Space

ISRO plans second Mars Mission with rover and lander in 2018
ISRO plans second Mars Mission with rover and lander in 2018

After the success of the recent Mars Orbit Mission (MOM), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to revisit the Red Planet in 2018 with a heavier satellite which will carry a lander and a rover.

New class of telescope helps reveal existence of 'quiet' quasars
New class of telescope helps reveal existence of 'quiet' quasars

Scientists have discovered a group of 'quiet' quasars that evolved slowly, with the help of the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) telescope.

Planet-forming lifeline found in binary star system
Planet-forming lifeline found in binary star system

Astronomers have discovered a sustaining, planet-forming lifeline in a binary star system.

NASA seeks new technology for space exploration
NASA seeks new technology for space exploration

In an effort to stimulate deep space capability development across the aerospace industry, NASA has sought proposals for technology development projects.

Authorities probe failed NASA rocket blast, ISS resupplied
Authorities probe failed NASA rocket blast, ISS resupplied

NASA authorities along with the Orbital Sciences Corp. on Thursday started investigating the reasons behind unmanned NASA rocket explode.

Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO
Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO

After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle was over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said Wednesday.

New documentary reveals aliens do exist!
New documentary reveals aliens do exist!

A new documentary has revealed that former Area 51 scientist Dr Boyd Bushman had spoken about the aliens he had studied.

Unmanned NASA rocket carrying supplies to ISS explodes shortly after lift-off in Virginia
Unmanned NASA rocket carrying supplies to ISS explodes shortly after lift-off in Virginia

An unmanned NASA rocket exploded shortly after take-off from Virginia on Tuesday evening.

Scientists come closer to unveil why matter exceeds antimatter in universe
Scientists come closer to unveil why matter exceeds antimatter in universe

Scientists have come closer in understanding why the universe contains more matter than antimatter.

Chandra Observatory reveals turbulence prevents cluster galaxies from forming stars

NASA'S Chandra Observatory has found that turbulence might keep the temperature inside cluster galaxies too hot to allow for cooling needed to form stars.

Scientists create coldest ever cubic meter in Universe

An international team of scientists recently claimed to have set the world record for creating coldest cubic meter in the Universe.

Ancient engravings on Mars' surface rekindle alien speculations
Ancient engravings on Mars' surface rekindle alien speculations

Astronomers recently observed ancient engravings on the surface of Mars, which once again sparked the speculations of possibilities of alien life on the "Red" planet.

Giant Sunspot spews more massive Solar Flares
Giant Sunspot spews more massive Solar Flares

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has observed more powerful flares erupting from the giant Sunspot.

NASA tool to identify drought-resilient plants

The US space agency is developing a new space-based instrument to study how plants react to heat and water stress and identify drought-resilient plants.

Physicist claims humankind is 'alone' in Universe
Physicist claims humankind is 'alone' in Universe

Brian Cox recently expressed that the process which created mankind on the Earth was a fluke, so it is highly unlikely that it would have occurred again.

Astronomers capture early fireball stage of nova for 1st time
Astronomers capture early fireball stage of nova for 1st time

Astronomers observed the images of a nova during its early fireball stage for the first time, which provided a deeper insight into the complicated process where it ejects material, gases expand and cool.

Pope says Big Bang theory does not contradict Christianity

Pope Francis Monday said the "Big Bang" theory as a model for the origin of the Universe "does not rule out the intervention of a divine Creator, but rather demands it" and that "the origin of the world is not a product of chaos, but is derived directly from the supreme power that created love."

Chinese lunar orbiter prepares to return home

An experimental Chinese spacecraft, designed to fly around the moon and back to earth, entered lunar orbit Monday and is making necessary preparations for its trip back home.

Largest boulders on Rosetta's comet named after Egyptian pyramid 'Cheops'
Largest boulders on Rosetta's comet named after Egyptian pyramid 'Cheops'

Scientists have named the cluster of boulders, Cheops, as they reminded the scientists of the pyramids of Giza; the boulder has been named 'Cheops' after the largest pyramid within the Giza Necropolis.

Orbital cargo spacecraft set for launch to space station
Orbital cargo spacecraft set for launch to space station

The US space agency, NASA is gearing up to launch Orbital Science Corporation's Antares rocket carrying Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronomers produce first images of exploding stellar fireball
Astronomers produce first images of exploding stellar fireball

The expansion of thermonuclear fireball from a nova that erupted last year in the constellation Delphinus was more complicated than the simple models used previously would have predicted, suggest astronomers including an Indian.

NASA confirms '6 days of total darkness in December 2014' is fake story
NASA confirms '6 days of total darkness in December 2014' is fake story

NASA has denied claims of an article circulating online that it confirmed a total blackout of earth for six days in December due to a solar storm.

POLARBEAR uncovers cosmic clues about Universe

POLARBEAR, a team of seventy cosmologists, have succeeded in obtaining the most accurate measurement of cosmic microwave polarization till date by using a telescope high in Chile's Atacama Desert designed to capture the universe's oldest light.

SpaceX ship returns to Earth loaded with lab results

SpaceX`s unmanned Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station and returned to Earth on Saturday after a month in orbit, NASA said.

NASA finds ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan
NASA finds ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan

Scientists have identified an unexpected, high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to the exotic clouds found far above the Earth's poles.

NASA captures largest sunspot in two decades
NASA captures largest sunspot in two decades

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has spotted an image of a gigantic sunspot - the largest in last 24 years.

Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official
Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official

India's Mars Orbiter is expected to send clearer pictures in two months' time, said a senior official of the Indian space agency Friday.

China launches test return orbiter for lunar mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first moon mission and return to the Earth.

INSAT-3D helped in tracking Cyclone Hudhud accurately: IMD
INSAT-3D helped in tracking Cyclone Hudhud accurately: IMD

Images from INSAT-3D, which became operational in January this year, played an important role while tracking Cyclone Hudhud which hit the east coast of India on October 12, according to Indian Meteorological Department.

Astronomers observe star's fortunate escape from black hole with minor damage

Astronomers have recently observed a star escaping, with only a small part of its mass torn off, after almost being captured by a black hole.