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Alien mock signal sent to Earth from Mars for the first time
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Alien mock signal sent to Earth from Mars for the first time

To explore the possibility of contact with extraterrestrial civilisations, the European Space Agency (ESA) used its ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter to transmit a simulated signal from Mars

NASA aims to enhance astronaut meals through the implementation of deep space food production
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NASA aims to enhance astronaut meals through the implementation of deep space food production

Air Company has successfully pioneered a method of recycling carbon dioxide exhaled by astronauts during flights. This recycled carbon dioxide is utilised to cultivate yeast-based nutrients, which are then used in protein shakes specifically designed to nourish crews on extended deep-space missions

South Korea to launch domestic Nuri rocket after technical glitch
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South Korea to launch domestic Nuri rocket after technical glitch

The launch on Wednesday was cancelled due to a communication issue between the launch control computer and another computer overseeing the launch pad

'Defying physics': What is the mysterious object that is 10 million times brighter than the sun?
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'Defying physics': What is the mysterious object that is 10 million times brighter than the sun?

NASA recently found a ultraluminous X-ray light called M82 X-2, which is 10 million times as bright as the sun. Scientists are scrambling to understand this celestial object that is upending the current understanding of physics

Fancy a meal at the edge of space? French startup offering opportunity for Rs 1 crore
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Fancy a meal at the edge of space? French startup offering opportunity for Rs 1 crore

Zephalto, founded by aerospace engineer Vincent Farret d’Astiès, will allow six people to ascend 25 kilometres above the earth in a pressurised capsule attached to a balloon. The passengers will be served Michelin-star meals and French wine as they take in the sight of Earth

Elon Musk’s SpaceX ‘blew up’ world’s most powerful rocket: Why Starship launch is still considered a win
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX ‘blew up’ world’s most powerful rocket: Why Starship launch is still considered a win

Starship, the world’s biggest and most powerful, exploded minutes after it took off. To everyday observers that appears like a failure. But Elon Musk’s SpaceX has touted it as a success. Here’s why

#WATCH: As Kyiv sky lights up, US says meteor, not UFO, not falling NASA satellite
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#WATCH: As Kyiv sky lights up, US says meteor, not UFO, not falling NASA satellite

Around 22:00, a bright glow was seen in the Kyiv sky. Although an air raid alert was raised, Serhiy Popko, the chief of Kyiv's military administration, stated on Telegram that "air defence was not in operation

'An important milestone in a budding space economy': Kenya launches its first-ever operational satellite
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'An important milestone in a budding space economy': Kenya launches its first-ever operational satellite

Designed and developed by indigenous researchers, Kenyan Taifa-1 has been created to help the African nation to gauge the extent of an ongoing drought by monitoring and collating data on the agriculture and the environment of Kenya

The Presidential orbit: US startup & NASA plan to send remains of 4 dead US Presidents to space
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The Presidential orbit: US startup & NASA plan to send remains of 4 dead US Presidents to space

A US-based startup and NASA are planning to send the mortal remains of 4 dead US Presidents to space. The startup works on sending DNA into deep space to test the boundary of DNA migration methods similar to how species once spread around the Earth. 

Watch: ISS shares an incredible video of how India appears from space
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Watch: ISS shares an incredible video of how India appears from space

During one of its recent orbits of the Earth, the ISS or International Space Station took a video of the Earth which showed how India looked from space. The ISS flew across the skies of Bhiwani, Gwalior, and Jhansi, among several other places.

The Moon 'ghosting' the Earth: Is the moon really creeping away from the Earth at an alarming rate?
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The Moon 'ghosting' the Earth: Is the moon really creeping away from the Earth at an alarming rate?

2.46 billion years ago, the moon was 60,000 km closer to the Earth. However, the moon now is slowly drifting away, at an alarming rate. This, combined with the Milankovitch Cycles spells doom for life on Earth.

Moon o'clock: Can the lunar time zone soon become a reality?
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Moon o'clock: Can the lunar time zone soon become a reality?

Space organisations are considering developing a universal time zone for the Moon. However, the idea is not without its own challenges including who gets to decide and clocks running faster on the lunar surface than on Earth

What are the enormous 'universe breaker' galaxies discovered by NASA's James Webb telescope?
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What are the enormous 'universe breaker' galaxies discovered by NASA's James Webb telescope?

Astronomers discovered six massive galaxies that existed between 500 million and 700 million years after the big bang that formed the universe. The revelation is fundamentally upending accepted views regarding the creation of galaxies

Watch: Piece of sun breaks off; leaves scientists baffled
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Watch: Piece of sun breaks off; leaves scientists baffled

The material circumnavigated the pole at a latitude of about 60° in about 8 hours. This indicates that 96 kilometres per second, or 60 miles per second, is the upper bound for the calculation of the horizontal wind speed in this occurrence

Moon and beyond: The major space explorations to look out for in 2023
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Moon and beyond: The major space explorations to look out for in 2023

The year 2023 is expected to be another busy one for space exploration. Here are five of the most thrilling missions to keep an eye out for: Jupiter's Icy Moons Explorer, SpaceX's Starship, dearMoon, India's private space launch, and asteroid explorer’s returns to Earth

Mysterious US spacecraft returns after 908 days, speculation grows over secret mission
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Mysterious US spacecraft returns after 908 days, speculation grows over secret mission

Not much is known about the details of the record-breaking spacecraft. But the officials claim that it was doing many scientific experiments about 400 km above the earth. The X-37B was built by the Boeing Company for NASA before being used by the US military

Want to send a parcel to the Moon? A Japanese startup is working to establish a courier service for space
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Want to send a parcel to the Moon? A Japanese startup is working to establish a courier service for space

A Japanese aeronautical company ISpace is planning to establish the world's first courier service that services people in space. They will help transport commercial products and research equipment up in space, on behalf of institutes, private players, and certain governments.

China has yet another uncontrollable, falling rocket reentering the Earth's atmosphere
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China has yet another uncontrollable, falling rocket reentering the Earth's atmosphere

China, like always refuses to take responsibility for its falling rocket, instead claiming that it will burn up on re-entry. However, on three separate occasions, metal from their rockets has made impact on the Earth. Once, they managed to damage an entire village.

China now has their own space station, successfully dock the final module of the Tiangong space station
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China now has their own space station, successfully dock the final module of the Tiangong space station

The US govt. banned NASA from working with Beijing in 2011. The Chinese govt., in a span of two years, sent up the core module, three manned spacecraft, the Wentian lab module and several cargo spacecraft to build their own space station.

Beyond the Moon: How China is trying to fulfil its 'space dream'
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Beyond the Moon: How China is trying to fulfil its 'space dream'

China has successfully launched the final module of its Tiangong space station, a landmark moment in the country's space ambitions. The Asian giant has come a long way in catching up with the United States and Russia in space exploration