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Sunday, May 26, 2013
More than 78,000 apply to go Red Planet
More than 78,000 people have applied for the one-way trip to Mars.
Dusty wind, not water, likely formed mound on Mars
A new analysis has suggested that a roughly 3.5-mile high Martian mound that scientists suspect pres...
India to launch Mars mission in Oct-Nov this year
Aspiring to join the select group of countries that have explored Mars, India would launch its space...
Saturn to be seen at its best on April 28
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System after Jupite...
India’s maiden Mars mission on time: ISRO
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that its Rs 450-crore Mars Orbiter Mission, s...
ExoMars EDM undergoes shaker tests for 2016 mission
EDM will be launched to Mars together with the Trace Gas Orbiter and will test key landing technolog...
Earth could be heading for another Ice Age
As Britain prepares to shiver for at least another month, a leading scientist has predicted that the...
`Finding Earth-like planet a near certainty`
If you have wondered whether there is another planet similar to Earth out there in space, the answer...
Astronomers spot giant planet in formative stage
Astronomers have spotted what could be a giant planet in the formative stage, still embedded in a th...
Astronomers discover new mini planet beyond Earth`s solar system
Astronomers from NASA`s Kepler project have discovered a mini planet which is the smallest known wor...
Mercury shows its true colours
Scientists working on NASA`s Messenger probe to Mercury have shown off a new colour map of the plane...
`Earth-like planets may be in our own backyard`
Astronomers believe that Earth-like planets could be all around us, and some may even harbour life t...
Intriguing patterns seen in Venus` cloud tops
A movie based on images snapped by ESA`s Venus Express shows bright and dark cloud bands wind around...
Hubble spots rogue planetary orbit in nearby star Fomalhaut
Newly released NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of a vast debris disk encircling the nearby star F...
NASA discovers 461 new planet candidates
NASA`s Kepler mission has announced the discovery of 461 new planet candidates, four of which are le...
Scientists discover dwarf planet with no atmosphere
Astronomers have discovered that a distant dwarf planet, about two thirds the size of Pluto, lacks a...
Planets around cooling stars may not support life
No terrestrial, or Earth-like planets have yet been confirmed orbiting white or brown dwarfs, but a ...
NASA marks 2 milestones in search for Earth-like planets
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has successful completed its 3 1/2- year prime mission and begins an e...
`Homeless planet` 7 times bigger than Jupiter discovered
A young “homeless planet,” up to seven times the size of Jupiter and with no gravitational ties, has...
New super-Earth that may be just right to support life found
Astronomers have discovered a new super-Earth planet around a nearby star that may have an Earth-lik...
Superman`s home planet Krypton`s location found
A noted astrophysicist claimed to have determined actual location of Superman`s fictional home plane...
Planet discovered in quadruple star system
A physicist at the University of Notre Dame has provided the high-contrast imaging observations that...
Planet found circling our nearest stellar neighbour
An Earth-sized planet orbiting the star system Alpha Centauri has been discovered.
New planet with four suns discovered
A planet with four suns has been identified by two astronomers.
Researchers discover `diamond planet` twice the size of Earth
A new research suggests the existence of a "diamond planet", which is twice the size of Earth and ei...
`Disbelief over Pakistanis being called happy`
A survey that says Pakistan occupies the 16th slot in the Happy Planet Index.
Asteroid fragments may provide glimpse into origins of planets
The Japanese mission Hayabusa has captured tiny pieces of rock – at 50-100 micrometers smaller than ...
‘Pakistan happier country than India, US’
The Happy Planet Index 2012 has ranked Pakistan 16th among 151 countries, ahead of both India and th...
1st alien planets found around sun-like stars in cluster
NASA-funded astronomers have spotted planets orbiting sun-like stars in a crowded cluster of stars f...
NASA`s Dawn spacecraft to leave giant asteroid Vesta for dwarf planet
NASA`s Dawn spacecraft is set to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system ...
Earth supports one-third less life than estimated
Previous estimates about the total mass of all life on our planet have to be reduced by about one th...
Recent Antarctic temperature rise `unusual but not unique`
The Antarctic Peninsula, the rugged protrusion extending towards South America, is one of the most r...
Exoplanet-hosting stars give key insights on planet formation
An international team of researchers has proposed that metals like magnesium might have an important...
Nitish Kumar advocates timely steps to save the planet
Joining the `Save the Earth` campaign Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today stressed the need for ...
Third of Earth`s organisms live in rocks, sediments
A third of the Earth`s organisms live in our planet`s rocks and sediments - and the amount could eve...
Indian scientist in team that fixed Mars rover landing site
An Indian scientist who was a part of the NASA team which had identified the landing site of the `Cu...
NASA`s N-powered rover `Curiosity` few hours away from Mars!
NASA`s Mars rover Curiosity Lander will finally land on Mars after cruising across 350 million miles...
Planet discovered `right at Earth`s front door` could harbour life
Astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington ...
UFO files reveal aliens might visit UK for holiday
Britain’s government officials believe that aliens might visit Earth and suggest harnessing UFO tech...
Curiosity rover to drill into Mars surface to find proof of ancient life
A new study has suggested optimal depths and locations to probe for organic molecules on Mars.
New study challenges conventional planet formation theory
Findings of a recent study are challenging scientists’ understanding of planet formation, suggesting...
Cockroaches essential to our planet for converting nitrogen into fertiliser
Indian origin biologist has said that cockroaches are essential to the survival of our planet`s deli...
`Long forgotten` star cluster to help study sun
A loose group of stars that has been discovered to be an important new tool in the quest to understa...
`Big` Earth plays tug-of-war with Neptune-sized planet around same star
Researchers have discovered a bigger version of Earth locked in an orbital tug-of-war with a much la...
Extensive water in Mars` mantle hints possibility of sustained life
The amount of water in places of the Martian mantle is vastly larger than previous estimates and is ...
New theory suggests our universe may eventually grind to a halt
A theory put forward by researchers working at two Spanish universities has challenged the popular a...
Earth-like rocky worlds could form earlier than expected
Building a terrestrial planet requires raw materials that weren’t available in the early history of ...
NASA’s Mars rover set for August landing
NASA is getting ready to land its most sophisticated rover, nicknamed Curiosity on the Red Planet in...
Venus to transit on Wednesday
Skygazers in the country are in for a rare astronomical treat as the planet Venus moves across the f...
`Evaporating’ planet probed with Hobby-Eberly telescope
Scientists have used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope to confirm that a planet in a nearby solar system is...
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