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  • Nostalgia and magnificence mark Cassini's 'farewell' with last Saturn image

    Nostalgia and magnificence mark Cassini

    Launched in 1997, the Cassini spacecraft orbited Saturn from 2004 to 2017. The mission made numerous dramatic discoveries, including the surprising geologic activity on Saturn's moon Enceladus and liquid methane seas on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Cassini ended its journey with a dramatic plunge i...

    NASA shows how Earth changed in 20 years

    NASA shows how Earth changed in 20 years

    NASA scientists have compiled a captivating video that maps how the Earth's surface has changed over a span of 20 years, using data from various satellites. In the Northern Hemisphere, ecosystems wake up in the spring and sprout new leaves, while a fleet of Earth-observing satellites track t...

    'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia

    Saudi authorities have said they had detected an "advanced" cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers. The government's National Cyber Security Centre said on Monday the attack involved the use of "Powershell" malware, but it did not co...

    India Japan moon mission soon

    India Japan moon mission soon

    The Indian Space Research Organisation chief AS Kiran Kumar on Friday said that India and Japan are working towards a joint moon mission, which will take place soon. The two countries are also having discussions on making use of their space technologies for providing inputs on weather monitoring, an...

    Centre's 'BharatNet' phase 2 begins with aim of 100% connectivity by 2020

    Centre

    The second phase of BharatNet project with an outlay of Rs 31,000 crore and a mandate to provide high-speed broadband to all panchayats by March 2019 got off the block. Additionally, the Department of Telecom requested all states to provide a list of unconnected villages so that all of them ...

    More than 1 lakh Indians are "booked" for Mars

    More than 1 lakh Indians are "booked" for Mars

    Space experts point out that US leading the list is not surprising since it is, after all, a NASA mission. The first is the US with 6,76,773 names followed by China with 2,62,752 names. India stands at number three.According to the space agency, India ranks third in the global list with regard to th...

    India test-fires 'Nirbhay' missile successfully

    India test-fires

    India has successfully test fired cruise missile 'Nirbhay' which can travel at treetop level and evade Radars. It can also carry warheads of up to 300kg, including nuclear weapons and is a potent weapon of offence.The 1,500 kilogram missile has a length of about six meters and flies like a c...

    Twitter says it is ending its 140-character limit and giving nearly everyone 280 characters

    Twitter says it is ending its 140-character limit and giving nearly everyone 280 characters

    Twitter has said, it is ending its iconic 140-character limit and giving nearly everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the original limit as writing in those languages uses fewer characters.The company has said, 9 per cent of tweets written in...

    Ozone layer hole reducing due to warmer weather conditions

    Ozone layer hole reducing due to warmer weather conditions

    The giant hole in Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking and has shrivelled to its smallest peak since 1988, NASA scientists have said. The largest the hole became this year was about 19.7 million sq km wide, about 21/2 times the size of the United States, in September. But it was still...

    Comet 96P's return spotted by NASA, ESA satellites

    Comet 96P

    Scientists at NASA and European Space Agency have spotted the return of Comet 96P using Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) - making it the spacecraft's most frequent cometory visitor. The comet entered the lower right corner of SOHO's view on October 25, and skirted up and around the ...

    Stephen Hawking warns: AI will replace human beings as dominant species

    Stephen Hawking warns: AI will replace human beings as dominant species

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) will soon replace humans as the dominant being on the plant, Stephen Hawking has predicted. Professor Hawking said that our time on Earth is numbered after we passed the point of "no return". The theoretical physicist said that developments in AI have been so gre...

    NASA's Kepler telescope identifies 20 "potentially habitable" exoplanets

    NASA

    Scientists using data from NASA's kepler telescope, have discovered 20 new potentially habitable exoplanets that may host alien life. The list includes several planets that orbit stars like our Sun. Some take a relatively long time to complete a single orbit, with the longest taking 395 Eart...

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