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NASA shares image of Lagoon Nebula, leaves internet awestruck
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NASA shares image of Lagoon Nebula, leaves internet awestruck

The giant star in the middle of the photo, called Herschel 36, “is still young in a cosmic sense, roughly 1 million years old, and is throwing off its natal cocoon of material – ionized gasses like hydrogen and nitrogen”, according to the caption of the post

NASA's Mars lander InSight losing power, heading for dusty demise in July
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NASA's Mars lander InSight losing power, heading for dusty demise in July

NASA said it will keep using InSight lander's seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out. Then flight controllers will monitor the spacecraft until the end of 2022, before calling everything off

Explained: Why there’s a big temperature difference between Delhi and neighbouring areas
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Explained: Why there’s a big temperature difference between Delhi and neighbouring areas

In the past week, some areas in Delhi experienced temperatures as high as 49 degrees Celsius, while in some other greener parts of the city the mercury hovered around 45 degrees Celsius. The phenomenon called 'urban heat islands' was recently mentioned by NASA in a tweet as it highlighted the difference

Scientists grow plants in soil from Moon for first time in history
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Scientists grow plants in soil from Moon for first time in history

Researchers only had 12 grammes -- just a few teaspoons -- of lunar soil with which to do this experiment. The soil was collected during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions to the moon

Asteroid, bigger than Empire State Building, heads towards Earth; all you need to know
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Asteroid, bigger than Empire State Building, heads towards Earth; all you need to know

The asteroid is bigger than most buildings on Earth, including the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building

Astronomers reveal first image of black hole at Milky Way's centre
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Astronomers reveal first image of black hole at Milky Way's centre

The image is the first, direct visual confirmation of the presence of this invisible object, and comes three years after the very first image of a black hole from a distant galaxy

NASA reveals monster black hole may have executed 'magnetic flip'; all you need to know
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NASA reveals monster black hole may have executed 'magnetic flip'; all you need to know

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the magnetic flip took place at the 1ES 1927+654, a galaxy 236 million light-years away.

NASA releases eerie audio recording from black hole, listen to it here
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NASA releases eerie audio recording from black hole, listen to it here

The space agency stated that it was a popular misconception that 'there is no sound in space' because most of space is a vacuum, which leaves no medium for sound waves to travel

SpaceX brings four astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites
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SpaceX brings four astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

Elon Musk's company has now launched 26 people into orbit in less than two years, since it started ferrying astronauts for NASA

NASA's Crew-3 astronauts return to Earth after six months in space
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NASA's Crew-3 astronauts return to Earth after six months in space

During their mission, Crew-3 carried out hundreds of scientific experiments, including growing chillies in space to add to knowledge of cultivating crops on long-term missions and Earth monitoring

Two Indian student groups win NASA 2022 Human Exploration Rover Challenge
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Two Indian student groups win NASA 2022 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

The challenge required US and international student teams to design, engineer, and test a human-powered rover on a course simulating terrain found on rocky bodies in the solar system

Fuel leak foils NASA's dress rehearsal for moon rocket
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Fuel leak foils NASA's dress rehearsal for moon rocket

The launch team had just begun loading fuel into the core stage of the rocket when the hydrogen leak cropped up

First private mission reaches International Space Station
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First private mission reaches International Space Station

The Axiom crew will now live and work alongside the station's regular crew: currently three Americans and a German on the US side, and three Russians on the Russian side

First fully private mission with four member crew launches for ISS; Tickets cost $55 million
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First fully private mission with four member crew launches for ISS; Tickets cost $55 million

NASA has hailed the three-way partnership with Axiom and SpaceX as a key step towards commercializing the region of space known as 'Low Earth Orbit'

First private mission launches for International Space Station; tickets cost $55 million
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First private mission launches for International Space Station; tickets cost $55 million

While private citizens have visited the ISS before, Ax-1 is the first mission featuring an all-private crew flying a private spacecraft to the outpost -- with the launch facilities rented out by NASA

Centre intends to establish more research centres in country to support research of ISRO, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh
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Centre intends to establish more research centres in country to support research of ISRO, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Singh said that the existing Space Technology Incubation Centre, Regional Academic Centre for space will get a grant of Rs 200 lakhs per year maximum and new proposed cells also will adopt the same guidelines

Divided on Earth, united in space: The one place where the US and Russia agree to work together
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Divided on Earth, united in space: The one place where the US and Russia agree to work together

After spending the past year together at the International Space Station, an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts returned to a world where the two countries are at loggerheads over Ukraine

US-Russian crew returns to Earth from International Space Station
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US-Russian crew returns to Earth from International Space Station

The crew used a Russian Soyuz capsule in the mission. US and Russia continue to jointly operate the ISS despite tensions due to the Ukraine war

ISS leaves internet users in awe with magnificent pictures of orbital sunrise; check photos here
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ISS leaves internet users in awe with magnificent pictures of orbital sunrise; check photos here

According to the space station, the first two pictures of the orbital sunrise were taken when it was orbiting above the Pacific Ocean south of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula while the others was clicked when the ISS was in orbit above the Pacific Ocean south of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Kalpana Chawla birth anniversary: Some interesting facts to know about the late astronaut
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Kalpana Chawla birth anniversary: Some interesting facts to know about the late astronaut

Her first journey to space was on board the Space Shuttle Columbia, as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator, in 1997.