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Moon’s ancient volcanoes could have created thick sheets of ice on its surface

May 26, 2022 4:26 pm

More than 2 to 4 billion years ago, tens of thousands of volcanoes could have erupted across the lunar surface, generating huge rivers and lakes of lava.

The future of space tourism is now. Well, not quite

May 13, 2022 5:05 pm

Less than a year after Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson kicked off a commercial space race by blasting into the upper atmosphere within weeks of each other last summer, the global space tourism market is skyrocketing, with dozens of companies now offering reservations for everything from zero-pressure balloon trips to astronaut boot camps and simulated zero-gravity flights

Suspected space vehicle pieces fall in Gujarat villages; ISRO lab report awaited

May 16, 2022 7:55 pm

Metal balls of about six kilograms fell at three places in Anand district—Bhalej, Khambholaj, and Rampura—on May 12 evening, leading to speculation that they were part of a space vehicle.

Scientists propose ‘invisible barriers’ in space to explain ‘planes of satellite galaxies’

May 16, 2022 10:29 am

These invisible barriers or invisible walls could help explain how smaller satellite galaxies orbiting larger ones are often arranged into flat disks.

ISRO’s Aditya L1 and DISHA twin satellites to help deepen India’s space weather knowledge

May 11, 2022 2:29 pm

Aditya L1 is scheduled to be launched sometime this year whereas the twin satellites—Disturbed and quiet time Ionosphere-thermosphere System at High Altitude (DISHA)—have been conceived to understand Sun-Earth interactions and their effects on Earth's upper atmosphere.

Astronomers identify new ‘black widow’ system with a cannibalistic pulsar

May 05, 2022 3:50 pm

A black widow binary is a unique system that consists of a pulsar that is circling and slowly consuming a smaller companion star.

A space business park and hotel for tourists could be orbiting Earth in just 3 years

May 04, 2022 6:15 pm

The hotel, called Pioneer Station, can accommodate up to 28 people.

Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will align this month: Here's how to watch it

April 23, 2022 10:12 am

Four planets of our solar system - Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter are set to align this month. Mercury is set to join the quartet around June 24 to take the count of visible planets to five.

Why a 'double ridge' in Greenland hints at possibility of life on Jupiter's icy Europa

April 21, 2022 9:42 am

The M-shaped crest discovered on ice sheets in Greenland is known as a double ridge and it could be a miniature version of a feature that is prominent on Europa.

A massive asteroid impact may have covered craters on the moon’s near side: Study

April 19, 2022 2:00 pm

The other side of the moon is never visible to us on Earth because the moon is tidally locked; this means that the rotation of the moon matches its orbit around the earth in such a way that we only get to see one side.

SPACE PHOTOS

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing: Here's everything you need to know

May 28, 2016 11:39 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed for the third time on a droneship in the Atlantic ocean. Here's all you need to know.

SPACE VIDEOS

Francois Hollande's visit aims at strengthening relations: French Ambassador

January 22, 2016 11:02 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): France Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Friday said France President François Hollande's second visit to India would be a great occasion to strengthen India-France relations. He added that there were several agendas such as energy restoration, space projects that would be the prime agenda of the talk. On the Rafale deal, Richier said discussions are going on and the outcome was yet not known. He added that there would also be an internal meeting with Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi. Regarding the threat received on Hollande's visit, Richier said it was being investigated and such threats are just to create disorder.

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