Monthly Archives: August 2009

ISRO,India announces launch of Oceansat-2 in September

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch Oceansat-2, a unique integrated satellite to track marine life and identify potential fishing zones in September, disclosed Y V N Krishnamurthy, Director of ISRO’s Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre.The integration of the … Continue reading

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India loses contact with its first moon mission

India has lost all contact with an unmanned spacecraft conducting its first moon mission, the national space agency said on Saturday.Communications with the Chandrayaan-1 craft broke down early on Saturday. “It is a serious problem. If we do not re-establish … Continue reading

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Sun Spot-Climate Link

Small changes in the energy output of the sun can have a major impact on global weather patterns, such as the intensity of the Indian monsoon, that could be predicted years in advance, a team of scientists said.Using a century … Continue reading

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Suicidal planet seems on death spiral into star

Astronomers have found what appears to be a gigantic suicidal planet.The odd, fiery planet is so close to its star and so large that it is triggering tremendous plasma tides on the star. Those powerful tides are in turn warping … Continue reading

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