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.

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.

Half of all Exoplanets' host stars may be binary stars
Half of all Exoplanets' host stars may be binary stars

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Washington: Half of all Exoplanets' host stars may actually be Binary stars as suggested by researchers.

Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster
Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster

A team of astronomers has demonstrated that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of a newly identified ginormous super cluster of galaxies, dubbed as "Laniakea", meaning "immense heaven" in Hawaiian.

Apollo 13's iconic SOS transcript set to go under the hammer
Apollo 13's iconic SOS transcript set to go under the hammer

Apollo 13 and NASA mission control's historic conversation, which included the famous line "Houston, we've had a problem", is set to be on sale at an auction.

Russian space 'sex geckos' found dead
Russian space 'sex geckos' found dead

Four female lizards and one male who were sent to space to understand the effects of weightlessness on sexual intercourse have died, the Russian Space Agency said in a statement.

Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth
Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth

The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported.