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...
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, 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...
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...