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SpaceX targets late June for Falcon Heavy launch

The 27 engines of the Falcon Heavy rocket generate thrust at liftoff equal to that of approximately 18 aeroplanes, and it can lift over 140,000 pounds (about 63,503 kg), according to the JPL, Xinhua news agency reported.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:30 PM IST

Climate change may increase frequency of extreme storms: NASA study

Thunderstorms typically occur in the warmest season of the year.

Jan 30, 2019, 13:06 PM IST

Ceres an active, evolving world. Not dead as previously thought: NASA

 The researchers presented the latest results about the bright areas at the American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday.

Dec 13, 2017, 14:12 PM IST

NASA fires up Voyager 1 backup thrusters after 37 years

The Voyager team assembled a group of propulsion experts at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, for the job. 

Dec 03, 2017, 12:45 PM IST

This false-color view of Saturn's clouds from Cassini is absolutely fabulous! (See pic)

The stunning view was produced by space imaging enthusiast Kevin M Gill, who also happens to be an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Aug 10, 2016, 10:41 AM IST

Robots can assemble modular telescope in space

Nicolas Lee and his colleagues from California Institute of Technology and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have described a design to build the robotically assembled modular space telescope (RAMST).

Jul 14, 2016, 13:19 PM IST

There may be life beneath Europa's icy shell: Researchers

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California, compared Europa's potential for producing hydrogen and oxygen with that of Earth through processes that do not directly involve volcanism.

May 18, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

Curiosity measures seasonal patterns in Mars atmosphere

Curiosity this week completed its second Martian year since landing inside Gale Crater nearly four years ago. The repetition helps distinguish seasonal effects from sporadic events, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement.

May 14, 2016, 14:41 PM IST

Decoded: How particles 'fall' in love this Valentine's

Scientists consider Bell's theorem an important foundation for modern physics.

Feb 13, 2016, 12:22 PM IST

Increasing water on land slowing down rising seas

The water gains over land were spread globally but taken together, they equal the volume of Lake Huron, the world’s seventh largest lake.

Feb 12, 2016, 10:19 AM IST

Galaxy cluster not just governed solely by mass: Scientists

Galaxy clusters are the biggest celestial objects in the sky consisting of thousands of galaxies.

Jan 26, 2016, 15:28 PM IST

Curiosity rover tastes scooped sand for first time on Mars

Curiosity has scooped up sample material at only one other site since it landed on Mars in August 2012.

Jan 22, 2016, 13:04 PM IST

Curiosity spots loads of silica on Mars, bolsters water presence

Water that is acidic would tend to carry other ingredients away and leave silica behind.

Dec 18, 2015, 12:23 PM IST