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  • Photos: Have you seen what the India-Pakistan border looks like from space? 19 amazing photos of India as seen from space Yesterday

    Have you seen images of the India-Pakistan border from space? The picture clearly shows a border that is lit u by floodlights. The floodlights dot the border in Gujarat to prevent smuggling and arms trafficking. NASA has also captured some amazing photos of the Sundarbans area and the Ganges valley...
  • Watch: This video of a volcanic eruption from the International Space Station is something you may never see in this lifetime 6 days ago

    Most of us have never been around a volcanic site, leave alone watching a volcanic eruption. While videos of volcanic eruptions are readily available on the internet, we had no idea what it looked like from the space. Volcanologists captured this footage of Sarychev's volcano eruption with the help of...
  • Remember that famous NASA image of alien walking on the moon? It was just dust, says NASA 6 days ago

    New York: A famous image showing an alien walking on the moon is simply "dust, an eyelash or scratch on the negative" of the film that took the image, NASA has said. The video showing the alien on the moon was posted by YouTube user Wowforreel and viewed more than two...
  • A NASA telescope captures image of a black hole August 13, 2014

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has observed a rare sight from about 324 light-years away on Wednesday. Researchers say the telescope, allowed them to see a source of X-rays called the corona move closer to a black hole. They observed the extreme gravity of the black hole...
  • Watch: Is there an alien on the moon? NASA's video shows a human figure walking on the surface of the moon August 13, 2014

    New York: Watch this NASA image carefully. In all probability, you may agree to see a humanoid figure walking along the surface of the moon. NASA is yet to confirm what this image is all about but for YouTube users, the image is not less than an alien and its shadow. The...
  • Supermoon illuminates skies around the world; next bigger, brighter moon expected on September 9 August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A supermoon rose above cities on Sunday night, the second of three times this year the full moon will orbit nearer the earth and appear unusually large and bright. The next supermoon is expected on September 9. The first of the three supermoons of summer 2014 was seen...
  • Google Glass not an optimal tool for space tasks: NASA August 9, 2014

    Washington: The upcoming eye wearable device Google Glass is "not an optimal tool" for handling operational procedures and tasks in a simulated space environment, NASA astronauts have revealed. In a latest series of experiments, astronauts spent several days inside an underwater lab and performed multiple tests using both Google Glass and...
  • Hubble spots gigantic 'magnifying glass' galaxy August 1, 2014

    Washington: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. At 9.6 billion light-years away, it could be the most distant such object known to science, researchers said. Spotted in observations from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope,...
  • NASA to reveal Mars 2020 rover instruments July 31, 2014

    Washington: The US space agency is set to announce on Thursday the instruments that will be carried aboard the agency's Mars 2020 mission rover. The announcement will take place at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC. The new "roving laboratory" is the successor to the widely celebrated Curiosity rover. The "roving laboratory" is powered...
  • NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record July 29, 2014

    Washington: The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said on Monday. Since arriving on the Red Planet in 2004, the solar-powered robot has journeyed across 25 miles (40 kilometers) of Martian terrain. That surpasses the...
  • NASA seeks private help to connect Mars data with Earth July 28, 2014

    Washington: In a bid to broaden participation in the exploration of the Red planet, NASA has called for a new, privately-owned communications network to be set up on Mars. The US space agency has released a Request for Information (RFI) - a formal paperwork seeking public development of a new system. "The new...
  • Finding life beyond Earth is within reach: NASA July 15, 2014

    Washington: NASA expects to find the first traces of alien life within the next 20 years. Experts from NASA and its partner institutions have outlined a road-map to the search for life in the universe, an ongoing journey that involves a number of current and future telescopes. "Just imagine the moment,...
  • Supermoon to be seen tonight; two others will be visible on August 10, September 9 July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The first of the three supermoons of summer 2014 will be seen tonight (July 12), while the two other supermoons will be visible on August 10 and September 9. The one in August would be closest to Earth. A supermoon is when the moon makes its closest approach to...
  • NASA to send 3D Google smartphones for robots to space station July 7, 2014

    Mountain View: Google smartphones with next-generation 3D sensing technology are about to blast into orbit, where they will become the brains and eyes of ball-shaped hovering robots on the International Space Station. NASA plans to use the handsets to beef up its Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES,...
  • NASA builds world's first flying observatory July 7, 2014

    New York: NASA has fitted a 17-tonne telescope with an effective diameter of eight feet on a modified Boeing 747 jetliner that the US space agency is using as a flying observatory to study stars. The infrared telescope called "Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy" (SOFIA) is mounted behind a sliding door...
  • NASA launches 'flying saucer' to test Mars landing tech June 29, 2014

    Washington: NASA has successfully launched a saucer-shaped vehicle high into Earth's atmosphere to test future Mars landing technologies that could help humanity set up an outpost on the Red Planet. The space agency launched its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle Saturday from the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on...
  • Mysterious 'magic island' detected on Saturn moon June 23, 2014

    New York: Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object - that appeared and then vanished again - from Ligeia Mare, the second largest sea on Saturn's moon Titan. The object was captured by NASA's Cassini mission radar last year as it swung around Titan. However, pictures of the same spot captured...
  • 2013 Uttarakhand floods: Dramatic before and after animated satellite image June 17, 2014

    It has been a year since floods and landslides wreaked havoc in the hill state of Uttarakhand killing thousands. These images captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite in May and June 2013 show how the area looked like before the multi-day cloudburst and what it...
  • Beas tragedy: ISRO, NASA's help may be sought to locate bodies June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinna Rajappa on Saturday said his government was trying to establish contact with ISRO and NASA to locate the bodies of the 16 missing students who were swept away when water was released into the Beas river here without warning last week. "We...
  • NASA beams 'Hello, World!' high-definition video from space June 10, 2014

    California: For the first time, NASA has beamed a high-definition video via laser from space to ground. "Hello, World!" came the message from the International Space Station (ISS). The 175-megabit video transmission was the first-of-its-kind for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) technology on the ISS. The entire transmission lasted for...
  • 1,000-feet wide 'beast' asteroid to pass by Earth on June 8 June 8, 2014

    California: A 1,000-feet wide "beast" at a speed of 50,400 km per hour - that could wipe out an entire city - will come within a range of a million miles of earth on Sunday. The asteroid will, however, safely pass earth from a distance of 1.25 million kms -...
  • NASA beams video from space via laser June 7, 2014

    Washington: US space agency NASA said on Friday it has successfully beamed a high-definition video from the International Space Station to Earth using a new laser communications instrument, a technology demonstration that could help fundamentally change the way of communication in future deep space missions. The transmission of the 175-megabit video...
  • Watch: Stunning NASA video shows a gigantic solar eruption June 1, 2014

    NASA's sun-observing IRIS spacecraft has captured its first stunning close-up of a colossal coronal mass ejection (CME) erupting from the sun. The field of view for this imagery is about five times the width of earth and about seven-and-half times its length, a tremendous sheet of solar material can be seen...
  • NASA sends hi-tech 'sandals' into space May 30, 2014

    London: NASA has sent a pair of high-tech 'space sandals' to the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how heavy loads can damage an astronauts' bones and muscles. The ForceShoe will be worn by astronauts to further our knowledge of the forces at play when operating at zero gravity....
  • NASA orbiter captures new crater on Red Planet May 23, 2014

    Researchers have discovered the largest fresh meteor-impact crater on Mars, NASA said in a statement. The before-and-after images of the crater were captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The crater is half the size of a football ground and first appeared in March 2012, the US space agency said. It was captured...
  • NASA's massive Earth Day selfie project: Look what NASA did with your Earth Day selfies May 23, 2014

    'Where are you on Earth right now?' NASA put out this question to people on Earth Day and asked them to send in their selfies with their answers. What it did with your selfies is amazing. It unveiled a massive global selfie mosaic of the Earth, showing how it would...
  • NASA unveils Earth Day 'global selfie' mosaic of 36,000 pictures May 23, 2014

    New York: NASA unveiled its "global selfie" on Thursday, a mosaic of more than 36,000 pictures uploaded to social media showing people and places around the world in commemoration of Earth Day, the US space agency said. NASA asked people on April 22, Earth Day, to upload pictures tagged with #GlobalSelfie...
  • NASA discovers square-shaped hole in Sun May 13, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists have discovered a strange coronal hole, almost square in its shape, on the surface of the Sun. The coronal hole is an area where the solar wind is streaming out of the Sun at superfast speeds, researchers said. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has captured a video of...
  • Watch: NASA astronaut delivers UConn commencement speech for graduating class from space May 12, 2014

    University of Connecticut alumnus Rick Mastracchio took a break from orbiting the globe on the International Space Station to deliver an address to students graduating from the university's School of Engineering on Saturday. With a large black UConn banner and UConn baseball cap floating behind him, Mastracchio hovered between two space...