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Total solar eclipse all set to woo sky gazers on August 21 – All you need to know!

Total solar eclipse all set to woo sky gazers on August 21 – All you need to know!

New Delhi: Sometime in the year 2014, American space agency NASA had confirmed the occurrence of a total solar eclipse in 2017. On Monday, August 21, many Americans will be able to witness the phenomenon right from their porches. Here... 
Two new earthworm species found in Kerala

Two new earthworm species found in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Scientists have discovered two new primitive species of earthworm in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala. Researchers at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala and Shoolini University in Himachal Pradesh named... 
Aimed to improve GPS accuracy, Japan launches third satellite ‘Michibiki’

Aimed to improve GPS accuracy, Japan launches third satellite ‘Michibiki’

New Delhi: In an effort to build a homegrown geolocation system and help improve the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres, Japan launched its third satellite – the “Michibiki”. Launched... 
ISS spacewalk comes to an end after seven hours, 34 minutes

ISS spacewalk comes to an end after seven hours, 34 minutes

The seventh spacewalk of 2017 outside the International Space Station (ISS) successfully ended after seven hour and 34 minute spacewalk on August 17. Led by Expedition 52 cosmonauts Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Sergey... 
Asteroid Florence to fly close to Earth on September 1

Asteroid Florence to fly close to Earth on September 1

NASA has said the Asteroid Florence – named in honour of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing – will be flying at a distance of about seven million kilometres from Earth. Asteroid Florence is about 4.4...