Space Science: News

20 Mar 2024


Indian space start-up gears up for first-of-its-kind rocket launch

India's private space start-up, Agnikul Cosmos, is gearing up for the test launch of its Agnibaan SOrTeD (Suborbital Tech Demonstrator) rocket on March 22.

17 Oct 2023


Space start-up Agnikul raises $26.7mn to prepare for commercial launches

Indian space tech start-up Agnikul has raised $26.7 million to develop its small satellite rocket for commercial missions.

20 Sep 2023


Scientists develop water-powered thruster for small satellites: How it works

A team of engineers working with the European Space Agency (ESA) has created a new water-powered thruster, without using toxic chemicals.

JWST reveals new details of star formation in nearby galaxies

The James Webb Space Telescope's groundbreaking FEAST (Feedback in Evolved Astrophysical Systems with the Telescope) observations are providing valuable insights into stellar nurseries in galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

Aditya-L1, India's first space-based solar observatory, getting ready for launch

India's first space-based mission to study the Sun, Aditya-L1, is gearing up for launch.

10 Aug 2023


IIA scientists find unique star that defies star formation theories

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) in Bengaluru have discovered a unique star, HE 1005-1439, which challenges previous understanding of star formation.

04 Aug 2023


Scientists detect mysterious gamma rays from the Sun

An international team of scientists, including those from Michigan State University, have detected the most energetic light emitted from the Sun.

02 Aug 2023


What happens if astronaut dies in space? Know NASA's protocols

NASA's protocols for handling astronaut deaths are designed to be dignified.

18 Jul 2023


'Cannibal' CME from Sun to strike Earth: What is it

A "cannibal" coronal mass ejection (CME) formed as a result of several solar storms, including a "dark eruption" from the Sun, is on its way to strike Earth today.

30 Jun 2023


In a first, scientists detect neutrino emission within Milky Way

For the first time, astronomers have detected high-energy neutrinos coming from within the Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our solar system.

26 Jun 2023


NASA's analog astronauts begin 1-year-long simulated 'Mars' mission

For the next year, four people will live in a Mars-like environment. They have started spending their time in a habitat that is similar to the conditions found on Mars.

23 Jun 2023

Space News

Earth's thermosphere reaches highest temperature in 20 years: Know impact

Our planet's thermosphere—which is the second-highest layer of the atmosphere—has now recorded the highest temperature compared to the past two decades.

20 Jun 2023

European Space Agency

5 facts about European Space Agency's upcoming Euclid mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) is set to launch the Euclid mission on July 1, as per the current schedule.

19 Jun 2023


NASA wants India to join Artemis Accords: Why it's significant

NASA is keen on getting India to sign up for the Artemis Accords, a framework that lays down common principles and guidelines to be followed by all collaborating nations for safe space exploration.

30 May 2023

Space News

One-third of Milky Way exoplanets may contain liquid water: Study

The possibility of finding life beyond Earth has enthralled scientists for a long time and remained a major quest in space exploration.

30 May 2023


NASA to use deep space food production for future astronauts

NASA is planning long-duration crewed space expeditions, and an ample food supply would be crucial to success.

26 Apr 2023


How the first-ever space-based voice call was done

For the first time, a two-way space-based call was made and interestingly, it was done using a regular smartphone.

21 Apr 2023


What the Indian Space Policy 2023 entails

The new Indian Space Policy has been released, laying down a set of objectives and actionable items for both government and private organizations, for supporting space exploration.

18 Apr 2023


Meet the volunteers of NASA's year-long Mars analog mission

NASA recently unveiled its Mars simulation habitat, where volunteers would live for a year to test what life would be like on the Red Planet during future missions.

01 Apr 2023


How NASA's AI-powered tool will warn about "dangerous space weather"

Thanks to weather forecasting centers, we are warned well in advance about adverse weather events on Earth.

30 Mar 2023

Black Hole

Astronomers may have discovered largest black hole ever: 5 facts

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole that might as well be the largest known to date.

28 Mar 2023


NASA's JWST detects exoplanet's temperature for first time: Know how

Researchers have used the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to measure the temperature of a rocky Earth-like exoplanet called TRAPPIST-1 b.

How AI can help find life beyond Earth

The hunt for life beyond our home planet is bound to get easier in the future. Scientists have developed a new machine learning tool that could help look for signs of life on Mars and other extraterrestrial bodies.

22 Mar 2023


Asia's largest liquid mirror telescope launched in Uttarakhand

Asia's largest four-meter International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) is now operational in Devasthal in Uttarakhand.

16 Mar 2023


New-generation spacesuit for NASA Artemis astronauts: Here's dissecting them

NASA has revealed the next-generation spacesuit for astronauts that will go on the Artemis moon-landing missions.

14 Mar 2023


Why Jovian moon Europa's shell rotates differently than its interior

A new study offers insights into why Jupiter's moon Europa rotates at a different rate than its interior.

16 Feb 2023

Space News

Unexpected CME to hit Earth tomorrow. Should we be worried

A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun is expected to hit Earth on February 17.

15 Feb 2023


Meteorite that crashed in Gujarat is a rare aubrite

The meteorite that crashed in Gujarat in August 2022 is confirmed to be a rare kind, called an aubrite.

25 Jan 2023


Rocket Lab successfully launches Electron rocket from US soil

Rocket Lab, a California-based aerospace launch service provider, successfully carried out the debut US launch of its Electron booster.

05 Jan 2023


NASA's NEO Surveyor will look for the hardest-to-find asteroids

NASA is developing a space telescope called Near-Earth Object (NEO) Surveyor, that will look for asteroids and comets that serve as potential threats to our home planet.

28 Dec 2022

Space News

How are spacesuits made and some interesting facts about them

Space exploration for humanity is impossible without spacesuits. They are more than just clothes and serve different purposes.

21 Dec 2022

Solar System

Spiraling exoplanet suggests how Earth might meet its end

An exoplanet known as Kepler-1658b is spiraling closer toward its host star. This is the first time that astronomers have been able to observe the decaying orbit of an exoplanet around an "evolved" or older parent object.

17 Dec 2022


NASA's Juno probe will now investigate Jupiter's moon Io

NASA's Juno probe will now investigate Io, the third-largest Jupiter moon and the most volcanic region in the solar system.

Caltech uses machine learning to classify dying stars: Here's how

SNIascore, a machine-learning algorithm developed by astronomers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has accurately classified 1,000 supernovas. They are bright and powerful explosions caused by dying stars.

08 Nov 2022


China wants to send monkeys into space to study reproduction

Chinese scientists want to send monkeys to the Tiangong space station in order to study reproduction.

05 Nov 2022

Artemis 1

NASA's Artemis 1 to launch on November 14: Key facts

Artemis 1 is ready to take off on November 14 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There will be a 69-minute launch window starting at 12:07 am EST (9:37 am IST).

04 Nov 2022

Space News

A 100-feet-long Chinese rocket booster is dangerously headed toward Earth

An enormous remnant of China's Long March 5B space rocket is headed toward Earth.

04 Nov 2022


NASA's InSight Mars Lander will bid adieu in few weeks

NASA's InSight Lander will soon reach the end of its four-year mission.

Scientists spot oldest-ever star cluster in James Webb's deep-field image

Remember the first deep-field image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)?

02 Nov 2022


5 books about space and astronomy that astrophiles must read

Tap into the realm of the cosmos, one page at a time.

02 Nov 2022

Black Hole

Black holes can have 'wildly different masses,' reveals study

Physicists at the University of Queensland were dumbfounded by their discovery that black holes exhibited certain quantum properties.

01 Nov 2022

European Space Agency

This is what the Earth's magnetic field sounds like!

If you thought the concept of Earth's magnetic field existed only in theory, then you are in for a big surprise.

10 Oct 2022


Have you checked NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day yet?

If Space and the cosmos pique your interest, NASA's daily astronomy pictures will definitely find a spot in your heart.

22 Jul 2022


Best planetariums in India to introduce your kids to astronomy

If you are inclined toward space exploration and astronomy, then planetariums or taramandals are a must-visit for you.

18 Jul 2022

Space News

Massive Earth-directed solar flare may cause radio blackouts today

A gigantic solar flare has erupted from the Sun and might cause radio blackouts in several parts of the world today.

10 Jul 2022

Space News

This new theory may explain the mystery of Earth's formation

We have been studying Earth for the longest time, but some fundamental questions are still left unanswered. One of them is the question about the formation of our planet.

03 Jul 2022


Earthshine Moon July 2022: When and how to watch it?

This year has been great for astronomy enthusiasts. From the five-planet alignment and Blood Moon to the Tau Herculids (TAH #0061) meteor shower, there has been something for everyone.

23 May 2022

Space News

Massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 27

According to NASA, an asteroid that is four times the size of the Empire State Building will get really close to Earth on May 27.

16 Mar 2022

Space News

Astronomers discovered asteroid just two hours before it hit earth

The fifth asteroid ever discovered before colliding with Earth crashed near Iceland on March 11.

Who is S Somanath, the new chief of ISRO?

S Somanath was on Wednesday named the new chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the space secretary, as per an order issued by the central government.

18 Nov 2021

Space News

Satellite could have glimpsed ninth planet back in 1983

Recently, evidence of a ninth planet in our solar system has been found by British astronomer Michael Rowan-Robinson in data gathered back in 1983.

17 Oct 2021

Space News

NASA's Lucy space probe blasts off to explore asteroids

American space agency NASA launched the Lucy Mission space probe strapped to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on October 16.

11 Oct 2021

Space News

NASA's Lucy to launch soon, will explore primordial Trojan asteroids

In a bid to unveil the origin mysteries of our solar system, NASA is launching a mission for exploring the "fossils of planet formation," i.e. the Trojan asteroids in Jupiter's orbit.

19 Sep 2021

Space News

Astronomer who demoted Pluto claims he's found new ninth planet

Pluto was controversially stripped of its designation as a planet in 2006. A planetary scientist who was the fiercest advocate of the celestial body's demotion claims he has now found another celestial body worthy of recognition as a planet.

20 Jul 2021


Billionaires are flying to space, but where does it begin?

While Jeff Bezos prepares for a trip to space, let's not forget that just last week, his company Blue Origin took to Twitter to compare its mission and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Unity 22 mission to space.

17 Jun 2021


Spacesuit concerns briefly interrupt spacewalk to install solar panels

Spacewalking astronauts resumed work to install powerful, new solar panels outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, after a brief interruption caused by problems with one of their suits.

24 Sep 2019


New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

Ever since the NASA's Pioneer Venus project suggested back in the 1980s that the planet might have had an ocean, scientists have been struggling to understand what exactly happened that turned Venus into the inhospitable hellscape it is today.

16 Aug 2019


#CareerBytes: Want to join ISRO? Here's everything you should know

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the largest and most successful space agencies in the world.

15 Jun 2019


#CareerBytes: Didn't get good JEE-Advanced rank? Here's what to do

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), comprising Main and Advanced exams, is the country's most difficult engineering entrance exam.

01 Apr 2019


PSLV-C45 carrying India's EMISAT and 28 foreign satellites lifts off

ISRO's PSLV C45 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota today, carrying India's EMISAT satellite along with 28 nanosatellites of global customers.

24 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu

#CareerBytes: 8 popular engineering colleges in South India

South India is home to some of the best engineering institutes in the country, making it one of the most preferred destinations for engineering aspirants.