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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.

Curiosity rover to probe mysterious rocks on Mars
Curiosity rover to probe mysterious rocks on Mars

The US space agency has directed its Mars rover Curiosity to probe mysterious rocks on Red Planet.

India's Mangalyaan among best inventions of 2014: Time magazine
India's Mangalyaan among best inventions of 2014: Time magazine

Mangalyaan has been named among the best inventions of 2014 by Time magazine which described it as a technological feat that will allow India to flex its "interplanetary muscles."

Philae's comet landing 'thud' recorded
Philae's comet landing 'thud' recorded

Thud! The sound that Europe's space probe Philae made when it became the first to land on a comet last week.

China successfully launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite
China successfully launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite

China on Thursday successfully launched a remote sensing satellite into a scheduled orbit at 3:12 pm from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China's Gansu province. 

NASA seeks ideas to reduce radiation exposure on space missions

NASA is looking for ideas from public for innovative ways to help mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions.

How long can Earth's technological civilization last?
How long can Earth's technological civilization last?

A new study has provided a deeper insight into what could be the average lifetime of species like humans, who are extremely technologically advanced.

Sun's magnetic field caused more lightning in Britain
Sun's magnetic field caused more lightning in Britain

Researchers in Britain have found that the country experienced around 50 percent more lightning strikes during the last five years as the Earth's magnetic field was bent by the Sun's own magnetic field.

Send your DNA to moon within 10 years on world's first public-funded spaceship
Send your DNA to moon within 10 years on world's first public-funded spaceship

A team of scientists are planning a lunar journey within 10 years with the help of public donations, which will carry common people's pictures, notes and even DNA.

Rosetta's spacecraft enters 'comet escort phase' post Philae going to sleep
Rosetta's spacecraft enters 'comet escort phase' post Philae going to sleep

Rosetta's spacecraft will continue its own extraordinary exploration by orbiting the comet as it arcs closer to the Sun.

A jettisoned black hole discovered?
A jettisoned black hole discovered?

Researchers analysing decades of observations from NASA's Swift satellite have discovered an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away.

Indian industry to make rockets, satellites: ISRO chief

Indian industry comprising public and private sectors will be allowed to make communication satellites and build rockets over the next five years, a top space agency official said Wednesday.

Object 2014-28E : A Russian space weapon or space junk?
Object 2014-28E : A Russian space weapon or space junk?

A mysterious object launched by Russia earlier this year has been tracked by the Western space agencies, sparking fears and concerns of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites.

NASA probe set to wake up for Pluto encounter
NASA probe set to wake up for Pluto encounter

 NASA's Pluto-bound probe New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time next month in preparation for a six-month encounter, including a first-ever close flyby of the mysterious dwarf planet on July 14, 2015.

ISRO chosen for Indira Gandhi prize for peace, disarmament

Indian space agency ISRO will be conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014 in recognition of its contribution in strengthening international cooperation in peaceful use of outer space.

Gravity may have saved universe from collapsing after Big Bang
Gravity may have saved universe from collapsing after Big Bang

 A new study has revealed that gravity may have saved the universe from collapsing immediately after the Big Bang.

Branson reassures VIPs about space travel, says Virgin Galactic still taking reservations
Branson reassures VIPs about space travel, says Virgin Galactic still taking reservations

 Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was reportedly seen assuring VIP guests about space travel at his annual Necker Island pro-am tennis tournament, the Necker Cup, while dropping them hints that Virgin Galactic was still open to bookings.

Philae Lander detects organic molecules on comet's surface
Philae Lander detects organic molecules on comet's surface

The Philae Lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet. 

China researchers plan Mars mission 'around 2020': State media
China researchers plan Mars mission 'around 2020': State media

Chinese scientists are planning to launch a Mars rover "around 2020", state media reported today, as the country pours billions into its space programme and works to catch up with the US and Europe.

Women more susceptible to space health hazards: NASA report

 A NASA study has uncovered that women are more susceptible to physiological, psychological and behavioural changes that occur during spaceflight.

Russia building Vostochny cosmodrome for independent space access

To procure an independent access to space, Russia is building the Vostochny cosmodrome.