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NASA Launches World's Biggest & Strongest Telescope On Daring Quest To Behold First Stars

Dec 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The $10 billion James Webb observatory hurtled toward its destination 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometres) away, or more than four times beyond the moon. It will take a month to get there and another five months before its infrared eyes are ready to start scanning the cosmos.

NASA To Launch Webb Space Telescope Next Friday

Dec 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

NASA said James Webb Space Telescope will attempt to blast off on Dec. 24. A European Ariane rocket will provide the lift from South America's French Guiana.


SpaceX Launches Four Astronauts To ISS, Including 600th Person To Reach Space

Just two days after SpaceX brought four other astronauts home from the International Space Station, it has launched 4 more astronauts into space.

SpaceX Launches Ants, Avocados, Robot to Space Station

Aug 29, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Dragon is carrying more than 4,800 pounds (2,170 kilogrammes) of supplies and experiments, and fresh food including avocados, lemons and even ice cream for the space station's seven astronauts.


Two Spacecraft Set To Fly Past Venus This Week

The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter probe, in cooperation with NASA, will swing around Venus early Monday. About 33 hours later, the European-Japanese spacecraft BepiColombo will get even closer to the planet.

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22 July, 2021

Laws Of Attraction

Ekta Kumar

Would it be more exciting to book a ticket to the moon, or are we were better off staring at the sky, and not knowing what lies beyond?


17 July, 2021

Hubble Space Telescope To Soon Be Back In Action After A Month Of Blackout

Associated Press (AP)

The orbiting observatory went dark in mid-June, with all astronomical viewing halted.


11 July, 2021

Geomagnetic Storm: High Speed Solar Winds May Hit Earth Today

Outlook Web Desk

A storm resulting from solar winds travelling at the speed of a million miles an hour is expected to hit Earth between Sunday and Monday.


26 June, 2021

Watch: Astronauts Perform Spacewalk 410 Kms Above Earth, Video Goes Viral

Associated Press (AP)

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet’s video of performing their third spacewalk on the International Space Station has gone viral


22 June, 2021

NASA Sends Squid From Hawaii Into Space For Research

Associated Press (AP)

The squid have a symbiotic relationship with natural bacteria that help regulate their bioluminescence.


07 June, 2021

Explained: Why NASA’s Missions To Venus By 2030 Are Important

Outlook Web Bureau

This marks a considerable change in direction for NASA’s planetary science division, which hasn’t sent a mission to the planet since 1990.


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06 June, 2021

NASA Announces Two Missions To Venus, Here's What's Exciting About It

Outlook Web Bureau

The two missions could provide evidence to a theory that the Venusian surface completely melted and reformed 500 million years ago


01 June, 2021

New Zealand Latest Nation To Sign Space Agreement With NASA

Associated Press (AP)

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said New Zealand was one of only a handful of nations able to launch rockets into space.


29 May, 2021

NASA Releases Stunning New Picture Depicting Billions Of Stars, Black Holes At The Heart Of Milky Way

Associated Press (AP)

The picture is the result of 370 observations made over the past two decades by the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory.


16 April, 2021

NASA Spacecraft Left Mess At Asteroid Bennu New Pictures Reveal

Associated Press (AP)

The pictures were taken around noontime to avoid shadows and better see the changes on Bennu's rocky surface.


31 March, 2021

US, China Hold Safety Consultations For Their Spacecraft On Mars

Associated Press (AP)

China's National Space Agency confirmed Wednesday that it had working-level meetings and communications with NASA from January to March 'to ensure the flight safety' of their crafts.


09 March, 2021

ISRO Develops Radar For Joint Earth Observation Satellite Mission With NASA

PTI

NISAR will be the first satellite mission to use two different radar frequencies (L-band and S-band) to measure changes in our planet's surface less than a centimeter across


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06 March, 2021

NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Hits Dusty Red Road, 1st Trip Goes 21 Feet

Associated Press (AP)

The roundabout, back and forth drive lasted just 33 minutes and went so well that the six-wheeled rover was back on the move Friday.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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