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NASA discovers steaming hot exoplanet is rich with water

Searching for Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars is no easy task, mainly due to the complex criteria needed for a an alien world to be considered similar to our own. Oftentimes, worlds which are located within the habitable zone of their star lack other...

Nigeria needs to executive Order to boost achievement in science sector – Scientist

A scientist, Prof. Babatunde Rabiu said that the approval of Executive Order 005 was the major achievement in the Science and Technology (S&T) sector in 2018. Rabiu, also the Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CARNASRDA) said this in an...

Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover earth in video surveillance satellites

A satellite company planning to launch a $1bn (£700m) network of satellites to provide "live and unfiltered" coverage of the Earth has been backed by former Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates and Japanese tech giant Softbank. The tech leaders are backing EarthNow, which plans to launch...

National Security: FG should procure additional satellite – NISE

The Nigerian Institute of Space Engineers (NISE) has called on the Federal Government to provide more earth observation satellites to aid national security and socio-economic development. Dr Sadiq Umar, the National Chairman of NISE made the call on Thursday in Abuja at the institute’s Third...

FG Appoints Dr. Shaba as Boss of Space Development Agency NASRDA

The Federal Government has appointed Dr. Halilu Shaba Ahmad as the acting Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), following the expiration of the two-term tenure of Professor Seidu Mohammed. PRNigeria gathered that Dr. Shaba is one of the most senior directors...
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