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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft all set for asteroid mission-Prelims-2017

Bolted to the top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off on Thursday ...

ISRO launches advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR in textbook style-Prelims-2017

India successfully launched its INSAT-3DR advanced weather satellite in copy-book style on Thursday evening using its heavy geosynchronous satellite launch ...

Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer’s risk-Prelims-2017

Microscopic particles, possibly from air pollution, have been found in human brain tissue, according to a new study which flagged ...

ISRO to launch INSAT-3DR satellite and SCATSAT-1-Prelims-2017

The Indian Space Research Organization ISRO has scheduled the launch of the INSAT-3DR satellite on board the launch vehicle GSLV-F05 ...

NASA Scientist for first time sequences DNA in Space-Prelims-2017

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the first time has successfully sequenced DNA in space aboard the International ...

ISRO flight-tests scramjet engine, joins elite club-Prelims-2017

India on Sunday became only the fourth nation to flight-test a scramjet engine, a technology that scientists claim could change ...

What it would take to probe Proxima b?-Prelims-2017

The European Southern Observatory recently announced the discovery of Proxima b, a planet that orbits a star (Proxima Centauri) that’s ...

Closest Earth Like Exoplanet Found-Prelims 2017

Just over four light years away, a planet orbits its cool red-dwarf star – Proxima Centauri, the sun’s closest star ...

All about Gas Giant-Prelims-2017

A gas giant is a giant planet composed mainly of hydrogen and helium. Jupiter and Saturn are the gas giants ...

All about Exoplanet-Prelims-2017

An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun. There are planets that ...

Serotonin: Scientists unmask the dark side of the ‘happy hormone’-Prelims-2017

It is known as one of the “happy hormones” and its discovery ultimately led to the development of what were ...

BRICS Disaster Risk Reduction meet adopts Udaipur Declaration -Prelims-2017

A two-day meeting of BRICS Ministers on Disaster Management ended in Udaipur, Rajasthan today with the adoption of the Udaipur ...

India ranks 39th in Asia Pacific on fixed broadband-Prelims-2017

India ranks a low 39th in terms of fixed broadband adoption among Asia Pacific countries, with just 1.3% of its ...

Intel unveils Project Alloy device creating merged reality-Prelims-2017

Tech giant Intel has unveiled Project Alloy, a device that creates merged reality.Project Alloy is a headset that uses the ...