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Watch Ceres’ Cratered and Fractured Surface in Photos from Dawn’s Final Orbit

NASA’s Dawn space probe, zooming into its lowest and final orbit at mysterious asteroid belt object Ceres, has beamed back first closest images of the dwarf planet. The photos released by NASA on Tuesday show beautiful view of icy object’s cratered and fractured surface.

NASA said Dawn... read more

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter beams back High-Resolution ‘Earthrise’ Image

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) of NASA has sent a gorgeous Christmas gift for people living on earth: a spectacular new picture of our home planet with the natural satellite in the foreground. In the new image, earth looks rising over the lunar horizon.

The US space agency released... read more

Microsoft disables ‘Hey Cortana’ feature of Cortana for Android app in US

According to reports, the latest update rolled out by Microsoft to its Cortana for Android app has apparently disabled the feature which gave the app the ability to detect the ‘Hey Cortana’ hotword, to substitute the ‘Google Now’ functionality. The feature has been disabled for the US market.... read more

Curiosity finds an abundance of rock-forming chemical silica on Red Planet

Over three years after NASA’s robotic detective, Curiosity, started Mars exploration, it has stumbled on some intriguing findings that may help scientists complete the puzzle of how water formed, moved, and eventually either froze or disappeared from Mars.

In the past few months, for the... read more

Peak night of Ursids Meteor shower for US is actually night of December 22nd into 23rd

The information regarding peak night of the Ursids Meteor shower has left everybody a little confused. Some sources, including the American Meteor Society, reported that the night of the 21st into the 22nd will be the peak night.

Basically, the International Meteor Organization is the... read more

Two Washington Hospitals Agree To Settle Allegations of Mischarges for Kyphoplasty Procedures

Two Washington hospitals announced that they are ready to make settlement for allegations that they submitted false claims to the federal Medicare program for a type of procedure, called Kyphoplasty Procedures.

As per the US Department of Justice, a group of 32 hospitals will pay a total... read more

Saturday's flyby was Cassini's 22nd visit to Enceladus

According to scientists, gas plume discovered on Enceladus south polar area has stemmed from liquid water trapped within icy surface of moon. They said that it has indicated that Saturn moon’s environment could support life.

As per a statement given to FoxNews, NASA's Cassini probe has... read more

Google releases 360-degree VR tour of White House on YouTube

A 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tour of the White House has been released by Google on its YouTube video-sharing website, to unfold a peek at the holiday displays. The tour gives a glimpse of the holiday decorations at ‘the People’s House’ – the residence of US President Barack Obama.

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Curiosity finds high concentrations of silica on Mars, suggesting ‘water activity’

American space agency NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found higher than expected concentrations of silica, suggesting considerable water activity on the Red Planet.

The Curiosity rover has for some time been exploring the Bagnold Dune Field on the Red Planet’s lower Mount Sharp. While... read more

A computer can tell you how memorable your photos are

A computer can tell you how memorable your photos are. MIT scientists have created an algorithm that can foretell how forgettable or memorable a picture is nearly as exactly as human beings.

In a press release, Aditya Khosla, the lead author on a related paper, said, “Understanding... read more

Orbital Finally Launches Cargo Ship For ISS

Orbital ATX was finally able to launch its Cygnus cargo ship on Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral. The spacecraft contains 7,400 pounds of space station cargo that will be supplied to the ISS. The anticipated arrival of the cargo ship on the orbiting station is later during... read more

Rise in lake temperature can lead to harmful algae blooms: Report

Researchers through a newly conducted study have warned that rise in temperature in lakes will give rise to harmful algae blooms and the conditions will worsen with time. It will also lead to low-oxygen zones that will be hazardous to fish.

The researchers, after analyzing 235 lakes that... read more


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