NASA bids farewell to history-making Mars rover ‘Opportunity’.

During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet — but NASA’s Opportunity rover has analyzed its last soil sample. The robot has been missing since the US space agency lost contact during a dust storm in June last year and was declared officially dead Wednesday, ending one of the most fruitful missions in the history of space exploration. Unable to recharge its batteries, Opportunity left hundreds of messages from Earth unanswered over the months, and NASA…

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11 Astonishing Facts About Jagannath Temple In Puri

It took three generations worth of time and effort to brick up the humongous walls of the famous Puri’s Jagannath Temple located in Odisha. The temple is of utmost importance to the Hindu devotees as it is one of the Char-Dham Pilgrimages. It also serves as a mighty historical structure built about millennia ago, in the year 1078. Millions of people visit Odisha to gain Lord Jagannath blessings. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra which is witnessed by millions as the three colossal chariots carry the deities.…

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First 3D map of Milky Way reveals warped galaxy

The Milky Way’s disk of stars is ‘warped’ and twisted, according to scientists who have built the first accurate 3D map of Earth’s home galaxy. Researchers from the Macquarie University in Australia and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found for the first time that our solar system is anything but stable and flat. Instead, it becomes increasingly ‘warped’ and twisted far away from the Milky Way’s centre, according to the study published in the journal Nature Astronomy. From a great distance, our galaxy would look like a thin disk…

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Davis Cup Legend Leander Paes Won’t Be Missed by India – Mahesh Bhupathi

Davis Cup Legend Leander Paes Won't Be Missed by India - Mahesh Bhupathi

Kolkata: Captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday made it clear that India won’t miss veteran Leander Paes during their upcoming Davis Cup Qualifier against fancied Italy at Calcutta South Club on Friday-Saturday. Paes, who is the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup with a record of 43 wins overall, has been sidelined since India’s 3-2 win in China at the Asia/Oceania second round in April last year. Asked if India would be at a disadvantageous position minus Paes on familiar surface at the South Club, Bhupathi was…

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India Puts Lightest satellite Kalamsat V2 put into orbit

India has launched what it says is the world’s lightest satellite ever to be put into orbit. Weighing only 1.26kg (2.6lb), the Kalamsat-V2 was made by students belonging to a space education firm. It will help ham radio operators and “inspire schoolchildren to become the scientists and engineers of the future”, India’s space agency says. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched the satellite from its Sriharikota space centre. Isro chief K Sivan has claimed that “Kalamsat is the lightest satellite to be ever built and launched into orbit”. It…

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Only 10 Indian scientists on the list of world’s top 4,000

India boasts of eminent science and social science institute like IISc, IITs, TIFR, JNU and Tiss. Yet, only 10 Indians figure among the world’s top 1% highly-cited researchers (HCR) in the two fields. To top it, some of the 10 are not from the country’s leading institutes. The list, comprising over 4,000 of the globe’s most ‘influential’ researchers has been released by firm Clarivate Analytics. Eminent scientist and former head of the scientific advisory council to the PM, C N R Rao, figures on the list. More than 80% of…

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SpaceX launches first US national security space mission

A SpaceX rocket carrying a US military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 am local time (1351 GMT). Four previous scheduled launches in the last week, including one on Saturday, were canceled due to weather and technical issues. The successful launch is a significant victory for billionaire Elon Musk’s…

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ISRO to launch GSAT-7A satellite to give major military boost to India

GSAT-7A satellite

CHENNAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching yet another communication satellite GSAT-7A today, but this time it is said to boost military assets in the sky. On Tuesday, the space agency began the 26-hour countdown at 2.10 pm and the launch is scheduled to take place from the second launch of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 4.10 pm. Weighing 2,250 kg, GSAT-7A is the 35th Indian communication satellite built by ISRO. The satellite incorporates a chemical propulsion system to provide an operational mission life of…

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ISRO’s most heaviest and advanced satellite GSAT-11 launched

The launch vehicle, Ariane 5 VA-246, lifted off from Kourou Launch Base at 2:07 AM (IST) carrying India's GSAT-11 and South Korea's GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellites. Ariane 5 is one of three launch vehicles operated by Arianespace along with Soyuz and Vega.

BENGALURU: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite, GSAT-11, from the Spaceport in French Guiana in the wee hours of Wednesday. The launch vehicle, Ariane 5 VA-246, lifted off from Kourou Launch Base at 2:07 AM (IST) carrying India’s GSAT-11 and South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellites. Ariane 5 is one of three launch vehicles operated by Arianespace along with Soyuz and Vega. After a 30-min flight, the GSAT-11 detached from the Ariane 5 upper stage in an elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit, achieving…

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Few Amazing Facts About The Human Body.

Human body is a wonderland. A weird, miraculous, disgusting, wonderland. Learn all about it with these interesting human body facts. Ever wondered how many times a minute a baby blinks? Or why babies have more bones than adults? Or how big your brain is without all those wrinkles? Or how long your intestines would be if you stretched them out? Well, now you can find all of these things out from the comfort of your own home, while keeping all of your internal organs safely internal. Check out these human…

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