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Explained: What are supermassive black holes, the one which was photographed at the centre of The Milky Way
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Explained: What are supermassive black holes, the one which was photographed at the centre of The Milky Way

Astronomers have captured the image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way for the first time. Sagittarius A* is actually a supermassive black hole. We take a look at what exactly is a supermassive black hole.

Explained: How the world’s first space hotel plans on replicating the Earth’s gravity in space
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Explained: How the world’s first space hotel plans on replicating the Earth’s gravity in space

Regular, untrained human beings have extreme difficulty adjusting to zero gravity for long periods of time. An American startup, which is also planning to launch the first hotel in space, says they will also be duplicating the Earth’s gravity. Here’s how.

European Space Agency ends cooperation with Russia on three lunar missions
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European Space Agency ends cooperation with Russia on three lunar missions

The ESA is looking for other options and partners to test the technology that would have formed part of the Russian missions, it said, adding some had already been found

Astronomers spot ‘invisible’ black hole for the first time using Hubble Space Telescope
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Astronomers spot ‘invisible’ black hole for the first time using Hubble Space Telescope

While it may seem that black holes are by definition invisible, they can still be detected through the way they interact with other objects owing to their strong gravity

NASA shares visualisation video of Monkey Head Nebula, social media users left amazed
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NASA shares visualisation video of Monkey Head Nebula, social media users left amazed

The space agency also informed social media users that the spectacular Hubble visualisation is about 6,400 light-years away

First-ever Sanskrit science film to document ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission; all you need to know
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First-ever Sanskrit science film to document ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission; all you need to know

National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Mankara said the country can boast of its achievements in space exploration as well as its Sanskrit legacy, which is regarded as the mother of many languages.

Chinese Yutu-2 rover spots ‘mystery hut’ on far side of the moon; check viral pictures here
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Chinese Yutu-2 rover spots ‘mystery hut’ on far side of the moon; check viral pictures here

The Yutu 2 rover was launched on 8 December, 2018. It made the first-ever soft landing in the South Pole-Aitken Basin (Von Karman Crater) on the Moon on 3 January, 2019

Russia puts International Space Station at risk after conducting anti-satellite missile test
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Russia puts International Space Station at risk after conducting anti-satellite missile test

While it is said that a fleck of paint can do major damage, the latest weapons test has created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk and endangered the lives of seven astronauts aboard ISS

ISRO chief calls upon freshers to work on solutions for global challenges like climate change, natural disasters
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ISRO chief calls upon freshers to work on solutions for global challenges like climate change, natural disasters

Mr Sivan said India is now in a start-up boom and many professionals are quitting their well-paid jobs and responding to the demands of indigenous consumers through start-ups.

NSA Doval and French foreign minister hold talks on India-France strategic partnership, maritime security in Indo-Pacific
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NSA Doval and French foreign minister hold talks on India-France strategic partnership, maritime security in Indo-Pacific

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reinstated France's commitment to strengthen ties in the areas of defence, space, civil nuclear energy and security with India to National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval

PM Modi launches Indian Space Association to act as collective voice of space industry
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PM Modi launches Indian Space Association to act as collective voice of space industry

The organisation which is made up of both public and private sector members will support the government's vision of Atmanirbhar India and help it become a leader in space.

PM Modi will launch Indian Space Association to be voice of the public and private space sector
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PM Modi will launch Indian Space Association to be voice of the public and private space sector

Its founding members include Larson & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Bharti Airtel, Mapmyindia, Walchandnagar Industries and Ananth Technology Limited.

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

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to launch its second space flight on 12 October with Capitan Kirk onboard
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to launch its second space flight on 12 October with Capitan Kirk onboard

While Blue Origin did reveale the names of two members of the four-person crew it did not confirm whether William Shatner would be on the flight.

ISRO signs agreement with Agnikul Cosmos allowing it access to facilities, expertise to build launch vehicles
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ISRO signs agreement with Agnikul Cosmos allowing it access to facilities, expertise to build launch vehicles

This will help Agnikul, based in IIT-Madras, to avail technical expertise of ISRO for testing and qualifying its space launch vehicle systems and subsystems.

Private enterprises to take over building GSLV-Mk III and SSLV rockets for the space department
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Private enterprises to take over building GSLV-Mk III and SSLV rockets for the space department

The industrialisation of space activities is gaining momentum in India.

Inspiration4 crew tell us what it is like to live in SpaceX's Crew Dragon for three days while orbiting Earth
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Inspiration4 crew tell us what it is like to live in SpaceX's Crew Dragon for three days while orbiting Earth

"My favorite space food is pizza which I had yesterday and I'll probably have for dinner tonight also," said Sian Proctor, who is a geology teacher and was a NASA astronaut finalist.

It's a blast off! SpaceX launches world’s first ‘amateur astronaut’ crew to orbit Earth
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It's a blast off! SpaceX launches world’s first ‘amateur astronaut’ crew to orbit Earth

The launch marks biggest advancement so far in space tourism as Elon Musk’s company conducts first chartered passenger flight

From a billionaire to a cancer survivor, meet crew members aboard SpaceX flight
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From a billionaire to a cancer survivor, meet crew members aboard SpaceX flight

A billionaire, Jared Isaacman, is behind the project. It was he who chartered the mission, at his own expense, inviting three anonymous people to join him, via a rather original selection process

SpaceX launches Inspiration4 into orbit, the first all-civilian crew on private Earth-circling trip
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SpaceX launches Inspiration4 into orbit, the first all-civilian crew on private Earth-circling trip

The recycled Falcon rocket soared from the same Kennedy Space Center pad used by the company's three previous astronaut flights for NASA