NASA to highlight comet NEOWISE with public broadcast, media teleconference on July 15

NEOWISE will witness its closest approach to Earth on July 22 at a distance of about 103 million kilometres. 

Jul 14, 2020, 22:32 PM IST

NEOWISE comet nears earth, here's how to watch it in India

The comet was first observed by NASA on March 27, 2020.

Jul 14, 2020, 19:08 PM IST

AI solves calculations that astronomers since Newton have struggled with

To make sure a planetary system is stable, astronomers need to calculate the motions of multiple interacting planets over billions of years and check each possible configuration for stability -- a computationally prohibitive undertaking.

Jul 14, 2020, 13:05 PM IST

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission: Here are seven things to know

"Perseverance sets a new bar for our ambitions at Mars. We will get closer than ever before to answer some of science`s longest-standing questions about the Red Planet, including whether life ever arose there," said Lori Glaze, planetary science director at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Jul 09, 2020, 15:12 PM IST

International Asteroid Day 2020: History, significance and other details you should know

Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the sun.

Jun 30, 2020, 11:18 AM IST

NASA offers $35,000 prize money for designing toilet for Artemis astronauts on moon

NASA said that the astronauts exploring on the Moon will need a smaller, lighter, simpler toilet inside their lunar lander, because every ounce of mass on the lander is carefully allocated.

Jun 27, 2020, 13:51 PM IST

'Alien Warrior Figure' spotted on Mars in NASA image by UFO hunter

The Taiwan-based UFO enthusiast is reportedly known for frequently analysing NASA photos and Google maps images in his search for aliens. 

Jun 23, 2020, 23:14 PM IST

Young giant Jupiter-sized planet HIP 67522 b offers clues to formation of exotic worlds

Located only about 490 light-years from Earth, HIP 67522 b is about 10 times the diameter of Earth, or close to that of Jupiter.

Jun 23, 2020, 09:40 AM IST

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope displays two stars going haywire; see pics

"These new multi-wavelength Hubble observations provide the most comprehensive view to date of both of these spectacular nebulas. As I was downloading the resulting images, I felt like a kid in a candy store," said Joel Kastner of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jun 22, 2020, 17:44 PM IST

NASA selects new head of human spaceflight mission

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has selected Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders to be the agency`s next associate administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate.

Jun 13, 2020, 10:58 AM IST

5 asteroids to flypast Earth within 4.6 million miles in next 4 days, shows Asteroid Watch widget

World's premier space agency NASA's Asteroid Watch widget to track asteroids and comets shows that the next five Earth approaches are within 4.6 million miles (7.5 million kilometers or 19.5 times the distance to the moon). 

Jun 08, 2020, 07:45 AM IST

Asteroid 2020 KA6 to pass by earth today – Here’s all you want to know

On June 5 and June 6, total five asteroids will fly by the earth.

Jun 05, 2020, 10:38 AM IST

Asteroids Bennu, Ryugu born out of space collision, claim scientists

Bennu is the target asteroid for the NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission while Ryugu is the target asteroid of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2.

Jun 04, 2020, 15:05 PM IST

Asteroid 2020 KN5 to pass by earth today – Here’s all you want to know

According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the 177 feet wide asteroid will fly past earth at a speed of over 28,000 miles per hour on June 4.

Jun 04, 2020, 09:50 AM IST

Two asteroids to hurtle past Earth on June 5 and 6

The largest asteroid named ‘163348 (2002 NN4)’ is estimated to be between 250m and 570m in diameter.

Jun 04, 2020, 01:08 AM IST

Asteroid 2020 KE4 to pass by earth today –Here’s all you want to know

Scientists have stressed that it poses no danger to the planet.

Jun 03, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

Dinosaur in space? Yes, and SpaceX’s crew, NASA knows about it

SpaceX owned by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk created history by becoming the first private rocket company to launch two American astronauts toward orbit from Florida on Saturday (May 30).

Jun 02, 2020, 15:59 PM IST

5 asteroids to pass by earth today –Here’s all you want to know

Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun, but their orbits bring them into Earth's neighborhood - within 30 million miles of Earth's orbit.

Jun 02, 2020, 15:19 PM IST

Indian Space Research Organisation congratulates NASA, SpaceX for historic launch

The mission is significant as it marks the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from American soil after a gap of over nine years (2011).

Jun 01, 2020, 16:06 PM IST

SpaceX Crew Dragon with two NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station within 19 hours

It also marked the first time that commercially developed space vehicles - owned and operated by a private entity rather than NASA - have carried Americans into orbit.

May 31, 2020, 21:16 PM IST