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NASA shares last image by spaceship that crashed into Saturn
NASA has shared the final image taken by the Cassini spacecraft before it plunged into Saturn's atmosphere, ending its 20-year mission. Built in the early 1990s, the $3.9-billion spacecraft had a 1-megapixel camera, with which it took over 4,50,000 images of Saturn's rings and moons.  The very last images NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took before it crashed Friday are some of its most meaningful.The image here shows the site of atmosphe

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ISRO seeks proposals for second Mars Orbiter Mission
 Indian space agency ISRO is seeking scientific proposals for its second Mars Orbiter Mission to expand its interplanetary research. This comes after the Mars Orbiter Mission, which was India's first mission to Mars, successfully completed its f

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1st possible water clouds outside solar system
 US-based astronomers have found a strong evidence for the existence of water clouds on a brown dwarf 7.2 light-years away, making it the first water clouds detected outside the solar system. Named 'WISE 0855', the brown dwarf, which is five tim

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NASA captures auroras in Jupiter's atmosphere
 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of vivid glows called 'auroras' in Jupiter's atmosphere, ahead of the entry of its Juno spacecraft in the giant planet's orbit in July. The auroras, which cover areas bigger than the Earth, are

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India test-fires new surface-to-air missile
 India on Thursday test-fired a surface-to-air missile, jointly developed with Israel, from Chandipur defence base off the coast of Odisha. The missile includes multi-functional surveillance and threat alert radar systems for tracking, detection

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NASA to test fire world's most powerful rocket Space Launch system
 US space agency NASA is set to test-fire a booster for the world's most powerful rocket Space Launch System (SLS) which will power astronauts on the journey to Mars and on other deeper space missions The booster will be fired up at Orbital ATK

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Two student-made satellites launched by ISRO
 Two Indian student-made satellites were launched by ISRO in the record-breaking 20-satellite launch on Wednesday. The Sathyabamasat, made by students of Sathyabama University in Chennai, weighs less than 1.5 kg and monitors greenhouse gas emiss

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ISRO launches record 20 satellites in a mission
 The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday launched a record 20 satellites in a single mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The satellites included Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 19 co-pass

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ARE MEN ALREADY ON MARS?
 Have space agencies already secretly posted humans to the Red Planet? You may think so if you believe the latest conspiracy theory doing the rounds online.Alien chasers looking for evidence of life in pictures sent back to Earth from the rover.

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