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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
NASA remembers scientific legend Stephen Hawking, calls him 'a longtime friend'

NASA remembers scientific legend Stephen Hawking, calls him 'a longtime friend'

The acclaimed British physicist breathed his last in the early hours of Wednesday, March 14.

Mar 15, 2018, 17:10 PM IST
Space travel may cause long-term change in DNA, reveals NASA's Twin Study

Space travel may cause long-term change in DNA, reveals NASA's Twin Study

When retired astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth in March 2016, NASA carried out its Twin Study on him and his twin brother Mark Kelly.

Mar 15, 2018, 15:27 PM IST
Huge solar storm to hit Earth on March 15, could damage satellites

Huge solar storm to hit Earth on March 15, could damage satellites

The storm can disrupt satellites and various forms of electronic communications, knock out power supplies, and trigger stunning auroras.

Mar 15, 2018, 12:17 PM IST
Jupiter's iconic 'Great Red Spot' shrinking, but getting taller, says NASA

Jupiter's iconic 'Great Red Spot' shrinking, but getting taller, says NASA

The study confirms that the storm has been decreasing in length overall since 1878 and is big enough to accommodate just over one Earth at this point.

Mar 14, 2018, 15:17 PM IST
Good news for sky gazers! NASA invites public for cloud observation challenge

Good news for sky gazers! NASA invites public for cloud observation challenge

NASA in collaboration with GLOBE Programme is inviting all the cloud gazers across the world to take part in the citizen science cloud observation challenge.

Mar 14, 2018, 15:03 PM IST
Out-of-control Chinese space station photographed as it plunges towards Earth – See pic

Out-of-control Chinese space station photographed as it plunges towards Earth – See pic

Analysts have claimed that the 8.5-tonne module could smash into the American state of Michigan on April 3.

Mar 14, 2018, 13:35 PM IST
NASA's 'HAMMER' spacecraft will swat away asteroids before they hit Earth

NASA's 'HAMMER' spacecraft will swat away asteroids before they hit Earth

'HAMMER' stands for Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response.

Mar 13, 2018, 16:55 PM IST
Arrested development: NASA's Hubble unearths 'relic galaxy' near Milky Way

Arrested development: NASA's Hubble unearths 'relic galaxy' near Milky Way

The galaxy NGC 1277 started its life with a bang long ago, ferociously churning out stars 1,000 times faster than seen in our own Milky Way today.

Mar 13, 2018, 14:17 PM IST
NASA's acting chief Robert Lightfoot to retire in April

NASA's acting chief Robert Lightfoot to retire in April

His retirement adds more uncertainty about the American space agency's leadership. 

Mar 13, 2018, 11:32 AM IST
This is where analysts believe the Chinese space lab will crash-land – Read

This is where analysts believe the Chinese space lab will crash-land – Read

Although most of the craft will burn up when it ploughs into the atmosphere, between 10 and 40 percent of its mass could survive and plunge to Earth.

Mar 13, 2018, 10:06 AM IST
Google AI that helped NASA find exoplanets now open for all

Google AI that helped NASA find exoplanets now open for all

Google hopes the open-sourced code will prove a useful starting point for developing similar models for other NASA missions, like K2 (Kepler's second mission) and the upcoming "Transiting Exoplanet

Mar 12, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
SpaceX will be ready to fly its Mars rocket in 2019: Elon Musk

SpaceX will be ready to fly its Mars rocket in 2019: Elon Musk

Musk, who has been quite vocal about his Mars plans, on Sunday said, “We are building the first ship, or interplanetary ship, right now.”

Mar 12, 2018, 16:34 PM IST
Fifteen new planets including a habitable 'super-Earth' discovered

Fifteen new planets including a habitable 'super-Earth' discovered

The research team found that the star K2-155d could potentially have liquid water on its surface based on three-dimensional global climate simulations.

Mar 12, 2018, 13:53 PM IST
NASA reveals plans for future missions to Moon

NASA reveals plans for future missions to Moon

NASA said it plans to enlist a series of commercial robotic landers and rockets to meet lunar payload delivery and service needs. 

Mar 09, 2018, 17:52 PM IST
Juno revelation: Jupiter's mysterious jet-streams are 'unearthly'

Juno revelation: Jupiter's mysterious jet-streams are 'unearthly'

The findings, based on based on data collected by the Juno mission, will improve understanding of Jupiter's interior structure, core mass and, eventually, its origin.

Mar 08, 2018, 13:25 PM IST
'Mars is the only solution for the survival of humanity'

'Mars is the only solution for the survival of humanity'

In his book, Michio Kaku has made shocking predictions which uncannily echo what Stephen Hawking had said once – that humans must leave the Earth or humanity will perish.

Mar 07, 2018, 15:57 PM IST
Want to touch the Sun? NASA invites the public for first solar mission

Want to touch the Sun? NASA invites the public for first solar mission

NASA renamed the Solar Probe Plus to Parker Solar Probe in May 2017 to honour astrophysicist Eugene Parker. 

Mar 07, 2018, 12:02 PM IST
Out-of-control Chinese space station to crash-land on Earth within weeks

Out-of-control Chinese space station to crash-land on Earth within weeks

Tiangong was launched by China in 2011 as part of a plan to show off its position as a global superpower.

Mar 06, 2018, 13:18 PM IST

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