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Arrested development: NASA's Hubble unearths 'relic galaxy' near Milky Way

Arrested development: NASA's Hubble unearths 'relic galaxy' near Milky Way

The galaxy NGC 1277 started its life with a bang long ago, ferociously churning out stars 1,000 times faster than seen in our own Milky Way today.

Mar 13, 2018, 14:17 PM IST
NASA's acting chief Robert Lightfoot to retire in April

NASA's acting chief Robert Lightfoot to retire in April

His retirement adds more uncertainty about the American space agency's leadership. 

Mar 13, 2018, 11:32 AM IST
This is where analysts believe the Chinese space lab will crash-land – Read

This is where analysts believe the Chinese space lab will crash-land – Read

Although most of the craft will burn up when it ploughs into the atmosphere, between 10 and 40 percent of its mass could survive and plunge to Earth.

Mar 13, 2018, 10:06 AM IST
Google AI that helped NASA find exoplanets now open for all

Google AI that helped NASA find exoplanets now open for all

Google hopes the open-sourced code will prove a useful starting point for developing similar models for other NASA missions, like K2 (Kepler's second mission) and the upcoming "Transiting Exoplanet

Mar 12, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
SpaceX will be ready to fly its Mars rocket in 2019: Elon Musk

SpaceX will be ready to fly its Mars rocket in 2019: Elon Musk

Musk, who has been quite vocal about his Mars plans, on Sunday said, “We are building the first ship, or interplanetary ship, right now.”

Mar 12, 2018, 16:34 PM IST
Fifteen new planets including a habitable 'super-Earth' discovered

Fifteen new planets including a habitable 'super-Earth' discovered

The research team found that the star K2-155d could potentially have liquid water on its surface based on three-dimensional global climate simulations.

Mar 12, 2018, 13:53 PM IST
NASA reveals plans for future missions to Moon

NASA reveals plans for future missions to Moon

NASA said it plans to enlist a series of commercial robotic landers and rockets to meet lunar payload delivery and service needs. 

Mar 09, 2018, 17:52 PM IST
Juno revelation: Jupiter's mysterious jet-streams are 'unearthly'

Juno revelation: Jupiter's mysterious jet-streams are 'unearthly'

The findings, based on based on data collected by the Juno mission, will improve understanding of Jupiter's interior structure, core mass and, eventually, its origin.

Mar 08, 2018, 13:25 PM IST
'Mars is the only solution for the survival of humanity'

'Mars is the only solution for the survival of humanity'

In his book, Michio Kaku has made shocking predictions which uncannily echo what Stephen Hawking had said once – that humans must leave the Earth or humanity will perish.

Mar 07, 2018, 15:57 PM IST
Want to touch the Sun? NASA invites the public for first solar mission

Want to touch the Sun? NASA invites the public for first solar mission

NASA renamed the Solar Probe Plus to Parker Solar Probe in May 2017 to honour astrophysicist Eugene Parker. 

Mar 07, 2018, 12:02 PM IST
Out-of-control Chinese space station to crash-land on Earth within weeks

Out-of-control Chinese space station to crash-land on Earth within weeks

Tiangong was launched by China in 2011 as part of a plan to show off its position as a global superpower.

Mar 06, 2018, 13:18 PM IST
SpaceX carries out 50th launch of Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX carries out 50th launch of Falcon 9 rocket

The satellite weighs six tonnes and is almost the size of a city bus, making it the largest geostationary satellite that SpaceX has taken into space.

Mar 06, 2018, 12:47 PM IST
How NASA space tech has made it to the Oscars

How NASA space tech has made it to the Oscars

In 2016, Epner's reputation for durable and brilliant gold coatings, built in part through its many years working for NASA, brought a new client -- the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Mar 05, 2018, 18:22 PM IST
Nothing existed before the Big Bang, says Stephen Hawking

Nothing existed before the Big Bang, says Stephen Hawking

Basing his theories on the assumption that the universe has no boundaries, the British cosmologist said: “There was nothing around before the Big, Big Bang.”

Mar 05, 2018, 18:09 PM IST
Google Earth images from Antarctica proof of 'UFO crash landing' site?

Google Earth images from Antarctica proof of 'UFO crash landing' site?

The image was shared by UFO spotters Secureteam10 on YouTube, which has once again sparked a heated debate on alien existence.

Mar 05, 2018, 17:47 PM IST
AI-based floating head to assist ISS astronauts

AI-based floating head to assist ISS astronauts

Airbus, an aeronautics company based in the Netherlands, is developing CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN), an AI-based space assistant for Germany's DLR Space Administration.

Mar 05, 2018, 15:00 PM IST
Astronomers discover three super-Earth exoplanets orbiting star

Astronomers discover three super-Earth exoplanets orbiting star

All of them are categorized as super-Earths, that is, with masses that are larger than Earth's but less than Neptune's.

Mar 05, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
Astronomers detect water in Saturn-sized exoplanet's atmosphere

Astronomers detect water in Saturn-sized exoplanet's atmosphere

Located in the constellation Virgo, WASP-39b whips around a quiet, Sun-like star, called WASP-39, once every four days.

Mar 02, 2018, 17:26 PM IST
Signal from Universe's first stars detected using a radio antenna

Signal from Universe's first stars detected using a radio antenna

Models of the early universe predict such stars were massive, blue and short-lived. 

Mar 02, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drill method on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drill method on Mars

Curiosity has used its drill to collect samples 15 times since landing in 2012. Then, in December of 2016, a key part of the drill stopped working. 

Mar 01, 2018, 17:37 PM IST