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Humanity’s first flight to Sun to launch in July: NASA

Washington: NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity's first mission to the Sun, has begun final preparations for its launch in July. Parker Solar Probe will be launched from Launch Complex-37 at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre, Florida.…

Tupperware containers to help NASA astronauts eat fresh food

Washington: Tupperware, a household name when it comes to keeping food fresh, is now helping NASA improve astronauts' diet with its airtight plastic containers at the International Space Station (ISS). Since 2015, NASA astronauts have…

NASA’s next planet-hunting probe to launch on April 16

Washington: NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, which aims to find alien worlds with capacity to harbour life is scheduled to launch on April 16 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in…

NASA wants you to send your name to the Sun

Washington: If you want your name to travel through the Sun's atmosphere, braving brutal heat and radiation conditions, here comes your chance. NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a…

Astronomers detect signal from universe’s first stars

Washington: Using a radio antenna not much larger than a refrigerator, astronomers have detected for the first time a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. The researchers discovered that ancient suns were active within 180…

Make Pluto a planet again, 6-year-old girl urges NASA

Washington: Six-year-old Cara O'Connor of Ireland, who dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut one day, wrote a letter to the space agency urging it to reclassify Pluto as a planet, The Washington Post reported this week. Pluto was…

NASA’s Kepler discovers nearly 100 new exoplanets

London: An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets -- planets located outside our solar system. The discovery was based on data from the second mission of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope…

Newly rediscovered IMAGE probe was a discovery machine: NASA

Washington: While NASA continues to learn about the state of its newly rediscovered IMAGE mission, the US space agency has said that the spacecraft proved to be a "discovery" machine and during nearly six years in operation, it provided…