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Friday, August 14, 2020



Explained: The Perseids meteor shower, set to peak in mid-August

August 14, 2020 9:12 am

The Perseids occur as the Earth runs into pieces of cosmic debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The cloud of debris is about 27 km wide, and at the peak of the display.

NASA releases map showing the impact of Beirut blast

August 13, 2020 8:21 am

NASA has released a map that shows the likely extent of the high scale damage caused by the explosion in Lebanon's capital city Beirut on August 4 which claimed the lives of more than 170 people.

NASA data suggests ocean of 'salty water' on dwarf planet Ceres

August 12, 2020 11:12 am

Ceres has a diameter of about 950 km, which is more than one-fourth of Earth's moon. The main focus of the scientists was the 92 km wide crater named Occator located in Ceres' northern hemisphere.

NASA astronaut shares stunning pictures of Galapagos Islands from space

August 11, 2020 6:23 pm

“Beautiful pass over the Galapagos Islands today!” tweeted Chris Cassidy, who is currently living aboard the International Space Station.

NASA's Insight lander helps uncover what's beneath Mars' surface

August 11, 2020 12:49 pm

The data recorded on InSight's seisometer is from February to September 2019 which includes more than 170 vibrations from seismic waves which can be caused by metor strikes or marsquakes (like earthquake).

Explained: Sunspots, and why they occasionally spark worry

August 11, 2020 9:37 am

When a Sunspot reaches up to 50,000 km in diameter, it may release a huge amount of energy that can lead to solar flares.

NASA releases photos that show our solar system in weird shape

August 12, 2020 5:09 pm

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists have developed a new prediction about the shape of the bubble that surrounds our solar system.

Explained: What is SpaceX’s SN5 Starship prototype that completed its first test flight?

August 07, 2020 8:08 am

Designed by SpaceX, Starship is a spacecraft and super-heavy booster rocket meant to act as a reusable transportation system for crew and cargo to the Earth’s orbit, Moon and Mars.

400 years ago, a famous astronomer and his mother’s trial for witchcraft

August 07, 2020 8:22 am

Johannes Kepler's mother was arrested for witchcraft on August 7, 1620. He put his work on hold, defended her in court, and secured her freedom

Astronauts: SpaceX Dragon capsule 'came alive' on descent

August 05, 2020 11:25 am

The astronauts on SpaceX's first crew flight said Tuesday that their Dragon capsule came alive and sounded like a beast as it descended through the atmosphere to a smooth splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico.


Meet the two NASA astronauts from SpaceX Demo-2 mission

May 31, 2020 8:28 am

NASA and SpaceX have rescheduled Demo-2 mission to International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley.

In Pics: SpaceX-NASA next launch on May 30; photos of the delayed launch

May 28, 2020 6:38 pm

SpaceX NASA Demo-2 test flight launch delayed to March 31. Here are some images from before the delay was announced.

Here are top 10 stunning images of Indian landscape on Google Earth

February 19, 2020 8:27 am

Google Earth Satellite Images India: Google Earth View is now a collection of over 2,500 images of Earth's most stunning landscapes as seen from space.

This Valentine's Day, make NASA your messenger and send a free greeting

February 13, 2020 5:30 pm

NASA is letting you send greeting cards to your loved ones on the occasion of the upcoming Valentine's Day. Users can head over to the NASA website to select their favourite scientific yet cheesy valentine greeting card with a tagged message. (Image: NASA)

These space images taken by NASA's Spitzer Telescope look like modern art

September 02, 2019 6:11 pm

The Spitzer Telescope was launched by NASA 16 years ago in August 2003. To celebrate its sixteenth birthday, the space agency has shared some beautiful space images captured by the infrared telescope.

Stunning photos of Super Snow Moon from around the world

February 21, 2019 8:45 am

This full moon was referred to as Snow Moon because the full moons which occur in February are called as Snow Moon by the Native Americans which finds a place in the Farmer's Almanac as well

In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

September 21, 2018 6:53 am

The March mission was part of NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, a five-year, $30 million effort aimed at improving sea level rise projections by understanding how warming oceans are melting ice sheets from below - the most ambitious research on the subject to date

NASA launches upgraded Soyuz aircraft with three crew members

July 07, 2016 8:41 am

The NASA crew is due to arrive on Friday at the International Space Station, which orbits about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth, to begin a four-month mission.

US astronaut Scott Kelly safely lands back in Earth: A look at his spaceflight

March 02, 2016 1:51 pm

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko land safely back in Earth after 340 days in space

NASA confirms Mars has water: Here is a closer look at some pictures

September 29, 2015 2:21 pm

NASA has confirmed evidence of water on Mars in an important discovery. Check out some stunning pictures of the red planet which have hinted at evidence of war on Mars earlier