Mars

  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet 09-04-2014 04:50 PM

    Chennai: Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars today crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to...
  • Mars mission: Spacecraft crosses half the distance 09-04-2014 03:55 PM

    Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars on Wednesday crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to...
  • Opposition of Mars: Tonight Mars, Earth and sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line 08-04-2014 07:20 AM

    New Delhi: On the night of Tuesday April 8, Mars, Earth, and the sun are arranged in a nearly-straight line. Astronomers call this event an 'opposition of Mars' because Mars and the Sun are on opposite sides of the sky. Oppositions of Mars happen every 26 months. Mars rises in...
  • Modi blasts Congress over weak policies, says its slogan now is 'Mar Jawan, Mar Kisan' 29-03-2014 04:36 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday tore into the foreign policy of the UPA government and accused it of neglecting national interests. He also tweaked the "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan" slogan. Alluding to the alleged incursions by the Pakistan army and beheading of Indian soldiers in 2013, the...
  • NASA shares heart-shaped images from the surface of Mars for Valentine's Day 15-02-2014 11:09 AM

    Looks like the red planet also celebrates Valentine's Day. On 14 February 2014, NASA tweeted heart shaped images from the surface of Mars and wrote "#NASALove from the Red Planet: Mars is red, so don't be blue. Hearts abound from us to you(sic)" The images were captured by Mars Orbiter...
  • Mars mission successfully completes 100 days in space on Wednesday 11-02-2014 08:35 PM

    Bangalore: India's first inter-planetary probe Mars Orbiter Spacecraft will be completing 100 days in space on Wednesday in its voyage towards the red planet. The health of the spacecraft, launched by the country's workhorse rocket PSLV-C25 on November 5 last from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh,...
  • NASA finds clues to possible water flows on Mars 11-02-2014 11:44 AM

    US space agency NASA said Monday its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Odyssey orbiter have sent back clues that liquid water may still exist today on the Red Planet. The spacecraft spotted "dark, finger-like markings" that advance down some Martian slopes when temperatures rise, as well as corresponding seasonal changes in...
  • Grammy Awards 2014: Lorde's 'Royals' wins song of the year 27-01-2014 09:28 AM

    Los Angeles (AP): Precocious teenager Lorde is the Grammy Awards song of the year winner. Lorde's inescapable anti-swag anthem 'Royals' continued its unlikely run through pop music Sunday night, giving the New Zealander her second Grammy Award of the evening. 'Royals' was originally recorded by Lorde and Joel Little to...
  • Mystery white rock inexplicably appears near NASA Mars rover 22-01-2014 09:27 PM

    Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by NASA's Mars rover Opportunity. The rover, which landed in an area known as Meridiani Planum a decade ago, is exploring the rim of a crater for signs of past water. Another rover, Curiosity,...
  • Watch: The trailer of crowdfunded film 'Veronica Mars' 04-01-2014 01:16 PM

    New Delhi: The makers of the 'Veronica Mars' movie have come up with the film's first trailer. The film is based on the hit TV series 'Veronica Mars', where the lead character is a successful lawyer. The interesting thing about the film is that it's a crowd-funded project. Featuring Kristen...
  • 62 Indians shortlisted for permanent human settlement on Mars 02-01-2014 06:17 PM

    London: Over 1,000 aspirants, including 62 from India, have been shortlisted for an ambitious private mission to send four men and women on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024 to establish a permanent colony on the red planet. The Netherlands-based non-profit organisation Mars One announced the selection of 1,058...
  • 62 Indians shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars 02-01-2014 05:42 PM

    Over 1,000 aspirants, including 62 from India, have been shortlisted for an ambitious private mission to send four men and women on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024 to establish a permanent colony on the red planet. The Netherlands-based non-profit organisation Mars One announced the selection of 1,058 candidates...
  • Bruno Mars, Rihanna top list of most-pirated artists in 2013 02-01-2014 05:26 PM

    Los Angeles: American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars and R&B star Rihanna are the most pirated music artistes of 2013. According to the figures released by data analysis firm Musicmetric, Mars finished the year with nearly 5.8 million downloads to Rihanna's 5.4 million, reported Rolling Stone. Daft Punk was a distant third...
  • Over 20,000 Indians apply for one-way trip to Mars 12-12-2013 09:03 AM

    London: Over 2 lakh people, including more than 20,000 Indians, have applied for an ambitious private mission that will send four men and women on a one-way trip to Mars in 2023 to establish a permanent space colony. In the five month application period, Mars One received interest from 202,586...
  • Narendra Modi beats Sachin Tendulkar, Mars Mission on Facebook 09-12-2013 09:29 PM

    New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is the most talked about person on Facebook in India beating likes of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Apple iconic device iPhone 5s, the US-based social networking site said on Monday. According to the social networking giant's top...
  • ISRO to carry out Trajectory Correction Manoeuvres on Mars mission 09-12-2013 05:35 PM

    As India's maiden mission to Mars continues its fuel-less cruise to the Red Planet, ISRO would carry out further manoeuvres aimed at keeping the spacecraft in the intended trajectory this week. The first of the four Trajectory Correction Manoeuvres (TCM) would be carried out on December 11, Indian Space Research...
  • Mars mission spacecraft travels beyond Earth's sphere of influence 04-12-2013 11:42 AM

    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 crossed the SOI of Earth at around 1:14 hrs (IST) on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. The Mars...
  • Thunderstorm in S Africa delayed Mars Orbiter tracking: ISRO 03-12-2013 01:46 PM

    Chennai: 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 "crucial moment" had resulted in a five minute delay in following the Indian mission. "Seconds before the firing of the...
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  • Mars Orbiter Mission crosses Moon's orbit; travelling 10 lakh km a day 02-12-2013 08:29 PM

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter, which was placed in inter-Mars trajectory in the early hours on Sunday, has crossed Moon's orbit and is travelling beyond Earth's natural satellite. "The Mars Orbiter spacecraft has crossed the Moon orbit. So technically after crossing our Chandrayaan's orbit, it is now travelling...
  • MOM showing all signs of taking India's dreams to new heights 01-12-2013 11:56 PM

    The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completed yet another milestone when it was slung out of the earth's orbit in a Saturday midnight manoeuvre. The MOM, set to reach the red planet in September 2014, is showing all signs of taking India's dreams to new heights....
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission completes mother-of-all manoeuvre 01-12-2013 03:46 PM

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completed yet another milestone when it was slung out of the earth's orbit in a Saturday midnight manoeuvre. The MOM, set to reach the red planet in September 2014, is showing all signs of taking India's dreams to new...
  • Mars Orbiter leaves Earth's orbit, to reach red planet by Sept 2014 01-12-2013 07:39 AM

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission has crossed its first major milestone when it was propelled out of the Earth's orbit, onwards onto its 750 million kilometer journey to Mars on Sunday 1 am. "The Trans Mars Injection (TMI) operations, which began at 00.49 am (IST) has...
  • Indian Mars Orbiter readies to leave earth 30-11-2013 09:10 PM

    India's Orbiter to Mars prepares to part with mother earth soon after Saturday midnight and begin its long journey to the distant red planet coasting through the cosmos for almost 10 months, a scientist said on Friday. "The Orbiter is steadily climbing towards its last apogee (farthest from earth) pass...
  • Mars spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit after midnight today 30-11-2013 08:36 AM

    Bangalore: It's a big night tonight for the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) as the Mars mission Mangalyan is set to leave the Earth's orbit and turn towards Mars in the early hours of December 1. The maneuver will be then followed by a 8-month long journey to the...
  • India's Mars mission spacecraft enters final orbit around earth 27-11-2013 06:21 PM

    India's maiden interplanetary spacecraft Orbiter, headed to Mars, entered the final orbit around earth early on Wednesday to prepare for its trans-injection into the sun's orbit early on Sunday (December 1). Its voyage to Mars will take nine months (280 days). "Orbiter has passed its penultimate perigee (closest to equator)...
  • ISRO seeking Lord Balaji's blessings is superstition: CNR Rao 24-11-2013 12:19 AM

    Bharat Ratna-designate Prof. CNR Rao terms ISRO's long-time practice of seeking the divine blessings in Tirupathi before its space missions an act of superstition he does not believe in. "Yes," he replied when a reporter asked if he thought the space agency placing a miniature replica of soon-to-be-lofted satellite at...
  • See: First ever image of Earth taken by Mangalyaan captures 'Helen' 22-11-2013 09:15 AM

    ISRO's Mars Orbiter has beamed back the first set of pictures of the Earth, capturing the Indian subcontinent and parts of Africa. The first image was taken on November 19 at around 1:50 PM from a height of almost 70,000 km above earth and has a spatial resolution of 3.5...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter sends first picture of Earth, 'Helen' captured 21-11-2013 08:10 PM

    The severe cyclonic storm 'Helen' hurtling towards Andhra Pradesh coast has been captured by India's Mars Orbiter in the first image of the country beamed back in its maiden mission to Red Planet. 'Mangalyaan' has beamed back the first set of pictures of Earth, capturing the Indian subcontinent and parts...
  • Electrical problem puts Curiosity's operations on hold 21-11-2013 06:03 PM

    NASA engineers have temporarily suspended all science operations by Mars rover Curiosity after the six-wheeled robot developed an electrical issue. NASA is running tests to check possible causes of a voltage change detected on the rover on November 17. The team detected a change in the voltage difference between the...