Space
  • Odd Orbits of 'Tatooine' Planetary Disks
    14:03 - Mar 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact binary star systems share very nearly the same plane, disks encircling wide binaries have orbital planes that are severely tilted. These systems can teach us about planet formation in complex environments.
  • NASA Shuts Down 2 More Rocket Facilities After Engineer Tests Positive for Covid-19, in 'Major Setback' to 2024 Moon Flight Hopes
    15:00 - Mar 20 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- NASA announced the closure of two rocket production and testing centers after an engineer at one facility contracted the coronavirus, potentially shattering the ambitious dream of a manned Moon mission in 2024.
  • Mercury's Daytime Heat: Making Ice at Caps
    09:41 - Mar 20 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- It is already hard to believe that there is ice on Mercury, where daytime temperatures reach 400 degrees Celsius, or 750 degrees Fahrenheit. Now an upcoming study says that the Vulcan heat on the planet closest to the sun likely helps make some of that ice.
  • Black Hole Team Discovers Path to Razor-Sharp Black Hole Images
    12:07 - Mar 19 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Last April, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) sparked international excitement when it unveiled the first image of a black hole. Today, a team of researchers have published new calculations that predict a striking and intricate substructure within black hole images from extreme gravitational light bending.
  • Official: Iran to Build Payam II Satellite in 2 Years
    16:04 - Mar 14 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of Iran’s High Council of Space said that the country will make a new satellite, called Payam II, within two years.
  • Exoplanet Where It Rains Iron
    13:01 - Mar 14 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporise metals. Strong winds carry iron vapour to the cooler night side where it condenses into iron droplets.
  • New Minor Planets Found Beyond Neptune
    14:26 - Mar 12 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), researchers have found more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), minor planets located in the far reaches of the solar system, including more than 100 new discoveries. Published in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, the study also describes a new approach for finding similar types of objects and could aid future searches for the hypothetical Planet Nine and other undiscovered planets. The work was led by graduate student Pedro Bernardinelli and professors Gary Bernstein and Masao Sako.
  • Earth, Moon Not Identical Oxygen Twins
    12:16 - Mar 11 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at The University of New Mexico have found that the Earth and Moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen as previously thought according to a new study released today in Nature Geoscience.
  • NASA Is About to Stop Talking to Voyager 2 for Almost A Year
    13:15 - Mar 09 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Nary a month since NASA managed to reboot Voyager 2 after a technical malfunction, it looks like we’re about to lose contact for almost a whole year. The radio antenna that acts as Earth’s sole transmitter to Voyager 2 will soon undergo important upgrades, so for the next 11 months we won’t be able to send commands to The Little Spacecraft That Could.
  • Iran to Set up 2 New Ground Satellite Stations
    14:23 - Mar 08 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Barari said that his country is planning to increase the number of ground satellite stations, adding that the agriculture sector of the country will enjoy more advanced features with more use of satellite information.
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Coronavirus Would Be a Death Trap for People in Yemen

TEHRAN (FNA)- At a time when Europe and the United States are unable to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, it’s wishful thinking to assume that once the virus arrives in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world would be ready.
Iran Takes Wide Strides to Defeat Coronavirus Epidemic

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Iranian University Students Urge UNESCO to Help End Sanctions against Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of Iranian university students in a letter to the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Monday urged UNESCO to take timely action to lift the US sanctions against the Iranian people who have suffered a lot due to the spread of the coronavirus and its consequences.
Spokesman Informs of 13,000 Vacant Hospital Beds, Vows to Allocate 75,000 bln Tomans to Protect Production

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee said that there are 13,000 vacant hospital beds in the country, while promising to dedicate 75,000 billion Tomans to protect the jobs beset by coronavirus epidemic.
Israeli PM Self-Isolating After Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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New York State Surpasses 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths

TEHRAN (FNA)- New York state's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed above 1,000, less than a month after the first known infection in the state, as most of the deaths have come in just the past few days.
Iranian Researchers Make Two Ultraviolet Disinfectant Machines

TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at Isfahan Industrial University designed and made two new disinfectant machines to contribute to the nationwide combat against COVID-19 epidemic.