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Watch: Comet dives into directly into sun, completely evaporates

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) space telescope recorded a comet dive directly into the sun, which did not appear on the other side of it.

Aug 17, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Giant asteroid, bigger than Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar, set to zoom past Earth this month

A giant asteroid, moving at a speed of 18 kilometres per second, will whiz past Earth in August 2019. 

Aug 14, 2019, 15:20 PM IST

NASA discovers planet that could sustain life

If the planet has a dense atmosphere, which will take future studies to determine, it could trap enough heat to warm the planet and allow liquid water on its surface, added Kossakowski.

Aug 10, 2019, 11:55 AM IST

Asteroid bigger than US' Empire State Building to pass by Earth on Saturday

An asteroid bigger than US' 102-storey Empire State Building is likely to pass by Earth on Saturday.

Aug 10, 2019, 08:30 AM IST

DNA: Chandrayaan-2 to take 48 days to reach moon, know why?

In this segment of DNA, we bring to you a comparison between NASA's Apollo-11 and ISRO's Chandrayaan - 2. People are asking why Chandrayaan-2 will take 48 days to reach Moon as compared to Apollo -11 that only took 4 days. Here's a detailed answer. #Chandrayaan2 #IndiaMoonMission #DNA

Aug 09, 2019, 22:54 PM IST

'Cloaked' black hole discovered in early universe

According to current theories, a dense cloud of gas feeds material into the disk surrounding a supermassive black hole during its period of early growth, which "cloaks" or hides much of the quasar's bright light from our view.

Aug 09, 2019, 15:44 PM IST

How NASA plans to shield astronauts from radiation on moon

Scientists and engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center are developing a way to make use of the mass on board the Orion spacecraft to protect the crew who venture into deep space.

Aug 08, 2019, 16:16 PM IST

Bezos, Musk to help NASA land first woman and next man on Moon

The programme includes an unmanned mission around the Moon in 2020 and a manned mission that also will orbit the Moon two years later.

Jul 31, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

NASA scientist charged with possessing child porn

According to the investigation, Messenger possessed child porn and shared hundreds of child porn images from his computer.

Jul 31, 2019, 17:03 PM IST

Asteroid with city-wiping potential narrowly misses hitting Earth, takes scientists by surprise

A 427-foot-wide asteroid with the potential to wipe out an entire city passed by the Earth earlier this week. However, the scientists and astronomers were not aware of the development until just days before it whizzed past the earth.

Jul 28, 2019, 16:42 PM IST

Man who created NASA's Mission Control dead

America has truly lost a national treasure today with the passing of one of NASA's earliest pioneers -- flight director Chris Kraft.

Jul 23, 2019, 15:19 PM IST

We're proud to support your mission: NASA congratulates ISRO on Chandrayaan-2 launch

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Monday congratulated Indian space agency ISRO on the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2, India's second moon mission and said it looking forward to know what ISRO learns about lunar south pole.

Jul 23, 2019, 00:04 AM IST

NASA prepares to send 'first woman and next man' on Moon

"Artemis" is named after the twin sister of Apollo who is also the Goddess of the Moon and the hunt.

Jul 22, 2019, 17:06 PM IST

One-hour exercise with proper hydration may tackle low BP

The study is the first to examine the condition called "orthostatic intolerance" during daily activities when the astronauts returned home.

Jul 22, 2019, 15:37 PM IST

NASA celebrates 50 years of moon landing but gets trolled by doubters

Conspiracy theories have been a dime a dozen which claim that NASA faked the entire moon landing back in 1969.

Jul 21, 2019, 11:18 AM IST

Musk envisions SpaceX Starship's lunar landing by 2021

Uncrewed SpaceX Starship could land on the moon by 2021, following which, a manned moon mission could be a quick possibility.

Jul 19, 2019, 18:09 PM IST

How a headset transmitted those famous words from Neil Armstrong

The "MS50" aviation headset was first released by Plantronics in 1962, the same technology which was used in Neil Armstrong's headsets as well as the headsets used within mission control facilities around the globe.

Jul 19, 2019, 18:01 PM IST

Man is going to the Moon, 'this time, to stay,' NASA tweets

The last manned mission to the moon was in 1972, almost a half-century ago. 

Jul 19, 2019, 09:34 AM IST

Researchers show how plastics can be reused

The Journal for Carbon Research, focuses on chemical recycling which uses the constituent elements of the plastic to make new materials.

Jul 18, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

NASA engineers install legs, wheels on Mars 2020 rover

Every wheel has its own motor. The two front and two rear wheels also have individual steering motors that enable the vehicle to turn a full 360 degrees in place.

Jul 14, 2019, 13:03 PM IST