New molecule opens possibility of finding alien life
New molecule opens possibility of finding alien life

Astronomers have discovered a new molecule in space, indicating the complex molecules needed for life may have their origins in interstellar space.

About two-third of stars were born in clusters
About two-third of stars were born in clusters

A new research has revealed that about two-third of stars within 81 light years of Earth were born in clusters.

Mars Orbiter Mission: Narendra Modi's congratulatory speech

An elated Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as "historic" India's "spectacular" success in reaching Mars in the maiden attempt, saying the country has dared to reach out into the unknown and achieved the near impossible.

DNA: Success of ISRO's Mangal Mission

Creating history in space, India onSeptember 24 successfully placed its Mangalyaan into the Martian orbit in a record time of mere three hours. Thus, India has become the first Asian country to reach Mars and the first in the world to enter Martian orbit in its maiden attempt.

Clockwork precision and how India entered Mars orbit
Clockwork precision and how India entered Mars orbit

An Indian spacecraft Wednesday entered into Mars orbit in its maiden attempt by executing the crucial operation precisely to create history.

Want to become a Space Scientist? Here's how
Want to become a Space Scientist? Here's how

India on Wednesday created history by becoming the first country in the world to successfully send a mission to Mars in the first attempt.

Average people healthy enough for space travel: Study

Average people with common medical problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes are healthy enough to tolerate commercial flights to space, a new study has found.

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft set to enter Mars orbit after 10 months along with 442 million miles
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft set to enter Mars orbit after 10 months along with 442 million miles

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is set to enter the Mars orbit on Sunday evening to study the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and reveal how its climate changed over time.

NASA launches website, Mars challenge for public
NASA launches website, Mars challenge for public

The US space agency NASA has announced the opening of registration for its "Mars Balance Mass Challenge" and the launch of its new website - "NASA Solve".

More Hubble observation time goes to men: Study

In a disturbing trend, an internal Hubble Space Telescope (HST) study has found that in each of the past 11 observation proposal cycles, applications led by male principal investigators had a higher success rate than those led by women.

'Northeast space centre not getting data from central agencies'

The North East Space Application Centre (NE-SAC), set up by the Centre to develop high-tech infrastructure support for the northeastern states, is grappling to obtain required data from central agencies due to the "security threat" perception in the region, an official said Thursday.

NASA to make major announcement about spacecraft contracts

US space agency NASA said Tuesday it will make a "major announcement" regarding the awarding of contracts to build commercial spaceships that will send the country's astronauts to space soil by 2017.

Lady Gaga wants to duet with David Bowie on flight to edge of space
Lady Gaga wants to duet with David Bowie on flight to edge of space

Lady Gaga has expressed her wish to perform with David Bowie on a flight into space.

Now, golfer Andy Sullivan to putt balls in space!
Now, golfer Andy Sullivan to putt balls in space!

English golfer Andy Sullivan recorded a hole-in-one during the final round of the KLM Open in Zandvoort, Netherlands to win a trip to space next year.

Gaia probe finds its 'first ever' supernova
Gaia probe finds its 'first ever' supernova

Gaia has recently discovered its first ever stellar explosion in another galaxy while scanning the space.

Mars Orbiter Mission is in the pink of health: ISRO
Mars Orbiter Mission is in the pink of health: ISRO

India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled to enter the Mars orbit later this month, is in the "pink of health" and sending vital information from a distance of 211 million km after covering 95 per cent of its journey, ISRO said.

Astrophysicists try to find how early universe produced chemical elements
Astrophysicists try to find how early universe produced chemical elements

Astrophysicists are trying to shed light on how thousand variants of chemical elements were produced in the early universe.

NASA picks four firms to carry payloads near space

US space agency NASA has selected four US-based sub-orbital space companies to carry payloads near the "boundary of space".

NASA to make ISS a perfect Earth-observing platform
NASA to make ISS a perfect Earth-observing platform

In a bid to monitor Earth better, the NASA is adding a number of Earth-observing instruments to the International Space Station (ISS) that will increase the leverage of the space station's unique vantage point in space.

 

Breakthrough in research on mysterious `dark matter`
Breakthrough in research on mysterious `dark matter`

A new model has been proposed for the mysterious 'dark matter,' which as per the scientists makes 80 percent of the substance of our universe.