New York, June 16
Planets with two suns – like Tatooine in the “Star Wars” movie series – may be more capable of supporting life than other planets, a new research has claimed.
Tatooine’s dual suns might a...
Washington, Jun 16
NASA’s Kepler telescope has identified 503 new potential alien planets, some of which may even be habitable.
“Some of these new planet candidates are small and some reside in the habitabl...
Washington, Jun 13
Astronomers have discovered 26 new black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way, using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Using more than 150...
Washington, Jun 11
The reason dark matter – which makes up 85 per cent of all the matter in the universe – is invisible could be because it possesses a rare, donut-shaped type of electromagnetism instead of the more...
Beijing, June 11
China today successfully launched its fifth and longest manned space mission with three astronauts, including a woman, on board ‘Shenzhou-10’ as part of the Communist giant’s efforts to build a pe...
Kolkata, Jun 11
Scientists at Jadavpur University have found that zinc-doped hydroxyapatite (HAP), a calcium phosphate-based bioceramic material, has a stimulatory effect on bone formation.
HAP is one of...
New York, Jun 10
Astronomers are planning a massive 250-foot telescope that will search for extra-terrestrial life by detecting the heat that alien civilisations may produce. The proposed instrument — ca...
Washington, June 7
Astronomers are developing a new instrument to detect faint dust clouds around other stars, many of which may hide Earth-like planets with conditions suitable to life.
Astronomers at the...
Washington, Jun 17
Martian clay may have harboured boron — a key component for one of the life’s molecular building blocks — at a time when life was just starting on the Earth, scientists say.
London, June 16
The European Space Agency’s largest spaceship – the size of a double-decker bus – has successfully connected to the International Space Station (ISS) to support and supply the station with essenti...
Bangalore, June 13
Indian Space Research Organisation has now scheduled the launch of the country’s first navigation satellite for July 1 after rectifying an anomaly.
“Review is on. It’s scheduled to be lau...
Beijing, June 13
China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft successfully conducted an automatic docking with the Tiangong-1 orbital capsule on Thursday.
The three astronauts in the spacecraft were all in good conditi...
New York, June 11
A faint collection of 1,000 stars, held together with a bit of dark matter, orbiting the Milky Way is the most lightweight galaxy ever discovered, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have...
Washington, Jun 11
India and a top US science body have forged an international organisation to develop space solar power, an initiative that has the potential of solving humanity’s energy needs and greatly mitigati...
Washington, June 10
NASA’s Opportunity rover on Mars has made one of its most significant discoveries to date after it identified a rock laden with clay minerals, more evidence that water once flowed on the red plan...
Washington, Jun 7
The moments just after the Big Bang happened more like the theory predicts, an international team of scientists using the most powerful telescope on Earth has discovered. The research ha...
Washington, Jun 6
Mars rover Curiosity will shift to a distance-driving mode and head for an area about 8 km away, at the base Mount Sharp after wrapping up investigations in the small area where it has been workin...