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NASA successfully tests `saucer shaped` vehicle for future Mars missions

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 18:49

NASA has recently tested an effective saucer shaped vehicle technology that could be used for future Mars missions.

NASA maps much larger solar atmosphere than previously observed

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:05

NASA`s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory ( STEREO), has mapped a vast atmosphere of solar particles surrounding the sun, through which magnetic fields swarm, solar flares erupt, and gigantic columns of material rise, fall and jostle each other around.

New type of dust discovered on Mars

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:28

A weird new kind of dust has been discovered in the Martian atmosphere by scientists using ultraviolet and infrared imaging techniques.

Orbiter shoots Martian dust devil in action!

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:51

NASA`s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter camera has detected images of dust devils in action in the atmosphere of Mars.

How Earth avoided global warming in the past

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 16:26

A new study has revealed that development of a huge mountain range in the middle of the ancient supercontinent, Pangea helped Earth to avoid huge rise in atmospheric CO2 last time.

How earth`s atmosphere allowed life to evolve

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:44

Scientists may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere expanded to allow life to evolve.

NASA to test giant saucer on earth for Mars landing

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:41

What will it take to land heavier spacecraft on Mars? How will engineers slow large payloads travelling at supersonic speeds in the thin Martian atmosphere?

Obama to unveil new carbon emission limits

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 13:03

US President Barack Obama is poised to unveil sweeping new limits on carbon emissions in the fight against climate change.

Sunsets on Saturn`s moon Titan help understand hazy atmosphere of exoplanets

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:35

Scientists working with data from NASA`s Cassini mission have used Saturn`s smog-enshrouded moon Titan as a stand-in to develop a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets.

Universe reached peak heat 11 billion years ago

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 16:51

Astronomers have identified the point where the Universe moved from heating to cooling - 11 billion years ago, when the temperature was an astonishing 13,000 degrees Celsius, hotter than the surface of the Sun.

CO2 levels during April were highest in 800,000 years

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 11:45

Researchers have said that the average level of carbon dioxide has, for the first time, topped 400 parts per million for a full month in April.

Missing Xenon gas may be resting in earth`s belly: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:42

The missing noble gas Xenon did not leave atmosphere and disappeared into space but may be resting at earth`s core, a thrilling study reveals.