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Russian booster rocket fails to put 2 communications satellite in orbit

Russian booster rocket fails to put 2 communications satellite in orbit

  A Russian booster rocket on Tuesday failed to place two communications satellites into a designated orbit, officials said, marring the prestige of the nation’s space program a day after…

Astrophile: The Most Cruel Death of Cupid and Belinda

Astrophile: The Most Cruel Death of Cupid and Belinda

A pair of star-cross’d lovers orbits Uranus, and when they rush to meet their fate, the duo could leave the cosmic stage littered with more bodies than the final scene…

How to spot Mars on eve of NASA Curiosity’s arrival

How to spot Mars on eve of NASA Curiosity’s arrival

As NASA’s curiosity isall set to land on Mars, not many people are aware of the fact that you can go out after sunset and spot the red planet for…

NASA’s latest Mars mission ‘a big gamble’

NASA’s latest Mars mission ‘a big gamble’

It’s the U.S. space agency’s most ambitious and expensive Mars mission yet — and it begins with the arrival to the red planet Sunday of the smartest interplanetary rover ever…

Moon explorer latest in Chinese space plans

Moon explorer latest in Chinese space plans

Chinese state media says the country will attempt to land an exploratory craft on the moon for the first time next year. State-run news agency Xinhua reports China’s third lunar…

India aiming for international synergy in space missions:ISRO

India aiming for international synergy in space missions:ISRO

India is aiming for more international synergy to assuage the huge costs and enormous human resources involved in taking up space missions, ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said today. “India is…

Largest ever Cherenkov telescope sees first light on 26th July

Largest ever Cherenkov telescope sees first light on 26th July

H.E.S.S. II, the largest Cherenkov telescope ever built, started its operation in Namibia on 26 July 2012. With its 28-meter-sized mirror, the telescope is dedicated to observing the most violent…

Mysteries of icy comets solved

Mysteries of icy comets solved

Scientists have solved two solar system puzzles – explaining how did icy comets obtain particles that formed at high temperatures, and how did these refractory particles acquire rims with different…

Einstein was right… higher you live, faster you age!

Einstein was right… higher you live, faster you age!

The true nature of Albert Einstein’s theory that time is a relative concept and the higher you live above sea level, the faster you should age, has been demonstrated with…

Curiosity, NASA’s Mars rover scheduled for launch this week

Curiosity, NASA’s Mars rover scheduled for launch this week

NASA’s ambitious trip to the red planet to check for itself if life sustainance is possible, will now see the light of the day with the launch scheduled for this…