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NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars' Jezero crater

19 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars' Jezero crater

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars' Jezero crater last night. NASA's YouTube channel streamed the event live from 00:45 AM IST on February 19. You can watch the historic feat using this link: https://youtu.be/gm0b_ijaYMQ.

Arab spacecraft enters orbit around Mars in historic flight

10 Feb 2021

Arab spacecraft enters orbit around Mars in historic flight

A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday in a triumph for the Arab world's first interplanetary mission.

Arab spacecraft closes in on Mars on historic flight

09 Feb 2021

Arab spacecraft closes in on Mars on historic flight

A spacecraft from United Arab Emirates was set to swing into orbit around Mars in the Arab world's first interplanetary mission on Tuesday, the first of three robotic explorers arriving at the red planet over the next week and a half.

India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'

05 Jul 2020

India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'

Like Earth has one, Mars hosts two elusive moons in its orbit - Phobos and its smaller, more distant sibling Deimos.

Google Trends: Which were the most searched movies of 2019?

12 Dec 2019

Google Trends: Which were the most searched movies of 2019?

With Shahid Kapoor delivering his career's biggest solo in Kabir Singh, the coveted Avengers series coming to an end with its final installment Endgame, and Joaquin Phoenix's chilling portrayal of supervillain Joker, 2019 was clearly a year of movies.

ISRO launches India's latest spy satellite, marking PSLV's 50th mission

11 Dec 2019

ISRO launches India's latest spy satellite, marking PSLV's 50th mission

In a major development, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched India's latest spy satellite, RISAT-2BR1, aboard its PSLV-C48 workhorse.

Meet the team of ISRO scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission

07 Sep 2019

Meet the team of ISRO scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission

India's historic attempt to make a soft landing on the moon's unexplored south pole remained unsuccessful as ISRO lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander.

Akshay Kumar becomes world's fourth highest-paid actor on Forbes' list

22 Aug 2019

Akshay Kumar becomes world's fourth highest-paid actor on Forbes' list

Akshay Kumar has made to it to the fourth position on Forbes list of World's Highest-Paid Actors (male) 2019.

Desi Boyz clash: Akshay's 'Mission Mangal' beats John's 'Batla House'

16 Aug 2019

Desi Boyz clash: Akshay's 'Mission Mangal' beats John's 'Batla House'

Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal, which was released yesterday, witnessed a great start at the box office.

Vidya Balan reveals why Indira Gandhi's web-series is facing delay

14 Aug 2019

Vidya Balan reveals why Indira Gandhi's web-series is facing delay

Last year, Vidya Balan was roped in for an upcoming web series, to be produced by Ronnie Screwvala, where she was to portray the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Akshay Kumar to turn rapper for his next, 'Housefull 4'?

24 Jul 2019

Akshay Kumar to turn rapper for his next, 'Housefull 4'?

Akshay Kumar, who is gearing up for Housefull 4, will apparently be crooning the title track of the popular comedy franchise's fourth installment.

Akshay, team of women scientists shine in 'Mission Mangal' trailer

18 Jul 2019

Akshay, team of women scientists shine in 'Mission Mangal' trailer

After dropping an impressive teaser of Mission Mangal, the makers have finally unveiled the much-awaited trailer of the space drama.

Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

17 Jul 2019

Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

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

Sonakshi Sinha's workout is giving us major fitness goals

16 Jul 2019

Sonakshi Sinha's workout is giving us major fitness goals

Sonakshi Sinha, who is gearing up for the release of her movie Khandaani Shafakhana, set social media on fire recently.

How much money 'Avengers: Endgame' made? Here are mind-boggling facts

30 Apr 2019

How much money 'Avengers: Endgame' made? Here are mind-boggling facts

Avengers: Endgame has had a blast of an opening weekend.

Touchdown! NASA's InSight robot sets foot on Mars: Details here

27 Nov 2018

Touchdown! NASA's InSight robot sets foot on Mars: Details here

After traveling through deep space for over six months, NASA's InSight lander has finally reached its destination - Mars.

Moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2', a calculated risk: ISRO Chairman Sivan

23 Sep 2018

Moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2', a calculated risk: ISRO Chairman Sivan

Though Chandrayaan-2, ISRO's moon mission, is a "calculated risk" undertaken despite knowing that 50% of such launches have failed, it'll land at a spot where no country has gone before, said K Sivan, ISRO Chairman.

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to cost less than the movie 'Interstellar'

20 Feb 2018

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to cost less than the movie 'Interstellar'

The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) upcoming lunar mission, called Chandrayaan-2, to the moon's South Pole will be cheaper than the Hollywood movie Interstellar.

Here's what Ekta Kapoor is eyeing at after 'Bose'

30 Nov 2017

Here's what Ekta Kapoor is eyeing at after 'Bose'

Producer Ekta Kapoor who forayed into the digital space recently is all set to make a web series on ISRO's Mars mission, Mangalyaan.

PSLV: Powering through failures with its many successes

01 Sep 2017

PSLV: Powering through failures with its many successes

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), through its reliable cost-effective launches, has played a key role in ISRO's successes over the past two decades.

Ex-ISRO chief UR Rao passes away

24 Jul 2017

Ex-ISRO chief UR Rao passes away

The man behind Aryabhatta, the internationally-renowned space scientist UR Rao passed away in the wee hours of Monday morning.

Mangalyaan: India's Mars Orbiter Mission completes 1000 Earth days

21 Jun 2017

Mangalyaan: India's Mars Orbiter Mission completes 1000 Earth days

India's first Mars Orbiter 'Mangalyaan', launched in Nov'13, has completed 1,000 Earth days in the Martian orbit on 19 June stated ISRO.

New US spy chief surprised at India's space capabilities

01 Mar 2017

New US spy chief surprised at India's space capabilities

Dan Coats, President Donald Trump's Director of National Intelligence said that he was, "shocked the other day to read that India, on one rocket launch, deposited more than 100 satellites in space."

One killed, 9 injured as KSRTC bus catches fire

21 Feb 2017

One killed, 9 injured as KSRTC bus catches fire

58-year-old Bhagyamma, a Peenya Dasarahalli resident, was killed and nine others injured when a KSRTC bus caught fire near Arishinakuntte on NH4. Cause of the mishap is not yet known.

India can develop its own space station, says ISRO chief

21 Feb 2017

India can develop its own space station, says ISRO chief

ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said with ambitious planning and a long-term approach, India could develop its own space station.

China weary of India's improving space launch capabilities

20 Feb 2017

China weary of India's improving space launch capabilities

Reports in Chinese media suggest that Beijing may be weary of the strides ISRO has made in commercial satellite launch operations.

Global media lauds ISRO feat of 104-satellite launch

16 Feb 2017

Global media lauds ISRO feat of 104-satellite launch

India's launch of 104 satellites in a single rocket was lauded by global media including The NY Times, London's Times, UK's Guardian, China's Xinhua, and the BBC. The Washington Post called it "another success for ISRO, which is rapidly gaining a reputation globally for its effective yet low-cost missions".

ISRO launches 104 satellites, at once

15 Feb 2017

ISRO launches 104 satellites, at once

ISRO successfully launched a record 104 satellites on a single rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

ISRO plans Venus and Mars mission

13 Feb 2017

ISRO plans Venus and Mars mission

The ISRO plans to launch an unmanned space mission to Venus for the first time and revisit Mars.

Scientists who shone through Mangalyaan

13 Dec 2016

Scientists who shone through Mangalyaan

India's first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan brought out pictures of the women at ISRO dressed in brightly coloured silk sarees celebrating the mission.