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...
Chennai, July 22
Inching closer to the red planet, India’s ambitious Mars Orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 per cent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet schedu...
Washington, July 16
Heavy metal! NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has discovered its first meteorite on the Red Planet — a huge shiny, lumpy rock made mostly of iron. The rock is an iron meteorite called “Lebano...
Washington, July 2
American space agency NASA is all set to launch a satellite designed to study atmospheric carbon dioxide today, after it cancelled the lift-off in the final minute of the countdown yesterday. »
Washington, June 29
After several postponements due to bad weather, NASA finally sent a flying-saucer-like test vehicle high into the skies to try out technologies that could one day be used to land on Mars.
Washington, June 10
NASA has successfully beamed a high-definition video with the message “Hello, World! from the International Space Station to Earth using a new laser communications instrument. The US spa...
Washington, June 1
NASA’s newest solar observatory has captured a colossal coronal mass ejection erupting from the Sun in extraordinary detail.
According to the US space agency, during the time of the eject...
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...
Washington, July 18
Images and data captured by the Mars rover Curiosity suggest that the red planet would have been warmer and wetter some 3.7 billion years ago, scientists say. Soil deep in a crater datin...
Bangalore, July 12
Exactly 75 days from today, India’s Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target.
Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has travelled 5...
Washington, July 1
The US space agency is to launch today a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. The launch of the Orbiting Carbon...
Washington, June 24
The NASA rover Curiosity, which arrived on Mars in August 2012, will reach one year spent on the planet – in local time – on Tuesday, equivalent to 687 Earth days.
NASA’s main goal for th...
Washington, June 3
Astronomers have discovered the “Godzilla” of all Earths – a new type of rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as our planet and is more than twice as large in size, a surprising find that cou...
Moscow, May 27
Russia has sent a French communications satellite into orbit from a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean after the last launch in 2013 ended with the satellite plunging into the sea. T...