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Study reveals impact of space travel on astronauts

Study reveals impact of space travel on astronauts

Scientists have found no long-lasting, major epigenetic differences in astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and his twin brother, Mark Kelly, who remained on Earth. Epigenetic changes involve chemical “tweaks” to DNA that can influence gene activity, but the changes don’t affect the underlying genetic code

Earth Resides in Oddball Solar System

Earth Resides in Oddball Solar System

Earth Resides in Oddball Solar System : Our solar system may be an oddball in the universe. A new study using data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope shows that in most cases, exoplanets orbiting the same star have similar sizes and regular spacing between their orbits. By contrast, our own solar system has a range

Sushant in Space: Training at NASA for ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’

Sushant in Space: Training at NASA for ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’

Sushant in Space: Training at NASA for ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’. Presently, the Bollywood star, Sushant Singh Rajput undergoes special training at NASA for his upcoming film ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’. Now, he is taking all that training of what an astronaut’s training might involve.  On social media, a new picture of the actor is

ISRO to launch two Moon missions from Indian soil

The country will witness the launch of two lunar missions from Indian soil early next year: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its Chandrayaan-2 mission, an advanced version of its previous 2008 mission with the objective of deeper lunar surface probe, and another mission by Team Indus, a group of space enthusiasts who want

Leonardo DiCaprio turns producer for space drama series

Leonardo DiCaprio turns producer for space drama

NASA discovers 120,000 km-wide hole on the sun

Nasa has confirmed the appearance of a 75,000-mile-wide (1, 20,701 km) hole on the Sun that could affect the Earth.Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface of the sun, caused by interactions with the sun’s magnetic field.They tend to appear in regions of intense magnetic activity, and when that energy is released, solar flares


We Should Proud The Achievements In Science And Space Field- Modi

In the End Of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Prime Minister Modi Said That If We Should Feel Proud On Yoga, Then We Should Also Proud The Achievements In Sports And Space Science.He mention that two days ago ISRO with the help of 14 countries launched 30 Nano Satellites, which is very helpful In Farming, dealing with

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

China launches its first X-ray space telescope.  On Thursday China successfully launched its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. The satellite was launched at 11:00 am from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert into orbit which was a Long March-4B rocket along with 2.5-tonne telescope .The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope

NASA scientists developing tasty bars for deep space breakfast

Washington: When astronauts in the Orion spacecraft travel beyond the moon to explore deep space destinations, they may have a number of food bars to select from in a variety of flavours like orange, cranberry or barbeque nut for breakfast. To help reduce the amount of supplies Orion will carry for its crew, scientists are

NASA space telescopes reveal a brown dwarf

Washington: In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA’s Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to reveal a brown dwarf – thought to be the missing link between planets and stars, with masses up to 80 times that of our solar system’s most massive planet, Jupiter. The discovery of this brown dwarf, with the unwieldy name OGLE-2015-BLG-1319,

Two US astronauts cast vote from space

Washington: As US gets ready for a nail-biting election on Tuesday, two American astronauts orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour have already cast their votes from space. According to NASA, astronaut Shane Kimbrough has officially filed his electronic absentee ballot from the International Space Station (ISS).Another astronaut Kate Rubins cast her ballot before

Third lettuce crop planted on space station

Washington: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have started planting their third on-orbit crop of red romaine lettuce, NASA said. “Early this morning, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough initiated the Veg-03 experiment, one of his first science assignments as a new crew member aboard the orbiting laboratory,” the US space agency said in a statement on

Space station crew set for launch next week

Washington: Nearly a month after the scheduled original launch date, three crew members of Expedition 49/50 are set to launch to the International Space Station on October 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA said. The original launch date of September 23 was postponed due to a technical issue with the Soyuz spacecraft, which

NASA telescope spots sizzling gamma-ray binary in space

Washington: Using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that interact to produce a cyclic flood of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of

Rosetta comet mission set for final rendezvous in space

London/Washington: The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission is set to complete its historic 12-year journey in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on Friday. The spacecraft arrived at its destination comet on Aug 6, 2014, becoming the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet and escort it as it

Moon was born when space rock hit Earth 4.5 bn years ago

Washington:  The moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, say researchers who studied a layer of iron and other elements. The authors argue this was the same impact that sent a great mass of debris hurtling into space, creating the moon. The scientists used laboratory simulations

Digital space will wipe out small, medium budget films: Vikram

Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Vikram Bhatt feels the digital space has become so huge that it will “wipe out” medium and small budget movies in near future. The “Raaz Reboot” helmer says the people, who believe the digital space is just a phase which will eventually fade away, are wrong. “I feel digital is here to

China to launch second space lab

Beijing: China’s second space lab Tiangong-2 will be put into space between September 15 and 20, the office of China’s manned space programme said on Friday. The space lab was transferred with its carrier rocket to the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on Friday, Xinhua news agency said, quoting a statement from the

Sushant Singh Rajput to star in space film

New Delhi: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput will be seen in a Bollywood space film titled “Chanda Mama Door Ke”. Asked what is he doing after “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, Sushant told IANS: “There are five films. One I have finished called ‘Raabta’ , there is a film with Homi Adjania, also featuring Parineeti, titled

Air breathing technology could propel space plane idea: VSSC

Chennai,:Expressing satisfaction overtoday’s successful technology demonstration of air-breathing scramjet engines in flight, a top official today said the technology has many uses, one of which is in the area of space planes which could drastically cut down intercontinental travel time. Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, K Sivan, said the technology could be used in