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Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers
Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers

A new instrument on Europe`s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has produced the most detailed 3-D view yet of the deep Universe, discovering 26 distant galaxies in just 27 hours of scanning, its operators said on Friday.

Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers
Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: Astronomers

A new instrument on Europe`s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has produced the most detailed 3-D view yet of the deep Universe, discovering 26 distant galaxies in just 27 hours of scanning, its operators said on Friday.

New volcano island getting big in Japan

Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing. 

Silver catalysts may aid long-term space travel
Silver catalysts may aid long-term space travel

Silver electrocatalysts may help enable long-term space travel, such as manned missions to Mars, by recovering oxygen from carbon dioxide, scientists say.

Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space
Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space

In a technology that can revolutionise the way marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean, British scientists have revealed ocean acidification from space.

PM Modi to visit France in April; invites French companies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday invited French companies to take advantage of "Make in India" programme in various sectors while pointing out the liberalised FDI regime in India.

Gravitational waves from early universe remain elusive

Despite earlier reports of a possible detection, joint data analysis by the European Space Agency's Planck space mission and ground-based experiment BICEP2 has found no conclusive evidence of gravitational waves from the birth of universe.

First-ever space billboard to launch in 2016
First-ever space billboard to launch in 2016

European space agency (ESA) and Belgium researchers have collaborated together to launch the first ever billboard to space in 2016.

Iran launches new satellite into space

 Iran Monday launched its fourth satellite into space, a media report said.

 NASA SMAP atop ULA Delta II rocket all set for launch today
NASA SMAP atop ULA Delta II rocket all set for launch today

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite (SMAP) mission today at 6:20 am PST (9:20 am EST; 1420 GMT).

Launch NASA space mission from your smartphone!
Launch NASA space mission from your smartphone!

Are you an avid space explorer or love to read about deep space missions? Download this interactive 3D app from NASA and reach the launch pad, virtually.

Boeing, SpaceX working on cheaper flights to ISS: NASA
Boeing, SpaceX working on cheaper flights to ISS: NASA

US space agency NASA has said that future manned spaceflights to the International Space Station (ISS) could save millions of dollars using spacecraft currently being developed by private US companies Boeing and SpaceX.

Long space missions induce blood shift in astronauts
Long space missions induce blood shift in astronauts

Long space mission induces a blood shift in astronauts from the bottom half of the body to the top that may lead to health problems, say researchers.

Space Pavilion of ISRO, VSSC opened at CUSAT

The ultimate goal of scientific research should be the benefit of mankind as well as nature, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Director M C Dathan Wednesday said.

Vanishing star used to measure space-time warp
Vanishing star used to measure space-time warp

In an interstellar race against time, astronomers have measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star -- just before it vanished from view.

NASA finds most accurate position of Saturn, its moons
NASA finds most accurate position of Saturn, its moons

NASA researchers have pinpointed the exact position of Saturn and its family of moons to within about four km - a feat that will improve astronomers' knowledge of Saturn's orbit and benefits spacecraft navigation and basic physics research.

Historic Rosetta mission named 2014 'Physics world breakthrough of year'
Historic Rosetta mission named 2014 'Physics world breakthrough of year'

The first historic Rosetta mission has been named 2014 "breakthrough of the year" by the journal Physics World, it has been reported.

NASA's Mercury Spacecraft to attempt reboost to get bonus time
NASA's Mercury Spacecraft to attempt reboost to get bonus time

NASA's Mercury-orbiting MESSENGER spacecraft, which was due to end its four-year mission with a suicidal plunge into the innermost planet in March, will attempt a reboost to get bonus time for studying the planet, it has been reported.

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic committed to safety of private astronauts
Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic committed to safety of private astronauts

In the wake of the Galactic's unfortunate SpaceShipTwo disaster, Richard Branson has reaffirmed his commitment towards safety of the astronauts as he continues to work on his dream to facilitate private space travel.

The Big Bang theory to be probed from Antarctica

A set of six telescopes collectively known as Spider - Sub-orbital Polarimeter for Inflation, Dust and the Epoch of Re-ionization - will circle Antarctica in a bid to observe a haze of faint, radio microwaves that envelops space.