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Indian astronomers discover ‘Saraswati’, a supercluster of galaxies

Indian astronomers discover ‘Saraswati’, a supercluster of galaxies

A team of Indian astronomers have identified a previously unknown, extremely large supercluster of galaxies located in the direction of constellation Pisces. The supercluster of 43 galaxies, which they named…

NASA’s Juno probe set to fly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno probe set to fly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is set to fly directly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot – the gas giant’s iconic 16,000-kilometer-wide storm. This will be humanity’s first up-close and personal view of…

India’s Mars mission completes 1,000 Earth days in orbit

India’s Mars mission completes 1,000 Earth days in orbit

The country’s low-cost Mars spacecraft completed 1,000 Earth days in its orbit on Monday, well beyond its designed mission life of six months or 180 days. “The Mars Orbiter Mission…

NASA unveils futuristic Mars Rover Concept Vehicle

NASA unveils futuristic Mars Rover Concept Vehicle

The National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) recently unveiled a futuristic Mars Rover Concept Vehicle for its “Summer of Mars” promotion campaign. A vehicle that appears to have come straight out…

Madhavan Nair pitches for human space flight, reusable rocket

Madhavan Nair pitches for human space flight, reusable rocket

With the successful launch of its heaviest rocket, ISRO now needs to focus on human space flight mission, further development of semi-cryogenic engine and recoverable and reusable launch system, the…

India’s heavylift rocket successfully launches GSAT-19

India’s heavylift rocket successfully launches GSAT-19

India on Monday scripted history as it successfully launched its heaviest rocket GSLV MkIII-D1 carrying communication satellite GSAT-19. The 43.43 metre tall rocket lifted off at 5.28 pm from the…

In tribute to Abdul Kalam, NASA names new species after him

In tribute to Abdul Kalam, NASA names new species after him

In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A.P.J Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism — a form…

All set for GSLV Mark III launch

All set for GSLV Mark III launch

India’s most powerful launch vehicle – Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III – built to lift the heaviest Indian communication satellites to space, is all set to be launched…

ISRO receives 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

ISRO receives 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday presented the 2014 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The award, announced by a jury headed by…

ISRO successfully launches ‘South Asia Satellite’

ISRO successfully launches ‘South Asia Satellite’

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the ‘South Asia Satellite’ (SAS) on Friday, that will boost connectivity among nations in the region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called…

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