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NASA balloon captures electric blue clouds during weather forecasting mission

The images of a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds on the cusp of our atmosphere captured by a new NASA balloon mission may lead to improved weather forecasting, the US space agency has said. Data from these clouds, known as noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs), may help

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Japanese businessman to become first private moon tourist

American company SpaceX revealed on Monday that Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, would be the first private paying customer to ride around the Moon aboard the company's next-generation rocket. Maezawa, the founder of Japan's largest online clothing retailer site Zozotown, suggested the fly would take place in as early as 2023,

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Ex-scientist dies Hours Before SC Cleared His Name in ISRO Spy Case

NEW DELHI: Former space scientist K Chandrasekhar slipped into coma hours before the Supreme Court dismissed the 1994 espionage case as a frame-up on Friday. Chandrasekhar was one of the six accused in the case, but was exonerated along with others in 1998. In its verdict, the apex court held that former Indian Space Research Organisation

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India successfully launches Two UK Satellites

NEW DELHI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched two British satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. This is a fully commercial launch by ISRO where the whole rocket has been hired by an overseas company. I am extremely happy that the PSLV-C42 precisely launched

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NASA launching ‘Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2’ on September 15

NASA is set to launch its Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2 on September 15.  The satellite will track Earth’s melting poles and disappearing sea ice according to NASA. ICESat-2 is the NASA’s most advance laser instrument — the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System, or ATLAS. The satellite will

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Right to the data of the deceased; Facebook account will belong to family

According to the Right to the data of the deceased, Facebook is in favor of handing over the rights to convert the profile of the deceased into the tribute page or to delete it completely after the death of its account holder, but the family of the deceased will have

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Vietnam passes cybersecurity law which could hurt economy

Hanoi: Vietnamese legislators have passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression. The Communist Party-dominated assembly passed the law by a majority on today. The law requires service providers such as Google and Facebook to store user data in Vietnam, open offices

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