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NASA's new telescope to solve universe’s greatest mysteries

Dec 28, 2017
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, is planning to launch a next-generation space telescope that will provide the largest picture of the universe ever seen, with the same depth and clarity as the Hubble Space Telescope.

World's space agencies propose creation of a space climate observatory

Dec 15, 2017
According to a declaration that was adopted on 11 December, the heads of world space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to combine acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe.

Jupiter’s Moon may have similar plate tectonics as Earth

Dec 5, 2017
According to a new research, the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa may have plate tectonics similar to those on Earth, which could have important implications for the possibility of life in the ocean thought to exist beneath the moon's surface.

Pluto may have liquid water oceans, suggests NASA study

Dec 2, 2017
According to a new NASA study, some of the icy worlds outside our solar system including Pluto may have liquid water oceans beneath their surface. The study stated that the heat generated by the gravitational pull of moons formed from massive collisions could extend the lifetimes of liquid water oceans beneath the surface of these large icy worlds.

New study discovers that ‘flowing water’ on Mars may be sand and dust

Nov 22, 2017
According to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, dark features earlier thought to be evidence of liquid water flowing on Mars may actually be granular flows comprising sand and dust.

International Seminar on Indian Space Programme inaugurated in Delhi

Nov 21, 2017
The International Seminar on Indian Space Programme: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was inaugurated in New Delhi. The main objective of the two-day conference was to deliberate on the best practises and pursue ongoing discussion process to support further work of India's Space Sector.

Astronomers discover a pair of rare massive, hyper-luminous galaxies

Nov 15, 2017
Astronomers have for the first time spotted two hyper-luminous starburst galaxies, extremely bright and spectacularly massive galaxies, in the early universe.

Morocco launches earth observation satellite

Nov 9, 2017
Morocco has successfully launched an earth observation satellite called “Mohammed VI-A”. The satellite was launched by European consortium Arianespace's Vega rocket from French Guyana Space Centre.

India, South Africa to collaborate on multi-radio telescope project

Nov 6, 2017
India would be participating in the multi-nation Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - a large multi-radio telescope project aimed to be built in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, where the view of the Milky Way Galaxy is best and radio interference least.

Massive black holes might lurk on edge of galaxies like Milky Way

Nov 1, 2017
According to a study led by an Indian-origin researcher, the outskirts of spiral galaxies like Milky Way could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions.

India's Space mission to Moon 'Chandrayaan- II' in 2018: Dr Jitendra Singh

Oct 24, 2017
India’s second space mission to moon, ‘Chandrayaan-II’, will take place in 2018, most likely in the first quarter of the year. This was shared by Atomic Energy and Space Minister Jitendra Singh while addressing the inaugural session of the 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing at New Delhi.

Dawn spacecraft to orbit dwarf planet Ceres until its fuel runs out: NASA

Oct 23, 2017
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it would be extending the Dawn mission at Ceres until its hydrazine fuel runs out, after which it will continue to remain in a stable orbit around the dwarf planet.

Astronomers discover Kronos, Sun like planet-eater

Oct 20, 2017
Kronos has been named after a Greek mythological character, Titan, who ate his own children including Poseidon (well known as the planet Neptune), Hades (Pluto) and three daughters is 350 light years away from planet earth.

IAU names two Pluto Mountains after mountaineers who first scaled Mount Everest

Sep 11, 2017
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved naming of two mountain ranges on Pluto after the first two people known to have scaled the world’s highest mountain peak, Mount Everest.

Massive black hole discovered near heart of Milky Way

Sep 7, 2017
The findings were published recently in journal Nature Astronomy.

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson to return home after 288 days in space

Sep 3, 2017
NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to return to Earth from the International Space Station on 2 September 2017, after completing a 288-day mission.

ISRO all set to launch India’s 8th navigational satellite

Aug 31, 2017
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch IRNSS-1H, India’s eighth navigation satellite, on board rocket PSLV C39.

A total Solar eclipse to sweep across North America after 241 years

Aug 21, 2017
On 21 August 2017, the people of the United States would be witness to a complete eclipse of the sun, a spectacle that would be visible exclusively in the US.

Asteroid Florence to pass safely by Earth on 1 September: NASA

Aug 18, 2017
Asteroid Florence, which is one of the largest near-Earth asteroids, will pass safely by Earth on 1 September 2017 in its closest ever encounter with the planet.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft set to embark on its final mission

Aug 12, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to start off on its final mission-five ultra-close orbits around Saturn, before it takes a deep plunge into the planet, bringing an end to its 20-year-long journey.

Study finds millions of black holes in Milky Way

Aug 10, 2017
The UCI researchers launched the celestial census after the first ever detection of gravitational waves in the year 2015. It was basically launched to investigate the ‘weirdness of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) discovery.’

NASA’s Hubble detects Exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

Aug 7, 2017
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a planet outside our solar system, WASP-121b.

ISRO, NASA working towards completion of NISAR mission by 2021

Aug 4, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working along with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to launch the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by 2021.

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion on Proxima Centauri

Jul 21, 2017
The massive coronal explosion has sent out powerful solar flare having energy of 10-raised-to-30 ergs, about 100 times a typical solar flare.

Astronomers detect strange signals coming from star 11 light years away

Jul 18, 2017
The radio signals were detected on 12 May 2017 using the Arecibo Observatory, a large radio telescope located in Puerto Rico.

Scientists discover galaxy 1000 times brighter than Milky Way

Jul 17, 2017
The discovery was published recently in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

NASA developing first planetary defence mechanism

Jul 4, 2017
NASA is developing the first-ever mission that will work as a planetary defence mechanism against potential cosmic body impacts in the future.

Scientists solve centuries-old mystery of unusual glow in the sky after dark

Jun 26, 2017
Scientists have solved the centuries-old unexplained mystery of "bright nights", the unusual glow that appears in the sky after dark and lets observers see distant mountains.

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 219 new potential planets

Jun 20, 2017
NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted 219 potentially new planets, among which at least 10 are in the habitable zone, nearly about the same size as the Earth with conditions suitable to host life.

India’s Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan completes 1000 days in orbit

Jun 19, 2017
Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), ISRO’s maiden interplanetary mission has completed 1000 Earth days in its orbit, well beyond its designed mission life of six months.

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