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'Cloaked' black hole discovered in early universe

'Cloaked' black hole discovered in early universe

According to current theories, a dense cloud of gas feeds material into the disk surrounding a supermassive black hole during its period of early growth, which "cloaks" or hides much of the quasar's

Aug 09, 2019, 15:44 PM IST
How NASA plans to shield astronauts from radiation on moon

How NASA plans to shield astronauts from radiation on moon

Scientists and engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center are developing a way to make use of the mass on board the Orion spacecraft to protect the crew who venture into deep space.

Aug 08, 2019, 16:16 PM IST
Bezos, Musk to help NASA land first woman and next man on Moon

Bezos, Musk to help NASA land first woman and next man on Moon

The programme includes an unmanned mission around the Moon in 2020 and a manned mission that also will orbit the Moon two years later.

Jul 31, 2019, 17:11 PM IST
Moon plot owner sees his dream coming true

Moon plot owner sees his dream coming true

Rajeev Bagdi is the true and legal owner of the property located at Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) 32.8 degree north latitude, 15.6 degree west longitude track-30.

Jul 23, 2019, 15:30 PM IST
Man who created NASA's Mission Control dead

Man who created NASA's Mission Control dead

America has truly lost a national treasure today with the passing of one of NASA's earliest pioneers -- flight director Chris Kraft.

Jul 23, 2019, 15:19 PM IST
Exercise in space keeps astronauts from fainting on Earth

Exercise in space keeps astronauts from fainting on Earth

The first study to demonstrate that astronauts do not experience dizziness or fainting during routine activity after landing, as long as they participate in certain types of exercise training while

Jul 22, 2019, 17:36 PM IST
NASA prepares to send 'first woman and next man' on Moon

NASA prepares to send 'first woman and next man' on Moon

"Artemis" is named after the twin sister of Apollo who is also the Goddess of the Moon and the hunt.

Jul 22, 2019, 17:06 PM IST
Musk envisions SpaceX Starship's lunar landing by 2021

Musk envisions SpaceX Starship's lunar landing by 2021

Uncrewed SpaceX Starship could land on the moon by 2021, following which, a manned moon mission could be a quick possibility.

Jul 19, 2019, 18:09 PM IST
How a headset transmitted those famous words from Neil Armstrong

How a headset transmitted those famous words from Neil Armstrong

The "MS50" aviation headset was first released by Plantronics in 1962, the same technology which was used in Neil Armstrong's headsets as well as the headsets used within mission control facilities

Jul 19, 2019, 18:01 PM IST
Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of NASA's Apollo 11 mission

Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of NASA's Apollo 11 mission

former astronaut and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins. 

Jul 19, 2019, 09:47 AM IST
Space exploration critical for our survival: Jeff Bezos

Space exploration critical for our survival: Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos envisions creating enormous space colonies in close proximity to Earth, as a way of expanding humanity to a trillion people.

Jul 18, 2019, 15:58 PM IST
Two planets that could support life discovered

Two planets that could support life discovered

Images captured at the Calar Alto Observatory in Almeria, southern Spain, and two other Spanish telescopes allowed researchers to analyse, in great detail, the Teegarden star a cold red dwarf only

Jun 19, 2019, 12:28 PM IST
Moon's crust hides early history of Sun: NASA scientists

Moon's crust hides early history of Sun: NASA scientists

Our natural satellite took shape when a Mars-sized object smashed into Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. The force of this crash sent materials spewing into orbit, where they coalesced into the Moon

Jun 18, 2019, 12:25 PM IST
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to retire in 2020

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to retire in 2020

Managed and operated by JPL, Spitzer is a small but transformational observatory. It captures infrared light, which is often emitted by "warm" objects that are not quite hot enough to radiate visible

Jun 14, 2019, 11:40 AM IST
NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life

NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life

The goal of the Mars 2020 rover is to look for signs of ancient life. It will be the first spacecraft to collect samples of the Martian surface, caching them in tubes that could be returned to Earth

Jun 14, 2019, 11:35 AM IST
India to land near moon's south pole on September 6

India to land near moon's south pole on September 6

"We will launch our second moon mission (Chandrayaan-2) on July 15 at 02:15 a.m., to land by September 6 or7 near the lunar south pole, where no one went so far, Indian Space Research Organisation (

Jun 13, 2019, 15:13 PM IST
India to launch second moon mission on July 15

India to launch second moon mission on July 15

"The 3,890 kg Chandrayaan-2 mission will be launched on board a heavy rocket from our spaceport at Sriharikota on July 15 at 2:15 a.m., with an orbiter, lander and rover," state-run Indian Space

Jun 13, 2019, 15:06 PM IST
SpaceX targets late June for Falcon Heavy launch

SpaceX targets late June for Falcon Heavy launch

The 27 engines of the Falcon Heavy rocket generate thrust at liftoff equal to that of approximately 18 aeroplanes, and it can lift over 140,000 pounds (about 63,503 kg), according to the JPL, Xinhua

Jun 12, 2019, 13:30 PM IST
NASA twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

NASA twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

The twin E-TBEx CubeSats short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment - will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US space agency said on Monday.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:25 PM IST
Four giant planets around young star discovered

Four giant planets around young star discovered

Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds have been detected in such a system. The star, CI Tau, is

Oct 17, 2018, 11:43 AM IST