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Extremely cold European winters linked to solar activity

Extremely cold European winters linked to solar activity

It has been assumed that the Sun’s 11-year cycle influences climate of certain regions on Earth, but scientists couldn’t find strong evidence to prove it – until now. Now, armed…

Astronomers find 2 galaxy systems similar to Milky Way

Astronomers find 2 galaxy systems similar to Milky Way

Scientists have found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local universe. The Milky Way is a fairly typical galaxy on its…

Curiosity places ‘UFO’ zooming across Mars’ horizon

Curiosity places ‘UFO’ zooming across Mars’ horizon

NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured a strange white light dancing across the horizon of Mars and four blobs hovering in the sky, which UFO hunters claim are alien ships monitoring…

Exoplanet-hosting stars give key insights on planet formation

Exoplanet-hosting stars give key insights on planet formation

An international team of researchers has proposed that metals like magnesium might have an important role in the formation of low mass planets. The team, lead by EXOEarths researcher (Centro…

Mars mission to boost India’s credentials for global ventures

Mars mission to boost India’s credentials for global ventures

India’s proposed Mars mission in November next year would boost its credentials to take part in possible international collaborative ventures on exploring the Red Planet. “Besides doing it on its…

Curiosity’s site for first drive pinpointed by team NASA

Curiosity’s site for first drive pinpointed by team NASA

Researchers and engineers of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission have selected the first destination for their one-ton, six-wheeled mobile Mars laboratory, it has been revealed. The target area, named Glenelg, is…

India to launch Mars mission: PM

India to launch Mars mission: PM

  India plans to launch a space probe that will orbit Mars, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh confirmed on Wednesday after press reports that the mission was scheduled to begin late…

Phoenix cluster sets ‘fastest star formation’ record

Phoenix cluster sets ‘fastest star formation’ record

With the help of world-class observatories, astronomers have discovered an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe that is breaking several important cosmic records. Stars are…

LHC experiments shed light on early universe

LHC experiments shed light on early universe

Physicists at CERN are not just investigating the recently discovered Higgs-like boson, but they are coming closer to unravelling the properties of the primordial state of the universe. The ALICE,…

ISRO plans 58 missions in 5 years

ISRO plans 58 missions in 5 years

India’s premier space agency ISRO plans to undertake 58 satellite and launch vehicle missions in the 12th Five year period and sees larger role for industries in realising these ventures.…