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'Igloos' on the moon: ISRO begins work on future outposts

'Igloos' on the moon: ISRO begins work on future outposts

While there's no mission plan as of now, ISRO wants to have the technology ready for building these structures.

Mar 01, 2018, 17:20 PM IST
Study reveals how the moon formed and it wasn't because of a collision

Study reveals how the moon formed and it wasn't because of a collision

Tests have shown that the Moon is far less abundant in many volatile elements – such as potassium, sodium and copper – that are relatively common on Earth.

Mar 01, 2018, 14:55 PM IST
Milky Way stars kicked out by invading galaxies spotted

Milky Way stars kicked out by invading galaxies spotted

The new study showed that some of these halo structures actually originated from the Milky Way's disk itself, but were kicked out.

Feb 28, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
'Tesla in space may have carried largest load of bacteria from Earth'

'Tesla in space may have carried largest load of bacteria from Earth'

While rocket test flights usually have a dummy payload, SpaceX founder Musk sent up his personal Tesla Roadster instead.

Feb 28, 2018, 15:55 PM IST
Moon to get first 4G network in 2019: Vodafone

Moon to get first 4G network in 2019: Vodafone

Vodafone has appointed Nokia as its technology partner for the 4G network.

Feb 28, 2018, 10:21 AM IST
Expedition 54 crew makes a safe return to Earth from the ISS

Expedition 54 crew makes a safe return to Earth from the ISS

The Expedition 55 crew – comprising Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, NASA's Scott Tingle, and JAXA's Norishige Kanai – continues to operate the station and will wait for the next three-member crew to

Feb 28, 2018, 09:17 AM IST
Elon Musk can send humans to Mars by 2040, says astronaut Tim Peake

Elon Musk can send humans to Mars by 2040, says astronaut Tim Peake

Earlier this month, SpaceX made headlines with the launch of the world's most powerful rocket Falcon Heavy, into space, which also carried a cherry red Tesla Roadster.

Feb 27, 2018, 17:33 PM IST
Humans to meet aliens within next century but they may not be friendly, predicts physicist

Humans to meet aliens within next century but they may not be friendly, predicts physicist

The search for alien life has been going on for years and those involved in alien hunting or UFO hunting have many a time, come close enough to provide evidence justifying it.

Feb 27, 2018, 12:21 PM IST
'NASA's drone-like quadcopter may explore Titan'

'NASA's drone-like quadcopter may explore Titan'

The craft is modelled after drones on Earth, and would have four pairs of stacked rotors that would enable it to zip across Titan geography that has intrigued and mystified scientists for decades.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:34 PM IST
'Happy space suits' to prevent depression in astronauts in the offing

'Happy space suits' to prevent depression in astronauts in the offing

The eventual product will incorporate the wireless sensors into astronaut clothing so that physicians on Earth can also monitor the person?s pulse rate, blood pressure, and joint angles.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:29 PM IST
Most massive black holes ever in the Universe discovered

Most massive black holes ever in the Universe discovered

At the center of each of these galaxies – like virtually every other galaxy – lies a supermassive black hole, an area of space with an exceptionally high gravitational field.

Feb 26, 2018, 15:24 PM IST
Hidden ocean under Jupiter's icy moon Europa's crust could host life: Scientists

Hidden ocean under Jupiter's icy moon Europa's crust could host life: Scientists

Celestial bodies in the solar system with rocky cores share the same radioactive materials, ejected in space by the Supernova explosion that originated the Sun and the planets.

Feb 25, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
More UFO sightings? Mysterious objects seen hovering over Mount Everest and Norway – See pics

More UFO sightings? Mysterious objects seen hovering over Mount Everest and Norway – See pics

The search for alien life has been going on for years and those involved in alien hunting or UFO hunting have many a time, come close enough to provide evidence justifying it.

Feb 24, 2018, 16:41 PM IST
Moon's water may be widely distributed across its surface, says study

Moon's water may be widely distributed across its surface, says study

The findings could help researchers understand the origin of the Moon's water and how easy it would be to use as a resource.

Feb 24, 2018, 11:59 AM IST
NASA's new spacesuits may be equipped with built-in toilets

NASA's new spacesuits may be equipped with built-in toilets

While Orion will certainly be equipped with a toilet, the new spacesuit is being designed to help astronauts survive in case of emergencies for up to six days.

Feb 21, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
Astronomers discover oldest supernova ever detected and it happened 10.5 billion years ago

Astronomers discover oldest supernova ever detected and it happened 10.5 billion years ago

The light from the explosion has taken 10.5 billion years to reach Earth, making it the oldest supernova ever discovered and studied. 

Feb 21, 2018, 10:13 AM IST
Earth's atmosphere may hold key to detecting alien life, says study

Earth's atmosphere may hold key to detecting alien life, says study

The new findings on how life evolves in different atmospheres could lay the foundation for scientists to interpret early biosignatures and signs of life on Earth-size exoplanets.

Feb 20, 2018, 17:25 PM IST
Chandrayaan-II: India's second moon mission cheaper than Hollywood movie 'Interstellar'

Chandrayaan-II: India's second moon mission cheaper than Hollywood movie 'Interstellar'

The cost of Chandrayaan-II is INR 800 crore – much cheaper than the cost of Hollywood's 2014 sci-fi blockbuster 'Interstellar', that cost a whopping INR 1,062 crore ($165 million).

Feb 20, 2018, 16:09 PM IST
Jupiter's iconic 'Great Red Spot' is shrinking; may fade away within a decade: Scientist

Jupiter's iconic 'Great Red Spot' is shrinking; may fade away within a decade: Scientist

The Great Red Spot is a giant oval of crimson-colored clouds in Jupiter's southern hemisphere that race counterclockwise around the oval's perimeter with wind speeds greater than any storm on Earth.

Feb 20, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
Six-member team of Israeli researchers completes mock Mars mission in Negev desert

Six-member team of Israeli researchers completes mock Mars mission in Negev desert

The participants were investigating various fields relevant to a future Mars mission, including satellite communications, the psychological effects of isolation, radiation measurements and searching

Feb 20, 2018, 10:16 AM IST