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  • Giant Aral sea basin now completely dry: NASA Yesterday

    Washington: The eastern basin of the Aral Sea - formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world - has for the first time dried up completely, according to latest images released by NASA. Aral Sea, the once-extensive lake in Central Asia has been shrinking markedly since the 1960s,...
  • NASA's Curiosity clicks picture of a 'traffic signal' on Mars 5 days ago

    New York: Are aliens using traffic signal to cross roads on Red Planet? Fun apart, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has clicked a picture on the Martian surface that resembles a "traffic signal". The "traffic signal" was spotted by a British UFO enthusiast named Joseph White. Curiosity, while busy scanning the surface, snapped...
  • US-Russian space crew lifts off for space station 5 days ago

    Baikonur (Kazakhstan): A US-Russian space crew has blasted off successfully for the International Space Station. The Russian Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft lifted off as scheduled at 2:25 AM (local time) on Friday from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan. It's carrying NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore along with Russians Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova...
  • Mangalyaan clicks and sends the first image of Mars 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India's Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan has released the first picture of the red planet after successfully entering into the Martian orbit on Wednesday. The official Twitter handle of ISRO's Mars Orbiter uploaded a picture of our neighbouring red planet with the caption, "the view is nice up here," on...
  • Just 12 hours into the orbit, India's successful Mars mission Mangalyaan sends first set of data 6 days ago

    Bangalore: It's been just 12 hours since India's first interplanetary mission, the Mars orbiter, entered the red planet's orbit successfully and it is already hard at work. The Mangalyaan has sent back five photographs of Mars. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed that their ground station had receieved the first...
  • Made-in-India Mangalyaan reaches Mars, ISRO shows US, Europe, Russia how to do it in the first attempt 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Space exploration is the cutting edge of technology and on September 24, 2014 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made a landmark by successfully placing its first Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan in the red planet's orbit in its maiden attempt while its more famous counterparts from the...
  • Mangalyaan shows that Indian technology has come of age, says NASA scientist 1 week ago

    Speaking on the occasion of the successful entry of Mangalyaan into Mars' orbit, NASA scientist Amitava Ghosh lauded ISRO and said that the success of Mangalyaan must be taken as a symbol of India's growth and an expansion of its technology. ...
  • NASA congratulates ISRO for Mangalyaan's successful entry into Mars orbit 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As India's Indian Space Research Organisation made history with Mangalyaan successfully entering Mars orbit, United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated the agency for creating history. NASA's Maven had also reached the orbit of Mars on Tuesday. "We congratulate ISRO for its Mars arrival! Mars Orbiter joins...
  • 'Namaste', 'Howdy': ISRO's Mangalyaan, NASA's Curiosity Rover greet each other on Mars 1 week ago

    As India made history with the insertion of Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan into the orbit of the red planet, it was a treat for those on Twitter. Twitteratti saw a fun exchange of tweets between NASA's 2012 Mars mission Curiosity, ISRO's Mars Orbiter and NASA's 2014 Mars...
  • US spacecraft Maven enters Mars orbit, India probe next 1 week ago

    Cape Canaveral (US):NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile (710 million-kilometer) journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet on late Sunday night. "I think my heart's about ready...
  • Assam government to take meritorious students on 12-day tour to NASA September 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam government will take 10 meritorious students on a 12-day educational visit to the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 'Deba Kumar Bora Memorial NASA Visit 2014' will sponsor visits of first three toppers of 10th standard and first position holder of 12th standard in each of...
  • Engines tested, India's Mangalyaan set to enter planet's orbit on Wednesday September 22, 2014

    The Indian Space Research Organisation has begun crucial operations to put the Mars orbiter spacecraft into the planet's orbit. The first testing of engines has been a big success. Deepa Balakrishnan reports. ...
  • Mars mission: Mangalyaan enters last lap; crucial test on September 24 September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India's first mission to Mars will attempt to put a spacecraft in orbit around the red planet next week, in a crucial test of a low-cost project carrying the country's hopes to join the leaders of a global space race. A successful outcome for the $74-million mission would stiffen...
  • NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year September 21, 2014

    Cape Canaveral, Florida: NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach Mars late on Sunday night following a journey spanning 10 months and 442 million miles (711 million kilometers). If all goes well, the robotic explorer will slip into Martian orbit for a year or more of atmospheric study. It's designed...
  • NASA launches $20,000 Mars challenge September 21, 2014

    Washington: Attention, space enthusiasts! NASA is offering a $20,000 prize to anyone who can come up with a design idea for small science and technology payloads that could also provide the necessary weight to balance spacecraft entering the Martian atmosphere. "NASA is committed to engaging the public, and specifically the maker community...
  • NASA's Mars spacecraft to begin orbit of Red Planet September 21, 2014

    Washington: A NASA spacecraft that aims to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and reveal how its climate changed over time is poised to begin orbiting the Red Planet. After a 10month journey, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe is making its final approach to Mars and will begin...
  • NASA spacecraft to reach Mars this weekend September 18, 2014

    Washington: US space agency NASA said on Wednesday its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will enter orbit around the Red Planet this weekend. The spacecraft has completed a 10month space journey spanning 442 million miles (711 million km), Xinhua reported. "The team, the flight system, and all ground assets are...
  • NASA's crowdsourced 'global selfie' to send Earth's self portrait into space September 17, 2014

    New York: A "global selfie" project that aims to send a special message from earth to space via NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has been approved by the US space agency. NASA has agreed to set aside 100 MB data for the crowdsourced selfportrait of Earth on the New Horizons probe that...
  • NASA to make major announcement about spacecraft contracts September 17, 2014

    Washington: US space agency NASA said on Tuesday it will make a "major announcement" regarding the awarding of contracts to build commercial spaceships that will send the country's astronauts to space soil by 2017. "NASA is poised to announce the final phase of development and certification to provide safe, reliable and...
  • NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move September 11, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans. Workers at Kennedy Space Center gathered to watch as the Orion capsule emerged from its assembly hangar on Thursday, less than three months from its first test flight. The capsule sealed for protection slowly made its...
  • NASA, ISRO in talks to set up Joint Mars Working Group September 11, 2014

    Washington: America's premier space agency NASA and its Indian counterpart ISRO are talking about setting up a Joint Mars Working Group, a top US space official has said ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US. "NASA is in discussions with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) regarding potential...
  • NASA to turn ISS into perfect Earthobserving platform September 9, 2014

    Washington: In a move to monitor our planet better, NASA is adding a number of Earthobserving instruments to the International Space Station (ISS) that will increase the leverage of the orbital laboratory's unique vantage point in space. The launch of a NASA ocean winds sensor to the ISS in September inaugurates...
  • 'House' sized asteroid passes close to Earth September 8, 2014

    London: A 60feet asteroid about the size of a normal house flew past Earth on Sunday posing no threat to humans, NASA reported. The asteroid 2014 RC passed over New Zealand at a close distance of 40,000 km from earth. An asteroid of same size left over 1,000 people injured when it...
  • NASA probe identifies clouds on Mars September 6, 2014

    Washington: The belief that Mars could support life received a boost when NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover identified clouds that researchers believe are most likely to have formed through the accumulation of water ice crystals or supercooled water droplets. "Clouds are part of the planet's climate system," Robert Haberle, a planetary scientist...
  • NASA satellite to help farmers combat drought August 24, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists, including one of Indianorigin, have developed a new satellite than can predict the severity of droughts worldwide and help farmers maximise crop yield. Currently, there is no ground or satellitebased global network monitoring soil moisture at a local level. Farmers, scientists and resource managers can place sensors...
  • Photos: Have you seen what the IndiaPakistan border looks like from space? 19 amazing photos of India as seen from space August 21, 2014

    Have you seen images of the IndiaPakistan 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 August 16, 2014

    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 August 16, 2014

    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 lightyears away on Wednesday. Researchers say the telescope, allowed them to see a source of Xrays 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...