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Shape of our solar system more like a deflated croissant than a comet's tail, NASA study shows
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Shape of our solar system more like a deflated croissant than a comet's tail, NASA study shows

To study the boundary of interstellar space, scientists studied cosmic rays moving towards Earth from different parts of the galaxy.

Fireball that lit up sky over Japan on 2 July, loud noise confirmed to be from fallen meteorite
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Fireball that lit up sky over Japan on 2 July, loud noise confirmed to be from fallen meteorite

Experts confirmed that the rocks were from a meteorite that fell recently, since samples show a half-life of some elements being only a few days.

Seven billion-year-old stardust, older than our solar system, unearthed from meteorite
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Seven billion-year-old stardust, older than our solar system, unearthed from meteorite

The grains of sand is about 2.5 billion years before the Sun, Earth and rest of our solar system were formed.

Researchers are using phone cameras to study and analyse rare cosmic rays
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Researchers are using phone cameras to study and analyse rare cosmic rays

Mobile phone cameras use technology similar to that in particle detectors and hence they are able to detect EAS.

Researchers identify distant source of ultra-high energy cosmic rays
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Researchers identify distant source of ultra-high energy cosmic rays

Researchers have found that some ultra-high energy cosmic rays that occasionally hit Earth come from a distant source outside the Milky Way.

Famed Indian scientist and academic Yash Pal dies at 90; made significant contributions to study of cosmic rays and astrophysics
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Famed Indian scientist and academic Yash Pal dies at 90; made significant contributions to study of cosmic rays and astrophysics

Famed Indian scientist and academician, professor Yash Pal passed away at the age of 90 at his Noida house late on Monday night

Crew in manned missions to Mars could face higher risk of cancer than previously thought: Study
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Crew in manned missions to Mars could face higher risk of cancer than previously thought: Study

Astronauts travelling to Mars or on long-term missions could face much higher cancer risk than conventional risk models suggest.

Indian Scientists claim there is crack in the Earth's magnetic shield
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Indian Scientists claim there is crack in the Earth's magnetic shield

The world's largest and most sensitive cosmic ray monitor, located in India, has recorded a burst of galactic cosmic rays that indicates a crack in the Earth's magnetic shield, according to scientists.

Cosmic rays threaten future manned missions to Mars, say researchers
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Cosmic rays threaten future manned missions to Mars, say researchers

Cosmic rays have created radiation hazards in space that potentially threaten future deep-space astronaut missions to Mars, said researchers.