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Madurai girls bag third prize in NASA Space Settlement Contest

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:35

Five girls from the city of Madurai have won the third prize in the Space Settlement Design Contest 2014, co-sponsored by NASA Ames and the National Space Society (NSS), under the Literary Merit category.

X-class solar flare could cause `radio blackout` for GPS, communications

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 13:59

The sun emitted a X1 solar flare on Saturday which NASA believes could hurt communications systems on Earth on Wednesday.

Astronauts` hearts become more spherical in outer space

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 13:07

A new study has found that astronauts` hearts become more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space.

Soon, `touchy-feely` joystick to remotely control robots from space

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 10:38

A new system inside the European Space Agency`s next ship heading to the International Space Station is going to remotely control robots from space with particular emphasis placed on haptic feedback.

Revealed: How Mars lost its reservoir of water

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 19:08

As scientists the world over are excited about the presence of water on Mars, a new research on meteorites reveals how the water vanished from the Martian surface.

Mechanism behind solar flares revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 12:27

Scientists have for the first time witnessed the mechanism behind explosive energy releases in the Sun`s atmosphere, which has in turn confirmed new theories about how solar flares are created.

Comet lander awakes from long hibernation

Comet lander awakes from long hibernation

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:53

European space experts said today they had successfully reawakened a fridge-sized robot designed to make the first-ever spacecraft landing on a comet.

NASA releases images of comet headed for Mars

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 19:20

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has released new pictures of a comet poised to give Mars a close shave later this year.

Rosetta spacecraft sets sights on destination comet

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 17:43

ESA`s Rosetta spacecraft caught a first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on January 20 this year.

Russian spaceship docks with ISS

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 16:06

A Russian spaceship carrying a new international crew docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Friday.