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NASA's James Webb telescope unfolds its giant mirror, passes final pre-launch test
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NASA's James Webb telescope unfolds its giant mirror, passes final pre-launch test

Scientists from 44 countries will use the telescope to look at alien worlds and penetrate supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies.

Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars
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Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars

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.

Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter
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Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter

Balaram had said if the Mars helicopter was successful, it would open up a whole new dimension of exploring Mars.

ISRO strikes partnership with IIST to advance space research similar to NASA-JPL-Caltech model
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ISRO strikes partnership with IIST to advance space research similar to NASA-JPL-Caltech model

Under this initiative, around 28-30 new and advanced "futuristic projects” will be taken up.

Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

Asteroid wider than a pair of football fields to fly by Earth at a fair distance on 14 September
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Asteroid wider than a pair of football fields to fly by Earth at a fair distance on 14 September

The near-earth object with its massive size and close proximity, however, has no chance of hitting our homeworld, assured NASA.

IIT-Bombay students discover closest asteroid flyby of Earth ever recorded, experts confirm
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IIT-Bombay students discover closest asteroid flyby of Earth ever recorded, experts confirm

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.

Bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres from deep brine reservoir below the surface, study claims
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Bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres from deep brine reservoir below the surface, study claims

Once thought to be an asteroid, Ceres' unexplained bright spots kept scientists curious to know more.

Coronavirus delays work on NASA’s moon rocket and capsule for the Artemis mission
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Coronavirus delays work on NASA’s moon rocket and capsule for the Artemis mission

There are two confirmed cases at NASA centres: Ames Research Center in California and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.

NASA loses contact with tiny exoplanet hunter ASTERIA two years since its launch
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NASA loses contact with tiny exoplanet hunter ASTERIA two years since its launch

NASA's JPL will continue to make attempts to get in touch with the CubeSat till March 2020.

Chandrayaan 2: Failure is part of the 'big game', shouldn't discourage the science community, says NASA-JPL CTO
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Chandrayaan 2: Failure is part of the 'big game', shouldn't discourage the science community, says NASA-JPL CTO

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.

It's raining asteroids through December —13 space rocks to make an appearance days from each other
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It's raining asteroids through December —13 space rocks to make an appearance days from each other

A total of 13 asteroids will be travelling past Earth in the next coming weeks till 31 December.

Asteroid 2019 VF1, 150 m in diameter, to fly really close to Earth today at 9.40 pm
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Asteroid 2019 VF1, 150 m in diameter, to fly really close to Earth today at 9.40 pm

The asteroid has been classified as a Near-Earth Object by NASA, but it will not hit Earth this time around.

NASA's Hubble catches a pair of Neptune's moons in a truly bizarre 'dance of avoidance'
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NASA's Hubble catches a pair of Neptune's moons in a truly bizarre 'dance of avoidance'

Naiad and Thalassa are two of Neptune's innermost moons that exist pretty close to each other.

NASA celebrates spooky season with some epic 'movie' posters and a creepy photo of the sun
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NASA celebrates spooky season with some epic 'movie' posters and a creepy photo of the sun

NASA, in the run up to Halloween, released an image of the sun looking like a pumpkin.

Mega asteroid as big as the Burj Khalifa to fly really close to the Earth today
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Mega asteroid as big as the Burj Khalifa to fly really close to the Earth today

The asteroid is classified as potentially hazardous but there is no chance of it colliding with our planet.

NASA's 61st birthday: Ten ways the space agency's tech innovations for space are serving life on Earth
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NASA's 61st birthday: Ten ways the space agency's tech innovations for space are serving life on Earth

NASA releases an annual edition of Spinoff, a catalogue of technologies that use NASA research for Earthly fixes.

NASA engineer says Chandrayaan 2 mission 'learning experience' for Indian scientists
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NASA engineer says Chandrayaan 2 mission 'learning experience' for Indian scientists

Anne Devereaux said, "The Indian scientists did very well. Lot of information (was) gathered. The orbiter has been successful".

On NASA's Mars Curiosity rover's seventh birthday, here are some of its biggest finds
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On NASA's Mars Curiosity rover's seventh birthday, here are some of its biggest finds

Curiosity is the largest rover built by NASA till date, weighing 899 kgs and moving at a speed of 30 mph.

Sue Finely, NASA's human computer, has no plans to stop working at the age of 82
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Sue Finely, NASA's human computer, has no plans to stop working at the age of 82

She is a math whizz and one of NASA's longest-serving women employees who has worked on many missions.