MARS

  • My mission is 'Skill India, not Scam India', says Modi in Toronto as he pitches for transformative India 5 days ago

    Toronto: In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for a transformative India with a promise to turn the country into a global workforce hub by 2030. Addressing the Indian diaspora in a packed stadium in Toronto, Canada on Thursday morning, Modi said,...
  • Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Mars 1 week ago

    Paris: Research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars, astrophysicists said on Monday. The clue comes from the presence in the soil of calcium perchlorate, they said. This is a type of salt that is highly absorbent and lowers the freezing...
  • Astronomer names asteroid after Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai April 11, 2015

    Islamabad: The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai now has an asteroid named after her, media reported. Amy Mainzer, astronomer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, named Asteroid 316201 after Malala, Dawn online reported on Friday. He said, "It is a great honour to be able...
  • NASA-funded engine may take humans to Mars in 39 days! April 5, 2015

    Washington: NASA has awarded a grant of US dollar 10 million to a Texas-based company to develop a revolutionary engine that could send humans to Mars in just 39 days. The Ad Astra Rocket company from Webster will develop the Vasimr engine which uses plasma, an electrically charged gas, as a...
  • Fresh evidence for groundwater on Mars: Report March 29, 2015

    London: Researchers have found fresh evidence of the presence of groundwater on Mars. Investigators note that such conditions in a similar Earth environment would have been conducive for microbial colonisation. Researchers investigated the Equatorial Layered Deposits (ELDs) of Arabia Terra in Firsoff crater area on Mars to understand their formation and potential...
  • ISRO releases fresh pictures of Mars as MOM completes 6 months March 24, 2015

    Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan, the country's first inter-planetary expedition, on Tuesday completed six months in the red planet's orbit. It is expected to live beyond its shelf life of six months, the Indian Space Research Organisation said as it attributed a 37-kg reserved propellant to the increased life-span. The...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission completes 6 months in red planet's orbit today March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan, the country's first inter-planetary expedition, on Tuesday completed six months in the red planet's orbit. It is expected to live beyond its shelf life of six months, the Indian Space Research Organisation said as it attributed a 37-kg reserved propellant to the increased...
  • Congress hits back, accuses Modi of somersault on farmers issues March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurances to the farmers, accusing him of doing "somersault" on his promises after coming to power including on 50 per cent hike in Minimum Support Price. Attacking Modi after he accused the opposition of spreading lies on the land acquisition bill...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission likely to live beyond its 6-month lifespan: Government March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the country's first inter-planetary expedition, is expected to live beyond its shelf life of six months, the government on Thursday said as it attributed a 37-kg reserved propellant to the increased life-span. The planned life-span of Mars Orbiter Mission, after its insertion into the Mars...
  • ISRO team wins Indian of the Year 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation team won Indian of the Year 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Mars Orbiter Mission. ISRO achieved which no space agency in world including the USA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) managed to do in their first attempt. With this stupendous achievement, ISRO has...
  • Mars One has serious flaws, alleges astrophysicist shortlisted for one-way trip to the Red Planet March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Dr Joseph Roche, one of the 100 shortlisted candidates for the much hyped Mars One that aims to set up a human colony on Mars, sees some serious issues with the project. Roche is an assistant professor at Trinity College's School of Education in Dublin, with a PhD...
  • MOM views Mars albedo; will help study its surface properties March 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's Mars Orbiter Mission payload has viewed the albedo of Mars that will be useful to study it surface properties, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Tuesday. "The map presented here shows the surface reflectance of Mars as viewed at 1.65 micron from the reference channel of MSM (Methane Sensor...
  • Musician Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for Grammys disruption, remarks about Bruno Mars February 27, 2015

    Los Angeles: Kanye West is saying he's sorry to Beck on Twitter. The incendiary 37-year-old hip-hop artist took to the social media site Thursday to publicly apologize to the 44-year-old musician who won four trophies at the Grammys earlier this month. He also says he's sorry for remarks he made about 29-year-old...
  • Coimbatore girl Shraddha Prasad shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars February 18, 2015

    Coimbatore: A 19-year old Kerala girl is one of the three Indians in the short-listed 100 applicants for the one-way trip to Mars in 2024. The engineering student is brimming with confidence of making it to the red planet. "I feel proud and happy for being selected from over 2.5 lakh...
  • Mysterious plume on Mars could be cloud of ice particles February 17, 2015

    Washington:: A mysterious plume that appeared on Mars in 2012 can either be a cloud of ice particles or a Martian aurora, a team of astronomers have said. Amateur astronomers spotted the bizarre feature rising off the edge of the Red Planet in March and April, 2012. It looked like a puff...
  • 100 aspirants shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars include 3 Indians. Meet them February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Mars One project that aims to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025 has shortlisted 100 hopefuls (from the initial 2,02,586 applicants) to proceed to the next round of the Mars One astronaut selection process. These 100 aspiring candidates shortlisted for a planned one-way...
  • Watch: Barack Obama Singing Uptown Funk February 1, 2015

    Barack Obama has already managed to get himself in our 'cool list' this year by quoting 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'. This just makes him cooler. Well not really. But this video still qualifies as awesome. A little bit of video editing (actually quite a lot), a nice beat and voila!...
  • Miley Cyrus keen to do 'Hannah Montana' reunion January 25, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Miley Cyrus says she would love to do a reunion of her hit musical-comedy 'Hannah Montana' provided she gets to play herself on the TV series. 'Hannah Montana' ran for four seasons from 2006-2011 on Disney channel. The series spanned a movie adaptation, 'Hannah Montana: The Movie', which...
  • New project to send seeds to Mars January 19, 2015

    London: A team of young researchers will send seeds to Mars in 2018 to grow the first plant on the Red planet. The Seed team has won a contest on the best designs for experiments on Mars organised by Dutch non-profit Mars One. "We are excited to announce the winner of the...
  • India's Mars Orbiter team wins 2015 Space Pioneer Award January 13, 2015

    Chennai: India's Mars Orbiter programme team has won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category from the US based National Space Society (NSS), the society said. In a statement issued in Washington Monday, the NSS said its 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category...
  • India's Mars mission hits a century, completes 100 days in Martian orbit January 1, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's Mars Orbiter completed 100 days of its Martian orbit on the New Year's Day 2015 on Thursday, space agency officials said. The Mars Orbiter was inserted in Martian orbit Sep 24, 2014 is in good health, said officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Mars Orbiter has sent different...
  • K Radhakrishnan retires leaving ISRO at its 'most glorified pedestal ever' December 31, 2014

    Bengaluru: Spearheading Indian Space Research Organisation triumphantly through several milestones, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan retired on Wednesday carrying the crowning glory of the much-hailed India's mission to Mars. Indian space scientists bid a 'sombre' farewell describing Radhakrishnan an "iconic leader" as his exit left the space agency at...
  • 2014: The year of Narendra Modi, Mars Mission and Kashmir floods December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's journey to New Delhi is the biggest story of the year 2014. Like an ambitious general, he came, he saw and he conquered the throne of Delhi in May 2014. He not only won the race to the post of Prime Minister, he also...
  • Is there an alien 'coffin' on the Red Planet? December 29, 2014

    New York: Hunters of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have spotted an object that looks strangely like a coffin on the Martian surface. In the video posted on YouTube, spotting the alien coffin is difficult to view at first but a closer inspection reveals the intriguing anomaly, the Inquisitr reported. "This stone object...
  • New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper and easier December 28, 2014

    Washington: A new route to Mars could make manned missions much cheaper, easier and more frequent, researchers say. Getting spacecraft to Mars is quite a hassle and transportation costs can soar into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Now new research lays out a smoother, safer way to achieve Martian orbit. Called ballistic...
  • NASA plans airships, floating city for manned Venus mission December 21, 2014

    Washington: NASA plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus' atmosphere and to eventually establish a permanent human colony in a floating cloud city above the Earth's nearest planetary neighbour. Dale Arney and Chris Jones, from the Space Mission Analysis Branch of NASA's Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate at Langley Research...
  • Earth meteorite indicates water reservoir on Mars December 19, 2014

    Washington: NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Though controversy still surrounds the origin, abundance and history of water on Mars, this discovery helps resolve the question...
  • Watch: ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III December 19, 2014

    India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. ...
  • ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III, eyes global market December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also checked the working of an unmanned crew...
  • India's manned space programme gets a boost, ISRO to test advanced version of GSLV today December 18, 2014

    Bengaluru: It is a big day for the Indian space Research Organisation as it takes its next step towards putting a man in space. India's heaviest rocket, the GSLV-3, is expected to blast off at 9:30 am from Sriharikota on Thursday. The launch is also significant as it takes with...