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China's space lab Tiangong-1 is falling to Earth this week

China's space lab Tiangong-1 is falling to Earth this week

Space authorities said that the space lab should burn up in the atmosphere.

Mar 27, 2018, 10:44 AM IST
'Alien Head' on Mars? NASA spots huge crater on Red Planet

'Alien Head' on Mars? NASA spots huge crater on Red Planet

NASA first spotted the huge crater on Mars in 2005 and named the image as 'Chryse Alien Head'.

Mar 26, 2018, 16:58 PM IST
SpaceX rocket launch creates 60 kilometre-wide hole in Earth's ionosphere

SpaceX rocket launch creates 60 kilometre-wide hole in Earth's ionosphere

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched on August 24, 2017 has created a massive hole in the Earth's ionosphere.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:31 PM IST
61-year-old man launches himself in homemade rocket; lands on Mojave Desert

61-year-old man launches himself in homemade rocket; lands on Mojave Desert

Mike Hughes launched himself into the sky aboard his self-built steam-powered rocket at 325mph on Saturday, March 24.

Mar 26, 2018, 13:41 PM IST
New milestone: NASA's Curiosity rover completes 2,000 days on Mars

New milestone: NASA's Curiosity rover completes 2,000 days on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has achieved a new milestone as it completes 2,000 days on the Martian surface.

Mar 26, 2018, 12:58 PM IST
Expedition 56 crew members welcomed aboard the space station

Expedition 56 crew members welcomed aboard the space station

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft docked to Poisk module of the space station at 3:40 pm EDT, on March 23 while both spacecraft were flying over Serbia.

Mar 26, 2018, 10:34 AM IST
Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October: ISRO chief

Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October: ISRO chief

The experts had met recently and suggested the tests, following which the mission will now be launched in October, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Sivan said.

Mar 23, 2018, 17:14 PM IST
ISRO gears up for launch of communication satellite GSAT-6A on March 29

ISRO gears up for launch of communication satellite GSAT-6A on March 29

The satellite will provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of 6m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques.

Mar 23, 2018, 12:43 PM IST
Russian astronomers discover new black hole, dedicate it to Stephen Hawking

Russian astronomers discover new black hole, dedicate it to Stephen Hawking

The newborn black hole, which lies in the Ophiuchus constellation, was spotted two days after Stephen Hawking's demise.

Mar 22, 2018, 11:04 AM IST
Star fly-by disturbed comets of solar system 70,000 years ago

Star fly-by disturbed comets of solar system 70,000 years ago

This discovery was first made public in 2015 by a team of astronomers led by Professor Eric Mamajek of the University of Rochester in the US. 

Mar 21, 2018, 18:12 PM IST
'Mars oceans formed much earlier than thought'

'Mars oceans formed much earlier than thought'

It is also possible that volcanic eruptions created channels that allowed underground water to reach the surface and fill the northern plains.

Mar 20, 2018, 18:06 PM IST
Solar system's first-known interstellar object likely came from a binary star: Study

Solar system's first-known interstellar object likely came from a binary star: Study

The researchers found that rocky objects like 'Oumuamua are far more likely to come from binary than single star systems.

Mar 20, 2018, 15:31 PM IST
NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft to be launched in April?

NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft to be launched in April?

The mission will find exoplanets that periodically block part of the light from their host stars, events called transits.

Mar 20, 2018, 13:28 PM IST
Greece launches Hellenic Space Organization, the country's first space agency

Greece launches Hellenic Space Organization, the country's first space agency

Greece has been a member of ESA since 2005 and has invested millions of euros in ESA's research programmes but was one of the few member states lacking a national institution.

Mar 20, 2018, 10:05 AM IST
Flying across Jupiter's clouds, NASA's Juno gets close to a 'rosy' storm – See pic

Flying across Jupiter's clouds, NASA's Juno gets close to a 'rosy' storm – See pic

During the course of its 11th science flyby of the solar system's giant planet, Juno captured a massive close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops.

Mar 19, 2018, 15:55 PM IST
NASA installs new instrument aboard ISS to measure the Sun's energy

NASA installs new instrument aboard ISS to measure the Sun's energy

TSIS-1 studies the total amount of light energy emitted by the Sun using the Total Irradiance Monitor, one of two sensors onboard. 

Mar 19, 2018, 15:05 PM IST
New AI-based technique identifies 6,000 new craters on the moon

New AI-based technique identifies 6,000 new craters on the moon

Compared to manual counting, the method was able to identify twice as many craters, clocking up the crater count to 6,000.

Mar 19, 2018, 13:01 PM IST
Save the date! ISS Expedition 56 crew members to make their journey on March 21

Save the date! ISS Expedition 56 crew members to make their journey on March 21

The Soyuz spacecraft that will carry the three individuals is scheduled to arrive at the space station on March 23.

Mar 19, 2018, 12:14 PM IST
Stephen Hawking's final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

Stephen Hawking's final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

The paper sets out to prove the idea that our cosmos is only one of many universes.

Mar 19, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
NASA's planet-seeking Kepler space telescope may run out of fuel within several months

NASA's planet-seeking Kepler space telescope may run out of fuel within several months

NASA's Kepler 'K2' mission has already completed 16 campaigns, and this month entered its 17th.

Mar 16, 2018, 12:14 PM IST

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