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Nasa begins hunt for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroid
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Nasa begins hunt for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroid

A NASA spacecraft has started searching for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids.

Earth, Moon formed from similar materials: study
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Earth, Moon formed from similar materials: study

The Earth as well as the Moon and certain meteorites were formed from materials that were more similar, holding almost indistinguishable isotopic characteristics, a new study has found.

Wolf 1061c exoplanet could be the next Earth, claims astronomer
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Wolf 1061c exoplanet could be the next Earth, claims astronomer

In an attempt to search for life outside Earth, an astronomer has studied an exoplanet called Wolf 1061 and found the celestial body could be habitable in the future.

Solar storms can trigger sparks, melt soil on Moon: Nasa
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Solar storms can trigger sparks, melt soil on Moon: Nasa

Powerful solar storms can charge up the surface in frigid, permanently shadowed regions near the poles of the Moon and possibly produce "sparks" that vaporise and melt the lunar soil, a new Nasa study has found.

Massive ice block poised to break off from Antarctica, to lift global oceans by 10 cm
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Massive ice block poised to break off from Antarctica, to lift global oceans by 10 cm

A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan (5910 km²) is poised to break off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, scientists reported on Saturday.

China launches satellite to monitor global carbon emissions
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China launches satellite to monitor global carbon emissions

China on Thursday launched a global carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket, authorities said.

Nasa orbiter detects infant versions of 'spiders' on Mars
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Nasa orbiter detects infant versions of 'spiders' on Mars

Using Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data, researchers have detected cumulative growth of erosion-carved troughs that may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian "spiders," which are radially patterned channels found only in the south polar region of the Red Planet.

Cyclone Vardah: Climate change or not, coastal areas need to be prepared for natural disasters
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Cyclone Vardah: Climate change or not, coastal areas need to be prepared for natural disasters

The best way to respond to future disasters like Cyclone Vardah would be to build a strong line of defence for immediate disaster relief, evacuation and quick restoration of basic services in indian coastal areas

Mass bleaching events at Great Barrier Reef this year kill more corals than ever before
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Mass bleaching events at Great Barrier Reef this year kill more corals than ever before

However, coral can recover if the water temperature drops and the algae are able to recolonise them.

From observer, India now becomes associate member of CERN
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From observer, India now becomes associate member of CERN

India had 'observer' status till September this year, when the CERN Council adopted a resolution upgrading its position

White gold: Will burning our ivory stockpile prevent poaching of Indian elephants?
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White gold: Will burning our ivory stockpile prevent poaching of Indian elephants?

Is destroying our stockpile of ivory, like Kenya did earlier this year, a solution to the problem of trade in the 'white gold' that results in several elephants dying slow, agonising deaths?

Nasa's Curiosity rover discovers rare 'Egg Rock' on Mars
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Nasa's Curiosity rover discovers rare 'Egg Rock' on Mars

A globular, golf-ball-size object discovered by Nasa's Curiosity rover on Mars has been confirmed as a rare iron-nickel meteorite fallen from the red planet's sky.

ISRO's World record bid: Plans to launch 83 satellites on single PSLV-XL rocket
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ISRO's World record bid: Plans to launch 83 satellites on single PSLV-XL rocket

Indian space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is aiming for a world record by putting into orbit 83 satellites — two Indian and 81 foreign — on a single rocket in early 2017

Uranus may have two undiscovered moons orbiting near planet's rings: Study
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Uranus may have two undiscovered moons orbiting near planet's rings: Study

Uranus may have two tiny, previously undiscovered moons orbiting near two of the planet's rings, researchers using data from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft have found.

Schiaparelli Mars lander may have exploded on impact: European Space Agency
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Schiaparelli Mars lander may have exploded on impact: European Space Agency

European Space Agency's Mars lander may have exploded on impact with the red planet, scientists suggest after preliminary analysis of new images taken by a Nasa probe

Telescope in Maharashtra tracked landing of European Space Agency's lost Schiaparelli Mars lander
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Telescope in Maharashtra tracked landing of European Space Agency's lost Schiaparelli Mars lander

In a major achievement, the Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) at Khodad detected and tracked the landing of a European Space Agency's lost Schiaparelli Mars lander

Nasa probe spots possible clouds hovering over Pluto
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Nasa probe spots possible clouds hovering over Pluto

Nasa's New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto, indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought.

Nasa's New Horizons mission finds hint of cloud on Pluto
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Nasa's New Horizons mission finds hint of cloud on Pluto

Scientists from Nasa's New Horizons mission claim to have identified some cloud candidates on Pluto after examining images taken during the spacecrafts July 2015 flight through the dwarf planet system

China launches Shenzhou 11: All you need to know about Beijing's longest manned space mission
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China launches Shenzhou 11: All you need to know about Beijing's longest manned space mission

In Beijing's longest manned space mission Shenzhou 11, two astronauts will remain on board for 30 days to conduct tests on spacecraft-related technologies

Isro's mission to Mars: Intergalactic travel not far away, says Mangalyaan deputy director
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Isro's mission to Mars: Intergalactic travel not far away, says Mangalyaan deputy director

Whatever maybe the challenges, human beings are likely to journey to Mars in the 2030s.