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DSCOVR satellite captures image of moon as it moves in front of earth

DSCOVR satellite captures image of moon as it moves in front of earth

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite for the second in a year has captured an image that shows the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of earth. The event was recorded on July 5 with the same level of resolution as the first photo bomb of last year.

Adam Szabo, DSCOVR project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said that it has happened again with DSCOVR that the moon came in between the spacecraft and earth. Using NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), the new photo bomb image was captured.

Previously-old-and-small-considered galaxy is actually a massive one

Previously-old-and-small-considered galaxy is actually a massive one

Scientists have named this very normal looking galaxy as the ‘Frankenstein galaxy’. The galaxy UGC 1382 was considered as an old, small and very ordinary elliptical galaxy. But as per new observations, it is actually it is 10 times larger than anyone thought and also, it is younger on the inside than what it is on the outside.

DNA could be new data storage device in future

DNA could be new data storage device in future

Data storage devices have revolutionized over the years, meeting growing needs to store data conveniently. Research to find more promising data storage devices has directed researchers toward studying ability of DNA to store data. Microsoft researchers are trying to use DNA in data storage technology.

Computer simulations show how bacteria could build and power microscopic wind farms

Computer simulations show how bacteria could build and power microscopic wind farms

Researchers at Oxford University asserted computer simulations have shown how bacteria could construct and power microscopic wind farms. They believe one day such wind farms could power microscopic engines for self-assembled and self-powered devices.

Heart-breaking video of polar bear locked up in an enclosure in Chinese shopping centre sparks anger

Heart-breaking video of polar bear locked up in an enclosure in Chinese shopping centre sparks anger

A distressing footage showing a polar bear locked up in an enclosed space in a Chinese shopping centre has triggered a wave of anger among people. In the video, the bear was looking lethargic while lying on its side in the small enclosure at the Grandview Aquarium in Guangzhou, China.

Hubble Telescope reveals Spinning Core of Crab Nebula

Hubble Telescope reveals Spinning Core of Crab Nebula

As per a Chinese tale about a millennium old, astronomers from China noticed a bright new star in the constellation Taurus. The most interesting thing about the star was that it was noticed for few weeks, even in daylight. It starts fading after some time and vanished after some years. Astronomers, that time, who didn’t have high-quality telescopes like today’s astronomers, were surprised to see that strange star.

61g lava flow southeast of Pu‘u ‘O‘o is still active

61g lava flow southeast of Pu‘u ‘O‘o is still active

The 61g lava flow southeast of Pu‘u ‘O‘o is presently active and this weekend it continued to move throughout the coastal plain on south flank of Kilauea. Scientists said that though progress was slow during the last two days, the flow has been advancing.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory wrote in a morning update that on Saturday afternoon, when it was mapped, the flow front had progressed 130 m as compared to measurements taken on Friday.

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