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Newly spotted comet may be interstellar visitor

WASHINGTON: A newly discovered comet could only be the second intersteller object scientists have found after 'Oumuamua.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope fully assembled

WASHINGTON:  Engineers have finally assembled NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble observatory.

NASA's New Horizons probe snaps first images of Ultima Thule

WASHINGTON: Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have released the first detailed images of the most distant object ever explored -- the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule.

Misalignment of planetary orbits linked to warped disk

TOKYO:  The misalignment of planetary orbits in many planetary systems -- including our own -- may be caused by distortions in the planet-forming disk early in their existence, suggests new research.

NASA probe on course to reach asteroid Bennu on Dec 3

WASHINGTON: A NASA spacecraft designed to bring a small sample from asteroid Bennu to Earth is on course to arrive at its destination on December 3, the US space agency has said.

Google inspires kids to explore space on Children's Day

NEW DELHI:  Google on Wednesday celebrated Children's Day in India with a doodle inspiring children to explore space.

NASA podcast tracks lander on way to study 'inner' Mars

WASHINGTON: NASA has launched an eight-episode podcast series that follows the InSight mission as the robotic explorer journeys to Mars for a November 26 landing.

Prestigious Einstein Prize for Indian American professor Abhay Ashtekar

CHICAGO: Over four decades after he began his scientific engagement with gravitational science, Professor Abhay Ashtekar is set to receive the prestigious Einstein Prize conferred by the American Physical Society (APS).

Google celebrates 20 years, walks down memory lane

NEW DELHI:  Google on Thursday turned 20 and celebrated it with a nostalgic video feature of interesting searches through the years -- from holidays, events, achievements and people to the best dance moves, food to eat, planets and languages.

TRAPPIST-1 planets could hold more water than Earth's oceans

The seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1 are all mostly made of rock, with some having the potential to hold far more water than Earth - 250 times more than the oceans on our home planet, says a study that offers the best-yet picture of what these planets are made of.

TRAPPIST-1 planets may still have water, finds Hubble

 The outer Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 might still harbour substantial amounts of water, suggest results of a new study.

This 9-year-old wants to join NASA to prevent alien invasion

NASA has sent an inspiring letter to a nine-year-old who expressed interest in being a Planetary Protection Officer after the US space agency recently announced opening for the position

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