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LIGO Finds 3rd Gravitation Waves from Black Holes

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the case with the first two detections, the waves were generated when two black holes collided to form a larger black hole. The newfound black hole formed by ...

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Alien Megastructure’s Flip-Flop Brightness Intrigues Space Researchers

Alien Megastructure or Dyson Sphere

Initially thought an “Alien Megastructure”, the recently named Tabby Star suddenly started dipping brightness that send the oberservs of the celestial body intrigued about its mystrious source of light and its fluctuations. Discovered by the NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, the KIC 8462852 has been named Tobby Star after Tabetha Boyajian, lead researcher of the team that observed the celestial body ...

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Work on ISRO-NASA Joint Satellite NISAR to Detect Earthquakes Underway, to be Launched in 2021

The joint NASA and ISRO project to make NISAR – the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite – at a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, possibly be the world’s most expensive Earth imaging satellite, is progressing to become a reality soon. NISAR will be a two frequency RADAR, with an L-band 24 centimetre RADAR and another S-band 13 centimetre one. S-band ...

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Reckon High-Speed Internet as ISRO Prepares to Launch GSAT-19 in June

Indian space agency is all set to launch its prestigious GSAT-19 satellite, third in GSAT series to complete the mission to provide the sleepy Internet in India a significant boost to become a high-speed Internet nation. The project with three GSAT communications satellites — GSAT-19, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20 — will fulfil the future communication needs of Internet, television and smartphone ...

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NASA Mars 2020 Mission to Land Rover on Notheast Syrtis or Jezero crater or Columbia Hills

The three spots are -- Notheast Syrtis, Jezero crater and Columbia Hills -- and one of them will be the landing spot for the next rover which is expected to be a saucer-shaped flying landing object.(Image Credit: NASA)

NASA has finalized three spots for its much-awaited landing of another rover on Mars in July 2020 ahead of a planned manned mission two years later. The three spots are — Notheast Syrtis, Jezero crater and Columbia Hills — all on Mars surface. The Northeast syrtis was already known on Mars and the Jezero crater was beleived to be once ...

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TeamIndus in Top 5 Finalists of XPRIZE Google Challenge to Land Rover on Moon

team indus moon challenge finalist

XPRIZE and Google have announced that five finalists including India’s TeamIndus will be launching their verified moon vehicles to vie for $30 million lunar prize in the competition to land an unmanned spacecraft on the surface of the Moon. The duo have also announced that a $1 million Diversity Prize will be split among 16 Google Lunar XPRIZE teams, to ...

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PSLV-C36 Lifts Off RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

In its 38th flight (PSLV-C36), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite on Wednesday morning (December 07, 2016) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, ...

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