Americans Will Head to Space Again Without a Russian Taxi

Americans Will Head to Space Again Without a Russian Taxi

13 Oct 2017

​Since the Space Shuttle’s retirement six years ago, NASA has been buying spots aboard Russian Soyuz craft to ferry astronauts to the International Sp

SpaceX launches North American communications satellite and also successfully re-lands the booster

SpaceX launches North American communications satellite and also successfully re-lands the booster

13 Oct 2017

​With 15 successful launches this year, SpaceX has managed to become a leading player in the satellite launch market. Among them, two launches took pl

NASA using asteroid’s close flyby to test warning attack

NASA using asteroid’s close flyby to test warning attack

13 Oct 2017

​NASA is using an asteroid's close flyby to test Earth's warning network for incoming space rocks. The small asteroid was on track to pass within 27,2

Dead Dolphin Penises Given Erection For Fake Sex Experiment

Dead Dolphin Penises Given Erection For Fake Sex Experiment

12 Oct 2017

​Scientists from Dalhousie University, the University of Massachusetts and Tufts University have been conducting some weird sex research to understand

Telangana Students Selected For NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Telangana Students Selected For NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

12 Oct 2017

​A team of five students from an engineering college in Telangana has been selected for the prestigious NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. The te

SpaceX completes successful launch of recycled rocket Falcon 9

SpaceX completes successful launch of recycled rocket Falcon 9

12 Oct 2017

​SpaceX on Thursday launched a rocket that had already flown to space and landed it successfully on an ocean platform, as part of its ongoing effort t

Moon once had an atmosphere: NASA study

Moon once had an atmosphere: NASA study

06 Oct 2017

Washington: The Moon had an atmosphere about three to four billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster th

Australia’s Cats Kill Over 1 Million Birds Daily

Australia’s Cats Kill Over 1 Million Birds Daily

05 Oct 2017

​Cats, both wild and tame, kill over one million birds in Australia daily, a new study showed. This mass slaughter is behind the rapidly declining pop

Five Supermassive Black Hole Pairs Find out

Five Supermassive Black Hole Pairs Find out

04 Oct 2017

​WASHINGTON: Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have identified five pairs of supermassive black holes, each millions of times the mass of t

Huge eruption almost sterilised the Earth in mass extinction event, study finds

Huge eruption almost sterilised the Earth in mass extinction event, study finds

04 Oct 2017

A massive volcanic eruption in what is now known as Siberia sent the world spiralling into its worst extinction event, a new study has found. The Gre

Physics Nobel prize winner wanted to come to India to inspire  scientists

Physics Nobel prize winner wanted to come to India to inspire scientists

04 Oct 2017

​Three American scientists, Rainer Weiss, Barry C Barish and Kip S Thorne won the 2017 Nobel prize in Physics on Tuesday. All three have a connection

NASA delays launch of James Webb Space Telescope to 2019

NASA delays launch of James Webb Space Telescope to 2019

30 Sep 2017

​Washington: NASA has pushed the plannedlaunch of its USD 8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope from October 2018 to the spring of 2019, citing space

Elon Musk unveils his plan to use Mars rocket for intercity travel

Elon Musk unveils his plan to use Mars rocket for intercity travel

30 Sep 2017

A fourth gravitational wave has been detected — this time with help from Italy-based equipment — after two black holes collided, sending ripples throu

Elon Musk unveils his plan to use Mars rocket for intercity travel

Elon Musk unveils his plan to use Mars rocket for intercity travel

30 Sep 2017

SpaceX chief Elon Musk’s elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications. At a conference in Au

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

29 Sep 2017

​Adelaide: Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said on Thursday as plans to

Nasa delays launch of James Webb Space Telescope to 2019

Nasa delays launch of James Webb Space Telescope to 2019

29 Sep 2017

​Washington: Nasa has pushed the planned launch of its $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope from October 2018 to the spring of 2019, citing spacecr

Crash site of Europe's first lunar mission found

Crash site of Europe's first lunar mission found

26 Sep 2017

An orbital manoeuvre was also performed on MOM spacecraft to avoid the impending long eclipse duration for the satellite, aCrash site of Europe's firs

Designed to last 6 months, India's Mangalyaan completes three years in Martian orbit

Designed to last 6 months, India's Mangalyaan completes three years in Martian orbit

26 Sep 2017

​New Delhi: Launched on September 24, 2014, with an intent to probe the Red Planet, India's Mangalyaan spacecraft that was estimated to last for 6 mon

NASA technology to track heartbeats helps in disaster relief after the earthquake in Mexico

NASA technology to track heartbeats helps in disaster relief after the earthquake in Mexico

25 Sep 2017

​A suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats under rubble is helping disaster relief workers on the ground in Mexico City

New tech can spot warning signs before extreme events

New tech can spot warning signs before extreme events

25 Sep 2017

​MIT scientists developed a new algorithm that can predict extreme events that are likely to occur in the real world, by spotting instabilities that m