NASA's Kepler Space Telescope spots 'bizarre' star

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope spots 'bizarre' star

The strange star which they named it KIC 8462852 lies just above the Milky Way between the constellations Cygnus and Lyra.

Oct 15, 2015, 16:56 PM IST
Russian tycoon Yuri Milner seeks India's help in alien hunting project

Russian tycoon Yuri Milner seeks India's help in alien hunting project

Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire investor, has sought India's help in finding alien life on other worlds similar to our planet Earth.

Aug 07, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

Animals can predict earthquakes!

 For the first time scientists have been able to capture and document how the behaviour of wild animals changes prior to an earthquake - a development which may help with short-term seismic forecasting.

Apr 01, 2015, 18:54 PM IST
Mars-like environment on Earth clue to life on Red Planet

Mars-like environment on Earth clue to life on Red Planet

The search for life on Mars has now got a new twist as researchers believe that a study of Mars-like environment on the Earth could help them better understand the clues to life on the Red Planet.

Oct 12, 2014, 14:55 PM IST

Aliens out there but too far to contact: Scientist

Earth is one of some 40 billion potentially habitable worlds in the galaxy -- with about one new life-friendly planet forming every year, a study has revealed, adding that our Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extra-terrestrial civilisations.

Oct 08, 2014, 19:21 PM IST

South America records Mars-like levels of UV radiation

Scientists have recorded the highest level of ultraviolet radiation on earth in South America -- at levels akin to what may be expected on Mars.

Jul 10, 2014, 17:18 PM IST

Aliens are definitely out there: SETI astronomers

Aliens definitely exist, as claimed by SETI (Search for extraterrestrial intelligence) astronomers. Reportedly these two astronomers have told the US Congress that the search for extraterrestrial life is "plausible and warrants scientific inquiry" and appealed for continued funding to research life beyond Earth.

May 23, 2014, 19:18 PM IST

Are we ready for making contact with extraterrestrial intelligence?

The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is planning to actively send messages from Earth (Active SETI) to detect possible extraterrestrial civilizations.

May 07, 2014, 13:22 PM IST

Pluto`s smallest moons get official names

The two smallest known moons orbiting Pluto have been officially christened by the International Astronomical Union, which is in charge of approving celestial names.

Jul 03, 2013, 08:44 AM IST

Newly found Earth-like planets ideal search for alien life

Two super-Earth planets, which had been discovered by NASA`s Kepler mission along with a new planetary system that is home to five small planets around a slightly smaller star than the Sun, may sustain life after all.

Apr 20, 2013, 21:55 PM IST

No aliens found in SETI`s search

No evidence of transmitting aliens was reported when SETI astronomers completed their first "directed" search in an effort to search for intelligent extraterrestrials.

Feb 08, 2013, 14:48 PM IST

Nepal flash flood death toll could touch 66

Chances are slim to find 40 people, including three Ukrainians, who went missing in the disaster.

May 08, 2012, 15:30 PM IST

Nepal: Pokhara flash flood death toll could rise to 64

Reports said the number of missing people is estimated to be over 30 which include three Russians.

May 06, 2012, 11:19 AM IST

Scientists seeking public help to hunt aliens

SETI is asking the public to join in its hunt for life beyond the Earth.

Mar 04, 2012, 15:43 PM IST

`Wow! signal came from space lighthouse`

An astronomer believes that the ‘Wow!’ signal received three decades ago may have come from an interstellar ‘lighthouse’.

Feb 18, 2012, 20:34 PM IST

SETI suspends search for aliens

SETI operates the Allen Telescope Array which scans the heavens for a civilization beyond Earth.

Apr 26, 2011, 23:39 PM IST