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NASA approves spacecraft for asteroid trip

This is an artist's concept of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft preparing to take a sample from asteroid Bennu. Photo: NASA NASA has approved the design of a new spacecraft for its ambitious mission to collect the first ever samples from an asteroid in 2018. NASA’s team that will conduct the mission has been g... »

Saturn may have given birth to new moon

A file photo of Saturn. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon probably no more than half a mile in diameter. The findings... »

India conducts maiden night trial of Agni-I missile

India on Friday successfully conducted maiden night test of its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast as... »

Mars crater may have once held a water lake: Study

A Martian crater may have once held a vast lake of water, a new research has claimed. A new analysis by a team led by Steve Ruff from Arizona State University suggests floodwaters entered... »

SpaceX launches fresh supplies to ISS

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo: NASA TV The SpaceX company returned to orbit on Friday, launching fresh supplies to the International Space Station after more than a month’s delay. The Dragon cargo ship will reach the orbiting... »

India’s Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet

An artistic rendering of India's Mars Orbiter Mission crossing the mid-point of its path to Mars. Photo courtesy: ISRO Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars today crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajector... »

India test-fires BrahMos missile successfully

The Indian Army today successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missil... »

India launches 2nd navigation satellite IRNSS 1B

PSLV C24, carrying India's navigational satellite IRNSS - 1B, takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Friday Nearing dusk on Friday, ISRO’sPolar Satellite Vehicle-C24 carrying indigenous navigational systems roared into the clear sky off the shores of the Bay of Bengal from the Satish Dha... »

Europe launches environment satellite

Europe has launched the first in a constellation of hi-tech satellites designed to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help in disaster relief operations. Senti... »

ISRO set to launch IRNSS 1B tomorrow

As part of its aspirations to build a regional navigational system equivalent to Global Positioning System of the US, ISRO is set to send its second satellite from Sriharikota tomorrow, which woul... »

Why does the zebra have black and white stripes

Scientists have found that biting flies, including horseflies and tsetse flies, are the evolutionary driver for zebra stripes. The striking black and white stripes that adorn zebras are designed to ward off blood-sucking flies, a new study has found, solving the mystery that has intrigued scientists for centuries.A... »

IRNSS 1B launch rehearsal successful; countdown from tomorrow

The launch rehearsal for India’s second navigational satellite IRNSS 1B was completed successfully today at the spaceport of Sriharikota, setting the stage for commencement of over 58-hour countdo... »

Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after 2-day delay

Expedition 39, now a six-member crew, talks to family and mission officials moments after entering the space station for the first time. (Image Credit: NASA TV) A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew today docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch. <... »

Navigation satellite launch on April 4

India’s latest navigational satellite IRNSS 1-B would be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, some 100 km from here, on April 4. “The launch of IRNSS 1-B from the Sati... »

Kerala students to compete in designing rover for Mars mission

NASA finds ‘zebra stripes’ in Earth’s radiation belt

First evidence of universe’s Big Bang found

N African dust stimulates monsoons: Study

Space debris can make future missions impossible: ESA

Three ISS astronauts return to Earth

First 3-D model of human fingerprint developed

NASA tests space robots to refuel satellites

Affordable diagnostic tests get a desi shot in the arm

An Indian-origin scientist has developed a tiny chemistry set which only costs $ 5 and can be used to test water quality and provide affordable medical diagnostic tests in the developing world. »

NASA’s Mars rover arrives at next science destination

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of various rock types at waypoint called NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has arrived at a scientifically enticing destination to carry out the next drilling operation in search of clues about ancient Red planet environment that may have been... »

ISRO sees bigger role for private sector in space programme

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working out a business model for a larger participation from the private sector in the space programme so that its manpower can concentrate on n... »

Liquid ocean found on Saturn's moon

Gravity measurements by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network suggest that Saturn's moon Enceladus, which has jets of water vapor and ice gushing from its south pole, also harbors a large interior ocean beneath an ice shell, as this illustration depicts. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) A vast ocean of water could be lurking under the thick ice of one of Saturn’s moons, according to the findings published by Science magazine on Thursday. A sea up to 10 kilometres... »

First peanut genome sequenced

Globally, farmers tend about 24 million hectares of peanuts each year and produce about 40 million tonnes. A team of multinational crop geneticists, including those from India, has successfully sequenced the genome of the humble peanut, an advance that will aid breeding of more productive and resilient... »

NASA cuts back communication with Russia over Ukraine crisis

NASA cut some communication channels with Russia over the annexation of Crimea by Moscow, news reports said on Wednesday. “Given Russia’s ongoing violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and te... »

Countdown for IRNSS 1B commences

Hoisting of PSLV-C24 Second Stage during vehicle integration at Mobile Service Tower scheduled to carry the country's navigational satellite IRNSS - 1B, being integrated at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. File Photo. The 58-and-a-half hour countdown for the launch of country’s second satellite for Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System IRNSS 1B today commenced and was proceeding smoothly at the Satish Dha... »

Let students be entrepreneurs too: Kris Gopalakrishnan

India needs a large number of young entrepreneurs who can be nurtured at the college level, said S Goplakrishnan, Executive Vice-Chairman, Infosys Ltd. Engineering colleges should al... »

Engine snag delays arrival of crew at ISS

Expedition 39 crew members wave farewell before boarding their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft. An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until tomorrow. A rocket carrying Russians Alexander Skvortsov... »

NASA spacecraft discovers new gully on Mars

A NASA spacecraft has discovered a new gully channel on the surface of Mars which may have formed only within the last three years.A comparison of images taken by the High Resolution Imagin... »

Particles smaller than Higgs boson?

Liquid ‘waves’ detected on Saturn’s moon Titan

Space rock craze hits South Korea after meteor shower

Warming melts last stable edge of Greenland icesheet

Computer model to help cancer treatment

DRDO says none of its networks hacked

Toyota Kirloskar milestone

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