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NASA’s Curiosity rover has found a new oxygen mystery on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has shown that Oxygen behaves in a mysterious way on Mars as the level of the gas throughout spring and summer rose by as much as 30 per cent.

NASA’s CASE instrument to aid European mission on studying exoplanet atmosphere

NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun for the first time.

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will search for signs of ancient life on Jezoro Crater

Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 rover have discovered that Jezoro Crater on Mars could be one of the best places to look for signs of ancient life on Mars.

Chandrayaan-2 sends back 3D photo of impact crater on moon

The Terrain Mapping Camera-2 (TMC-2)provided images at 5m spatial resolution and stereo triplets (fore, nadir and aft views) from a 100 km orbit for preparing Digital Elevation model (DEM) of the complete lunar surface.

China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push

China invited observers to a successful test Thursday of its Mars lander as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. China plans to launch a lander and rover to Mars next year to explore parts of the planet in detail.

India may again attempt soft landing on Moon next November with Chandrayaan-3

After an unsuccessful bid two months ago, India may attempt another soft landing on the Moon by next year-end, probably in November. The Indian Space Research Organisation had constituted a high-level committee to prepare a report on the proposed Chandrayaan-3.

Crispr takes its first steps in editing genes to fight cancer

The test, meant to assess only safety, was a step toward the ultimate goal of editing genes to help a patient’s own immune system attack cancer. The editing was done by the DNA-snipping tool Crispr.

What would it feel like to touch the moon?

Twelve people have walked on the moon since humans landed there 50 years ago, but no one has ever directly touched its surface.

The most distant world ever explored gets a new name: Arrokoth

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, 3 years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us.

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will hunt for ancient life in Jezero crater

NASA's Mars 2020 rover will hunt for microscopic fossils, and signs of ancient life on the red planet. The 2020 rover is yet to be named, and is expected to land on the planet by February 18, 2021.

This elusive creature wasn’t seen for nearly 30 years. Then it appeared on camera.

Researchers had no reason to think the silver-backed chevrotain had gone extinct. But the researchers also had no idea where to find the animal.

NASA’s NICER telescope detects brightest X-ray burst

NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on International Space Station (ISS) has detected the brightest X-ray burst so far that was caused by a massive thermonuclear flash on the surface of a pulsar.