Mars XR calls on developers to work on scenarios that will be used to test procedures and plan for conditions while on Mars. 
This illustration shows a concept for a set of future robots working together to ferry back samples from the surface of Mars collected by NASA's Mars Perseverance rover. ((NASA) )
This illustration shows a concept for a set of future robots working together to ferry back samples from the surface of Mars collected by NASA's Mars Perseverance rover. ((NASA) )
Published on May 12, 2022 09:51 AM IST
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NASA shares stunning images of neighbouring galaxy using new space telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope beamed back the latest test pictures of a neighbouring satellite galaxy, and the results are stunning when compared with images taken by NASA's previous infrared observatory, the Spitzer Space Telescope.
This combination of images provided by NASA shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, seen by the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, left, and the new James Webb Space Telescope.(NASA via AP)
This combination of images provided by NASA shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, seen by the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, left, and the new James Webb Space Telescope.(NASA via AP)
Published on May 10, 2022 08:06 PM IST
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Rare Monkeypox case in UK;'Doesn't spread easily between people': 10 points

Monkeypox virus: The first human case was first reported from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 
The first-ever monkeypox virus case was reported in 1958. (Representational) 
The first-ever monkeypox virus case was reported in 1958. (Representational) 
Published on May 10, 2022 01:20 PM IST
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SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

SpaceX brought up their U.S. and Italian replacements last week, after completing a charter trip to the station for a trio of businessmen earlier in April.
Astronaut Matthias Maurer steps off the plane after arriving at Cologne/Bonn Airport, in Cologne, Germany. The 52-year-old astronaut from the German state of Saarland had spent around six months aboard the International Space Station ISS. SpaceX brought four astronauts home, including Maurer, and three U.S. astronauts, with a midnight splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.(AP)
Astronaut Matthias Maurer steps off the plane after arriving at Cologne/Bonn Airport, in Cologne, Germany. The 52-year-old astronaut from the German state of Saarland had spent around six months aboard the International Space Station ISS. SpaceX brought four astronauts home, including Maurer, and three U.S. astronauts, with a midnight splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.(AP)
Published on May 08, 2022 11:18 PM IST
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‘Bittersweet day’: Space-X splashdown with Indian-origin astronaut aboard| Video

  • In a video shared by the Elon Musk-led SpaceX, two sets of parachutes can be seen swelling open above the spacecraft in the final stage of descent slowing its fall as the craft hit the water off the coast of Tampa.
Image made from video supplied by NASA, astronaut Kayla Barron exits the SpaceX Dragon space capsule after splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa, Florida, early Friday.(AP)
Image made from video supplied by NASA, astronaut Kayla Barron exits the SpaceX Dragon space capsule after splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa, Florida, early Friday.(AP)
Published on May 06, 2022 01:44 PM IST
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Written by Ishika Yadav | Edited by Swati Bhasin

World's 1st man to get pig heart may have died of virus after transplant: Study

  • Some experts fear that transferring pig viruses to humans could set off another pandemic if a virus were to adapt inside a patient’s body and then spread to doctors and nurses.
Surgeons performing a transplant of a heart from a genetically modified pig to patient David Bennett, Sr., in Baltimore, Maryland in January.(AFP)
Surgeons performing a transplant of a heart from a genetically modified pig to patient David Bennett, Sr., in Baltimore, Maryland in January.(AFP)
Published on May 06, 2022 07:53 AM IST
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ISRO plans mission to Venus, eyes Dec 2024 launch window

Addressing a day-long meeting on Venusian science, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somnath said the Venus mission has been conceived, a project report made and "money identified".
The space agency is eyeing the December 2024 window for its launch.
The space agency is eyeing the December 2024 window for its launch.
Published on May 04, 2022 05:49 PM IST
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A fifth of world's reptile species deemed threatened with extinction

Many reptiles are being pushed to the brink, the researchers said, by factors similarly imperiling the world's other land vertebrates - amphibians, birds and mammals - namely, deforestation for agriculture, logging and development, urban encroachment and hunting by people.
A dead green sea turtle washes up on a beach. More than one in five species of reptiles worldwide, including the green sea turtle, are threatened with extinction.(AP file)
A dead green sea turtle washes up on a beach. More than one in five species of reptiles worldwide, including the green sea turtle, are threatened with extinction.(AP file)
Updated on May 02, 2022 08:48 AM IST
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In 50 years, increased risks of viruses spread by mammals, and several pandemics

  • A rise in viruses jumping between species will trigger more outbreaks like the Covid-19 pandemic, posing a serious threat to human and animal health alike, the study warns. Here’s what the study predicts says about climate change and jumping of viruses across species.
Several researchers have attributed the Covid-19 virus to the zoonotic transmission - passing of a previously unknown virus (Coronavirus in this case) from a wild animal to a human.(HT file photo)
Several researchers have attributed the Covid-19 virus to the zoonotic transmission - passing of a previously unknown virus (Coronavirus in this case) from a wild animal to a human.(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2022 02:39 PM IST
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Pfizer’s Covid drug fails test for preventing infections

The drug, Paxlovid, failed to meet its primary goal of significantly reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection in adults exposed to the virus through a household contact, Pfizer said in a statement Friday.
FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment pill Paxlovid is seen in a box,(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment pill Paxlovid is seen in a box,(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 05:44 AM IST
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Argentine scientists discover fossil of largest raptor dinosaur

The dinosaur, a new species named Maip macrothorax, was between nine and 10 meters (29.5 and 32.8 feet) long, while other "megaraptors" were no longer than nine meters, said one of the scientists who participated in the discovery, Mauro Aranciaga Rolando.
Fossilized bones of Maip macrothorax, a megaraptor dinosaur that lived in the Patagonia region of Argentina, are shown in the Buenos Aires National History Museum.(REUTERS)
Fossilized bones of Maip macrothorax, a megaraptor dinosaur that lived in the Patagonia region of Argentina, are shown in the Buenos Aires National History Museum.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 29, 2022 06:35 PM IST
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SpaceX launches 4 astronauts for NASA after private flight

  • It’s the first NASA crew comprised equally men and women, including the first Black woman making a long-term spaceflight, Jessica Watkins. “This is one of the most diversified, I think, crews that we’ve had in a really, really long time," said NASA's space operations mission chief Kathy Lueders.
In this image provided by SpaceX, the Crew Dragon capsule is docked at the International Space Station, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (SpaceX via AP)
In this image provided by SpaceX, the Crew Dragon capsule is docked at the International Space Station, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (SpaceX via AP)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 10:56 PM IST
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Fossils of 3 giant sea reptiles - weighed up to 80 tons - found in Swiss Alps

  • The specimens in question, dated to 205 million years ago in the study, were unearthed between 1976 and 1990 during geological surveys, but were only recently analyzed in detail.
Fossils of 3 giant sea reptiles - weighed up to 80 tons - found in Swiss Alps (AFP)
Fossils of 3 giant sea reptiles - weighed up to 80 tons - found in Swiss Alps (AFP)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 03:16 PM IST
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Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn to form straight line, to be visible from Earth

The rare phenomenon of planet parade will occur after 1,000 years due to favourable conditions. The planets will line up in the eastern sky around one hour before sunrise. 
Representative image(AFP)
Representative image(AFP)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 06:22 AM IST
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Astronomers discover the ‘most distant galaxy ever’

Shining only about 300 million years after the Big Bang, the galaxy may contain the oldest stars in the universe or a supermassive black hole.
Astronomers discover the ‘most distant galaxy ever’ (ANI)
Astronomers discover the ‘most distant galaxy ever’ (ANI)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:24 PM IST
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Radio, GPS blackout likely after huge solar flare over India, Southeast Asia

The Centre of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI) categorised it under a ‘severe’ X class solar flare with the potential to impact satellite communications and global positioning systems.
The image is taken from the solar flare video posted by CESSI.(Twitter/@cessi_iiserkol)
The image is taken from the solar flare video posted by CESSI.(Twitter/@cessi_iiserkol)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 04:22 PM IST
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After failed tests, NASA's Moon rocket heads back to workshop

  • Since April 1 the space agency has been unsuccessfully attempting a key "wet dress rehearsal" test, so dubbed because it involves loading liquid propellant.
The NASA Artemis rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard leaves the Vehicle Assembly Building moving slowly on an 11-hour journey to pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.(AP)
The NASA Artemis rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard leaves the Vehicle Assembly Building moving slowly on an 11-hour journey to pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.(AP)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 03:39 AM IST
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Three Chinese astronauts return to Earth after six months in space

China has been excluded from the International Space Station since 2011, when the US banned NASA from engaging with the country.
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese astronaut Ye Guangfu sits outside return capsule of the Shenzhou-13 manned space mission after landing at the Dongfeng landing site in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Saturday.(AP)
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese astronaut Ye Guangfu sits outside return capsule of the Shenzhou-13 manned space mission after landing at the Dongfeng landing site in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Saturday.(AP)
Published on Apr 16, 2022 02:06 PM IST
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Researchers decode pigs' well-being through oinks and grunts

  • Biologists studied over 7,000 recordings from 411 pigs, from the brief squeaks of satisfaction at feeding time to the desperate cries at slaughter, before classifying them into 19 different categories.
Researchers decode pigs' well-being through oinks and grunts (REUTERS PHOTO.)
Researchers decode pigs' well-being through oinks and grunts (REUTERS PHOTO.)
Published on Apr 15, 2022 11:21 AM IST
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California start-up sends tiny robots on voyage into brains

Bionaut Labs plans its first clinical trials on humans in just two years for its tiny injectable robots, which can be carefully guided through the brain using magnets.
Bionaut Labs CEO and founder Michael Shpigelmacher displays various model of tiny remote-controlled medical micro-robots called Bionauts which his company is developing as a new modality for delivering treatments, in their lab in Los Angeles, California.(AFP)
Bionaut Labs CEO and founder Michael Shpigelmacher displays various model of tiny remote-controlled medical micro-robots called Bionauts which his company is developing as a new modality for delivering treatments, in their lab in Los Angeles, California.(AFP)
Published on Apr 13, 2022 10:31 PM IST
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The forecast on planet Neptune is chilly and getting colder

Neptune and neighboring Uranus are classified as ice giants, as opposed to the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn.
Representaional image.(via REUTERS)
Representaional image.(via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 11, 2022 10:47 PM IST
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All-private astronaut team lifts off on landmark launch to space station

  • Cameras inside the crew compartment beamed footage of the four men strapped into the pressurized cabin, seated calmly in their helmeted white-and-black flight suits moments before the rocket soared toward space.
Axiom's four-man team lifts off, riding atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, in the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.(REUTERS)
Axiom's four-man team lifts off, riding atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, in the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 09:10 PM IST
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First private astronaut mission to space station readies for launch

The launch was initially scheduled for Wednesday. An Axiom spokesperson said on Monday the delay would give SpaceX more time to complete pre-launch processing work.
The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking in 2018.(Reuters file photo)
The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking in 2018.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Apr 04, 2022 09:35 PM IST
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