Washington, May 17
Humans have always fantasised of “little green men” from Mars, and scientists have now come up with a new way to search for traces of alien life on the red planet. Visits to Mars by unma...
Washington, May 7
Scientists have unveiled the pH of water spewing from a geyser-like plume on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, a discovery that suggests it is a promising candidate to harbour life.
The finding fr...
Washington, May 5
Briny water may exist under certain conditions on the surface of Mars but it may not support life, data collected on the red planet by NASA’s Curiosity rover indicates.
The finding is bas...
Thiruvananthapuram, May 2
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has entered a transition phase where it is optimising costs without compromising demand, says AS Kiran Kumar, Chairman. This is essential to ach...
Ahmedabad, Apr 15
India's second lunar exploration mission - Chandrayaan - 2 is targeted to be launched by 2017-18 with complete indigenisation, informed Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chairman A S...
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...
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...
Washington, May 19
NASA is offering $2.25 million in prize for designing and building a 3D-printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the journey to Mars.
The multi-phase 3-D Printed Habitat Chal...
Washington, May 14
Enheduanna, the name suggested by an Indian space enthusiast, is one of the winners of a NASA contest to name five new craters on Mercury.
The five winning names for the craters are: Enhe...
Toronto, May 6
Scientists have for the first time observed a planetary system under formation around a young star 450 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus.
The researchers found that circu...
Washington, May 4
NASA has developed and successfully flight tested a battery-powered plane with 10 engines that can take off and land like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The Greased L...
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...
Miami, Feb 26
A US astronaut found water pooling in his helmet right after completing a six-plus hour spacewalk on Wednesday, raising new concerns about flaws with NASA’s spacesuits.
The water inside T...
Bengaluru, February 20
Tapan Misra, Scientist and Deputy Director, Microwave Remote Sensing Area of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, has assumed the office of the Director, SAC.
Tapan Misra gr...