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NASA, Italian Space Agency to probe cosmic X-ray mysteries

NASA, Italian Space Agency to probe cosmic X-ray mysteries

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Washington: NASA has signed an agreement with Italian Space Agency for the launch of a probe that will provide important clues about the origins of cosmic X-rays, their interactions with matter and gravity as they travel through space. Slated to launch in 2020, the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission…

ISRO successfully plants Cartosat-2 with 30 nano satellites in orbit

ISRO successfully plants Cartosat-2 with 30 nano satellites in orbit

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New Delhi: After establishing a pioneering position in the world with its game-changing space program, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has certainly made its mark as one of the front-runners in the space race. Now at par with and giving tough competition to its global counterparts, ISRO has a…

Jupiter gives a brilliant full view of its bands of clouds to Juno in enhanced colour!

Jupiter gives a brilliant full view of its bands of clouds to Juno in enhanced colour!

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New Delhi: Being the largest planet of the solar system, Jupiter has caught the fancy of scientists and astronomers compelling them to study the gas giant better by delving into its interiors. The Juno spacecraft was therefore developed to help scientists in this endeavour. Juno’s entry into Jupiter’s orbit in…

Post successful PSLV-C38/Cartosat-2 launch, ISRO announces next mission scheduled for later this month!

Post successful PSLV-C38/Cartosat-2 launch, ISRO announces next mission scheduled for later this month!

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New Delhi: The nation has barely gotten over today’s successful launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Cartosat-2 series along with 30 co-passenger satellites and the space agency has already announced its next mission! Basking in the glory of today’s launch, a beaming AS , ISRO Chairperson, revealed that…

Facebook to move WhatsApp data from IBM Cloud

Facebook to move WhatsApp data from IBM Cloud

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New York: Facebook has decided to move the massive WhatsApp data from IBM Cloud to its own data centres. According to a report in CNBC on Wednesday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp, used by 1.2 billion people across the globe, has been one of IBM`s top five public cloud customers in terms of…

Snapchat could see slow user growth this quarter

Snapchat could see slow user growth this quarter

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New York: As the shares of Snap Inc — the parent company of Snapchat app — dropped nearly four percent on Wednesday, analysts said the company`s daily active user growth might slow down in the second quarter this year. Citing app download data from SensorTower, a mobile app store marketing…

Eye in the sky: After successful ‘monster rocket’ liftoff, ISRO to launch Cartosat-2 series satellite this month-end

Eye in the sky: After successful ‘monster rocket’ liftoff, ISRO to launch Cartosat-2 series satellite this month-end

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New Delhi: After successfully launching its most powerful rocket in a textbook style, the GSLV Mk III D1, powered by cryogenic engine, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is getting ready to launch a Cartosat-series satellite by the end of this month. The satellite, also referred to as the ‘eye in the…

NASA unveils ‘out-of-the-world’ Mars rover concept

NASA unveils ‘out-of-the-world’ Mars rover concept

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Washington: NASA has unveiled a futuristic Mars rover concept that may help the US space agency develop plans for its mission to the red planet scheduled for 2020. NASA’s next robotic Mars rover is set to land on the red planet in 2020. The rover will search for signs of…

Twitter for Apple TV updated with live 360 degree videos

Twitter for Apple TV updated with live 360 degree videos

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San Francisco: Expanding its features for big screens, Twitter has updated its Apple TV app by adding support for live 360 degree videos and Periscope`s Global Map. The micro-blogging site launched a version of its service on Apple TV and other media player platforms last year in order to deliver…

Robotic spacecraft launch will take place a year ahead of original schedule, confirms NASA

Robotic spacecraft launch will take place a year ahead of original schedule, confirms NASA

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New Delhi: In a recent announcement, NASA has said that it will launch its robotic spacecraft to a unique metal asteroid ‘Psyche’ 2022, an year early than the original schedule. The mission will now take a more efficient trajectory to arrive at the main belt asteroid in 2026, four years…

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