Moon

  • Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish, puffer fish in 6-in-1 Earth Day Google doodle 22-04-2014 10:05 AM

    New Delhi: To commemorate Earth Day 2014 Google has posted a 6-in-1 animated doodle on its home page with six representatives from the animal kingdom - Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish and puffer fish. Google has been celebrating Earth Day through its popular doodles for...
  • 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...
  • Swedish cosmetics company plans to brighten Moon 20-04-2014 05:23 PM

    A Sweden-based cosmetics companyhas proposed a bizarre new method to eliminate the need forstreetlights - brighten the surface of the Moon. The idea is to use materials already on the Moon tolighten its surface. The goal is to reflect slightly moresunlight onto Earth, making the night sky brighter, accordingto the...
  • West Bengal: Moon Moon Sen out on streets of Bankura for campaigning 16-04-2014 11:32 AM

    Kolkata: Yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen is out on the streets of Bankura in West Bengal for campaigning ahead of polling in her constituency. The legendary actress is making her political debut with Trinamool Congress. Accompanying her in the roadhsows are her two daughters Riya and Raima Sen. Another star...
  • US sky-watchers ready for total lunar eclipse today 15-04-2014 07:10 AM

    Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event on Tuesday as the Earth's sunset-hued shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color to bright orange, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 am EDT...
  • 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...
  • Rwanda commemorates 20 years since genocide 07-04-2014 04:22 PM

    Rwanda is commemorating the 20th anniversary of its devastating genocide in which machete and gunfire attacks killed more than 1 million people. President Paul Kagame and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon together lit a flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Monday in memory of those killed. Samantha Power, the...
  • Camera used on moon landing sold for $758,489 25-03-2014 03:09 PM

    Vienna: It was put on auction as a camera that made it to the moon and back. And it had its price - nearly $760,000. The Hasselblad 500 sold over the weekend is described by Vienna auctioneers Galerie Westlicht as part of the equipment carried by the 1971 Apollo 15...
  • Want to be more versatile in my roles, says Raima Sen 24-03-2014 01:36 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Raima Sen will be seen playing a victim in 'Children Of War', based on the violent birth of Bangladesh, and, after familiarising herself with the tragedies experienced by its people then, says she feels strongly for them and hopes they are treated as equals now. The 'Godmother'...
  • 'Disappointed' UN chief Ban concerned about Ukraine unity 18-03-2014 07:02 AM

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed deep disappointment at the crisis in Ukraine, saying that the Crimea referendum will exacerbate the situation and urged all parties concerned to intensify efforts and engage constructively toward a peaceful solution. "The Secretary-General continues to closely follow the situation in...
  • From Baichung Bhutia to Gul Panag, many celebs in fray for LS polls 13-03-2014 09:56 PM

    New Delhi: Elections for the 16th Lok Sabha are witnessing many entrants from the sports and glamour industry. While actor Gul Panag will be contesting as an Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Chandigarh, former footballer Baichung Bhutia is contesting the Lok Sabha elections on Trinamool Congress ticket. Gul Panag on...
  • Mamata Banerjee defends inclusion of celebrities in candidate list 11-03-2014 06:34 PM

    Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday put up a strong defence against criticism that she stressed on glamour and star power while deciding the party's list of Lok Sabha poll candidates, saying she wanted them to have a say in national politics. TMC's list of candidates, which contained names...
  • I hope we can bring back nobility into politics: Moon Moon Sen 07-03-2014 05:34 PM

    Actor and theatre personality Moon Moon Sen will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections on a TMC ticket from Bankura in West Bengal. ...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: The oddballs in the fray 07-03-2014 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: Like in the all previous elections, the odd balls are adding some colour to the Lok Sabha elections this time too. Infosys co-founder and former IT Czar from Bangalore Nandan Nilekani to banker Meera Sanyal in Mumbai, film actress Moon Moon Sen in Kolkata to Kannada heroine Ramya...
  • It's difficult to look glamorous in summer but I'll see what I can do: Trinamool candidate Moon Moon Sen's 5 outrageous comments on campaigning 07-03-2014 12:59 PM

    Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has released the first list of 48 candidates for West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur and Jharkhand and has decided to field actress Moon Moon Sen from Bankura parliamentary constituency. Moon Moon, who's the daughter of legendary screen actress Suchitra Sen, made some hilarious and downright outrageous...
  • Baichung Bhutia, Moon Moon Sen bring star power to Mamata's TMC 06-03-2014 01:41 PM

    New Delhi: It is star power for the Trinamool Congress this Lok Sabha elections with actress Moon Moon Sen and former football captain Baichung Bhutia set to contest polls for the party. Baichung Bhuti, who will contest from Darjeeling on a Trinamool ticket, will take on Bharatiya Janata Party leader...
  • Bhaichung Bhutia, Moon Moon Sen to contest for TMC in LS polls 05-03-2014 04:49 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after the Election Commission announced the dates for the Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday, the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee released the first list of 48 candidates for West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur and Jharkhand. The party has fielded women candidates in 11 seats only. Mamata's candidate list...
  • 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...
  • China's moon rover Yutu comes 'back to life' 13-02-2014 02:53 PM

    China's troubled moon rover Yutu or Jade Rabbit has come back to life from a troubled dormancy although experts are still trying to figure out the cause of its abnormality, officials in China said on Thursday. "Yutu has come back to life," said Pei Zhaoyu, the spokesman for China's Lunar...
  • Chemical weapons watchdog discusses Syria mission 30-01-2014 05:28 PM

    The international chemical weapons watchdog will be meeting on Thursday to discuss slow progress in its mission to destroy Syria's poison gas and nerve agent program by the end of June. In a note prepared last week for the behind-closed-doors meeting of the executive council of the Organisation for the...
  • Second supermoon of 2014 will be visible on Friday 28-01-2014 08:16 PM

    New Delhi: The second of the five supermoons of 2014 would be visible Friday, an organisation working for popularising astronomy said on Tuesday. Space Foundation said the first supermoon of 2014 appeared January 1 - making January the single calendar month with two supermoons until January 2018. Friday's supermoon would...
  • China's Moon rover 'Yutu' develops snag 25-01-2014 04:13 PM

    China's first moon rover 'Yutu' has experienced a "mechanical control abnormity" and scientists are organising an overhaul, authorities said on Saturday. The abnormity occurred due to "the complicated lunar surface environment," the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said, without giving further details. The abnormity...
  • Kolkata: Actress Suchitra Sen's condition deteriorates 17-01-2014 12:14 AM

    Kolkata: The condition of ailing actress Suchitra Sen deteriorated once again on Thursday night, doctors attending to her said. Earlier in the day, the doctors had said that her condition was stable and she might be discharged from hospital in the next two to three days for treatment at home....
  • China's Moon rover 'Yutu' successfully performs first lunar probe 15-01-2014 05:24 PM

    China's Moon rover 'Yutu' has successfully used its mechanical arm to complete its first scientific exploration of the lunar soil. The rover used its mechanical arm to survey the lunar soil on Tuesday, following instructions from the control center, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) said. The exploration lasted about...
  • Suchitra Sen showing steady improvement 05-01-2014 02:18 PM

    Kolkata: The condition of iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was put on non-invasive ventilator support after her condition deteriorated Friday night, has shown 'steady improvement' since Saturday night, a doctor said Sunday. Suchitra's breathing problem worsened Friday, leading to dipping of her oxygen saturation and, thus, necessitating the ventilator...
  • My grandma is better but keep praying: Raima Sen 04-01-2014 05:01 PM

    Kolkata: Iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was put on non-invasive ventilator support after her condition deteriorated Friday night, is better, says her granddaughter Raima Sen. "My grandma is better. Thank you for your prayers...Keep praying," Raima tweeted Saturday. The veteran actress, 82, is undergoing treatment for a chest infection...
  • Suchitra Sen stable, under continuous monitoring 02-01-2014 09:43 AM

    Kolkata: The condition of iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, under treatment in the critical care unit (CCU) of a nursing home here, continues to be stable, a medical bulletin said Wednesday. Undergoing treatment for a chest infection, Sen was Sunday night rushed to the hospital after her condition deteriorated and...
  • Veteran actress Suchitra Sen is stable 30-12-2013 04:29 PM

    Kolkata: The condition of iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was shifted to the critical care unit (CCU) of a nursing home, has stabilised, a medical bulletin said Monday. Undergoing treatment for a chest infection, Suchitra was Sunday night rushed to the CCU after her condition deteriorated and her heart...
  • UN sends more peacekeepers to South Sudan as violence worsens 25-12-2013 01:09 PM

    The UN Security Council approved plans on Tuesday to almost double the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan in an effort to protect civilians as reports of mass graves fueled fears of a worsening of ethnic bloodletting in the world's newest state. The move came as the United Nations humanitarian...