Meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir found
Meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir found

A new research has found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

Origin of long-standing space mystery solved
Origin of long-standing space mystery solved

Researchers from University of Southampton have helped solve a long-standing space mystery - the origin of the “theta aurora”.

NASA's Curiosity rover finds that Mars may harbour life
NASA's Curiosity rover finds that Mars may harbour life

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of organics on the surface of Earth’s neighbor planet, scientists said on Tuesday.

Single pilots to fly commercial jets in future
Single pilots to fly commercial jets in future

In the era of automation, a new study by the US space agency is looking into whether single pilots can fly large commercial jets so that the shortage of trained airline pilots can be resolved.

Google Glass to enter space station next week

The wearable eye device from Google is all set to enter the International Space Station (ISS) for a flatworm study next week.

NASA's 'Fruit Fly Lab' to study immune function in spaceflight
NASA's 'Fruit Fly Lab' to study immune function in spaceflight

Aiming to understand how spaceflight affects the immune system's response to infection, the most advanced research to date for studying fruit flies in space is set to make its debut on the International Space Station (ISS).

Star dust may provide clue to life supporting planets
Star dust may provide clue to life supporting planets

Recreating isotopes that result when a star explodes can help physicists understand where life-supporting elements may be found in space, new research led by Indian-origin student Zena Patel shows.

Pluto-sized objects swarming around Sun-like star
Pluto-sized objects swarming around Sun-like star

An entire family of Pluto-size objects may be swarming around the star known as HD 107146, an adolescent version of our own Sun, says a study.

Massive asteroid not a threat to earth: NASA
Massive asteroid not a threat to earth: NASA

A massive asteroid discovered by Russian researchers is not a threat to the Earth, NASA has confirmed.

China launches CBERS-4 satellite
China launches CBERS-4 satellite

China Sunday launched a CBERS-4 earth-resource satellite from its Taiyuan launch centre in Shanxi province atop a Long March-4B rocket.

NASA craft to probe Pluto after nine-year journey
NASA craft to probe Pluto after nine-year journey

An American probe that will explore Pluto woke up from its slumber Saturday, after a nine-year journey to take a close look at the distant body for the first time.

GSAT-16 launch deferred due to inclement weather in Kourou
GSAT-16 launch deferred due to inclement weather in Kourou

The launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 in the early hours tomorrow by Arianespace rocket from Kourou in French Guiana was deferred due to inclement weather at the launch base, ISRO announced tonight.

Space travelling is now bit `safer` than previously thought
Space travelling is now bit `safer` than previously thought

 A new research has revealed that cosmic radiations might not be as harmful as previously thought, making space travelling relatively safer for future.

Now, cognition battery to test astronauts' spaceflight stressors

 Researchers have recently developed a cognitive test battery, dubbed as Cognition, to measure the impact of typical spaceflight stressors like microgravity, radiation, confinement and isolation, exposure to elevated levels of CO2, and sleep loss) on cognitive performance of astronauts.

Astronauts can now enjoy their 'espresso coffees' in space
Astronauts can now enjoy their 'espresso coffees' in space

 A newly designed cup, which can defy the low-gravity environments encountered aboard the International Space Station (ISS), will allow astronauts to enjoy espresso coffee in space.

High-flying turkey for ISS astronauts on Thanksgiving
High-flying turkey for ISS astronauts on Thanksgiving

It was a high-flying, freeze-dried turkey time for six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) as most Americans roasted turkeys and emptied cranberry sauce out of cans to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

DNA may survive trip to suborbital space and back
DNA may survive trip to suborbital space and back

DNA molecules attached to the outside of a rocket may be able survive a trip to suborbital space and back into the Earth`s atmosphere at extremely high temperatures, according to a study Wednesday.

SAARC leaders seek deeper cooperation in space technology

Regional collaboration in space technology must be enhanced to achieve sustainable development in South Asia, according to leaders of Saarc member states.

NASA to develop 700-calorie breakfast bars for astronauts
NASA to develop 700-calorie breakfast bars for astronauts

NASA has been working on developing breakfast bars that will replace typical 700- to 800-calorie meal that an astronaut requires.

3D printer creates first object in space
3D printer creates first object in space

The 3D printer at the International Space Station (ISS) has created the first printed object in space - a part of the printer itself - paving the way to future long-term space expeditions.