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  • NASA crashed moon mission at 5,700 km per hour 21-04-2014 05:25 PM

    Washington: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), the moon exploring robot of NASA was annihilated when it impacted the surface of the moon, as planned last weekend, the US space agency announced. "At the time of impact, LADEE was travelling at a speed of 3,600 miles (5,700 km) per...
  • NASA spots most Earth-like planet yet 18-04-2014 11:21 AM

    Los Angeles: Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, announced on Thursday, excited...
  • Watch live: Rare 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse 15-04-2014 06:56 AM

    A total lunar eclipse visible from North America will begin early in the morning of April 15 at about 2 AM EDT (11:30 AM IST). In this rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its colour from bright orange to blood red to brown,...
  • Rare blood red lunar eclipse to unfold on Tuesday 14-04-2014 06:52 PM

    Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three...
  • Odisha's KIIT International School students bag NASA prize 26-03-2014 06:23 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Zenith's Labyrinth, a project developed by Grade 8 students of KIIT International School, bagged the second prize worldwide in the Space Settlement Design Contest for school students organised by the National Space Society of USA in association with NASA. Six students - Aman Patnaik, Abhishek Mahapatra, Sai Krishanth PM,...
  • First evidence of universe's Big Bang found 18-03-2014 04:31 PM

    In a breakthrough, astronomers have found the first direct evidence of Big Bang by imaging the gravitational waves produced almost 14 billion years ago when the entire universe sprung into existence. The universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang 13.8 billion years...
  • NASA joins hunt for missing Malaysian plane 14-03-2014 11:00 PM

    NASA has joined international search operations to trace the missing Malaysian aircraft by analysing satellite data and images gathered since the plane with 239 people aboard vanished from radar screens a week ago. The world's premier space agency on Monday began examining ways it can contribute to the search for...
  • Asteroid will pass by Earth on Wednesday: NASA 05-03-2014 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: An asteroid will safely pass Earth on Wednesday - closer than the distance from Earth to the moon. It happens about 20 times a year. This asteroid, 2014 DX110, is estimated to be about 100 feet (30 meters) across. Its closest approach to Earth will be at about...
  • NASA does something very cool. Tweets 'real deal' photos of space and astronauts congratulating Gravity for winning seven Oscars 03-03-2014 11:33 AM

    NASA has done something really cool. It tweeted 'real deal' photos of space and of astronauts congratulating the team of Hollywood film Gravity for winning seven Oscars. "Space exploration isn't fictional. It's real. Follow and see #RealGravity as we work towards an asteroid & Mars," a tweet read. With seven...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 27-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • NASA video recorded from space shows North Korea in complete darkness compared to neighbouring South Korea 26-02-2014 12:20 PM

    A NASA video taken from the International Space Station on January 30, 2014 revealed a shocking contrast between North and South Koreas. The video taken from space showed North Korea plunged in complete darkness at night compared to neighbouring South Korea and China. The darkened land appeared as if it...
  • NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO 26-02-2014 08:48 AM

    Washington: US space agency NASA on Tuesday said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India's ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation Synthetic Aperture Radar mission is a part of its plan to launch in the next seven years a series of satellite related to water and draught,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NASA to launch 5 Earth science missions in 2014 23-01-2014 10:24 PM

    For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, opening new and improved remote eyes to monitor our changing planet. The five launches, including two to the International Space Station (ISS), are part of an active...
  • 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,...
  • Comet chasing probe wakes up, signals earth 22-01-2014 11:56 AM

    Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope to use it to land the first space lander onto a comet. The European Space Agency received the all-clear message from its Rosetta spacecraft...
  • Six events that will matter in 2014 20-01-2014 11:56 AM

    1. Sky City, the world's tallest skyscraper, to open in Changsha, China Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, officially opened on January 4, 2010. It's both an architectural marvel and a reminder of hubris-for it coincided with Dubai's financial troubles. Its record will be broken by China's Sky...
  • Now, have your name etched on NASA's asteroid-bound chip 16-01-2014 03:36 PM

    So what if you can't go to space? You can send your name there! US space agency NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names to be etched on a microchip aboard a spacecraft headed to an asteroid in 2016. The microchip will travel to the asteroid,...
  • Hand of God: NASA releases jaw-dropping pictures of space 12-01-2014 03:55 PM

    The National Aeronautics Space Agency has recently released a glimpse of what the Hand of God might look like. The image has been captured by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array. The image captured by a telescope shows a nebula explosion 17,000 light years away. The nebula is powered by a...
  • China seeks collaboration with US on space programmes 11-01-2014 04:01 PM

    Buoyed by the successful landing of a rover on the Moon, China has sought global cooperation for space exploration, especially with the US which prohibits direct collaboration between NASA and Chinese space agencies. Xu Dazhe, the new chief of China's space industry who is in Washington to attend the International...
  • Saturn's rings are 4.4 billion years old 03-01-2014 04:51 PM

    Researchers using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found that Saturn's rings formed around 4.4 billion years ago, shortly after the planet itself took shape. The origin of Saturn's ring system remains hotly debated, with some researchers arguing that it's a relatively young structure and others holding that it coalesced...
  • Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 'should never be trivialized': NASA tells Beyonce 02-01-2014 10:58 AM

    Nashville: NASA officials say the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 'should never be trivialized' in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after the craft exploded on takeoff in 1986, killing all seven crewmembers. The space agency issued the statement late Tuesday after the...
  • NASA to send new year's greeting from space 31-12-2013 05:12 PM

    NASA astronauts are ringing in 2014 by sending greetings from space to the crowd gathered in New York's Times Square on new year's eve. Prominently positioned below the world-famous Times Square New Year's Eve Ball, the dual LED screens will allow revellers to see this special greeting from space, NASA...
  • NASA astronaut takes selfie from space with Earth behind him 30-12-2013 05:07 PM

    A NASA astronaut has taken an incredible selfie from space with Earth in the background while performing repairs on the International Space Station on Christmas Eve. US astronaut Mike Hopkins, 45, took the astounding image of himself while performing repairs on the ISS during the second of two spacewalks spread...
  • NASA’s 6 ft superhero robot that may one day go to space 14-12-2013 01:28 PM

    The National Aeronautics Space Agency has yet again wowed the world with its entry for this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge - a real-life Iron Man! The agency has built a 6ft 2in 'superhero' robot called Valkyrie 1. The robot, which can walk by itself, pick up things and even use...
  • NASA finds water in atmosphere of five distant planets 04-12-2013 06:02 PM

    In an encouraging sign of life beyond earth, NASA scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. Though the presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting stars beyond the solar system, but this is the first study to conclusively...
  • Did comet ISON survive? Scientists see tiny hope 30-11-2013 12:35 PM

    A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after grazing the sun. Now, there is a sliver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived. New images being analyzed Friday showed a streak of light moving away from the...
  • 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...
  • 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...