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Return of the comet: 96P spotted by NASA satellite

Return of the comet: 96P spotted by NASA satellite

NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) misson captured  the comet entering the lower right corner of its view on October 25, before leaving on October 30, a statement said on Friday. 
 

Nov 04, 2017, 17:58 PM IST
Festival of lights just became brighter! ISS astronaut shares image of India on Diwali from space

Festival of lights just became brighter! ISS astronaut shares image of India on Diwali from space

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took the opportunity to wish everyone on the occassion of Diwali and posted an image of a brightly illuminated India from space on October 19.

Oct 22, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation.

Oct 17, 2017, 12:13 PM IST
Small asteroid to zoom past Earth on Thursday, says NASA

Small asteroid to zoom past Earth on Thursday, says NASA

The asteroid is estimated to be 15 to 30 metres in size, and according to orbit prediction experts, it poses no risk of impact with Earth. 

Oct 11, 2017, 12:43 PM IST
Rare photos of spaceship before it hit comet revealed

Rare photos of spaceship before it hit comet revealed

The European Space Agency (ESA) has shared a hidden image from Rosetta spacecraft, moments before it struck a comet.

Sep 30, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

At an annual gathering of 4,000 global space experts in Adelaide, the ESA said the Moon was the “right place to be” as humans expand economic activities beyond low-Earth orbit, even while Mars remained the “ultimate destination”.

Sep 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Sun-like stars calm down after turbulent youth

Sun-like stars calm down after turbulent youth

From studies of solar X-ray emission, astronomers have determined that the corona is heated by processes related to the interplay of turbulent motions and magnetic fields in the outer layers of a star.

Sep 07, 2017, 19:38 PM IST
TRAPPIST-1 planets may still have water, finds Hubble

TRAPPIST-1 planets may still have water, finds Hubble

To estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, the astronomers used observations from the Hubble Space Telescope – a project of international cooperation between European Space Agency and NASA.

Sep 02, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Cassini to perform death-plunge soon, NASA reminisces about the epic journey – Watch video

Cassini to perform death-plunge soon, NASA reminisces about the epic journey – Watch video

On September 15, 2017, Cassini will end its service and make a death-plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. 

Aug 30, 2017, 11:46 AM IST
House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

Scientists expected the asteroid to return for a near-Earth rendezvous this year, but did not know how far.

Aug 11, 2017, 13:43 PM IST
Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most notably, the result supports the theory that 26 percent of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark matter and that space is filled with an also-unseen dark energy, which is causing the accelerating expansion of the universe and makes up 70 percent.

Aug 04, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
'Surprise' discovery! Scientists reveal that Sun's core rotates four times faster than its surface

'Surprise' discovery! Scientists reveal that Sun's core rotates four times faster than its surface

Scientists had assumed the core was rotating like a merry-go-round at about the same speed as the surface.

Aug 02, 2017, 13:53 PM IST
Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

The new Expedition 52 crew members will spend more than four months conducting approximately 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

Jul 29, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
New three-member crew set for launch to International Space Station today – Watch LIVE

New three-member crew set for launch to International Space Station today – Watch LIVE

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft carrying the new crew is scheduled to lift off on July 28, 2017, at 11:41 a.m. (9:41 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Jul 28, 2017, 09:34 AM IST
Three crew members set for launch to International Space Station on Friday

Three crew members set for launch to International Space Station on Friday

Live coverage of the launch will begin at 10:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Jul 27, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
Mission to discover alien life receives go-ahead from ESA

Mission to discover alien life receives go-ahead from ESA

Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission will be launched into the 'L2' virtual point in space - 1.5 million kilometres beyond the Earth, as seen from the Sun - and will monitor thousands of bright stars over a large area of the sky.

Jun 22, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

This latest jump in speed began in July 2016 and has been climbing ever since – even over the cold winter months.

May 13, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA has released a beautiful image of the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).

May 13, 2017, 00:51 AM IST
ESA's spacecraft set to observe mysterious dark matter

ESA's spacecraft set to observe mysterious dark matter

NASA has delivered three detector for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument.

May 10, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

The Hubble telescope helped show that this arc is composed of two distorted images of an ordinary spiral galaxy that just happens to lie behind the cluster.

May 06, 2017, 22:28 PM IST