Bangalore, Sept 22
In a crucial manoeuvre ahead of India’s Mars orbiter’s entry into the final destination on September 24, the main liquid engine on the spacecraft was today successfully test fired and its trajecto...
Washington, Sep 14
After more than two years of touching down on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has finally reached the foothills of Mount Sharp, the primary destination it was designed to explore.
Washington, Sept 11
America’s premier space agency NASA and its Indian counterpart ISRO are talking about setting up a Joint Mars Working Group, a top US space official has said ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’...
Washington, Sept 9
In a move to monitor our planet better, NASA is adding a number of Earth-observing instruments to the International Space Station (ISS) that will increase the leverage of the orbital laboratory’s...
Washington, Aug 22
NASA is planning to send rats to the International Space Station (ISS) for a longer duration of up to three months to better understand the long-term effects of micro-gravity on living organisms.
Santiago, Aug 6
Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have been able to measure Pluto’s orbit precisely, to help with navigation as a US probe nears the planet in 2015.
This will help NASA’s...
Washington, Aug 4
An MIT oxygen-creating instrument will fly on the upcoming Mars 2020 mission to study how to make oxygen out of the Martian atmosphere.
NASA has announced the seven instruments that will...
Visakhapatnam, July 27
The research vessel of the National Institute of Oecanography (NIO) - Sindhu Sadhana - was flagged off from Visakhapatnam port on Sunday evening by the local member of Parliament, K. Harib...
Bangalore, Sept 24
Saluting India’s space scientists after its Mars mission created history, an elated Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the country has achieved the “near impossible” and prevailed though the...
Washington, Sept 16
American aerospace giant Boeing seems set to win a multibillion-dollar contract to build space taxis for NASA that will ferry astronauts to and from orbit. The Wall Street Journal quoted...
Chennai, Sept 13
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled to enter the Mars orbit later this month, is in the “pink of health” and sending vital information from a distance of 211 million km after covering 95 per c...
Washington, Sept 10
NASA is developing a laser-based probe for the International Space Station that will study the Earth’s forests in 3D, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.
London, Sept 8
The elusive ‘God particle’ discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned.
According to Hawking, 72, at ver...
Washington, Aug 11
An annual summer show by meteors will be interrupted this week by a veteran star of the night sky: the moon.
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which typically peaks in mid-August, this ye...
Los Angeles, Aug 5
The private space exploration company SpaceX has chosen a site in south Texas as the location where it wants to build a launch pad, the state’s governor’s office said on Monday. The site...
Washington, July 29
NASA’s Mars rover, Opportunity, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, is now the record holder of the off-Earth roving distance after accruing 40 kilometres of driving, the American space agency...
Moscow, July 24
The atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon Titan is 1.6 times denser near the surface than Earth’s air, scientists have found.
Researchers compared the chemical composition of Titan’s atmosp...