Tag: Space

Dart Mission: NASA asteroid strike results in big nudge

This mission shows that NASA is trying to be ready for whatever the universe throws at us, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said during a briefing at NASA headquarters in Washington.

  • Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Giant impact may have formed Moon within hours: Study

The research team included scientists at NASA Ames Research Centre and the University of Glasgow, UK, and their simulation findings have been published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

  • Sunday, 09 October 2022
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Webb telescope to explore two rocky, Earths-like planets

The huge telescope plans to start its in-depth science investigation by exploring strange, new rocky worlds in unprecedented detail.

  • Tuesday, 31 May 2022
NASA Astronaut Reaches Earth After Spending Record 355 Days In Space
NASA Astronaut Reaches Earth After Spending Record 355 Days In Space

His journey home has been a source of concern amid the Ukraine conflict. After the war began, a month ago, several sanctions were imposed on Russia by the US and many European countries, which affected long standing relations on economic, political as well space cooperation.

  • Wednesday, 30 March 2022
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).

  • Wednesday, 03 November 2021
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.

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  • Tuesday, 13 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
'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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021