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NASA's planet-hunter finds first 'Earth-size habitable world'

TESS, NASA`s planet-hunting wing finally announced during the 235th edition of American Astronomical Society`s meeting in Honolulu that the planet is orbiting around a star (TOI 700) not more than 100 light-years away from us.

Jan 08, 2020, 17:32 PM IST

Water spewed from Moon during meteor showers: NASA

Providing a potential resource for future explorations, NASA on Monday revealed that water is released on the Moon during meteor showers.

Apr 16, 2019, 06:21 AM IST

NASA shares time-lapse video of melting, shrinking Arctic sea ice over past three decades! - Watch

One of the reasons is that the multiyear ice used to be a pretty consolidated ice pack and now we're seeing relatively smaller chunks of old ice interspersed with younger ice.

Oct 31, 2016, 11:00 AM IST

Climate change trends of 2016 continue to break records, warn NASA scientists!

The first six months of 2016 have been declared as the planet's warmest half-year on record.

Jul 20, 2016, 09:58 AM IST

NASA discovers largest new planet that orbits two suns!

As per NASA, Kepler-1647 is 3,700 light-years away and approximately 4.4 billion years old, roughly the same age as Earth.

Jun 14, 2016, 00:25 AM IST

Climate change making the Arctic green, says NASA

The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, said the study that provides the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada.  

Jun 06, 2016, 20:10 PM IST

NASA explains why June 30 will be precisely one second longer

NASA has explained that June 30, 2015 will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or "leap" second will be added.

Jun 27, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission

The first of five instruments for a spacecraft that will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth has arrived at Lockheed Martin for installation onto NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx).

Jun 27, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

Why June 30 will be a bit longer

Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. On June 30, the day will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or "leap" second will be added and NASA has an explanation for this.

Jun 27, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

NASA laser technology to measure methane

 Scientists would soon be able to tell the exact measure of methane in the atmosphere with the help of a new, highly accurate instrument.

Feb 09, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

NASA's Swift mission discovers mega flares from dwarf star

NASA's Swift satellite has recently observed strong, hot and long lasting mega stellar flares from the nearby red dwarf star.

Oct 01, 2014, 18:31 PM IST

Astronomers discover a rare black hole in Cigar Galaxy

Pooja Bhula tells you about what makes the black hole discovered in Cigar Galaxy interesting and some fun facts about the this astronomical phenomenon

Sep 19, 2014, 00:11 AM IST

Planets having odd tilts could be habitable

new modeling done by researchers has suggested that pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable.

Apr 16, 2014, 11:30 AM IST

New NASA technique to scan space dust for alien life

A new technique to scan extremely small meteorite samples for ingredients of life has been developed by NASA scientists to unravel the mysterious origin of life.

Feb 04, 2014, 21:50 PM IST

Ozone hole still not on path of recovery

NASA scientists have found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole - formed annually over Antarctica.

Dec 12, 2013, 13:59 PM IST

NASA launches spacecraft to study Mars atmosphere

NASA today launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet`s atmosphere for clues as to why Earth`s neighbor lost its warmth and water over time.

Nov 19, 2013, 09:10 AM IST

NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe

The unmanned spacecraft aims to orbit Mars from a high altitude, studying its atmosphere for clues on how the Sun may have influenced gas to escape from the possibly life-bearing planet billions of years ago.

Nov 16, 2013, 22:47 PM IST

Martian chemical complicates hunt for life`s clues on Red Planet

An investigation has revealed that perchlorate - a salt comprising of chlorine and oxygen - causes the evidence of life to burn away during the tests.

Sep 27, 2013, 15:59 PM IST

Lowest-mass exoplanet spotted around a Sun-like star

An international team of astronomers has spotted a giant planet around the bright star GJ 504, using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.

Aug 06, 2013, 13:02 PM IST

Misconceptions related to supermoon busted

The largest full moon, also known as supermoon, which was seen this Sunday, continues to fascinate and mystify humans.

Jun 24, 2013, 12:53 PM IST