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Australian Researchers Set New Sights For Bionic Eye
Australian Researchers Set New Sights For Bionic Eye

The "Phoenix 99" device "tricks" the brain by sending electrical impulses from camera directly to neurons connected to the brain.

Astronomers discover more than 300 possible new exoplanets
Astronomers Discover More Than 300 Possible New Exoplanets

The term "exoplanets" is used to describe planets outside of the solar system.

Hubble Captures Stunning Image Of Star-Forming Prawn Nebula
Hubble Captures Stunning Image Of Star-Forming Prawn Nebula

"Hubble's gaze shows a small section of the nebula in both visible and invisible infrared light, capturing dazzling detail of the nebula's structure, including bright areas of glowing gas," NASA said in a statement.

NASA's InSight lander makes first ever map of Mars' underground
NASA's InSight Lander Makes First Ever Map Of Mars' Underground

The data suggested the presence of a shallow sedimentary layer sandwiched between lava flows beneath the planet's surface.

NASA's DART Asteroid Defence Mission Lifts Off
NASA's DART Asteroid Defence Mission Lifts Off

The spacecraft, roughly the size of a small car, will strike the smaller body at about 4 miles per second.

ISRO Working On Futuristic Technologies, Intelligent Satellites
ISRO Working On Futuristic Technologies, Intelligent Satellites

K.Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space said ISRO has started working on reducing the space debris with its technologies like self eating rockets, vanishing satellites and robotic arms that catch the debris -- inactive satellites, rocket stages and others -- that are floating.

  • Tuesday, 23 November 2021
  • ISRO
Lunar Eclipse
Why Lunar Eclipse Moon May Appear Red On Friday

NASA said this partial eclipse is ultra-long because the moon is almost at the farthest part from the Earth in its orbit (known as apogee), which means the moon is moving a bit slower through the shadow of Earth.

Physical Research Lab Scientists Discover New Exoplanet
Physical Research Lab Scientists Discover New Exoplanet

There are less than 10 such close-in systems known among the zoo of exoplanets known so far.

India's Chandrayaan-2 Avoids Collision With NASA's Moon Orbiter
India's Chandrayaan-2 Avoids Collision With NASA's Moon Orbiter

Both the orbiters orbit the moon in a nearly polar orbit and hence, both the spacecraft come close to each other over the Lunar poles.

Astronomers Spot Black Hole Outside Milky Way Galaxy
Astronomers Spot Black Hole Outside Milky Way Galaxy

Previously such small, "stellar-mass" black holes have been spotted in other galaxies by picking up the X-ray glow emitted as they swallow matter, or from the gravitational waves generated as black holes collide with one another or with neutron stars.

Nasa, SpaceX Finally Launch 4 Astronauts On Crew-3 Mission To ISS
Nasa, SpaceX Finally Launch 4 Astronauts On Crew-3 Mission To ISS

In addition to the experiments flying with them aboard Dragon, the Crew-3 astronauts are also scheduled to conduct many additional experiments and technology demonstrations during their mission.

ISRO Can Suggest Ideal Locations To Set Up Solar Power Projects
ISRO Can Suggest Ideal Locations To Set Up Solar Power Projects

It may be recalled that Modi had earlier promised a satellite for South Asian regions which was later released by ISRO in the form of GSAT-9/South Asia Satellite (formerly SAARC Satellite) a communication/meteorology satellite in 2017.

Space
Scientists discover water in a distant galaxy pair

Water has been detected in the most massive galaxy pair in the early Universe, according to new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Europe To Launch Satellite To Tackle Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Europe To Launch Satellite To Tackle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The new CO2MVS constellation will be fully operational by 2026, in time to help the world review its progress in curbing greenhouse gas emissions as required by the UN-mandated Paris Agreement.

DRDO, IAF Successfully Flight-Test Long-Range Bomb
DRDO, IAF Successfully Flight-Test Long-Range Bomb

The flight of the bomb and the performance was monitored by a number of range sensors including the Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS), telemetry, and radar deployed by the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.

Sun Fires Significant Solar Flare, Can Disrupt Earth's GPS Signals: NASA
Sun Fires Significant Solar Flare, Can Disrupt Earth's GPS Signals: NASA

The X1-class flare caused a temporary, yet strong radio blackout across the sunlit side of Earth centred on South America, according to the US Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), which tracks space weather events.

NASA's Juno Probe Finds Depth Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
NASA's Juno Probe Finds Depth Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The new results show that the cyclones are warmer on top, with lower atmospheric densities, while they are colder at the bottom, with higher densities.

Blue Origin To Build A Private Space Station By 2030
Blue Origin To Build A Private Space Station By 2030

It will have shared infrastructure, featuring a human-centered space architecture with world-class services and amenities.

NASA's New Lucy Asteroid Spacecraft Faces Solar Panel Glitch
NASA's New Lucy Asteroid Spacecraft Faces Solar Panel Glitch

Meanwhile, it said all other system is working well and both of the solar arrays are producing power and charging the battery.

Elon Musk Renews Vow To 'Extend Life To Mars' As Personal Fortune Keeps Growing
Elon Musk Renews Vow To 'Extend Life To Mars' As Personal Fortune Keeps Growing

The SpaceX Mars programme was initiated by Musk to colonise Mars after he first conceptualised the project back in 2001.

Venus Never Had Oceans, Couldn't Support Life: Study
Venus Never Had Oceans, Couldn't Support Life: Study

If the Earth had been just a little closer to the Sun, or if the Sun had shone as brightly in its 'youth' as it does nowadays, our home planet would look very different today.

NASA Flies Lucy Mission To Explore Solar System's 'Fossils'
NASA Flies Lucy Mission To Explore Solar System's 'Fossils'

Lucy will be the first spacecraft to study Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids.

Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded For Discoveries In Climate, Complex Physical Systems
Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded For Discoveries In Climate, Complex Physical Systems

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Physics Nobel to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems.

NASA Images Show Polluted Skies Set To Engulf North India Soon
NASA Images Show Polluted Skies Set To Engulf North India Soon

Air pollution is considered as the greatest environmental threat to health, and it disproportionately affects vulnerable populations: 91 per cent of deaths from ambient air pollution occur in low-income and middle-income countries.

NASA Completes Rocket Engine Test Series For Lunar Mission
NASA Completes Rocket Engine Test Series For Lunar Mission

During the test, hot fire, operators fired RS-25 developmental engine No. 0528, used for each of the seven tests in the series, for more than eight minutes (500 seconds), the same time required during an actual launch.