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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (Representational image) | Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

NASA offers podcasts, DIY projects and videos to keep boredom at bay

As part of its #NASAatHome initiative, the US space agency replugged several of its podcasts, videos and DIY projects.

How to survive isolation — NASA astronauts share pro tips amid coronavirus outbreak

With most countries practising social distancing to flatten the coronavirus curve, astronauts are coming out to share tips on isolation. 

Marsquakes and strange magnetic pulses — what NASA’s Mars mission has unveiled so far

The results of NASA's InSight lander mission have shown that Mars is seismically active and has regular marsquakes.
Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Venus, Io, Triton: What we know about destinations of NASA’s Discovery finalists

As NASA’s four Discovery finalists look to prepare for the next round of solar system exploration, ThePrint highlights key facts about their destinations.
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NASA is recruiting astronauts. And there are two basic requirements to apply

NASA is planning to land the next man and first woman on the moon by 2024.
Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef faces third bleaching event & world’s oldest salamander in Siberia

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
From left: The proposed Trident mission would explore Neptune’s moon Triton, seen here in a global color mosaic. The proposed VERITAS mission seeks to map the hidden surface of Venus | NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA picks 4 finalists for next Discovery missions to Venus, volcanic Io, icy Triton

Of the four finalists, two will be funded to make their mission a reality. The final selection process is expected to take place next year. 
An artist's impression of ESA's Solar Orbiter. | Photo: ESA/ATG medialab

NASA & ESA launch joint Solar Orbiter mission to study Sun’s poles

Aiming to conduct detailed measurements of the Sun’s solar wind, the Solar Orbiter lifted off from Cape Canaveral earlier Monday.

Two satellites missed a close smash in space — but how did we reach this disaster

Collisions in space can be disastrous and can send high-speed debris in all directions. This endangers other satellites, future launches, and especially crewed space missions.
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope has produced the highest resolution image of the Sun’s surface ever taken

First highest-resolution images of Sun are here, reveal never-seen-before features

Sun’s images captured by Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope located in Hawaii show a desert-like surface divided into discrete gigantic cells, covered with plasma layer.

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.


Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.