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India plans ‘very small’ space station after 2022

Also plans to send a mission to study Sun in 2020

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June 13, 2019

 

NASA launches first mission to ‘touch Sun’

NASA on Sunday blasted off its first-ever spaceship to explore the Sun, the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, on a strategic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms. The launch of the car-sized probe aboard a massive Delta IV-Heavy rocket lit the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida at…

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August 13, 2018

 

NASA counts down to launch of first spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’

NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun’s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity’s first mission to explore a star

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August 10, 2018

 

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun’s scorching atmosphere

NASA is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring wicked heat while zooming through the solar corona to study this outermost part of the stellar atmosphere that gives rise to the solar wind.

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July 21, 2018

 

Supermoon today: Don’t miss the largest moon of this year!

NEWS DESK: A larger than normal full moon was seen in different parts of the world yesterday. The Full Cold Moon, however, rises tonight (Sunday, December 3) and will be the first and last ‘supermoon’ of this year. A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance…

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December 3, 2017

 

Watch: Here’s how you can battle today’s brutal heat

NEWS DESK: People out under the sun are suffering bad as temperatures are soaring. Watch this video to get some tips on how to survive in this brutal heat:

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October 10, 2017

 

Trump invites mockery as he looks directly at the sun during solar eclipse

NEWS DESK: If there is one rule with eclipses, it is just that you’re not supposed to look directly at the sun during them. Given his propensity to do exactly the opposite of what is required of him, US President Donald Trump did just that. Yes, he stared directly into the sun without wearing eye…

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August 22, 2017

 

Millions in US get set for rare total solar eclipse

Millions of sky-gazers staked out viewing spots across the United States Monday to see the Sun briefly disappear behind the Moon, in the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cast a shadow on the entire continent. Eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the so-called path of totality for…

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August 21, 2017

 

Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday’s once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

NEWS DESK: Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years, reported Reuters. The sight of the moon’s shadow passing directly in…

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August 20, 2017

 

Mercury making rare transit across sun today

PARIS: Astronomers on Monday were preparing for one of the highlights of the skywatchers’ year, when the Sun, Mercury and Earth all line up — a phenomenon that happens just a dozen or so times per century. Mercury will be seen through telescopes as a black dot inching over the face of our star, providing…

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May 9, 2016

 

Cure for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

PENICHE: Anya wasn’t even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant. The world’s worst nuclear disaster saddled the sparkly-eyed 16-year-old with chronic cardiovascular and respiratory problems, thanks to contamination that lingers in the air, water and…

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August 30, 2015

 

Comet 67P, robot lab Philae’s alien host, nears Sun

PARIS: A comet streaking through space with a European robot lab riding piggyback will skirt the Sun this week, setting another landmark in an extraordinary quest to unravel the origins of life on Earth. Scientists hope the heat of perihelion — when the comet comes closest to the Sun in its orbit — will cause…

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August 10, 2015

 

Last day of June was one second longer

WASHINGTON: Many people didn't notice, but the last day in June was just a little bit longer than in years past. A “leap” second was added Tuesday to compensate for the slowing speed of the Earth's rotation around the Sun. “Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to…

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July 1, 2015

 

Sunday likely to be 'sun-day' for Karachi

KARACHI: The Meteorological Department has forecast hot and dry weather on Sunday in Karachi where temperature is likely to rise up to 40 degree C, Samaa reported Sunday. The Met Office said humidity in air was recorded around 70 percent today, adding that temperature is expected to remain between 39 and 40 degree C on…

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June 28, 2015

 

Report: Blazing sun kills over 700 in Karachi

More than 700 people have died in Karachi since last Friday due to heat-related problems. Watch SAMAA's special report.

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June 23, 2015

 

China ready to help in CPEC planning: Sun Weidong

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has said that his country ready to help Pakistan in planning and constructing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This would further deepen the all-weather friendship and all-round cooperation and build up the China-Pakistan community of shared destiny, he added. “We share the same dream of achieving economic…

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June 21, 2015

 

Russia's second city saw one hour of sun in Dec

SAINT PETERSBURG: Residents of Saint-Petersburg endured dreary weather conditions in December, with Russia's second largest city seeing only one hour of sunshine, meteorologists said Friday. “The sun only shone for one hour total over the month of December,” said Alexander Kolesov of the meteorological centre in Saint-Petersburg, the home city of Russia's President Vladimir Putin….

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January 23, 2015

 

Savoring Quetta cold with sun & tea

A teeth-chattering cold has descended on the Quetta valley… Watch how the dwellers are wintering this year…Sipping special tea & basking in the soothing warmth of November sun…

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November 17, 2014

 

Sun stroke may cause instant death

LAHORE: The heat stroke or sun stroke can cause instant death during scorching summers if preventive measures are not adopted. Medical Superintendent, Jinnah Hospital, Dr.Abdul Rauf told APP here on Sunday that sun stroke occurs due to failure of the body's heat regulating mechanism and men particularly elderly people are more prone to sun strokes…

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June 2, 2014

 

A tribute to toilers under the scorching sun

Sitting in the comfort of your air-conditioned homes or offices you just cannot imagine what it’s like to earn a living by working long days in the sweltering heat. Let’s pay a tribute to these hardworking men in pursuit of Rizq-e-Halal.

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April 29, 2014

 

CLT20: Hyderabad Sun Risers defeat Faisalabad Wolves in 2nd match by 7 wickets

Staff ReportMOHALI: India’s Hyderabad Sun Risers have defeated Pakistan’s Faisalabad Wolves in second qualifying match by seven wickets in Champions League T20 (CLT20) tournament in Mohali on Wednesday, SAMAA reports.Faisalabad Wolves again failed in their second qualifying match against rival team of Hyderabad sun Risers at Mohali Stadium on Wednesday by presenting very poor and…

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September 18, 2013

 
 
 
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