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5 facts about meteors that you might not know

5 facts about meteors that you might not know

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 15:01

A meteor basically refers to a bright trail of light that appears in the dark sky when a tiny chunk of space debris heats up and burns due to friction caused by the earth’s atmosphere.

Meteorites unlock secrets of Mars` early atmosphere

Meteorites unlock secrets of Mars` early atmosphere

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:23

Geologists, who analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars, have managed to unlock secrets of the Martian atmosphere hidden in the chemical signatures of these ancient rocks.

US pastor says `Blood moon` was a sign from God

US pastor says `Blood moon` was a sign from God

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:17

A church in the US has claimed that the total lunar eclipse that turned the moon a dark blood red was a "sign" from God and fulfilled an ancient prophecy foretold in the Bible.

Skywatchers mesmerised with glimpse of `Blood Moon` in total lunar eclipse

Skywatchers mesmerised with glimpse of `Blood Moon` in total lunar eclipse

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 16:34

Skygazers were in for a delight as they witnessed the `Blood Moon` crossing Earth`s shadow on Tuesday night.

Mars` thin atmosphere may have led to its cold, dry conditions

Mars` thin atmosphere may have led to its cold, dry conditions

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:31

Researchers suggest that Mars` thin atmosphere might have led to its cold, dry conditions.

Planets having odd tilts could be habitable

Planets having odd tilts could be habitable

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:30

new modeling done by researchers has suggested that pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable.

Saturn`s rotation period revealed?

Saturn`s rotation period revealed?

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:47

In a thrilling revelation, scientists have ascertained the rotation period of the enigmatic hexagon-shaped structure in Saturn`s uppermost clouds surrounding its north pole.

How black holes swallow stars

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:04

Researchers have revealed how black holes swallow stars.

Cassini spacecraft may have documented birth of Saturn`s new moon

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:20

NASA`s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn, which could may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet`s known moons.

Mars` atmosphere analyzing sensor could help cut Earth`s greenhouse emissions

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:19

Researchers have developed a new portable device that promises a greener future by readily analysing the composition of gases, solids and liquids using the light they emit.