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New Earth observation satellite successfully launched by Japan

JK NNI NEWS IANS   New Delhi: An Earth observation satellite, capable of obtaining high-resolution images, was successfully launched by Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Thursday. The Advanced Satellite with New System Architecture for Observation (ASNARO-2) is equipped with X-band radar and was launched aboard a third-generation Epsilon rocket from the Uchinoura Space Center, in the southwestern prefecture of ...

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NASA telescopes provide 3D journey through Orion Nebula

JK NNI NEWS PTI Washington: Scientists, using data from NASA space telescopes, have created a 3D fly-through view of the Orion Nebula, allowing viewers to peek into the picturesque star-forming region. Viewers experience the nearby stellar nursery “up close and personal” as the new digital visualisation ferries them among newborn stars, glowing clouds heated by intense radiation, and tadpole-shaped gaseous ...

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New NASA Research Shows Disk Patterns Around Stars Can Self-Generate

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Source: Jeanette Kazmierczak, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Arcs, rings and spirals appear in the debris disk around the star HD 141569A. The black region in the center is caused by a mask that blocks direct light from the star. This image incorporates observations made in June and August 2015 using the Hubble Space Telescope’s ...

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Floods due to global warming will put humanity at risk in coming 20 years

JK NNI NEWS PTI New Delhi: The effects of climate change and global warming is a phenomenon that has and is still largely being discussed and with good reason. Especially, since it has become a global concern, climate change and its negative effects can be seen on various levels. Massive changes in global ecology taking place on a daily basis ...

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Water-containing meteorites reveal ingredients for life

JK NNI NEWS IANS London: In a first, scientists have found the presence of organic matter — the ingredients essential for life — in two liquid-water-containing space meteorites that separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system’s asteroid belt for billions of years. The chemical makeup within tiny blue and purple salt crystals sampled from these ...

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Supercomputer Provides New Insight Into Black Hole Jets

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Source: Northwestern University Through first-of-their-kind supercomputer simulations, researchers, including a Northwestern University professor, have gained new insight into one of the most mysterious phenomena in modern astronomy: the behavior of relativistic jets that shoot from black holes, extending outward across millions of light years. Advanced simulations created with one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers ...

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Researchers Develop Double-Pane Solar Windows That Generate Electricity

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Source: Los Alamos National Laboratory Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboraotry are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and also create shading and insulation. It’s all made possible by a new window architecture which utilizes two different layers of low-cost quantum dots tuned to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum. ...

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Two New NASA Missions Team Up To Explore Earth’s Ionosphere

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Source: Micheala Sosby, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Like Earth, space has weather. Except instead of swirling winds and downpours of precipitation, space weather is defined by shifting electric and magnetic fields and rains of charged particles. At the very beginning of space, starting just 60 miles above Earth’s surface, there’s a layer of the ...

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Biologists Reveal How Common Treeshrews Break Evolutionary ‘Rules’

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Source: Mike Cummings, Yale University A new study has exposed the common treeshrew, a small and skittish mammal that inhabits the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, as an ecogeographical rule breaker. According to the study — published in the journal Ecology and Evolution — Tupaia glis, the common treeshrew, defies two widely tested rules that ...

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January 31st Supermoon Will Feature a Total Lunar Eclipse

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR A supermoon is a Moon that is full when it is also at or near its closest point in its orbit around Earth. Since the Moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (apogee) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) farther from Earth than the other (perigee). Nearby perigee full Moons appear about 14% bigger and 30% ...

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