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Football-field sized asteroid '2021 AF8' nears Earth, likely to pass by May 4

Football-field sized asteroid '2021 AF8' nears Earth, likely to pass by May 4

Asteroid AF8 is much smaller than other large asteroids that have passed by the Earth.

Apr 07, 2021, 17:09 PM IST
NASA detects new Asteroid 2021 AF8 moving towards Earth at speed of 9 km per second

NASA detects new Asteroid 2021 AF8 moving towards Earth at speed of 9 km per second

Scientists have said that this asteroid will pass safely from a distance of about 3.4 million kilometers from the Earth.

Apr 06, 2021, 17:50 PM IST
NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter touches down on Red Planet ahead of historic first flight scheduled for April 11

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter touches down on Red Planet ahead of historic first flight scheduled for April 11

Ingenuity carries two cameras to document its flights, which will also be observed by the Perseverance rover.

Apr 05, 2021, 15:32 PM IST
IMD issues orange alert for seven states, predicts intense wet spell between March 30-April 1

IMD issues orange alert for seven states, predicts intense wet spell between March 30-April 1

The IMD warned that strong winds may damage plantation, horticulture and standing crops.

Mar 30, 2021, 08:43 AM IST
India increases military capabilities in space two years after Mission Shakti

India increases military capabilities in space two years after Mission Shakti

The country had carried out the Anti-Satellite Test in March 2019 to demonstrate its capability to shoot down satellites in space.

Mar 26, 2021, 18:56 PM IST
Spring Equinox 2021: Bid 'Goodbye' to chilly months, check history and significance of this day

Spring Equinox 2021: Bid 'Goodbye' to chilly months, check history and significance of this day

This year Spring Equinox will take place on March 20th. 

Mar 20, 2021, 11:39 AM IST
ISRO Gaganyaan: Indian private firm delivers component for crew module

ISRO Gaganyaan: Indian private firm delivers component for crew module

The crucial component, delivered to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), is meant to perform health checks of the various cable harness assemblies used in the Crew Module, which houses the

Mar 18, 2021, 20:44 PM IST
NASA Perseverance rover captures sounds of it driving around Mars

NASA Perseverance rover captures sounds of it driving around Mars

NASA's rover to the Mars has sent back an audio file containing sounds of the Perseverance driving on the Red Planet. This is the first such audio recorded of any vehicle driving around in Mars.

Mar 18, 2021, 19:11 PM IST
Chandrayaan-3 launch planned by mid 2022, working on electric propulsion satellites: ISRO

Chandrayaan-3 launch planned by mid 2022, working on electric propulsion satellites: ISRO

ISRO Chief Dr Sivan spoke in detail about ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 (Moon mission 3) and also the ambitious Human Spaceflight programme (Gaganyaan).

Mar 14, 2021, 13:39 PM IST
NASA and ISRO's NISAR space mission launch by January 2023, Dr Sivan tells Zee Media

NASA and ISRO's NISAR space mission launch by January 2023, Dr Sivan tells Zee Media

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has shipped its satellite components to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labaratory for a joint satellite mission known as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR

Mar 09, 2021, 16:16 PM IST
NASA's Perseverance rover takes its first test drive on Mars, posts pic on social media

NASA's Perseverance rover takes its first test drive on Mars, posts pic on social media

US Space agency NASA`s Perseverance rover took its first drive on Mars and covered 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across the Martian landscape.

Mar 06, 2021, 07:05 AM IST
Isro successfully launches 19 satellites including one carrying Bhagavad Gita, PM Modi’s photo

Isro successfully launches 19 satellites including one carrying Bhagavad Gita, PM Modi’s photo

The 637-kg Amazonia-1 is the first Brazilian satellite to be launched from India. The satellite with along with 18 other co-passenger satellites was launched as per schedule at 10:24 AM. Notably, one

Feb 28, 2021, 15:36 PM IST
National Science Day being observed today, Vice President, Prime Minister greet nation

National Science Day being observed today, Vice President, Prime Minister greet nation

The National Science Day is aimed at spreading the message of the importance of science and its application in human life.  The theme for National Science Day this year is ‘Future of Science and

Feb 28, 2021, 15:05 PM IST
ISRO launches Brazil's Amazonia-1 satellite, 18 co-passenger satellites onboard PSLV-C51 in first lift-off of 2021

ISRO launches Brazil's Amazonia-1 satellite, 18 co-passenger satellites onboard PSLV-C51 in first lift-off of 2021

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday (February 28, 2021) successfully launched the Amazonia-1 satellite along with 18 other co-passenger satellites through PSLV-C51 from the Satish

Feb 28, 2021, 06:48 AM IST
NASA's Perseverance Rover posts stunning panoramic photo of Mars

NASA's Perseverance Rover posts stunning panoramic photo of Mars

The NASA shared a magnificent panoramic photo of Mars taken from its Perseverance Rover that landed on the red planet recently. The photo shows the rim of the Jezero Crater where the rover touched

Feb 27, 2021, 17:56 PM IST
India only country on track among G20 nations to meet its climate change mitigation commitments: Prakash Javadekar at UNSC Open Debate

India only country on track among G20 nations to meet its climate change mitigation commitments: Prakash Javadekar at UNSC Open Debate

During the open debate on "Addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security", Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar commented on India's climate actions and said, "We are

Feb 23, 2021, 23:00 PM IST
NASA shares latest pictures of Mars, video of Perseverance Rover's landing

NASA shares latest pictures of Mars, video of Perseverance Rover's landing

The scientists at NASA described Perseverance as the most ambitious of nearly 20 US missions to Mars dating back to the Mariner spacecraft`s 1965 fly-by. The mission was launched to search for traces

Feb 21, 2021, 08:44 AM IST
Three month interval between Oxford COVID-19 vaccine doses show higher efficacy: Study

Three month interval between Oxford COVID-19 vaccine doses show higher efficacy: Study

According to the study, the interval between doses can be safely extended to three months given the protection a single dose offers. This may allow countries to vaccinate a larger proportion of the

Feb 20, 2021, 14:04 PM IST
NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover shares first pic with the world after successful landing

NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover shares first pic with the world after successful landing

NASA scientists described Perseverance rover as the most ambitious of nearly 20 US missions to Mars dating back to the Mariner spacecraft`s 1965 fly-by. The mission was launched to search for traces

Feb 19, 2021, 14:55 PM IST
NASA's astrobiology rover Perseverance makes historic Mars landing: See first pics

NASA's astrobiology rover Perseverance makes historic Mars landing: See first pics

The robotic vehicle sailed through space for nearly seven months before piercing the Martian atmosphere at 19,000 km per hour to begin its approach to touchdown on the planet`s surface. The

Feb 19, 2021, 03:00 AM IST