NASA's Swift mission discovers mega flares from dwarf star
NASA's Swift mission discovers mega flares from dwarf star

NASA's Swift satellite has recently observed strong, hot and long lasting mega stellar flares from the nearby red dwarf star.

Astronomers discover a rare black hole in Cigar Galaxy
Astronomers discover a rare black hole in Cigar Galaxy

Pooja Bhula tells you about what makes the black hole discovered in Cigar Galaxy interesting and some fun facts about the this astronomical phenomenon

Planets having odd tilts could be habitable

new modeling done by researchers has suggested that pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable.

New NASA technique to scan space dust for alien life

A new technique to scan extremely small meteorite samples for ingredients of life has been developed by NASA scientists to unravel the mysterious origin of life.

Ozone hole still not on path of recovery

NASA scientists have found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole - formed annually over Antarctica.

NASA launches spacecraft to study Mars atmosphere

NASA today launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet`s atmosphere for clues as to why Earth`s neighbor lost its warmth and water over time.

NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe

The unmanned spacecraft aims to orbit Mars from a high altitude, studying its atmosphere for clues on how the Sun may have influenced gas to escape from the possibly life-bearing planet billions of years ago.

Martian chemical complicates hunt for life`s clues on Red Planet

An investigation has revealed that perchlorate - a salt comprising of chlorine and oxygen - causes the evidence of life to burn away during the tests.

Lowest-mass exoplanet spotted around a Sun-like star

An international team of astronomers has spotted a giant planet around the bright star GJ 504, using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.

Misconceptions related to supermoon busted

The largest full moon, also known as supermoon, which was seen this Sunday, continues to fascinate and mystify humans.

Black holes abundant among earliest stars

An international team of astronomers has discovered evidence of a significant number of black holes that accompanied the first stars in the universe.

NASA engineers perform first part of Webb Telescope`s eye surgery

Engineers at NASA`s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., completed one of the most delicate performances of their lives and meticulously implanted part of the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Gamma-ray flares `erupted far from its black hole`

Astronomers have zeroed in on the source of the months-long blast of energy launched by an enormous black hole almost 11 billion years ago swept past Earth in 2011.

NASA develops space harpoon for sample collection

NASA has developed a space harpoon to take samples from comets with surgical precision without landing on the rugged celestial bodies.