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NASA to return massive chunk of Mars to the Red Planet onboard its 2020 rover

NASA to return massive chunk of Mars to the Red Planet onboard its 2020 rover

Earth has a limited supply of Martian meteorites, which scientists determined were blasted off Mars' surface millions of years ago.

Feb 14, 2018, 18:15 PM IST
Remains of UFO discovered after 60 years in London museum with a chilling message

Remains of UFO discovered after 60 years in London museum with a chilling message

The object contained 17 thin sheets made of copper, covered with more hieroglyphs.

Feb 14, 2018, 16:22 PM IST
Partial solar eclipse to grace the skies on February 15 – All you need to know

Partial solar eclipse to grace the skies on February 15 – All you need to know

This event comes just days after the rare super blue blood moon that took place on January 31 and is also the second solar eclipse in six months.

Feb 14, 2018, 11:31 AM IST
Donald Trump's NASA budget includes a Mars mission and a return trip to the moon

Donald Trump's NASA budget includes a Mars mission and a return trip to the moon

While NASA will move forward with plans to create a new space station around the Moon – the Lunar Orbit Platform-Gateway – the budget confirmed earlier reports indicating plans to end funding for the

Feb 13, 2018, 18:55 PM IST
45-year-old US telescope to help scientists solve mystery of dark matter

45-year-old US telescope to help scientists solve mystery of dark matter

The new instrument would begin a five-year observing run at Kitt Peak National Observatory after its installation next year.

Feb 13, 2018, 10:58 AM IST
The US plans to privatize the space station, make it a commercial venture

The US plans to privatize the space station, make it a commercial venture

As per the Post, the White House would request the private sector to provide market analyses and development plans.  

Feb 12, 2018, 19:11 PM IST
'Pillownauts' to help study adverse effects of space travel

'Pillownauts' to help study adverse effects of space travel

The study is specifically aiming to find out how quickly we develop insulin resistance from prolonged bed rest, and what are the mechanisms driving this harmful effect.

Feb 12, 2018, 17:38 PM IST
SpaceX preparing Starlink demo satellite launch: Report

SpaceX preparing Starlink demo satellite launch: Report

SpaceX is targeting February 17 for the test launch of its first satellite for global internet constellation -- a project, informally known as Starlink, which aims to provide low-cost internet access

Feb 12, 2018, 11:35 AM IST
Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster spotted 'zooming' in space

Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster spotted 'zooming' in space

The new observation of the Roadster, obtained by a robotically controlled telescope, showed the car moving across the night sky. 

Feb 12, 2018, 11:21 AM IST
Researchers re-create Titan's ocean in lab to test NASA submarine

Researchers re-create Titan's ocean in lab to test NASA submarine

Titan is the largest of Saturn's many moons and the second-largest in the solar system.  

Feb 09, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
NASA's New Horizons creates history, captures farthest images by any spacecraft

NASA's New Horizons creates history, captures farthest images by any spacecraft

The new images released by NASA on Thursday were captured by New Horizons when the spacecraft was more than 6.12 billion km away.

Feb 09, 2018, 11:50 AM IST
NASA's Juno accomplishes its tenth science orbit of Jupiter

NASA's Juno accomplishes its tenth science orbit of Jupiter

According to NASA, the closest approach was at 6:36 am PST (9:36 am PST) Earth-received time.

Feb 09, 2018, 10:39 AM IST
Small asteroid to shoot closely past Earth on Friday

Small asteroid to shoot closely past Earth on Friday

What is interesting to note is that the asteroid was discovered by astronomers at the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona very recently – on February 4.

Feb 08, 2018, 11:38 AM IST
Strongest magnetic field ever measured directly observed on Sun's surface

Strongest magnetic field ever measured directly observed on Sun's surface

Magnetism plays a critical role in various solar phenomena such as flares, mass ejections, flux ropes, and coronal heating.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
NASA prepares deep space atomic clock for test flight

NASA prepares deep space atomic clock for test flight

NASA uses the difference in time between sending a signal and receiving a response to calculate the spacecraft's location, velocity and path.

Feb 07, 2018, 13:30 PM IST
When astronauts tossed the shuttle: First badminton match played in outer space

When astronauts tossed the shuttle: First badminton match played in outer space

While Roscosmos didn't specify the final score, they said that 'Friendship won', which in Russian terms normally means that the match was a draw.

Feb 07, 2018, 10:43 AM IST
World’s biggest rocket soars on way to Mars after perfect launch

World’s biggest rocket soars on way to Mars after perfect launch

The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight.

Feb 07, 2018, 07:04 AM IST
TRAPPIST-1 planets could hold 250 times more water than the oceans on Earth

TRAPPIST-1 planets could hold 250 times more water than the oceans on Earth

The form that water would take on TRAPPIST-1 planets would depend on the amount of heat they receive from their star, which is a mere nine percent as massive as our Sun. 

Feb 06, 2018, 18:08 PM IST
SpaceX readies Falcon Heavy for first test flight on Tuesday

SpaceX readies Falcon Heavy for first test flight on Tuesday

The Falcon Heavy is a reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:46 PM IST
Scientists discover planets beyond Milky Way for the first time

Scientists discover planets beyond Milky Way for the first time

The planet population, ranging from the size of the Moon to the size of Jupiter, were spotted in a galaxy located 3.8 billion light-years away.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:22 PM IST

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