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Three exoplanets nearly dry

Three exoplanets nearly dry

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:32

In a significant discovery using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers, including an Indian-origin researcher, who went looking for water vapour in three exoplanets orbiting stars similar to our sun have come up nearly dry.

Russian `gecko sex` satellite lost in space

Russian `gecko sex` satellite lost in space

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:25

A Russian satellite with a crew of five lizards sent in space to understand the effects of weightlessness on sexual intercourse has gone missing.

`Challenges` in quest to find water on Earth-like worlds: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:53

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles in the search for Earth-like worlds rich in H2O, astronomers said today.

Did NASA`s Voyager 1 reach interstellar space?

Did NASA`s Voyager 1 reach interstellar space?

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:48

Researchers have recently raised questions regarding Voyager 1 not reaching in the interstellar space, after it was announced in 2012 that the spacecraft has traveled further from Earth than any other manmade object.

NASA does not have enough money for big rockets: Report

NASA does not have enough money for big rockets: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:41

A federal audit report said that the US space agency, NASA, does not have enough money for launching big rockets and that its new $12 billion rocket program may not be launched by the end of 2017 as planned.

ISRO conducts special analysis for satellite safety: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:45

Space debris,Satellite safety,itendra Singh

Tracking pollution in space can help find aliens

Tracking pollution in space can help find aliens

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:27

Finding industrial pollution in Earth-like planets may hold the key to the search for advanced civilisation elsewhere other than our home planet, says a study.

Air waves may produce optical cables

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:51

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fibre to any point on earth or even into space.

NASA probe to reveal Pluto in historic fly-by

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:27

Pluto is almost largely unknown to us and it is so far away that even the powerful Hubble Space Telescope strains itself to see it.

NASA astronauts test free-flying smartphone robots in space

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:57

Yes, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been working with the small free-flying robots since 2011. Now, they believe that these small spherical robots, which are being upgraded with the smartphones, will be able to perform the housekeeping jobs for them.

From Moon to Mars, Armstrong will always be there

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:37

Honouring the first moonwalker Neil Armstrong, NASA has renamed the historic "operations and checkout building" at the Florida-based John F Kennedy Space Centre as the "Neil Armstrong operations and checkout building".

Salary doesn''t decide car usage

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 17:07

Not just income, but taxes that keep fuel costs high and good roads with ample parking space determine the amount of personal car use for people in developing nations including India, a new study shows.