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"Time To Peer Into The Universe": NASA's Stunning Image Of Galaxy Cluster

"Time To Peer Into The Universe": NASA's Stunning Image Of Galaxy Cluster

Edited by NDTV News Desk | Monday May 24, 2021

US space agency NASA shared a stunning glimpse of a galaxy cluster as it posted an image by itsHubble Telescope. The image features the galaxy cluster ACO S 295, which is 3.5 billion light-years away from the Earth

New COVID-19 Testing Method Gives Result In 1 Second, Say Scientists: Report

New COVID-19 Testing Method Gives Result In 1 Second, Say Scientists: Report

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 20, 2021, New Delhi

Scientists have developed a novel sensor system that can detect the novel coronavirus from saliva samples in one second, which is way faster than current COVID-19 diagnostic methods.

US Space Probe Osiris-Rex Heads Home With Asteroid Dust

US Space Probe Osiris-Rex Heads Home With Asteroid Dust

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 11, 2021, Washington

The US space probe Osiris-Rex on Monday left the orbit of the asteroid Bennu, from which it collected dust samples last year, to begin its long journey back to Earth.

Since 2010, Amazon Forest Emitted More CO2 Than It Absorbed, Says Study

Since 2010, Amazon Forest Emitted More CO2 Than It Absorbed, Says Study

Agence France-Presse | Friday April 30, 2021, Paris

The Brazilian Amazon released nearly 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the last decade than it absorbed, according to a stunning report

A Black Hole Dubbed 'The Unicorn' May Be Galaxy's Smallest One

A Black Hole Dubbed 'The Unicorn' May Be Galaxy's Smallest One

Reuters | Friday April 23, 2021, Washington

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest-known black hole in the Milky Way galaxy and the closest to our solar system - an object so curious that they nicknamed it 'the Unicorn.'

In A First, NASA's Perseverance Rover Makes Oxygen On Mars

In A First, NASA's Perseverance Rover Makes Oxygen On Mars

Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 22, 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover keeps making history. The six-wheeled robot has converted some carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into oxygen, the first time this has happened on another planet, the space agency said Wednesday.

Crewed SpaceX Flight Postponed By A Day Due To Weather: NASA

Crewed SpaceX Flight Postponed By A Day Due To Weather: NASA

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Washington, United States

A crewed SpaceX mission to the International Space Station has been postponed by a day due to concerns over the weather, NASA said Wednesday.

NASA Chooses SpaceX To Take Humans Back To Moon

NASA Chooses SpaceX To Take Humans Back To Moon

Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 17, 2021, Washington, United States

NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, the agency said Friday, in a huge victory for Elon Musk's company.

How To Define COVID-19 Re-Infection: Indian Scientists Explain In Study

How To Define COVID-19 Re-Infection: Indian Scientists Explain In Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 01, 2021, New Delhi

Two positive tests at an interval of at least 102 days with one interim negative test have been defined as SARS-CoV-2 re-infection or relapse of COVID-19 by Indian scientists for establishing surveillance systems, according to a study by ICMR.

Comet 'Most Pristine' Object From Outer Space Seen In Solar System

Comet 'Most Pristine' Object From Outer Space Seen In Solar System

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 30, 2021, Paris

A newly observed interstellar comet is the most pristine visitor from outer space ever seen in our Solar System, according to a pair of studies released Tuesday detailing its unique characteristics.

SpaceX Starship Rocket Fails To Land After Test Launch

SpaceX Starship Rocket Fails To Land After Test Launch

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 30, 2021, Washington

SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter Tuesday that the latest prototype of the company's Starship rocket series had crashed, after the video feed of its test flight cut out.

Vaccines May Need Regular Updates As Coronavirus Evolves, Say Scientists

Vaccines May Need Regular Updates As Coronavirus Evolves, Say Scientists

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 27, 2021, Berlin

Scientists have assessed the course of evolution of the novel coronavirus and predicted that COVID-19 vaccines currently in use across the world may need regular updates to counter new variants of the virus which are capable of escaping the body's protective antibodies.

COVID-19 Antibodies May Last From Days To Years: Study Shows What It Depends On

COVID-19 Antibodies May Last From Days To Years: Study Shows What It Depends On

Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 24, 2021, Singapore

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus wane at different rates, lasting for mere days in some individuals, while persisting in others for decades, according to a new study which says COVID-19 severity could be a deciding factor in having longer-lasting protection against reinfection.

Video: Success In Giant Rocket Test For NASA Preparing Return To Moon

Video: Success In Giant Rocket Test For NASA Preparing Return To Moon

Agence France-Presse | Friday March 19, 2021, Washington

NASA successfully carried out a key static test of its troubled Space Launch System rocket on Thursday, a win for the agency as it prepares to return to the Moon.

Mars May Be Hiding Most Of Its "Missing" Water Underground: NASA-Funded Study

Mars May Be Hiding Most Of Its "Missing" Water Underground: NASA-Funded Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 17, 2021, Washington

Vast amounts of ancient water may have been trapped beneath the surface of Mars, according to a NASA-funded study which challenges the current theory that the Red Planet's water escaped into space.