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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals new image of Arp 299, a galactic goulash A new image including data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals the cosmic culinary outcome. Arp 299 is a system located about 140 million light years from Earth. It contains two galaxies that are merging, creating a partially blended mix of stars from each galaxy in the process.
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SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.
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ISRO successfully launches 31 satellites in one go India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in its 40th flight today successfully launched 31 satellites in one go into a 505 km polar Sun-Synchronous Orbit.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made rocket carried a 712 kg Cartosat-2 series Earth observing satellite and 30 co-passenger satellites together weighing 243 kg.
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Tenth planet discovered in outer solar system Astronomers have found a tenth planet, larger than Pluto and nearly three times farther from the Sun as Pluto is today.Temporarily designated 2003 UB313, the new planet is the most distant object yet seen in the solar system, 97 times farther from the Sun than the Earth is. It also is the largest body yet found orbiting in the Kuiper belt, the group of icy bodies including Pluto which orbit beyond Neptune.
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Facebook gives Indian females more control over their profile pictures Facebook is piloting new tools that give people in India more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. In addition, we’re exploring ways people can more easily add designs to profile pictures, which our research has shown helpful in deterring misuse. Based on what we learn from our experience in India, we hope to expand to other countries soon.
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Canada releases world’s first glow-in-the-dark coin The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a specially designed two-dollar coin, or 'toonie', which it claims is the world’s first glow-in-the-dark coin to enter circulation. The specially designed two-dollar coin, or toonie features features two people paddling in a canoe as the northern lights – vivid in green and blue – dance high above them. The coin, part of a collection created to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, also ranks as the world’s first coloured bimetallic coin.
Read more at The Guardian.


Indore installs India’s 1st 14-foot robot to control traffic The number one clean city of India — Indore has got another milestone to its name. This commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh has reportedly become the first city in India where robot is being used a robot managing traffic at a busy intersection in Indore. Indore deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Hari Narayan Chari said this was the first time in Madhya Pradesh that a robot had replaced humans in managing the traffic.
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NASA’s Orion spacecraft passes key Safety Tests NASA’s Orion spacecraft – designed to take astronauts to deep space destinations such as the Moon and Mars – has successfully completed a series of tests for its critical safety systems. NASA engineers tested the abort motor for Orion’s Launch Abort System (LAS). The launch abort system is an important part of making sure that crew members stay safe on the launch pad and on their way to space.
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China sends 1st-ever ‘unhackable’ signal from space to Earth Scientists in China have successfully transmitted entangled photons farther than ever before, achieving a distance of more than 1,200 km (745 miles) between suborbital space and Earth. Using the ‘quantum satellite’ Micius, the scientists were able to communicate with three ground stations in China, each more than 1,000 km (621 miles) apart.
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गोवा से 3 घंटे लेट चली तेजस एक्‍सप्रेस, तय समय से 1 मिनट पहले ही पहुंची मुंबई भारतीय रेलवे द्वारा हाल ही शुरु की गई तेजस एक्‍सप्रेस एक बार फिर चर्चा में हैं, हुआ दरअसल ये कि मुंबई के छत्रपति शिवाजी टर्मिनल पर कुछ यात्री यह देखकर हैरान रह गए कि 'तेजस एक्‍सप्रेस' अपने तय समय से एक मिनट पहले ही रविवार को स्‍टेशन पर पहुंच गई.
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