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Australia to provide support for European Space Agency's tracking station

Confirmed on Friday by the Australian government, "CSIRO" to take over day-to-day operations of European Space Agency's tracking centre by March 2019.

Dec 17, 2018, 14:01 PM IST

ESA's Mars Express sends new images of Martian landscape

Despite Mars' reputation as a dry, arid world today, water is believed to have played a key role in sculpting Nili Fossae via ongoing erosion.

Nov 26, 2018, 13:26 PM IST

Greece launches Hellenic Space Organization, the country's first space agency

Greece has been a member of ESA since 2005 and has invested millions of euros in ESA's research programmes but was one of the few member states lacking a national institution.

Mar 20, 2018, 10:05 AM IST

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

Planetary nebula that looks like 'holiday ornament in space'

The nebula, NGC 6326, has glowing wisps of outpouring gas that are lit up by a central star nearing the end of its life, ESA said.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

Return of the comet: 96P spotted by NASA satellite

NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) misson captured  the comet entering the lower right corner of its view on October 25, before leaving on October 30, a statement said on Friday. 
 

Nov 04, 2017, 17:58 PM IST

Festival of lights just became brighter! ISS astronaut shares image of India on Diwali from space

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took the opportunity to wish everyone on the occassion of Diwali and posted an image of a brightly illuminated India from space on October 19.

Oct 22, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation.

Oct 17, 2017, 12:13 PM IST

Small asteroid to zoom past Earth on Thursday, says NASA

The asteroid is estimated to be 15 to 30 metres in size, and according to orbit prediction experts, it poses no risk of impact with Earth. 

Oct 11, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Rare photos of spaceship before it hit comet revealed

The European Space Agency (ESA) has shared a hidden image from Rosetta spacecraft, moments before it struck a comet.

Sep 30, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

At an annual gathering of 4,000 global space experts in Adelaide, the ESA said the Moon was the “right place to be” as humans expand economic activities beyond low-Earth orbit, even while Mars remained the “ultimate destination”.

Sep 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

Sun-like stars calm down after turbulent youth

From studies of solar X-ray emission, astronomers have determined that the corona is heated by processes related to the interplay of turbulent motions and magnetic fields in the outer layers of a star.

Sep 07, 2017, 19:38 PM IST

TRAPPIST-1 planets may still have water, finds Hubble

To estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, the astronomers used observations from the Hubble Space Telescope – a project of international cooperation between European Space Agency and NASA.

Sep 02, 2017, 16:39 PM IST

Cassini to perform death-plunge soon, NASA reminisces about the epic journey – Watch video

On September 15, 2017, Cassini will end its service and make a death-plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. 

Aug 30, 2017, 11:46 AM IST

House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

Scientists expected the asteroid to return for a near-Earth rendezvous this year, but did not know how far.

Aug 11, 2017, 13:43 PM IST

Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most notably, the result supports the theory that 26 percent of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark matter and that space is filled with an also-unseen dark energy, which is causing the accelerating expansion of the universe and makes up 70 percent.

Aug 04, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

'Surprise' discovery! Scientists reveal that Sun's core rotates four times faster than its surface

Scientists had assumed the core was rotating like a merry-go-round at about the same speed as the surface.

Aug 02, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

The new Expedition 52 crew members will spend more than four months conducting approximately 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

Jul 29, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

New three-member crew set for launch to International Space Station today – Watch LIVE

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft carrying the new crew is scheduled to lift off on July 28, 2017, at 11:41 a.m. (9:41 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Jul 28, 2017, 09:34 AM IST

Three crew members set for launch to International Space Station on Friday

Live coverage of the launch will begin at 10:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Jul 27, 2017, 10:34 AM IST