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Components of Venus` acidic cloud cover identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:46

A team of researchers used rainbow-like light phenomenon observed on Venus cloud tops to identify the components of the planet`s acidic cloud cover.

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko emerges from behind the Sun

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 11:01

After disappearing behind the Sun and out of the Earth`s view last year in October, the target comet of ESA`s Rosetta mission, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can now be seen again.

Centre acceds to Kerala`s plea to keep agricultural land out of ESA

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 23:28

Acceding to Kerala government`s demand, the Centre today decided to keep agricultural land, plantations and habitations out of Ecologically Senstive Areas (ESAs) identified by a committee.

India`s mission to probe Sun before 2020

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 13:08

After successfully launching the Mars Orbiter Mission, India is now gearing up for its next expedition to the Sun. India will send a multi-million dollar mission to probe the Sun by 2020,as reported by a space official. This maiden mission to the sun is titled Aditya-1.

ESA to launch its space-based observatory PLATO to hunt planets by 2024

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:23

A space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars has been selected as ESA`s third medium-class science mission, and is planned for launch by 2024.

Prehistoric cave pigment to protect ESA`s solar probe from Sun`s glare

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 15:55

A pigment that was once daubed onto prehistoric cave paintings is set to protect ESA`s Solar Orbiter mission from the Sun`s close-up glare.

European astronomers discover new comet orbiting Sun

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 14:03

A team of European astronomers has found a previously unknown comet, which has been detected as a tiny blob of light orbiting our Sun deep in the Solar System.

Satellite to track plant health using fluorescence

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 18:59

It`s not just us `humans`, but plants also glow when they are well. Radiant skin is considered a sign of good health in humans and now plants too.

Elements come together for next big telescope: NASA

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 03:14

All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever are ready for assembly at NASA, the US space agency said Monday.

Space agencies gearing up against future asteroid strikes

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:27

With a mandate from the UN, space agencies from all over the world are about to establish a high-level group to help coordinate global response should a threatening asteroid ever be found heading towards Earth.

Europe`s Rosetta probe set to wake up from hibernation

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:18

Rosetta, which was launched about ten year ago on a long quest to chase and land on a comet, will be roused by an onboard "alarm clock" at 10:00 GMT on Monday.

ESA`s billion star-hunter telescope enters orbit

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 18:26

Europe`s billion-star hunting telescope has successfully entered its operational orbit to gather data for the most accurate 3D map yet of our Milky Way galaxy, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.