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12 new moons including one 'oddball' discovered circling around Jupiter

12 new moons including one 'oddball' discovered circling around Jupiter

The astronomers spotted the new moons when they were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system. 

Jul 18, 2018, 13:58 PM IST
Dust-shrouded stellar cluster, with hundreds of young, hot and massive stars spotted- In pics

Dust-shrouded stellar cluster, with hundreds of young, hot and massive stars spotted- In pics

The central area of RCW 38 is visible as a bright, blue-tinted region, an area inhabited by numerous very young stars and protostars that are still in the process of forming. 

Jul 16, 2018, 11:47 AM IST
Is there life on Mars? NASA finds curious new pointers

Is there life on Mars? NASA finds curious new pointers

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover reveal that billions of years ago, a water lake inside a crater held all the ingredients necessary for life

Jun 08, 2018, 14:36 PM IST
India's satellite communication may get a boost, Cabinet approves GSLV Mk-III continuation programme funding

India's satellite communication may get a boost, Cabinet approves GSLV Mk-III continuation programme funding

The GSLV Mk-III continuation Programme – Phase 1 is the first phase of operational flights that will enable the launch of 4 tonne class of communication satellites to meet the country’s satellite

Jun 07, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
Scientists discover the fastest growing black hole which eats a Sun every two days

Scientists discover the fastest growing black hole which eats a Sun every two days

The energy emitted from this newly discovered supermassive black hole, also known as a quasar, was mostly ultraviolet light but also radiated x-rays.

May 16, 2018, 11:55 AM IST
In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the US space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface, marking the first time such an

May 12, 2018, 06:48 AM IST
US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency.

Apr 20, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
Aryabhata: All you need to know about India's first satellite launched by ISRO

Aryabhata: All you need to know about India's first satellite launched by ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its first satellite named Aryabhata into space on April 19, 1975. 

Apr 19, 2018, 11:46 AM IST
Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
Space hum may reveal hidden black holes

Space hum may reveal hidden black holes

Scientists have developed a new technology that can listen to background humming of deep space and unveil thousands of hidden black hole collisions missed by gravitational-wave detectors.

Apr 18, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, according to a study which simulated the impact of low gravity environments such as the Moon or Mars on 

Apr 18, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
Huge asteroid gives Earth surprise flyby

Huge asteroid gives Earth surprise flyby

If you are not aware that a giant asteroid the size of a football field flew past Earth over the weekend, you are not alone as even NASA scientists got to know about the flyby only a few hours before

Apr 17, 2018, 11:25 AM IST
China to launch new weather satellite

China to launch new weather satellite

China will launch a new meteorological satellite later this year to further boost its weather forecasting capabilities, authorities announced on Monday.

Apr 16, 2018, 11:29 AM IST
NASA's positive on next planet-hunting mission launch

NASA's positive on next planet-hunting mission launch

Meteorologists with the US Air Force 45th Space Wing have predicted an 80 percent chance of favourable weather for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's launch with NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Apr 16, 2018, 10:49 AM IST
ISRO completes final orbit raising operations of navigation satellite

ISRO completes final orbit raising operations of navigation satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully carried out the fourth and final orbit raising operations of navigation satellite, IRNSS-1I, the space agency has said.

Apr 16, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
 Russia planning manned spaceflight to Moon

Russia planning manned spaceflight to Moon

Russia is actively implementing a lunar program through 2030, aiming to send astronauts to the moon, President Vladimir Putin has said Thursday, Russia`s Cosmonautics Day.

Apr 13, 2018, 16:02 PM IST
NASA to launch its next planet-hunting spacecraft on April 16

NASA to launch its next planet-hunting spacecraft on April 16

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch its next planet-hunting spacecraft on Monday, April 16 at 6:32 pm EDT. 

Apr 12, 2018, 11:19 AM IST
Dark matter making us blind to alien life: Study

Dark matter making us blind to alien life: Study

Our limited understanding of dark matter and energy may be making us blind to signals from intelligent alien life, which possibly exist in dimensions that humans cannot perceive.

Apr 11, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
ISRO to launch its navigation satellite IRNSS-1I on Thursday

ISRO to launch its navigation satellite IRNSS-1I on Thursday

The navigation satellite is scheduled to be launched on Thursday morning at 04:04 am (IST) from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

Apr 11, 2018, 11:39 AM IST
NASA all set to send its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior on May 5

NASA all set to send its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior on May 5

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch its first-ever such mission to Mars to study its deep interior and find traces of how it was formed.

Apr 10, 2018, 11:19 AM IST