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ISRO successfully launches PSLVC49 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota

ISRO successfully launches PSLVC49 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota

The customer satellites were launched under a commercial agreement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), Department of Space.

Nov 07, 2020, 15:16 PM IST
Flash of luck: Astronomers spot cosmic radio burst source in our own Milky Way

Flash of luck: Astronomers spot cosmic radio burst source in our own Milky Way

In April, a relatively weaker radio burst coming from our own Milky Way galaxy was spotted by two dissimilar telescopes

Nov 05, 2020, 11:01 AM IST
World's largest iceberg A68a on collision course with South Atlantic, may cause major damage

World's largest iceberg A68a on collision course with South Atlantic, may cause major damage

The A68a iceberg is on course to collide with the South Atlantic islands, it could devastate the wildlife ecosystem of the region.

Nov 05, 2020, 11:00 AM IST
Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surge in October

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surge in October

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest so far this year remains at a decade high. 

Nov 01, 2020, 23:08 PM IST
Halloween Blue Moon: Treat for sky gazers on October 31; know what's in store

Halloween Blue Moon: Treat for sky gazers on October 31; know what's in store

The Blue Moon coming up is known as the Hunter’s Moon!

Oct 31, 2020, 00:29 AM IST
Atomic research facility IGCAR develops spin-off tech in healthcare, water management

Atomic research facility IGCAR develops spin-off tech in healthcare, water management

The IGCAR signs up non-exclusive MoUs with interested parties, with a one-time technology transfer fee of Rs 5 lakh.

Oct 30, 2020, 20:09 PM IST
Newly identified tectonically active zone in Himalayas could alter earthquake study, predictions

Newly identified tectonically active zone in Himalayas could alter earthquake study, predictions

The study was published in the journal 'Technophysics'.

Oct 27, 2020, 23:17 PM IST
NASA confirms evidence of hidden water on moon's sunlit surface

NASA confirms evidence of hidden water on moon's sunlit surface

The discovery was made using Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Centre.

Oct 27, 2020, 07:40 AM IST
NASA to reveal exciting new discovery about Moon shortly; know when, where to watch

NASA to reveal exciting new discovery about Moon shortly; know when, where to watch

The NASA will be revealing a new discovery about the surface of the Moon from their airborne SOFIA Telescope observatory.

Oct 26, 2020, 18:53 PM IST
How ISRO modified a lunar orbiter into Mars orbiter Mangalyaan, India's 'Moon Man' recalls

How ISRO modified a lunar orbiter into Mars orbiter Mangalyaan, India's 'Moon Man' recalls

Speaking of how ISRO's launch calendar had evolved over the years, Dr Annadurai said that the organization's capacity-building efforts had come a long way - from one satellite launch in four years to

Oct 25, 2020, 21:45 PM IST
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collects significant amount of asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collects significant amount of asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured images of the sample collector head as it moved through several different positions. 

Oct 24, 2020, 21:43 PM IST
US astronaut Kate Rubins votes from International Space Station! Here's how it works

US astronaut Kate Rubins votes from International Space Station! Here's how it works

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, who is the only American in space and will remain so on Election Day — November 3, cast her vote from space from aboard Crew-1. 

Oct 24, 2020, 07:12 AM IST
Coming soon! NASA to reveal exciting new discovery about Moon

Coming soon! NASA to reveal exciting new discovery about Moon

The announcement will be made from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference.

Oct 24, 2020, 01:35 AM IST
Researchers find new organ in throat that may help in treatment of cancer - Details here

Researchers find new organ in throat that may help in treatment of cancer - Details here

Scientists at Netherlands Cancer Institute have discovered a new organ in the upper part of the throat.

Oct 22, 2020, 08:08 AM IST
NASA's Osiris-Rex collects samples from asteroid Bennu

NASA's Osiris-Rex collects samples from asteroid Bennu

A NASA probe orbiting an asteroid over 100 million miles from Earth snatched on Tuesday a sample from the celestial body's rocky surface.

Oct 21, 2020, 07:05 AM IST
SpaceX to launch first Starship rocket to Mars in this year, reveals CEO Elon Musk

SpaceX to launch first Starship rocket to Mars in this year, reveals CEO Elon Musk

Billionaire business and SpaceX owner Elon Musk has announced that his company will launch its first uncrewed mission to Mars in 2024.

Oct 19, 2020, 10:14 AM IST
NASA awards Nokia contract to set up 4G network on moon

NASA awards Nokia contract to set up 4G network on moon

Nokia intends for the network to support wireless operation of lunar rovers and navigation, as well as streaming video.

Oct 18, 2020, 23:07 PM IST
Black hole devours Sun-sized star, astronomers capture exact moment: Watch

Black hole devours Sun-sized star, astronomers capture exact moment: Watch

The phenomenon, known as a tidal disruption event, is the closest such flare has been recorded to date at just over 215 million light-years from Earth.

Oct 14, 2020, 00:29 AM IST
Scientist Meera Chadha finds solution for nuclear weapons in dust particles

Scientist Meera Chadha finds solution for nuclear weapons in dust particles

For the first time, it has been shown through mathematical modelling, that the deadly effects of nuclear weapons can be partially mitigated or reduced with the help of dust particles.

Oct 14, 2020, 00:07 AM IST
Moving to 'planet-based diets' delivers high human health benefits, low environmental impacts: WWF report

Moving to 'planet-based diets' delivers high human health benefits, low environmental impacts: WWF report

'Planet-Based Diets' will help human beings in reversing nature loss, halt deforestation, reduce water use and pollution, reduce emissions and will provide everyone with healthy and nutritious food.

Oct 13, 2020, 16:07 PM IST