Earth-like exoplanet found to have atmosphere

Earth-like exoplanet found to have atmosphere

A team of astronomers claimed to have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like exoplanet, the first of its kind discovery that could have far-fetched implications in the ongoing search for alien life.

The exoplanet named Gliese 1132b is orbiting a red dwarf star around 39 light years from our planet. Using data collected by the powerful telescope of the European Southern Observatory and the GROND imager, researchers have estimated that the exoplanet has its own atmosphere.

Astronomers attempting to capture first-ever photo of a black hole

Astronomers attempting to capture first-ever photo of a black hole

Overwhelming gravity of black holes does not allow even light to escape, making it just impossible for astronomers to spot these massive holes. However, that could change as a team of scientists are working on a new project to capture the first-ever picture of a black hole at the heart of the Milky Way.

Astronomers know that a super-massive black hole dubbed Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) exists at the core of our galaxy, but they have thus far failed to capture its image.

GSK recalls nearly 600,000 albuterol inhalers

GSK recalls nearly 600,000 albuterol inhalers

British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced a voluntary recall for more than 590,000 albuterol inhalers because of a potential issue with their delivery system.

Juan Carlos Molina, a spokesperson for GSK, told reporters that three lots of Ventolin HFA 200D inhalers, with lot numbers 6ZP0003, 6ZP9944 and 6ZP9848, were being recalled due the potential risk.

U.S. Air Force open to use SpaceX’s recycled rockets

U.S. Air Force open to use SpaceX’s recycled rockets

In a bid to slash space mission launch costs for the Pentagon, the U.S. Air Force indicated on Friday that it could buy rides on SpaceX’s ‘used’ rockets to place military satellites into Earth’s orbit.

The idea of using recycled rockets became a reality a few days back when SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite using a Falcon 9 rocket that formerly put a cargo ship into orbit for the government-run space agency NASA.

Fans of April the growing anxious as she shows no sign of going into labor

Fans of April the   growing anxious as she shows no sign of going into labor

Fans of April the giraffe are increasingly becoming anxious as the pregnant mammal is showing no sign of going into labor well after she was initially expected to deliver a baby.

Officials at the Harpursville, New York-based Animal Adventure Park have launched a live stream to document and show April’s pregnancy and the birth of her calf. The live stream immediately went viral, with more than 100,000 individuals watching her at any given time.

Smoking still causes 1 in every 10 deaths worldwide: study

Smoking still causes 1 in every 10 deaths worldwide: study

In spite of decades of tobacco control policies, the number of smokers is on the increase and the habit is still responsible for one in every 10 deaths worldwide, according to a newly-published study report.

Lead author Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou stressed that as many as one billion people smoked tobacco daily in the world in 2015 - one in every four men and one in every 20 women.

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