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Seven moons work together to keep Saturn's largest ring in place

Seven moons work together to keep Saturn's largest ring in place

For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring.
 

Oct 18, 2017, 17:37 PM IST
International Space Station to expand storage for science research

International Space Station to expand storage for science research

For this, ISS is set to get a new Boeing-built wardrobe to house increasing in-orbit science payloads.

Oct 18, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Water once flowed on ancient Mars, says study

Water once flowed on ancient Mars, says study

The study offers a potential bridge between the "warm and wet" story told by Martian geology and the "cold and icy" past suggested by atmospheric models.

Oct 18, 2017, 14:11 PM IST
Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation.

Oct 17, 2017, 12:13 PM IST
LIGO scientists strike gold, make first direct observation of gravitational waves from merger of neutron stars

LIGO scientists strike gold, make first direct observation of gravitational waves from merger of neutron stars

The event caused by the neutron stars has been dubbed "GW170817" because it sent ripples through space-time that reached Earth on August 17.

Oct 17, 2017, 09:35 AM IST
Feeling fidgety? ISS astronauts have fun with a fidget spinner in space - Watch

Feeling fidgety? ISS astronauts have fun with a fidget spinner in space - Watch

On Friday, ISS Commander Randy Bresnik posted a video of himself and some of his astronaut pals taking Newton's laws of motion for a test ride by messing with a fidget spinner aboard the orbiting laboratory.

Oct 16, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
Out of control Chinese space lab to crash-land on Earth soon?

Out of control Chinese space lab to crash-land on Earth soon?

Tiangong was launched by China as part of a plan to show off its position as a global superpower. 

Oct 15, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
This is how NASA plans to protect Mars crew from lethal radiation

This is how NASA plans to protect Mars crew from lethal radiation

NASA plans to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.

Oct 14, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Russia launches cargo ship to International Space Station

Russia launches cargo ship to International Space Station

The Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the ship successfully reached orbit eight minutes after taking off at 11:47am Moscow time (0846 GMT), a Russian space agency commentator said in the live feed from mission control.

Oct 14, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
Ninth planet of solar system does exist, believes NASA

Ninth planet of solar system does exist, believes NASA

As per a NASA report, a ninth planet might be there on the outer edges of our solar system.

Oct 14, 2017, 15:21 PM IST
Russia-backed European satellite to dedicatedly monitor Earth's atmosphere

Russia-backed European satellite to dedicatedly monitor Earth's atmosphere

The Sentinel-5P orbiter took off on time at 0927 GMT from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

Oct 13, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
This star swallowed its own planets

This star swallowed its own planets

Dubbed Kronos after the child-eating Titan of Greek mythology, the star is the clearest and most dramatic case yet of a Sun-like star consuming its own planets

Oct 13, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
Telangana students selected for NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Telangana students selected for NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

The team from SR Engineering College, Warangal, will participate in the fifth annual challenge to be held on April 12-14, 2018, in Huntsville, Alabama, US.

Oct 13, 2017, 12:15 PM IST
SpaceX launches satellite with third reused rocket

SpaceX launches satellite with third reused rocket

It was the third time SpaceX has used a "flight-proven" first stage on a mission.

Oct 12, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
Shortage of critical fuel could threaten NASA's deep space missions, warns US govt

Shortage of critical fuel could threaten NASA's deep space missions, warns US govt

Missions such as Mars Curiousity rover and the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft use radioisotope thermoelectric generators as power source.

Oct 12, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
Aliens visiting? Footage of 'UFO' flying over Yellowstone supervolcano goes viral - Watch

Aliens visiting? Footage of 'UFO' flying over Yellowstone supervolcano goes viral - Watch

The CCTV footage shows how the a round object first emerged from behind a hill before getting bigger and brighter as it flew higher into the sky.

Oct 12, 2017, 11:07 AM IST
This is how scientists plan to avert solar storms striking Earth

This is how scientists plan to avert solar storms striking Earth

A solar storm has the capacity to shut down electric grids, damage supply chains and global communication services, resulting in a lot of loss.

Oct 11, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Small asteroid to zoom past Earth on Thursday, says NASA

Small asteroid to zoom past Earth on Thursday, says NASA

The asteroid is estimated to be 15 to 30 metres in size, and according to orbit prediction experts, it poses no risk of impact with Earth. 

Oct 11, 2017, 12:43 PM IST
Where does Mars get its sand from? This is probably where its produced

Where does Mars get its sand from? This is probably where its produced

The grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Earth and Mars have a hazardous existence because of the way that they travel. 

Oct 11, 2017, 11:14 AM IST
UAE Space Agency signs MoU with Luxembourg

UAE Space Agency signs MoU with Luxembourg

The MoU promotes cooperation in various aspects of space exploration, including space science, research, technology, remote sensing and navigation.

Oct 11, 2017, 09:21 AM IST