Scientists to explore Jupiter's icy moon `Europa`
Scientists to explore Jupiter's icy moon `Europa`

Researchers from the Planetary Science Institute will be studying Jupiter`s moon Europa, NASA has announced.

ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission
ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission

After India's much hailed successful missions to the Moon and Mars that boosted its global standing in space, the next inter-planetary expedition to be launched is under discussion, according to ISRO.

Scientists capture 360 degree panoramic views of Moon
Scientists capture 360 degree panoramic views of Moon

Scientists have successfully captured 360 degree panoramic views of the Moon by using a rugged camera technology.

Dark material from Jupiter's moon Europa possibly sea salt

A new NASA research has suggested that the mystery dark material from Jupiter's moon Europa was probably sea salt.

NASA mission spots all Pluto family members
NASA mission spots all Pluto family members

For the first time, NASA`s New Horizons spacecraft has photographed Kerberos and Styx - the smallest and faintest of Pluto`s five known moons.

'Robotic Eel' to explore Jupiter's moon Europa
'Robotic Eel' to explore Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA is planning a "robotic eel" to explore the icy waters of Jupiter's moon Europa where it will derive energy from the local magnetic fields.

Chandrayaan-2 planned to be launched during 2017-18
Chandrayaan-2 planned to be launched during 2017-18

The Chandrayaan-2, India's second mission to the Moon, which includes an Orbiter, Lander and Rover configuration, is planned to be launched in the 2017- 2018 timeframe by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

Rumours of upside-down Moon in Patna
Rumours of upside-down Moon in Patna

Rumours of the moon turning upside-down have being spread in Patna via text messages.

Japan to put unmanned rover on moon's surface by 2018
Japan to put unmanned rover on moon's surface by 2018

Japanese space agency has announced that the nation will put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining the group of countries that have explored Earth's satellite.

Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists
Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists

Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science.

Moon formed 4.47 billion years ago: Study
Moon formed 4.47 billion years ago: Study

Moon may have been created about 4.47 billion years ago, according to a new study of meteorites that provides clues to the giant collision which formed Earth and the lunar body.

How finger-like structures seen in Saturn's moon Enceladus vicinity formed
How finger-like structures seen in Saturn's moon Enceladus vicinity formed

A new study has revealed that long, tendril-like structures seen in the vicinity of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus originated directly from geysers erupting from its south polar region surface.

`Dwarf planet` Ceres spawns giant mystery
`Dwarf planet` Ceres spawns giant mystery

First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon -- the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.

Puzzle of Moon's origin, composition may have been resolved
Puzzle of Moon's origin, composition may have been resolved

The nagging problems at the heart of the leading theory of how the Moon formed and what is it made up of, seems to have been explained away.

Earth and Moon came from same material: Scientists
Earth and Moon came from same material: Scientists

Sharing a fresh view of how the Moon was formed, a team of scientists at University of Maryland has generated a new isotopic fingerprint -- the geological equivalent of a DNA "fingerprint" -- of the Moon suggesting that the Earth and its satellite were formed from the same foreign body.

How a violent collision between Earth and Mars-sized planet created Moon
How a violent collision between Earth and Mars-sized planet created Moon

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how a violent collision between the Earth and Mars-sized planet, Theia, created Moon.

Does lunar eclipse have a negative effect on your life?- Part II

Sky gazers were in for a celestial delight as they witnessed the first total lunar eclipse of 2015 on Saturday. But does lunar eclipse have a negative effect on your life?

Does lunar eclipse have a negative effect on your life?

Sky gazers were in for a celestial delight as they witnessed the first total lunar eclipse of 2015 on Saturday. But does lunar eclipse have a negative effect on your life?

Total lunar eclipse to be visible from Eastern-most Arunachal

The first total lunar eclipse of 2015 would be visible in its entirety tomorrow from some parts of the eastern-most region of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior astrophysicist on Friday said.

Sky gazers witness first total lunar eclipse of 2015
Sky gazers witness first total lunar eclipse of 2015

Sky gazers were in for a celestial delight as they witnessed the first total lunar eclipse of 2015 on Saturday.