Washington, Apr 17
After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the solar system’s innermost planet in two weeks when it runs out of propellant.NASA’s MErcury Su...
Washington, Apr 16
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first colour image of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon, after more than nine years of travelling through the solar system.
Washington, Apr 2
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found mineral veins at a site on Mars, offering clues about multiple episodes of fluid movement in the area.
The mineral veins were found at the site called “Ga...
Melbourne, Mar 23
Scientists have discovered a 400 km-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite in central Australia which is the largest asteroid impact zone ever found on Earth.
A team led by Dr Andrew Glik...
London, Mar 18
Our Milky Way galaxy may be home to billions of planets orbiting their host stars in a habitable zone, where there could be liquid water and possibility of life, a new study has found.
London, Mar 11
Scientists have found nine new dwarf satellites orbiting the Milky Way, the largest number ever discovered at once.According to the University of Cambridge astronomers, three of the discove...
Bengaluru, Mar 3
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission payload has viewed the albedo of Mars that will be useful to study its surface properties, Indian Space Research Organisation said today. “The map presented...
Washington, Feb 25
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has clicked a selfie which shows the one-tonne robotic vehicle at the “Mojave” site on the Red Planet where its drill collected the mission’s second taste of Mount Shar...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. April 30
NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted surface features on the icy world, including a possible polar cap, images released on Wednesday show.
With 60 million miles (97 mill...
Washington, Apr 17
Moon may have been created about 4.47 billion years ago, according to a new study of meteorites that provides clues to the giant collision which formed Earth and the lunar body.A giant impa...
London, Apr 14
Mars may have liquid water close to its surface, according to new data from NASA’s Curiosity rover which raises the chance of finding life on the red planet.Researchers have long known that...
Washington, Mar 24
Jupiter may have swept through the early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying any newly-formed super-Earths by driving them into the Sun, a new study has found.
The findings sugg...
Washington, Mar 19
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: a mysterious high-altitude dust cloud and a deep bright ultraviolet aurora.The presence of the dust...
Washington, Mar 13
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found strong evidence of a massive saltwater ocean under the icy crust of Jupiter’s largest moon Ganymede that could potentially support life.The subterran...
Washington, Mar 8
A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean but the Red Planet lost 87 per cent of that water to space, a new study has found.The ocean covered a greater portion of...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida March 1
A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit.The 22-story t...
Washington, Feb 19
A NASA spacecraft set to encounter Pluto this summer has spotted two small moons orbiting the icy dwarf planet.The moons Nix and Hydra are visible in a series of images taken by the New Hor...