New Pluto images reveal more details

 NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, on way to meet Pluto, has taken fresh images of the mysterious planet that reveal more detail about its complex and high contrast surface.

May 28, 2015, 11:17 AM IST

Mars explorers should be left there as settlers: Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin, former NASA astronaut and the second man on the Moon felt that the first human beings who go to Mars shouldn't return to the Earth.

May 27, 2015, 19:19 PM IST

West will have to pay for damage caused to planet: Goyal

India has asked the West to take responsibility for the damage caused by carbon emissions of the past and propose innovative financing solutions to tackle the global menace posed by climate change.

May 17, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets

Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old, data from NASA's Messenger probe has revealed. It orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet last week.

May 08, 2015, 12:26 PM IST

NASA probe detects 'polar cap' on distant Pluto

For the first time, images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto - the primary target of the New Horizons' close flyby in mid-July this year.

Apr 30, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

6 unknown facts about MESSENGER's Mercury hit revealed

There are six things that you probably didn't know about the MESSENGER's Mercury hit to occur on April 30.

Apr 29, 2015, 10:39 AM IST

India at UN: Technology is 'golden key' for planetary sustainability

As the world observed Earth Day, India said technology held the "golden key" to planetary sustainability and concerns over intellectual property rights should not stand in the way of the world body taking up the issue of sharing it.

Apr 23, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

'Statue of Liberty' sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017

Astronomers have warned that a " Statue of Liberty" sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017 that could pt thousands of people in hospital.

Apr 16, 2015, 00:34 AM IST

Even small solar eruptions can cause significant damage to planets without magnetospheres

A new study has recently revealed that magnetospheres plays vital role in protecting planets from even small solar eruptions, which can cause significant damages to the planet.

Apr 12, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Sun joined Milky Way's star-birth party much later

 In one of the most comprehensive galaxy surveys yet, astronomers have found that galaxies like our Milky Way underwent a stellar "baby boom" churning out stars at a prodigious rate, about 30 times faster than on Friday.

Apr 10, 2015, 11:15 AM IST

Puzzle of Moon's origin, composition may have been resolved

The nagging problems at the heart of the leading theory of how the Moon formed and what is it made up of, seems to have been explained away.

Apr 10, 2015, 10:53 AM IST

Aliens are probably enormous and weigh over 300 kgs!

Aliens, if they exist, would be much larger than humans, weighing over a massive 300 kilogrammes, a cosmologist in Spain has calculated.

Apr 08, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

'Star Wars' style planets with two suns may exist

Earth-like planets with two suns - such as Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' series - may exist and could potentially support life, a new research has claimed.

Apr 06, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

MESSENGER spacecraft completes 4,000th orbit of Mercury

The MESSENGER spacecraft completed its 4,000th orbit of Mercury on March 25 and the lowest point in its orbit continues to move closer to the planet than ever before.

Mar 28, 2015, 12:58 PM IST

More proof for groundwater on Mars

A new research has given more evidence for groundwater on Mars.

Mar 28, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

NASA to test cutting-edge Mars landing technology

NASA will be flying a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from the Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, in June, the US space agency said in a statement.

Mar 27, 2015, 16:05 PM IST

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover completes 42 km marathon milestone in 11 years

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover has recently completed the first 42.195 kilometers marathon milestone on Mars in 11 years and two months, after its January 2004 landing in Eagle Crater.

Mar 25, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid set to skim past Earth on Friday at 23,000 mph

 A 1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid, which is travelling at more than 23,000 mph in space, is predicted to skim past Earth on Friday.

Mar 25, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

NASA tech for safe and precise spacecraft landing

NASA has successfully tested new cutting-edge technologies that would enable spacecraft to land at a specific location on Mars or any other planetary body with more precision than ever before.

Mar 20, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

New NASA Earth missions explore our complex planet

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space - with a fifth newly in orbit - after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade.

Feb 27, 2015, 11:43 AM IST