Scientists from 44 countries will use the telescope to look at alien worlds and penetrate supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies.
The $85 million tech demo was supposed to end a few days ago, but NASA extended the mission by at least a month to get more flying time.
Balaram had said if the Mars helicopter was successful, it would open up a whole new dimension of exploring Mars.
Under this initiative, around 28-30 new and advanced "futuristic projects” will be taken up.
Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.
The near-earth object with its massive size and close proximity, however, has no chance of hitting our homeworld, assured NASA.
The asteroid was first recorded six hours after its approach in data from the ZTF Observatory in California, as a long trail of light in the sky.
Once thought to be an asteroid, Ceres' unexplained bright spots kept scientists curious to know more.
There are two confirmed cases at NASA centres: Ames Research Center in California and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.
NASA's JPL will continue to make attempts to get in touch with the CubeSat till March 2020.
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The NASA JPL Chief emphasised a familiar statistic quotes at the time of Vikram's planned landing — 40% of moons missions in last 60 years have failed.
A total of 13 asteroids will be travelling past Earth in the next coming weeks till 31 December.
The asteroid has been classified as a Near-Earth Object by NASA, but it will not hit Earth this time around.
Naiad and Thalassa are two of Neptune's innermost moons that exist pretty close to each other.
NASA, in the run up to Halloween, released an image of the sun looking like a pumpkin.
The asteroid is classified as potentially hazardous but there is no chance of it colliding with our planet.
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NASA releases an annual edition of Spinoff, a catalogue of technologies that use NASA research for Earthly fixes.
Anne Devereaux said, "The Indian scientists did very well. Lot of information (was) gathered. The orbiter has been successful".
Curiosity is the largest rover built by NASA till date, weighing 899 kgs and moving at a speed of 30 mph.
She is a math whizz and one of NASA's longest-serving women employees who has worked on many missions.