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Four giant planets around young star discovered

Four giant planets around young star discovered

Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds have been detected in such a system. The star, CI Tau, is

Oct 17, 2018, 11:43 AM IST
NASA's Mars probe beams back selfie to mark four years in orbit

NASA's Mars probe beams back selfie to mark four years in orbit

Next year, researchers will initiate an aerobraking manoeuvre by skimming the spacecraft through Mars' upper atmosphere to slow it.

Sep 24, 2018, 16:46 PM IST
PM Modi congratulates space scientists on PSLV-C42 launch

PM Modi congratulates space scientists on PSLV-C42 launch

The ISRO PSLV-C42, carrying two foreign earth satellites, took off Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh at 10.08 pm on Sunday.

Sep 17, 2018, 23:20 PM IST
Earliest galaxies in universe identified

Earliest galaxies in universe identified

Scientists found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first galaxies that formed in our universe.

Aug 17, 2018, 16:10 PM IST
Why NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun won't melt

Why NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun won't melt

With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, the question arises: Why won`t it melt?

Aug 13, 2018, 11:17 AM IST
World's first mission to touch the Sun lifts off, NASA's Parker Solar Probe begins 7-year journey

World's first mission to touch the Sun lifts off, NASA's Parker Solar Probe begins 7-year journey

A Sun-skimming mission like Parker Solar Probe has been a dream of scientists for decades, but only recently has the required technology - like the heat shield, solar array cooling system, and fault

Aug 12, 2018, 13:17 PM IST
NASA releases satellite image of California shrouded in smoke due to deadly wildfire

NASA releases satellite image of California shrouded in smoke due to deadly wildfire

This natural-color satellite image of smoke in California was collected by the Aqua satellite on July 29, 2018. Actively burning areas, detected by thermal bands, are outlined in red. 

Jul 31, 2018, 11:14 AM IST
Mars to be closest to the Earth today in 15 years, spectacle to be visible from India

Mars to be closest to the Earth today in 15 years, spectacle to be visible from India

Mars which is already brighter than usual, will shine even more and will appear to be bigger on Tuesday. 

Jul 31, 2018, 10:54 AM IST
NASA's newest planet hunter begins search for more planets around nearby stars

NASA's newest planet hunter begins search for more planets around nearby stars

TESS is NASA`s latest satellite to search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets.   

Jul 29, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
12 new moons including one 'oddball' discovered circling around Jupiter

12 new moons including one 'oddball' discovered circling around Jupiter

The astronomers spotted the new moons when they were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system. 

Jul 18, 2018, 13:58 PM IST
Dust-shrouded stellar cluster, with hundreds of young, hot and massive stars spotted- In pics

Dust-shrouded stellar cluster, with hundreds of young, hot and massive stars spotted- In pics

The central area of RCW 38 is visible as a bright, blue-tinted region, an area inhabited by numerous very young stars and protostars that are still in the process of forming. 

Jul 16, 2018, 11:47 AM IST
Is there life on Mars? NASA finds curious new pointers

Is there life on Mars? NASA finds curious new pointers

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover reveal that billions of years ago, a water lake inside a crater held all the ingredients necessary for life

Jun 08, 2018, 14:36 PM IST
India's satellite communication may get a boost, Cabinet approves GSLV Mk-III continuation programme funding

India's satellite communication may get a boost, Cabinet approves GSLV Mk-III continuation programme funding

The GSLV Mk-III continuation Programme – Phase 1 is the first phase of operational flights that will enable the launch of 4 tonne class of communication satellites to meet the country’s satellite

Jun 07, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
Scientists discover the fastest growing black hole which eats a Sun every two days

Scientists discover the fastest growing black hole which eats a Sun every two days

The energy emitted from this newly discovered supermassive black hole, also known as a quasar, was mostly ultraviolet light but also radiated x-rays.

May 16, 2018, 11:55 AM IST
In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the US space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface, marking the first time such an

May 12, 2018, 06:48 AM IST
US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency.

Apr 20, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
Aryabhata: All you need to know about India's first satellite launched by ISRO

Aryabhata: All you need to know about India's first satellite launched by ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its first satellite named Aryabhata into space on April 19, 1975. 

Apr 19, 2018, 11:46 AM IST
Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
Space hum may reveal hidden black holes

Space hum may reveal hidden black holes

Scientists have developed a new technology that can listen to background humming of deep space and unveil thousands of hidden black hole collisions missed by gravitational-wave detectors.

Apr 18, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, according to a study which simulated the impact of low gravity environments such as the Moon or Mars on 

Apr 18, 2018, 14:53 PM IST