Nasa Recovers Planet-Hunting Kepler Probe From Emergency Mode

In a good news for astronomers, Nasa engineers have successfully recovered the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft from emergency mode (EM). The spacecraft is now in a stable state with the communication antenna pointed toward Earth, enabling telemetry and historical event data to be downloaded to the ground. The spacecraft is operating in its lowest fuel-burn mode, […]

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1917 Image Reveals First-Ever Evidence of Exo-Planetary System

An image taken in 1917 and kept on an astronomical glass plate with the Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) has revealed the first-ever evidence of a planetary system beyond our own Sun. The unexpected find was recognised in the process of researching an article about planetary systems surrounding white dwarf stars in the journal New […]

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Nasa’s Kepler Spacecraft Discovers New ‘Hot Jupiter’

Nasa’s Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft has discovered a new Jupiter-like exoplanet, orbiting a 2.6 billion-year-old star located about 545 light years from the Earth. Researchers, led by Marshall C Johnson of the University of Texas at Austin, used the data from the K2 mission to search for possible transiting planets. They identified two targets designated EPIC […]

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Nasa’s Cassini Probe Detects Interstellar Dust for First Time

In a first, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn has detected and analysed the faint but distinct signature of interstellar dust coming from beyond our solar system. The tiny dust grains were speeding through the Saturn system at over 72,000km per hour. Cassini analysed the composition of the dust for the first time, showing it to […]

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Iron From Supernova Found on Earth’s Moon: Study

Confirming a supernova explosion in the neighbourhood of our solar system, physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany and colleagues have found supernova iron found on the moon’s surface. They succeeded in demonstrating an unusually high concentration of radioactive 60Fe isotope – created almost exclusively in supernova explosions – in lunar ground […]

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Royal London Hospital Live-Streams Cancer Surgery in Virtual Reality

Taking the benefits of the virtual reality (VR) technology in healthcare sector to a new level, doctors at Royal London Hospital on Thursday successfully livestreamed in 360 degrees an operation conducted upon a 70-year colon cancer patient using the VR technology. Carried out by the leading cancer surgeon Dr. Shafi Ahmed, the entire procedure was […]

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Yoga Tips for Winter

Yoga asanas for the season! Quick yoga and lifestyle tips to help you cope with some common problems which the season brings along and to make you better enjoy winter. Nothing can be compared to the feeling of snuggling in a blanket on a chilly winter morning. Waking up lazily to a cup of hot […]

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From Mom With Love

Doing yoga with your kids can be very encouraging for them “Rahul, can you switch off your PlayStation for a while and pay attention to what I have to say?” I knew my voice fell on deaf ears. I knew somewhere that my son, who was so engrossed in the game, found it confusing to […]

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Festive Season’s Over! Detox with Yoga

Tired from the vacation? Detox with yoga! Are you tired from the festive vacation? But did you go on one to get tired? Vacations are going to come in the future too and you are going to get tired again. What is the solution to this never-ending chicken and egg story? Read on… The dancing […]

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