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Russian Navy successfully tests new missile

The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development.

Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off
Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

Radio telescopes on Earth to send 90,000 messages to Mars
Radio telescopes on Earth to send 90,000 messages to Mars

To mark the launch of the first robotic probe to the Red planet, that took place 50 years ago, radio telescopes on Earth will beam 90,000 messages to Mars on Friday.

Suspected asteroid blast in Northern China
Suspected asteroid blast in Northern China

A suspected asteroid blast was recorded on November 5, 2014, by a surveillance camera installed at Xilinhot South expressway toll station of Inner Mongolia, Northern China.

High-flying turkey for ISS astronauts on Thanksgiving
High-flying turkey for ISS astronauts on Thanksgiving

It was a high-flying, freeze-dried turkey time for six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) as most Americans roasted turkeys and emptied cranberry sauce out of cans to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

I saw humans on Mars in 1979: Ex-NASA employee
I saw humans on Mars in 1979: Ex-NASA employee

A former NASA employee named Jackie has made a startling claim saying that she saw two humans walking on the Red Planet towards the Viking Mars lander in 1979 in a footage.

'Eye of Sauron' helps determine distances to galaxies
'Eye of Sauron' helps determine distances to galaxies

A new research has revealed that "Eye of Sauron" has provided a new way of measuring distances to other galaxies.

Natural shield 11,000 km above Earth stops radiation
Natural shield 11,000 km above Earth stops radiation

In a pioneering feat, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Colorado in Boulder have discovered an invisible shield some 11,000 kms above Earth that works against the harmful radiation belt.

ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-16 on December 5
ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-16 on December 5

India is set to launch its latest communication satellite GSAT-16 onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana next month.

NASA floats airship challenge idea

The US space agency NASA is planning to kickstart a challenge for developing airships that can break records in terms of duration of flight at high altitudes.

SAARC leaders seek deeper cooperation in space technology

Regional collaboration in space technology must be enhanced to achieve sustainable development in South Asia, according to leaders of Saarc member states.

NASA to develop 700-calorie breakfast bars for astronauts
NASA to develop 700-calorie breakfast bars for astronauts

NASA has been working on developing breakfast bars that will replace typical 700- to 800-calorie meal that an astronaut requires.

Indian satellite for SAARC in 2016: PM Modi
Indian satellite for SAARC in 2016: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced the launch of a satellite for the SAARC region in 2016.

3D printer creates first object in space
3D printer creates first object in space

The 3D printer at the International Space Station (ISS) has created the first printed object in space - a part of the printer itself - paving the way to future long-term space expeditions.

Gas cloud G2 in galactic center may be part of extensive gas streamer

The astronomers have recently discovered that the orbit of gas cloud G2 in galactic center matches that of another gas cloud detected a decade ago, which might mean that it is part of a much more extensive gas streamer.

Scientist claims Earth will be nuked just as Martians were by aliens
Scientist claims Earth will be nuked just as Martians were by aliens

A leading scientist has claimed that life on Mars was eradicated by bomb-weilding aliens and Earth should be ready for a similar nuke.

NASA mission to study magnetic fields in universe
NASA mission to study magnetic fields in universe

The US space agency plans to launch an ambitious Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission in March next year to deploy four identical spacecraft from a single rocket to study magnetic reconnection in the universe.

How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web
How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web

An international team of researchers discovered that thread-like "filaments" in the cosmic web play an important role in the evolution of galaxies like our Milky Way.

Soyuz capsule carrying first Italian female astronaut docks with Space Station
Soyuz capsule carrying first Italian female astronaut docks with Space Station

A Russian capsule carrying first Italian female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti arrived at the International Space Station.

First Italian female astronaut ready for spaceflight
First Italian female astronaut ready for spaceflight

History will be made Monday with the first ever Italian female astronaut set to go into space for a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).

Haunting images of NASA's abandoned launch sites revealed
Haunting images of NASA's abandoned launch sites revealed

Ace photographer Roland Miller from Illinois in the US has put together photographs of abandoned NASA launch sites in a book.

'Food crops' to be grown in space
'Food crops' to be grown in space

A new EU-funded research project is set to attempt to grow food in space, which may lead to crops being cultivated on the Moon and Mars.

UFO researcher claims to have authentic `Roswell` image of ET dated 1947

A UFO researcher has recently claimed that he was given an authentic `Roswell` image of alien body dated to 1947 by an agent from a US intelligence who operated during the Second World War.

New method developed to calculate magnetic field of distant 'exoplanet'
New method developed to calculate magnetic field of distant 'exoplanet'

 Scientists have recently developed a new method that can help in estimating magnetic field of a distant exoplanet.

Rosetta's comet landing captured in 3D
Rosetta's comet landing captured in 3D

A 3D image generated from data collected by Rosetta Lander Imaging System (ROLIS) aboard the European Space Agency`s Philae lander has been released.

ESA may soon send its next mission to Mercury
ESA may soon send its next mission to Mercury

European Space Agency is currently looking at Mercury for its next mission, it has been revealed.

NASA's flying saucer among 'Best of What's New'
NASA's flying saucer among 'Best of What's New'

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), a spacecraft that aims to facilitate the safe landing of future Mars missions, has earned a place in the the Popular Science magazine's "Best Of What's New" list.

Europa seems in 'embryonic' state in new image
Europa seems in 'embryonic' state in new image

 A new "remastered" image of Jupiter's moon Europa has made it look like the beginning of life itself - an embryo.

'Thread-like-filaments' pivotal in formation of galaxies
'Thread-like-filaments' pivotal in formation of galaxies

 A new study has revealed that thread-like "filaments" in the cosmic web played a critical role in the formation of distant universe.