Boston, Aug. 19
A new study by neurologists indicates astronauts are getting too little sleep before, and during, space missions.
The findings have been published in the professional journal The Lancet N...
Washington, Aug 17
NASA’s black-hole hunting telescope has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a super-massive black hole. A compact source of X-rays that sits near the b...
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...
Washington, Aug 9
In its quest to explore Mars surface, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has successfully conducted a test flight of a saucer-like vehicle high above the earth as part of a p...
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, Aug 3
Scientists have found some of the strongest evidence to date to explain what makes the Sun’s outer atmosphere so much hotter than its surface.Researchers said that nanoflares - a constant p...
Washington, July 24
NASA does not have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.The Government Accountability Office issued a re...
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...
Beijing, Aug 19
China today successfully launched the most advanced high-definition Earth observation satellite, which could clearly show small objects with clarity in colour.
The Gaofen-2 was launched f...
Cape Canaveral (US), Aug 19
Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite on Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.
Russian Oleg Artemiev cast the 4-inch (10-centimetre) box of...
Bangalore, Aug 15
India’s Mars Orbiter spacecraft has to travel only 88 million km as part of its total journey of 680 million km for its rendezvous with the red planet scheduled for September 24.On its 300-...
Hyderabad, Aug 10
The Indian Space Research Organisation is looking at developing communication satellites in the higher frequency bands with about 15 kW of power and data handling capability in the range of 100 Gi...
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...
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...
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...