Learning astronomy and astrophysics

Interested in understanding of space topics? Then take up a course in Astronomy and Astrophysics says Patricia Mascarenhas

NASA recreates cosmic dust in lab

NASA scientists have for the first time reproduced tiny particles of dust that are known to accumulate around red giant stars.

Now, send your own spacecraft to Moon for 199 pounds!

Space enthusiasts now have a unique chance to explore the solar system with their own spacecraft - just for 199 pounds!

First potentially hazardous asteroid discovered

Pan-STARRS has found an asteroid that will come within 4 mn miles of Earth in mid-October.

Nasa`s Kepler space telescope detects five worlds

Nasa`s Kepler Space Telescope has detected its first five exoplanets (planets beyond our Solar System), BBC reported.

Madhavan Nair heads world astronautics body

G Madhavan Nair has been elected president of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

Endeavour streaks towards Earth to end 16-day flight

Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts streaked toward Earth for a late morning touchdown Friday to end a long but successful space station construction mission.

Did far-off comets with watery oceans harbour life?

Did far-off comets housing vast oceans of water during the first million years of formation harbour some kind of primitive life?

Japanese astronaut tests endurance — of his undies

In what might embarrass less adventurous souls, astronaut Koichi Wakata is returning to Earth with the underwear he kept on for a solid month during his space station stay and scientists will check them out.

Hubble image shows debris from Jupiter collision

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope is offering a glimpse of atmospheric debris from an object that plunged into Jupiter in a rare collision with the planet.

Aligarh schoolgirl leaves for US for NASA student programme

Palak Agrawal, one of the two schoolgirls selected from India to visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) agency for training in space shuttle designing, left for the US on Friday late night.