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SpaceX carries out 50th launch of Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX carries out 50th launch of Falcon 9 rocket

The satellite weighs six tonnes and is almost the size of a city bus, making it the largest geostationary satellite that SpaceX has taken into space.

Mar 06, 2018, 12:47 PM IST
How NASA space tech has made it to the Oscars

How NASA space tech has made it to the Oscars

In 2016, Epner's reputation for durable and brilliant gold coatings, built in part through its many years working for NASA, brought a new client -- the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Mar 05, 2018, 18:22 PM IST
Nothing existed before the Big Bang, says Stephen Hawking

Nothing existed before the Big Bang, says Stephen Hawking

Basing his theories on the assumption that the universe has no boundaries, the British cosmologist said: “There was nothing around before the Big, Big Bang.”

Mar 05, 2018, 18:09 PM IST
Google Earth images from Antarctica proof of 'UFO crash landing' site?

Google Earth images from Antarctica proof of 'UFO crash landing' site?

The image was shared by UFO spotters Secureteam10 on YouTube, which has once again sparked a heated debate on alien existence.

Mar 05, 2018, 17:47 PM IST
AI-based floating head to assist ISS astronauts

AI-based floating head to assist ISS astronauts

Airbus, an aeronautics company based in the Netherlands, is developing CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN), an AI-based space assistant for Germany's DLR Space Administration.

Mar 05, 2018, 15:00 PM IST
Astronomers discover three super-Earth exoplanets orbiting star

Astronomers discover three super-Earth exoplanets orbiting star

All of them are categorized as super-Earths, that is, with masses that are larger than Earth's but less than Neptune's.

Mar 05, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
Astronomers detect water in Saturn-sized exoplanet's atmosphere

Astronomers detect water in Saturn-sized exoplanet's atmosphere

Located in the constellation Virgo, WASP-39b whips around a quiet, Sun-like star, called WASP-39, once every four days.

Mar 02, 2018, 17:26 PM IST
Signal from Universe's first stars detected using a radio antenna

Signal from Universe's first stars detected using a radio antenna

Models of the early universe predict such stars were massive, blue and short-lived. 

Mar 02, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drill method on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drill method on Mars

Curiosity has used its drill to collect samples 15 times since landing in 2012. Then, in December of 2016, a key part of the drill stopped working. 

Mar 01, 2018, 17:37 PM IST
'Igloos' on the moon: ISRO begins work on future outposts

'Igloos' on the moon: ISRO begins work on future outposts

While there's no mission plan as of now, ISRO wants to have the technology ready for building these structures.

Mar 01, 2018, 17:20 PM IST
Study reveals how the moon formed and it wasn't because of a collision

Study reveals how the moon formed and it wasn't because of a collision

Tests have shown that the Moon is far less abundant in many volatile elements – such as potassium, sodium and copper – that are relatively common on Earth.

Mar 01, 2018, 14:55 PM IST
Milky Way stars kicked out by invading galaxies spotted

Milky Way stars kicked out by invading galaxies spotted

The new study showed that some of these halo structures actually originated from the Milky Way's disk itself, but were kicked out.

Feb 28, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
'Tesla in space may have carried largest load of bacteria from Earth'

'Tesla in space may have carried largest load of bacteria from Earth'

While rocket test flights usually have a dummy payload, SpaceX founder Musk sent up his personal Tesla Roadster instead.

Feb 28, 2018, 15:55 PM IST
Moon to get first 4G network in 2019: Vodafone

Moon to get first 4G network in 2019: Vodafone

Vodafone has appointed Nokia as its technology partner for the 4G network.

Feb 28, 2018, 10:21 AM IST
Expedition 54 crew makes a safe return to Earth from the ISS

Expedition 54 crew makes a safe return to Earth from the ISS

The Expedition 55 crew – comprising Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, NASA's Scott Tingle, and JAXA's Norishige Kanai – continues to operate the station and will wait for the next three-member crew to

Feb 28, 2018, 09:17 AM IST
Elon Musk can send humans to Mars by 2040, says astronaut Tim Peake

Elon Musk can send humans to Mars by 2040, says astronaut Tim Peake

Earlier this month, SpaceX made headlines with the launch of the world's most powerful rocket Falcon Heavy, into space, which also carried a cherry red Tesla Roadster.

Feb 27, 2018, 17:33 PM IST
Humans to meet aliens within next century but they may not be friendly, predicts physicist

Humans to meet aliens within next century but they may not be friendly, predicts physicist

The search for alien life has been going on for years and those involved in alien hunting or UFO hunting have many a time, come close enough to provide evidence justifying it.

Feb 27, 2018, 12:21 PM IST
'NASA's drone-like quadcopter may explore Titan'

'NASA's drone-like quadcopter may explore Titan'

The craft is modelled after drones on Earth, and would have four pairs of stacked rotors that would enable it to zip across Titan geography that has intrigued and mystified scientists for decades.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:34 PM IST
'Happy space suits' to prevent depression in astronauts in the offing

'Happy space suits' to prevent depression in astronauts in the offing

The eventual product will incorporate the wireless sensors into astronaut clothing so that physicians on Earth can also monitor the person?s pulse rate, blood pressure, and joint angles.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:29 PM IST
Most massive black holes ever in the Universe discovered

Most massive black holes ever in the Universe discovered

At the center of each of these galaxies – like virtually every other galaxy – lies a supermassive black hole, an area of space with an exceptionally high gravitational field.

Feb 26, 2018, 15:24 PM IST

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