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New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing "illumination satellites" which will shine in tandem with the real moon, but are eight times brighter.

'Largest galaxy cluster in early universe found'

Hyperion has a calculated mass more than one million billion times that of the Sun, making it the largest and most massive structure to be found so early in the formation of the universe.

Crew of Soyuz rocket survive emergency landing after engine problem

Two astronauts from the US and Russia were safe Thursday after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station.

Nano-carbon: New India-made weapon against mosquitoes

The novel method (for simultaneous mosquito and smog control) has been reported in a recent issue of the Journal of Vector Borne Diseases.

How far away are we from commercial fusion energy?

With its high-energy yields and low carbon primary energy source, fusion, the same source that powers stars, could provide an alternative to conventional energy sources like coal-fired power plants.

China launches two more satellites to beef up GPS-style system

The satellites were launched from a Long March-3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province.

'European spacecraft set to unravel mysteries of Mercury'

The European Space Agency's (ESA) BepiColombo mission will send two orbiters to explore the fiery world where the surface temperatures reach about 450 degrees Celsius.

Russia may bring forward manned launch after rocket failure

It was the first such incident in Russia's post-Soviet history -- an unprecedented setback for the country's space industry.

World's largest fusion facility to see 'light' by 2025: Top official

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the worlds largest experimental fusion facility in which India is a scientific partners, will start generating "a new, clean, safe and unlimited light" by 2025, its Director General, Bernard Bigot has said.

Space race is on! Richard Branson vs Jeff Bezos

British entrepreneur Richard Branson said he expects his Virgin Galactic company to conduct its first space flight "within weeks, not months".

IIT scientists develop material that can harvest water from fog

Taking a leaf from nature's book, a team from IIT Mandi has developed a material that can harvest water from fog.

Global sea level could rise 50 feet by 2300: Study

Since the start of the century, global average sea-level has risen by about 0.2 feet, said researchers at the Rutgers University in the US.

NASA probe nearing interstellar space

Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a little less than 17.7 billion kilometres from Earth.

This suit will make you fly like Iron Man

Forget cars, bikes and boats. Next year “Iron Man”-style jet suits will be the new vehicle to race in. The British creator of the jet engine-powered suit that allows you to take flight said he would launch a new racing series over water next year featuring men and women from different sporting backgrounds.

'First known exomoon may have been discovered'

The observations measured the momentary dimming of starlight as a planet passed in front of its star, called a transit.

First suspected 'exomoon' discovered 8000 light-years away

Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system.Two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalizing evidence Wednesday.Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be confirmed.

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