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Hubble finds evidence of water vapour at Jupiter’s moon Ganymede for first time

Hubble finds evidence of water vapour at Jupiter’s moon Ganymede for first time

Evidence of the presence of the water vapor in the atmosphere around Jupiter's moon Ganymede has been found, a study of findings by Hubble telescope was published in the journal 'Nature Astronomy'.

Jul 28, 2021, 10:04 AM IST
NASA's InSight lander finds new 'surprises' about Mars' crust, mantle and core, check here

NASA's InSight lander finds new 'surprises' about Mars' crust, mantle and core, check here

Like Earth, Mars heated up as it formed from the dust and larger clumps of meteoritic material orbiting the Sun that helped to shape our early solar system.

Jul 25, 2021, 13:38 PM IST
Gigantic asteroid '2008 GO20' nears Earth, likely to pass on July 25

Gigantic asteroid '2008 GO20' nears Earth, likely to pass on July 25

"This asteroid has visited earth at a much closer distance of 19 lakh km and 29 lakh km in 1935 and 1977 respectively. At that time, it flew away and never came towards the earth," said Dr Pattnaik.

Jul 24, 2021, 09:40 AM IST
Asteroid the size of stadium hurtling towards Earth, likely to zoom past on THIS date: NASA

Asteroid the size of stadium hurtling towards Earth, likely to zoom past on THIS date: NASA

NASA has confirmed that an asteroid the size of a stadium is heading towards Earth's orbit next Saturday, July 24 at1:05 am Wednesday as per Indian Standard Time.

Jul 21, 2021, 07:48 AM IST
Solar storm to hit Earth today, likely to impact cellphone, GPS signals worldwide

Solar storm to hit Earth today, likely to impact cellphone, GPS signals worldwide

Solar winds gathering high speed is likely hit Earth on Wednesday, as per a report by Spaceweather.com. It was earlier predicted to reach our planet sometime between Sunday and Monday (July 11 to 12

Jul 14, 2021, 18:15 PM IST
A 'wobble' in moon's orbit can lead to floods, warns NASA

A 'wobble' in moon's orbit can lead to floods, warns NASA

A study, conducted by NASA, says that a 'wobble' in Moon's orbit combined with rising sea levels due to climate change will lead to devastating floods in the world. The situation is likely to become

Jul 13, 2021, 12:41 PM IST
Solar storm headed towards Earth, could impact cellphone, GPS signals, experts caution

Solar storm headed towards Earth, could impact cellphone, GPS signals, experts caution

Solar winds - a stream of highly charged particles from the Sun is hurtling towards the Earth and is expected to reach in the next 12 hours to 24 hours, and could affect cellphone, GPS signals.

Jul 11, 2021, 17:44 PM IST
Home Minister Amit Shah likely to visit space applications centre in Shillong on July 17

Home Minister Amit Shah likely to visit space applications centre in Shillong on July 17

The NESAC, a joint initiative of the Department of Space (DOS) and the North Eastern Council (NEC), helps augment the process of development in the region by providing advanced space technology

Jul 11, 2021, 17:44 PM IST
Arctic sea ice loss causes extreme rainfalls in India, suggests research

Arctic sea ice loss causes extreme rainfalls in India, suggests research

In a research led by the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, scientists have found that the decline in the sea-ice extent or the loss of sea ice causes extreme rainfall events during August

Jul 07, 2021, 14:23 PM IST
Supermassive black wholes may generate Tsunami in galaxy, says NASA

Supermassive black wholes may generate Tsunami in galaxy, says NASA

Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) using computer simulations revealed that the supermassive black holes may also generate Tsunami-like structures in the universe

Jul 07, 2021, 12:30 PM IST
NASA's Perseverance rover to begin search for ancient extraterrestrial life on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover to begin search for ancient extraterrestrial life on Mars

It has an enhanced system is called AutoNav and makes 3D maps of the terrain ahead, identifies hazards, and plans a route around any obstacles without additional direction from controllers back on

Jul 02, 2021, 10:25 AM IST
Jeff Bezos to be accompanied by 82-year-old female aerospace pioneer for launch to space

Jeff Bezos to be accompanied by 82-year-old female aerospace pioneer for launch to space

At age 82, Wally Funk will become the oldest person to launch into space.

Jul 02, 2021, 08:39 AM IST
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson announces his trip to space ahead of rival Jeff Bezos

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson announces his trip to space ahead of rival Jeff Bezos

Business magnate and the founder of Virgin Group, Richard Branson has announced his trip to space scheduled for July 11 ahead of his rival entrepreneur and founder of retail giant Amazon. com Inc,

Jul 02, 2021, 08:36 AM IST
NASA shares astonishing images of first air-to-air supersonic shock wave interaction

NASA shares astonishing images of first air-to-air supersonic shock wave interaction

The American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared incredible images of the first air-to-air supersonic shock wave interaction which occurs when aircraft fly faster

Jun 30, 2021, 12:15 PM IST
Cloud bursts linked to forest fires? Check what new study suggests

Cloud bursts linked to forest fires? Check what new study suggests

This first-time study was published in the 'Atmospheric Environment' journal. 

Jun 30, 2021, 12:08 PM IST
Strawberry Moon 2021: Date, Significance and other details about season's last full moon

Strawberry Moon 2021: Date, Significance and other details about season's last full moon

After a month of the year 2021's first total Lunar Eclipse which was also a Supermoon and a Bloodmoon there is another celestial event that is set to occur — the Strawberry Moon. 

Jun 24, 2021, 15:32 PM IST
Brain inflammation detected among people who succumbed to COVID-19: US Study

Brain inflammation detected among people who succumbed to COVID-19: US Study

Scientists found signs of brain inflammation and neurodegeneration in people who died of COVID-19 similar to what is observed in people who die of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Jun 23, 2021, 22:35 PM IST
Asteroid 16 Psyche believed worth USD 10000 quadrillions could be a rubber pile?

Asteroid 16 Psyche believed worth USD 10000 quadrillions could be a rubber pile?

New research published in the journal The Planetary Science, reveals the contradictory properties of the asteroid 16 Psyche which was earlier supposed to be a dense asteroid made of  97% metal

Jun 21, 2021, 17:48 PM IST
NASA's Hubble telescope on halt after trouble with payload computer

NASA's Hubble telescope on halt after trouble with payload computer

NASA's initial findings pointed to a degrading computer memory module as the source of the computer halt. 

Jun 20, 2021, 19:23 PM IST
US Space Command secretly launches new satellite, know what it does

US Space Command secretly launches new satellite, know what it does

It is the world's first privately developed commercial space launch vehicle. It has been launched 45 times so far and has sent 90 satellites into low Earth orbit. 

Jun 15, 2021, 12:53 PM IST