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European Space Agency shares images of edge-on galaxy; leaves netizens amazed
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European Space Agency shares images of edge-on galaxy; leaves netizens amazed

In their latest post, ESA has shared photos of the galaxy that 'plays' twister. These images of the edge-on galaxy have been captured by the Hubble Telescope

Final testing of the James Webb space telescope is complete, it is getting ready for its 31 October launch
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Final testing of the James Webb space telescope is complete, it is getting ready for its 31 October launch

The telescope will observe the universe from the vantage point of Lagrangian Point 2 (L2), located some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth.

Antarctic iceberg double the size of Mumbai grazes dangerously against ice sheet; see viral image here
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Antarctic iceberg double the size of Mumbai grazes dangerously against ice sheet; see viral image here

The images of the collision were captured by the European Space Agency (ESA’s) Sentinel-1 pair of satellites.

Two spacecrafts to visit Earth's hot neighbor Venus this week
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Two spacecrafts to visit Earth's hot neighbor Venus this week

On Monday, ESA's Solar Orbiter probe will visit Venus and about 33 hours later, European-Japanese spacecraft BepiColombo will get a closer look.

ISRO Chairman virtually meets up with ESA, ISA chiefs to discuss new opportunities
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ISRO Chairman virtually meets up with ESA, ISA chiefs to discuss new opportunities

Dr K Sivan, Avi Blasberger and Josef Aschbacher reviewed the status of ongoing missions and discussed future opportunities respectively.

World's largest iceberg breaks off Antarctica, says European Space Agency
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World's largest iceberg breaks off Antarctica, says European Space Agency

Called A-76 and roughly the shape of Manhattan but more than 70 times bigger, the iceberg was picked up on satellite images and is currently the "largest berg in the world"

Europe proposes orbiting satellite telescope that will keep an eye on space debris
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Europe proposes orbiting satellite telescope that will keep an eye on space debris

A 20-cm-wide optical telescope will monitor the space debris through a spaceship, at the altitude of 600 to 700 kilometres.

NASA once again puts Hubble Telescope in safe mode due to mysterious bug
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NASA once again puts Hubble Telescope in safe mode due to mysterious bug

This isn’t the first time that the telescope has been put in safe mode as some technical glitch in 2018 forced the agencies to do the same.

ESA, Thales Alenia Space sign contract to build European module for upcoming Lunar Gateway
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ESA, Thales Alenia Space sign contract to build European module for upcoming Lunar Gateway

The module will have a small, pressurised workspace for the crew and large windows offering 360-degree views.

Mars has multiple pools of liquid water around a main reservoir, astronomers argue in new study
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Mars has multiple pools of liquid water around a main reservoir, astronomers argue in new study

The area in question is the closest 'habitable' place on Mars that has been found so far, the study authors said.

Stunning 'eye of the serpent' spotted by Hubble in spiral arms of a galaxy in the Hydra constellation
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Stunning 'eye of the serpent' spotted by Hubble in spiral arms of a galaxy in the Hydra constellation

Only half of all the known spiral galaxies have a central bar-like structure, including NGC 2835 and our Milky Way galaxy.

ESA awards contracts worth €129.4 million for design, manufacture, testing of Hera asteroid mission
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ESA awards contracts worth €129.4 million for design, manufacture, testing of Hera asteroid mission

The Hera mission will be the first spacecraft in history to explore a binary asteroid system.

France's space agencies is in talks with ISRO to provide Mission Alpha-like equipment for Gaganyaan astronauts
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France's space agencies is in talks with ISRO to provide Mission Alpha-like equipment for Gaganyaan astronauts

Four short-listed Indian Air Force pilots and prospective astronauts for the Gagangyaan mission are currently undergoing training in Russia.

Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests
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Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests

The mystery has enthralled skywatchers since the star began to lose brightness, and fast, in October 2019.

ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix
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ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix

Radio bursts are t mystery, they pulse brightly in radio waves for just a few milliseconds before fading away and are rarely seen again.

NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter mission spots 'campfires' in closest images ever taken of the Sun
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NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter mission spots 'campfires' in closest images ever taken of the Sun

Campfires, researchers say, could be tiny versions of solar flares or an entirely new phenomenon that isn't yet understood.

Green glow seen in the atmosphere of Mars, similar to Earth's from space station
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Green glow seen in the atmosphere of Mars, similar to Earth's from space station

One of the brightest emissions on Earth is a night glow, from a wavelength of light emitted by oxygen that hasn't been seen on another planet.

'Infant magnetar': 240 yo neutron star spotted after recent X-ray burst, youngest recorded
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'Infant magnetar': 240 yo neutron star spotted after recent X-ray burst, youngest recorded

It has a magnetic field 1,000 times stronger than a typical neutron star and some 100 million times stronger than the most powerful artificial magnets.

Green blooms: Patches of Antarctica’s snow is turning green with algae due to global warming
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Green blooms: Patches of Antarctica’s snow is turning green with algae due to global warming

When the algae bloom in a large area simultaneously, it turns the snow bright green and it can be spotted from space.

Scientists worried about Earth's weakening magnetic field; swarm satellites to investigate
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Scientists worried about Earth's weakening magnetic field; swarm satellites to investigate

Earth's magnetic field has been weakening across a wide stretch of area for reasons unknown. Scientists have found the magnetic field from Africa to South America to be gradually weakening.