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Chandrayaan-II landing site identified; rover to spend 14 days on lunar surface: ISRO chief

Chandrayaan-II landing site identified; rover to spend 14 days on lunar surface: ISRO chief

ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan said that they have identified two locations for the landing.

Feb 05, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
Dark matter-based cosmology model defied by ordered dwarf galaxies

Dark matter-based cosmology model defied by ordered dwarf galaxies

The researchers were able to show that 14 of the 16 satellite galaxies follow the same pattern of movement and are likely rotating within the plane around the main galaxy.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:45 PM IST
China launches its first shared education satellite aboard Long March-2D

China launches its first shared education satellite aboard Long March-2D

The rocket also carried Zhangheng 1, an electromagnetic satellite to study earthquake data along with five other miniaturized satellites, Xinhua news agency reported.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:22 PM IST
Did aliens make an appearance during the Super Blue Blood Moon? - Watch

Did aliens make an appearance during the Super Blue Blood Moon? - Watch

The video was shared on YouTube by the alien-hunting channel called 'UFOmania' and managed to fetch more than 40,000 views in just 24 hours.  

Feb 02, 2018, 17:25 PM IST
Russian Roscosmos successfully flags off 11 space satellites 'without glitch'

Russian Roscosmos successfully flags off 11 space satellites 'without glitch'

During its mission the Fregat upper-stage rocket performed a complex sequence, forming several orbits for the delivery of the satellites, the Roscosmos space agency said.

Feb 01, 2018, 16:16 PM IST
Remembering Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman in space, on her 15th death anniversary

Remembering Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman in space, on her 15th death anniversary

She was 40-years-old at the time of her death.

Feb 01, 2018, 09:41 AM IST
Scientists use microbes to convert human waste into space food

Scientists use microbes to convert human waste into space food

The study was published in the quarterly scientific journal Life Sciences in Space Research.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
NASA attempting to contact satellite it lost contact with over a decade ago

NASA attempting to contact satellite it lost contact with over a decade ago

NASA said it has acquired time on the Deep Space Network to focus on the source and determine whether the signal is indeed IMAGE.

Jan 31, 2018, 11:43 AM IST
NASA postpones second spacewalk, schedules it for mid-February

NASA postpones second spacewalk, schedules it for mid-February

The spacewalk is to be performed by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei – who led the first spacewalk on January 23 as well – joined by Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Jan 29, 2018, 17:24 PM IST
NASA shows interest in technology developed by Rajasthan-based researcher

NASA shows interest in technology developed by Rajasthan-based researcher

According to Dr Tailor, the thermal spray coating technology could reduce the thermal spray coating cost by almost 50 percent.

Jan 29, 2018, 12:58 PM IST
SpaceX schedules early February launch of Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX schedules early February launch of Falcon Heavy rocket

The Falcon Heavy, a reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle, is seen as the world's most powerful rocket since NASA's Saturn V moon rocket in the 1960s.

Jan 28, 2018, 12:10 PM IST
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei captures first space-selfie of 2018 – See pic

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei captures first space-selfie of 2018 – See pic

On Monday, January 29, Mark Vande Hei will lead another spacewalk, this time with crewmate Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), to complete maintenance on the robotic

Jan 27, 2018, 12:36 PM IST
NASA to launch GOLD mission to study Earth's boundary with space

NASA to launch GOLD mission to study Earth's boundary with space

It is the first NASA science mission to fly an instrument as a commercially hosted payload.

Jan 25, 2018, 13:11 PM IST
There are two planets that can support human life, say scientists

There are two planets that can support human life, say scientists

The planets studied are referred to by letter, planets b through h, in order of their distance from the star.

Jan 24, 2018, 17:51 PM IST
It's a wrap! NASA astronauts successfully complete 2018's first spacewalk

It's a wrap! NASA astronauts successfully complete 2018's first spacewalk

The spacewalk was the 206th in support of space station assembly and maintenance, the third in Mark Vande Hei’s career and the first for Scott Tingle.

Jan 24, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
Changes in Mercury's orbit reveal how the Sun is losing mass as it ages

Changes in Mercury's orbit reveal how the Sun is losing mass as it ages

For long, scientists have studied Mercury's motion, and have also charted a road map of Mercury's orbit, called "ephemeris" to study its closest point to the Sun and its farthest point from the Sun.

Jan 23, 2018, 19:06 PM IST
A 'hot Jupiter' with unusual winds? Scientists discover mysterious exoplanet

A 'hot Jupiter' with unusual winds? Scientists discover mysterious exoplanet

Unlike Jupiter, the so-called hot Jupiters circle astonishingly close to their host star – so close that it typically takes fewer than three days to complete an orbit. 

Jan 23, 2018, 18:30 PM IST
Astronauts all set to venture out of the ISS for 2018's first spacewalk today

Astronauts all set to venture out of the ISS for 2018's first spacewalk today

This will be the first spacewalk of 2018 with Vande Hei taking the lead.

Jan 23, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
Gurugram villagers left disappointed after 'fallen meteor' turned out to be frozen human poop

Gurugram villagers left disappointed after 'fallen meteor' turned out to be frozen human poop

The object's yellowish-brown colour and transparent surface led villagers to mistake it for a space rock. Some villagers even took pieces of the rock home and refrigerated it.

Jan 22, 2018, 18:38 PM IST
SpaceX's three-core Falcon Heavy rocket launch deferred due to US govt shutdown

SpaceX's three-core Falcon Heavy rocket launch deferred due to US govt shutdown

The US government shutdown has left upcoming launches from NASA and space transport services company SpaceX in limbo.

Jan 22, 2018, 13:02 PM IST

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