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Scientists track origin of mysterious signal coming from deep space

February 12, 2020 3:53 pm

Researchers have found mysterious radio signals coming from deep space that is repeating every 16 days. Here is what it means.

'Terminator Tape' can pull down dead satellites, minimise space debris

February 03, 2020 4:44 pm

A company Tethers Unlimited has made the Terminator Tape that can pull down dead satellites, in order to clear up the space debris.

Food in space: From ISRO’s Gaganyaan mission to NASA, what astronauts eat

January 09, 2020 6:21 pm

The Defence Food Research Laboratory, a Mysuru-based lab under DRDO, has prepared the packaged food items for the Gaganyaan mission. Here's how astronauts eat in space, how space food is prepared and more.

New laser-based system to accurately spot space junk

December 26, 2019 2:53 pm

Researchers in China have developed space junk identification systems, however, it has proven tricky to pinpoint the swift, small specks of space litter.

Bengaluru science educators say space is the next frontier for students

October 29, 2019 5:18 pm

"Most kids in India seem to have the desire to work in the space sector but are deprived of real ways to get there," Gabe Gabrielle, a former engineer at the Kennedy Space Center for NASA said in Bengaluru.

Asteroid or comet impact caused extinction during last ice-age: Study

October 26, 2019 4:07 pm

A study, published in the journal Scientific noted that an asteroid or a comet hit the Earth, or blew up in the atmosphere 12,800 years ago, causing a period of extreme cooling that may have led to the extinction of more than 35 species including giant sloths, sabre-tooth cats, and mammoths.

Scientists unravel chemical makeup and origin of dunes in Saturn's moon Titan

October 22, 2019 3:17 pm

The researchers, including those from the University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa in the US, examined remote sensing data from NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission to Titan.

Milky Way stole several dwarf constellations from neighbouring galaxy

October 19, 2019 10:02 pm

According to a study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Milky Way has stolen four ultrafaint dwarfs and two other dwarf galaxies named Carina and Fornax from neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) galaxy.

NASA's Insight lander starts digging into surface of Mars

October 19, 2019 9:39 am

NASA's InSight lander has dug nearly 2 centimetres (3/4 of an inch) into the Martian surface with the help of its heat probe called "the mole". The procedure was done with the robotic arm of the spacecraft, which holds the heat probe.

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures images of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov

October 18, 2019 3:24 pm

NASA's Hubble Telescope has captured images of the interstellar comet - Comet 2I/Borisov, which came into our solar system recently.

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.