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US Spacecraft 1st visited Mercury on this day
 'Mariner 10' became the first spacecraft to visit the planet Mercury on March 29, 1974. It was an unmanned US space probe, launched by NASA in November 1973. Further, Mariner 10 is the only spacecraft to have visited Mercury till date. It flew past Mercury three times; second time on September 21, 1974 and third time on March 16, 1975. “Follow us on Facebook for more updates https://www.facebook.com/Corecareer2015    

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New theory to explain how sun-like stars evolve
 Researchers at the University of Rochester, US, have developed a new model to understand and predict how stars similar to the Sun evolve. The model may help in determining the age of stars more precisely. The theory helps explain how the X-ray

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Russia reveals plans to send cosmonauts to Mars
 Russia recently announced that in 2018 it will test a nuclear engine that could help cosmonauts reach Mars in six weeks, as compared to the 18 months a spacecraft currently needs to travel to Mars. The $274 million project uses nuclear propulsi

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Man-made sun produces longest pulse discharge
 An 'artificial sun' experiment in China has successfully produced the longest pulse plasma discharge at a temperature of over 50 million degrees. As of January, the experiment has created a 102-second-long pulse plasma discharge of such high te

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NASA successfully tests engines for deep space
 NASA successfully tested the rocket engine designed for the first deep space mission in over 45 years, which includes exploring Mars and an asteroid. The engine RS-25 is a part of NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) which is set to launch NASA

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India to launch 25 foreign satellites this year
 India is set to launch 25 foreign satellites belonging to seven countries in 2016-17. The list includes 12 US satellites, three satellites each from Algeria and Canada, and four from Germany. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister'

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NASA delays its next Mars mission to 2018
 NASA on Wednesday announced that it has delayed the launch of its next Mars mission 'InSight' to May 5, 2018. The mission is aimed at studying and learning more about the Red Planet's interior and the surface. The launch was originally schedule

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NASA uses citizen observations to track auroras
 NASA is using science observations made by citizens to track auroras in real-time. This comes after citizens started documenting some of the biggest and most recent aurora displays under 'Aurorasaurus', a citizen science project that enables pe

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ISRO to launch 6th IRNSS satellite on March 10
 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its sixth navigation satellite into the Earth’s orbit on March 10. The 1,425-kilogram IRNSS-1F satellite will be launched on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota in An

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