Washington, Dec 4
In an encouraging sign of life beyond earth, NASA scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. Though the presence of atmospheric water was...
Chennai, Dec 3
ISRO today announced that the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV D5, which was called off at the 11th hour on August 19 due to a fuel leak in its second stage, is likely in the...
Beijing, Nov 30
China will launch its first ever mission to land an unmanned spacecraft on the lunar surface next week, as it moves forward in its ambitious plan to become the world’s pre-eminent space power. »
Bangalore, Nov 29
If things go as planned by ISRO, India’s Mars orbiter craft would leave the Earth’s sphere of influence (SOI) shortly after midnight tomorrow on a nearly 300-day voyage in deep space to the red pl...
Washington, Nov 28
US solar physicists will be following the rare comet Ison on Thursday as it slingshots around the sun, waiting to see how much of it survives an abnormally close encounter with the star. ...
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov. 26
A constituent lab of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) based here has tied up with CSIR-Tech, a private company from the fold, to market its technologies. National...
Cape Canaveral, Nov 19
NASA yesterday launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet’s atmosphere for clues as to why Earth’s neighbor lost its warmth and water over time. The white...
Washington, Nov 11
Astronomers have for the first time seen an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it like spokes on a wheel. The findings were made by astronomers viewing our solar s...
Bangalore, Dec 4
India’s maiden mission to Mars has traversed beyond the sphere of influence (SOI) of Earth extending about 9,25,000 km in its 10-month long voyage to the red planet. The spacecraft cross...
Chennai, Dec 3
Two days after successfully injecting its Mars Orbiter into trans-Mars trajectory, ISRO revealed that a thunderstorm in South Africa, which struck above a ground station identified to track the “c...
Washington, Dec 2
A streak of bright material streaming away from the Sun that appeared in several observatories may be Comet ISON – touted as the “comet of the century,” according to NASA.
Continuing a hi...
Hyderabad, Nov. 29
U. Chandrasekhar has taken over as Director of the Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI).
Before this responsibility, he was technical director in Gas Turbine Research Establishment,...
Washington, Nov 29
Comet ISON — touted as the “comet of the century” — has fizzled out during its swing around the Sun, leaving behind a trail of dust rolling through space and disappointing stargazers.
Washington, Nov 27
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has resumed full science operations after a successful diagnosis of the likely cause of a change in voltage on the six-wheeled robot. The one tonne rover resu...
Washington, Nov 21
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has found compelling evidence that the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way is producing a jet of high-energy particles. Previous studi...
Washington, Nov 13
NASA has released the first-ever natural-colour portrait of Saturn, in which the planet, its seven moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible. The new panoramic mosaic o...
Chennai, Nov 8
The second orbit raising manoeuvre of India’s Mars Orbiter spacecraft was performed in the early hours today, three days after its successful launch by PSLV C-25 into orbit around the Earth.