Space radiation may harm astronauts' brains: Study

Flying people to deep space -- like Mars or an asteroid -- is high on NASA's wish list, but research on mice suggested on Friday that extended radiation exposure permanently harms the brain.

'ISRO should become economically viable, earn more revenue'
'ISRO should become economically viable, earn more revenue'

Claiming that commercial wings of space research organisations around the world were growing at a rapid speed, ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Friday said ISRO should become more economically viable and earn more revenue by exploiting its space programmes commercially.

Lost Russian spacecraft may crash into Earth next week
Lost Russian spacecraft may crash into Earth next week

An unmanned Russian spacecraft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) has gone out of control and will crash into the Earth's atmosphere in about a week.

Plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after Big Bang

A new study has revealed that plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after the Big Bang.

Astronomers locate eleven 'runaway' galaxies
Astronomers locate eleven 'runaway' galaxies

Researchers have identified 11 runaway galaxies, for the first time that escaped their original homes and have been flung into space.

New NASA coalition to lead search for life on distant worlds

A new NASA initiative is embracing a team approach to the quest for life on planets around other stars.

India role model in space science benefiting common man: Ex- ISRO Chief
India role model in space science benefiting common man: Ex- ISRO Chief

Former ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan has said India is the "role model" in the world in harnessing space research and explorations for the benefit of the common man.

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station
SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived today at the International Space Station, carrying a load of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.

Chandrayan-2 will be completely indigenous: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Wednesday said the 'Chandrayan-2', which would be developed in the next two to three years, would be completely indigenous.

Chile to host 70 percent of world's astronomical infrastructure by 2020

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has said that by 2020 Chile should host about 70 percent of the global astronomical infrastructure.

First doughnut launched into space from Norway

Two Swede brothers in Norway have launched the first doughnut into the edge of space, sending the confectionery 32 km above the surface of the Earth in a weather balloon.

Mysterious radio waves from space follows mathematical pattern

Researchers recently found that radio bursts from space reveal strange mathematical pattern.

NASA offers Rs.11 lakh for 70 days of bed rest
NASA offers Rs.11 lakh for 70 days of bed rest

The US space agency is offering around Rs.11 lakh if you are selected to participate in a three-month study that requires you to stay in bed rest for three months. 

Research reveals universe's most powerful explosions
Research reveals universe's most powerful explosions

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) in the universe are rare explosions that happen when extremely massive stars go supernova. A study provides an inside look at the most powerful explosions in the universe.

NASA, IBM to hold global 'Space App Challenge'
NASA, IBM to hold global 'Space App Challenge'

NASA has joined hands with IBM in sponsoring a worldwide challenge for participants to build apps that help solve issues around space exploration and earthly problems.

Seasonal changes on Sun can better predict solar storms
Seasonal changes on Sun can better predict solar storms

Not just planet Earth but the Sun too experiences seasonal changes, finds a significant research. By better understanding how these seasonal instabilities are formed one can greatly improve forecasts of space weather events.

Total lunar eclipse to be visible from Eastern-most Arunachal

The first total lunar eclipse of 2015 would be visible in its entirety tomorrow from some parts of the eastern-most region of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior astrophysicist on Friday said.

Plants use sixth sense for growth on space station
Plants use sixth sense for growth on space station

Research aboard the space station may illuminate the mystery of a plant's "sixth sense", literally turning plant gravity-sensing research on its head.

These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space
These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space

 Astronauts follow some "bizarre" rituals like getting slapped in the face with a cross before going to space .

MESSENGER spacecraft completes 4,000th orbit of Mercury
MESSENGER spacecraft completes 4,000th orbit of Mercury

The MESSENGER spacecraft completed its 4,000th orbit of Mercury on March 25 and the lowest point in its orbit continues to move closer to the planet than ever before.