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Scientists discover water in a distant galaxy pair

Water has been detected in the most massive galaxy pair in the early Universe, according to new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

WATCH: British Billionaire Richard Branson Pips Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos To Blast Into Space

Flamboyant British entrepreneur Richard Branson became the first person to fly to the edge of the space on his own spaceship. The 71-year-old business magnate took the trip to space on his own winged spaceship - Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 Spaceflight.

Large Amounts Of Oxygen Detected In Ancient Star's Atmosphere

San Francisco: An international team of astronomers has detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars ever known – a discovery that will help scientists better understand the earliest seeding of oxygen and other elements throughout the young universe. The new finding, made using WM […]

IAF completes first level of astronaut selection for Gaganyaan

Bengaluru: The first level of selection of Indian astronauts for Mission Gaganyaan has been completed at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine here, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Friday. Gaganyaan is India’s maiden human spaceflight programme. The selected pilots had to pass through extensive physical exercise tests, lab investigations, clinical tests, radiological tests and […]

'207 feet' Asteroid To Move Towards Earth Today; Will It Harm Us?

A huge asteroid named 2019 NJ2 with a diameter of nearly 2017 feet will move towards Earth today. According to the NASA’s CNEOS(Center For Near Earth Studies), asteroid 2019 NJ2, will reach its closes distance to Earth today at 7.53 pm (Standard Time). Reports claim that the asteroid 2019 NJ2 is currently moving at a speed […]

Microsoft joins NASA to get kids interested in space

San Francisco: Microsoft’s education arm and NASA have come together to create online lessons to get school students interested about space. The eight online lesson plans range from titles such as Designing Astro Socks to protect astronauts’ feet in microgravity to designing one’s own space station, CNET reported on Friday. The curriculum includes 3D design challenges, […]

NASA twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

Washington: NASA is preparing to launch twin satellites this month that focus on how radio signals that pass through the Earth’s upper atmosphere can be distorted by structured bubbles in this region called the ionosphere. The twin E-TBEx CubeSats — short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment – will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket […]

NASA's robot completes first hardware test in space

Washington: NASA has completed the first hardware test of a robot in space that would take care of the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future. The robot named Bumble is one of three Astrobee robots that will research automated caretaking aboard the ISS. Bumble, and another robot named Honey were launched to the […]

First-ever image of 'monster' black hole captured

London: In a historic feat, astronomers announced on Wednesday that they have captured the first-ever image of a black hole in a distant galaxy — the biggest tribute to the late Stephen Hawking who theorised about the existence of black holes emitting radiation in the universe. The image — taken by a network of eight […]

NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space

Washington: NASA has pinpointed the exact landing location of its newly launched InSight lander, using a powerful camera onboard another of the agency’s spacecraft, hovering around the Red Planet. On November 26, InSight landed within a 130 km ellipse at Elysium Planitia on Mars. However, there was no way to determine exactly where it touched […]

Astronomers find a treasure trove of planets hiding in dust

Bejing: “Super-Earths” and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, a new research by an international team of astronomers suggests. The findings, based on a survey of young stars in a star-forming region in the constellation Taurus, showed many of them to be surrounded by structures that […]

Space travel can alter brain: Study

London: Spending long periods in space not only leads to muscle atrophy and reductions in bone density, it also has lasting effects on the brain, suggests a study. The study, led by a team of neuroscientists from the University of Antwerp in Belgium and Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) of Munich, showed that differential changes in the three […]

NASA working for better cancer treatments in space: Report

Washington: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are conducting a blood cell experiment which may improve treatments for cancer, the media reported. In a new video published by the US space agency as part of the AngieX Cancer Therapy study, the team led by NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor were shown examining endothelial cells that […]

Gaganyaan to take Indian astronaut to space by 2022: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced an ambitious mission of sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022 on board ‘Gaganyaan’. The mission, he said in his Independence Day address, would be launched using ISRO’s own capabilities, and on successful completion, make India the fourth nation in the world to do so. “Our […]

India to soon launch space science channel: ISRO

Bengaluru: India will soon launch a dedicated space and science television channel to make their benefits reach people across the country, a top official said on Sunday. “Within the next three to four months, there will be a television channel launched to reach even the rural parts of India on how space programme can benefit […]

'Rogue' extrasolar planetary-mass object detected

New York: Astronomers have detected a possible “rogue” planetary-mass object with a surprisingly powerful magnetic field travelling through space unaccompanied by any parent star. The extrasolar object, about a dozen times more massive than Jupiter, is located some 20 light-years from Earth, showed the findings made using the US National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky […]

NASA's next planet-hunting probe to launch on April 16

Washington: NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, which aims to find alien worlds with capacity to harbour life is scheduled to launch on April 16 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. On March 15, the spacecraft passed a review that confirmed it was ready for launch, […]

NASA's lunar orbiter camera survives meteoroid hit

Washington: Scientists have determined that the camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was hit in 2014 by a tiny meteoroid, a small natural object in space. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced on October 13, 2014 an image that was wild and jittery. […]

From space the world is one : astronaut Rakesh Sharma

Bhubaneswar: From space the entire world looks like one with no boundaries demarcating the countries, distinguished astronaut Rakesh Sharma said today. “Anyone who goes to space tried to look at his own country first, but soon it appears that there is no boundary between the countries and the entire world is one family where our […]