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Elon Musk mocks Bezos' moon, space colony plans

Amazon CEO Bezos had described his vision of humans living on miles-long, orbiting space stations called "O`Neill colonies", named after physicist Gerard O`Neill, who first floated the concept.

May 24, 2019, 13:52 PM IST

NASA selects 11 US firms, including Jeff Bezos` Blue Origin, Elon Musk`s SpaceX, to build human lunar landers

The US space agency NASA has selected 11 companies including Jeff Bezos` Blue Origin, Elon Musk`s SpaceX to develop prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration programme.

May 18, 2019, 13:33 PM IST

US wants to return to the moon and Donald Trump wants extra $1.6 billion for it

Donald Trump wants to accelerate the program and put an American on Moon by 2024.

May 14, 2019, 23:30 PM IST

NASA's DART spacecraft to collide with small moonlet for historic planetary defence test in 2022

The US space agency NASA revealed on Monday details about its plan to hit a small moonlet target in a double asteroid system with a spacecraft in 2022, its first mission to demonstrate a planetary defence technique.

May 07, 2019, 06:22 AM IST

Marsquake! NASA`s InSight detects first-ever seismological tremor on another planet

The breakthrough came nearly five months after InSight, the first spacecraft designed specifically to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down on the surface of Mars to begin its two-year seismological mission on the red planet.


Apr 24, 2019, 06:19 AM IST

NASA study confirms global warming quicker than expected

AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-Red Sounder) shows Earth's surface has been warming up 'more quickly than previously thought' in the past 15 years.

Apr 17, 2019, 13:40 PM IST

NASA's planet-hunting probe discovers Earth-size world outside solar system

Located outside of our solar system, the new 'Earth' size world is likely rocky and circles very close to its star, completing one orbit in just under eight days, says NASA.

Apr 16, 2019, 13:29 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 says cooperation with ISRO remains intact after slamming Mission Shakti

In a letter to the ISRO chairman, the NASA chief said "based on the guidance received from the White House", he looks forward continuing to work with ISRO

Apr 06, 2019, 07:29 AM IST

Mission Shakti: India declines to comment on NASA's statement on ASAT

The government Wednesday declined to comment on US space agency NASA's assessment that India's anti-satellite weapon test last week led to creation of 400 pieces of space debris that could pose a threat to the International Space Station (ISS). 

Apr 04, 2019, 06:41 AM IST

NASA not impressed with India's space missile test, says International Space Station at risk

NASA claims India's Mission Shakti, in which the country tested a space missile against its own satellite, resulted in 400 pieces of orbital debris.

Apr 02, 2019, 09:04 AM IST

Two NASA instruments capture images of most powerful 'fireball' since 2013

A "fireball" is an exceptionally bright meteor that is visible over a wide area. Fireball events are fairly common and are recorded in the NASA Center for Near Earth Object Studies database.

Mar 27, 2019, 08:13 AM IST

Donald Trump administration calls for putting Americans back on moon by 2024

The drive to reach the moon reflects US President Donald Trump's desire to champion a bold new national objective as he mounts a re-election bid.

Mar 27, 2019, 06:18 AM IST

ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 will carry NASA's laser instruments to Moon

India's lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 is scheduled to be launched next month.

Mar 26, 2019, 10:46 AM IST

NASA says first person to land on Mars likely to be a woman

While NASA did not identify a specific person, it confirmed that women are at the forefront of the US space agency's upcoming plans.

Mar 13, 2019, 14:46 PM IST

NASA orbiter spots water molecules moving around on Moon

Up until the last decade, scientists thought the Moon was arid, with any water existing mainly as pockets of ice in permanently shaded craters near the poles.

Mar 10, 2019, 15:25 PM IST

Kepler Space Telescope's first exoplanet candidate confirmed

Kepler has discovered thousands of exoplanets since its launch in 2009, using the transit method.

Mar 07, 2019, 12:17 PM IST

Moon's surface acts as 'chemical factory' to produce water: NASA

As the Sun streams protons to the Moon, they found, those particles interact with electrons in the lunar surface, making hydrogen (H) atoms.

Feb 21, 2019, 11:55 AM IST

NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

Engineers lost contact with the solar-powered vehicle on June 10 during a dust storm that encircled Mars. 

Feb 14, 2019, 06:48 AM IST