NASA to explore Saturn's moon Titan for signs of life, to send Dragonfly drone in 2026

The US space agency NASA announced on Thursday that it will launch a spacecraft in 2026 to explore the richly organic world of Titan, an analogue to the very early Earth.

Jun 28, 2019, 08:01 AM IST

Apple fires 190 employees from self-driving car project: Report

The layoffs in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale would take effect from April 16.

Feb 28, 2019, 12:34 PM IST

'NASA's drone-like quadcopter may explore Titan'

The craft is modelled after drones on Earth, and would have four pairs of stacked rotors that would enable it to zip across Titan geography that has intrigued and mystified scientists for decades.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:34 PM IST

Researchers re-create Titan's ocean in lab to test NASA submarine

Titan is the largest of Saturn's many moons and the second-largest in the solar system.  

Feb 09, 2018, 18:20 PM IST

Saturn's moon Titan has 'sea levels' similar to Earth, reveals Cassini

Titan is the only world we know of in our solar system, besides Earth, that has stable liquid on its surface and the latest finding that shows remarkable similarities between the two.

Jan 18, 2018, 13:45 PM IST

Studying comets and Saturn's moon Titan on NASA's agenda for 2018

This will be the fourth year of full operations for Sofia, short for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, with observations planned between February 2018 and January 2019.

Jan 02, 2018, 08:53 AM IST

Saturn's moon Titan or a comet – What will NASA's 2025 probe be?

Out of the two missions, which one will actually be finalised will be known by 2019.

Dec 21, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

Five incredible revelations of NASA's Cassini mission

Cassini's aim of investigating Saturn is truly a fruitful one, owing to all the amazingly informative insights into the evolution and structure of the ringed planet.

Sep 15, 2017, 09:25 AM IST

Cassini gives Titan a 'goodbye kiss' as it takes a final glimpse of Saturn's giant moon

On September 11, the spacecraft made its closest approach to Titan at 12:04 pm PDT (3:04 pm EDT), at an altitude of 73,974 miles (119,049 kilometers) above the moon's surface.

Sep 12, 2017, 11:37 AM IST

Birlas enter top league with $50-billion m-cap; Tatas still on top

The combined market valuation of the Kumar Mangalam Birla-led listed companies stood at Rs 3,42,354.87 crore (USD 53.5 billion) at the end of Friday's trade.

Sep 03, 2017, 13:43 PM IST

Amazon partners with Titan to foray into US market

Under the partnership, Amazon through its 'Global Selling Programme' will enable Titan take its vast range of watches to millions of global customers across ethnicities on Amazon.Com in the US and eventually across other Amazon marketplaces.

Aug 08, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

NASA discovers chemicals that could form 'membranes' on Saturn's moon Titan!

The team found large quantities of the chemical on Titan, most likely in the stratosphere – the hazy part of the atmosphere that gives this moon its brownish-orange colour.

Jul 29, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

Cassini revelation: Saturn's moon Titan contains key building block of life!

Using data from Cassini mission, scientists including those from University College London (UCL) in the UK, identified negatively charged molecules called 'carbon chain anions' in the atmosphere of Titan.

Jul 28, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

Titan's calm lakes may aid smooth landing for space probes

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn and one of the locations in the solar system that is thought to possess the ingredients for life.

Jul 06, 2017, 14:13 PM IST

28% GST on watches could increase risk of smuggling: Titan

Besides, Titan has also witnessed around 50 percent jump in its sales during Akshaya Tritiya (AT) period in the first quarter of this fiscal.

Jul 04, 2017, 20:11 PM IST

NASA's Cassini spots bright methane clouds, hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan

The image shows Cassini spoting bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn's moon Titan, along with dark hydrocarbon lakes and seas clustered around the north pole.

Jun 16, 2017, 11:03 AM IST

Three Indian brands among world's top 50 luxury goods companies

In the list of top 50 luxury goods companies globally, three indian firms have found their names. The list topped by Louis Vuitton include firms Gitanjali Gems, Titan and PC Jeweller.

May 21, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

Titan evolved more like Mars than Earth, show river maps

The environment on Titan may seem surprisingly familiar. Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes. 

May 19, 2017, 20:06 PM IST

Cassini spots 'bands of bright clouds' drifting across Saturn's moon Titan

On May 7, 2017, Cassini spacecraft captured this view of bands of bright, feathery methane clouds drifting across Saturn's Titan as it passed above the moon's surface.

May 10, 2017, 10:08 AM IST

NASA's Cassini to make its final close encounter with Saturn's moon Titan on Friday!

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close encounter with Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan on Friday.

Apr 21, 2017, 00:47 AM IST