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Psyche: Why are scientists so interested in this $10,000-quadrillion asteroid?

02 Nov 2020

Psyche: Why are scientists so interested in this $10,000-quadrillion asteroid?

A new study has found that an asteroid in our solar system, Asteroid 16 Psyche, could be made entirely of metal and is worth an estimated $10,000 quadrillion.

New Solar Cycle begins: Here's what it means

16 Sep 2020

New Solar Cycle begins: Here's what it means

A few hours ago, scientists from NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the Sun has entered a new Solar Cycle. They described it as the Solar Cycle 25.

How scientists found potential signs of life on 'inhospitable' Venus

15 Sep 2020

How scientists found potential signs of life on 'inhospitable' Venus

Recently, a team of scientists made major headlines for discovering potential signs of life on Venus.

An AI just found 50 new planets: Here's how

26 Aug 2020

An AI just found 50 new planets: Here's how

In a major development, an AI algorithm has discovered as many as 50 new planets.

Rare comet visible from today, will disappear for 6,800 years

14 Jul 2020

Rare comet visible from today, will disappear for 6,800 years

Starting tonight, July 14, a rare comet will streak across the night sky for a period of 20 days.

New Earth-like planet found orbiting a Sun-like star: Details here

08 Jun 2020

New Earth-like planet found orbiting a Sun-like star: Details here

In a major development, a team of researchers has discovered an Earth-like exoplanet revolving around a Sun-like star.

NASA Voyager 2 just found a weird interstellar boundary

06 Nov 2019

NASA Voyager 2 just found a weird interstellar boundary

Last year, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft crossed into interstellar space and became the second-ever man-made object to enter the realm between the Sun and stars (first being Voyager 1).

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

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.

Second interstellar object ever observed captured in photos: Details here

19 Sep 2019

Second interstellar object ever observed captured in photos: Details here

A couple of weeks ago, an amateur astronomer discovered what looked like the second-ever interstellar object passing through our Solar System.

Astronomers just found the biggest black hole ever

16 Aug 2019

Astronomers just found the biggest black hole ever

Just a few months after capturing the real photograph of a black hole's event horizon, aka the point of no return, astronomers have got another big black hole-associated discovery.

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

18 Jun 2019

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

Planet Venus often gets branded as Earth's evil twin; how despite sharing similar sizes, density, and chemical makeup, Venus is a Hadean reflection of Earth.

Soon, you will be able to see Jupiter without telescope

08 Jun 2019

Soon, you will be able to see Jupiter without telescope

In a matter of days, Jupiter, the largest planet of our Solar System, will appear bigger and brighter than normal.

Scientists created fake asteroid. It destroyed New York City

09 May 2019

Scientists created fake asteroid. It destroyed New York City

Scientists at NASA are currently racking their brains to solve an asteroid impact problem.

How big is the supermassive black hole scientists photographed

12 Apr 2019

How big is the supermassive black hole scientists photographed

On April 10, a team of scientists working with the European Southern Observatory started a new era in astrophysics by unveiling the first-ever directly-observed photo of a supermassive black hole.

Japan lands probe on asteroid 300 million km from Earth

22 Feb 2019

Japan lands probe on asteroid 300 million km from Earth

On Friday, the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that a probe, Hayabusa2, had successfully landed on an asteroid 300 million km from Earth.

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft just entered interstellar space: Details here

11 Dec 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft just entered interstellar space: Details here

After flying through Solar System for over 40 years, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has entered interstellar space.

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.

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

29 Aug 2018

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

A couple of weeks after PM Modi promised a manned spaceflight, ISRO chief K Sivan has come up with a roadmap.

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

18 Jul 2018

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

In a rather notable finding, astronomers have discovered 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing its total satellites to a whopping 79 - by far the most moons found orbiting any planet.

Six-year-old asks NASA to make Pluto a planet again

19 Feb 2018

Six-year-old asks NASA to make Pluto a planet again

Cara O'Connor, a six-year-old girl from Ireland, has written a letter to NASA and requested the US space agency to reclassify Pluto as a planet.

NASA discovers 95 new planets, beyond our solar system

17 Feb 2018

NASA discovers 95 new planets, beyond our solar system

NASA has discovered 95 new planets outside our solar system.

In a first, planets discovered outside the Milky Way

06 Feb 2018

In a first, planets discovered outside the Milky Way

A group of astronomers has for the first time discovered about 2,000 planets outside the Milky Way Galaxy.

SpaceX builds the most powerful rocket in the world

06 Feb 2018

SpaceX builds the most powerful rocket in the world

SpaceX is set to test launch what it is calling the most powerful operational rocket in the world.

Here's how to best watch today's super blue blood moon

31 Jan 2018

Here's how to best watch today's super blue blood moon

Ready yourself to witness a rare celestial treat today, a lunar event that hasn't happened in over 150 years.

After 150years, we will see lunar eclipse, supermoon, blue-moon together

30 Jan 2018

After 150years, we will see lunar eclipse, supermoon, blue-moon together

Skygazers and passive bystanders alike are going to witness a fantastic astronomical event on the 31st of January.

NASA captures clearest-ever image of the farthest known galaxy!

15 Jan 2018

NASA captures clearest-ever image of the farthest known galaxy!

NASA has successfully captured a distinct image of the farthest known galaxy in our universe using advanced telescopes and gravitational lens.

NASA sets 2018 goal: Will launch mission to "touch" Sun!

01 Jan 2018

NASA sets 2018 goal: Will launch mission to "touch" Sun!

NASA, which is turning 60 this year, has released a "2018 to do list" including an exciting mission to "touch" Sun!

Pentagon ran a secret multimillion dollar UFO programme

17 Dec 2017

Pentagon ran a secret multimillion dollar UFO programme

According to a New York Times report, the Pentagon has been running a secret multimillion dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).

Spot Harry Potter, Usain Bolt, Serena Williams in the night-sky!

14 Dec 2017

Spot Harry Potter, Usain Bolt, Serena Williams in the night-sky!

We have all read about constellations like Orion, Ursa Major, Cygnus; but astronomers have now created eight new constellations based on modern-day figures like Harry Potter (for JK Rowling), athlete Usain Bolt, tennis-star Serena Williams, Malala Yousafzai.

1.39L Indians will be 'visiting' Mars next year

09 Nov 2017

1.39L Indians will be 'visiting' Mars next year

NASA has received 24.3L applications from around the world for its next Mars mission. Nearly 1.39L of them are Indians.

Massive global aurora triggered on Mars by strong solar storm

01 Oct 2017

Massive global aurora triggered on Mars by strong solar storm

An unexpectedly strong solar storm which occurred on 11th September has triggered a global aurora on Mars, doubling the radiation levels on the red planet.

NASA denies the existence of Nibiru or Planet X

23 Sep 2017

NASA denies the existence of Nibiru or Planet X

NASA addressed the issue and said that all predictions about the world ending on 23 September 2017 were false.

NASA's $3.9-bn spacecraft crashes into Saturn, ends 20-year mission

15 Sep 2017

NASA's $3.9-bn spacecraft crashes into Saturn, ends 20-year mission

NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere today, at a speed of over 120,000 km/hr, ending a $3.9-billion mission.

Is there a Mars-like 'Planet 9' hidden? Evidences say so!

07 Sep 2017

Is there a Mars-like 'Planet 9' hidden? Evidences say so!

There are currently eight planets in our solar system; but according to astronomers, there could be many more.

Proof of aliens? Stephen Hawking mission detects mysterious signals

02 Sep 2017

Proof of aliens? Stephen Hawking mission detects mysterious signals

A mission to find alien life has picked up mysterious radio signals coming from a galaxy three billion light years away.

Scientists might have made a significant discovery: The first exomoon

28 Jul 2017

Scientists might have made a significant discovery: The first exomoon

In what could be a significant discovery, a team of scientists has detected a signal from what is believed to be the first known "exomoon": a moon beyond our solar system.

Is there a Mars-like 'Planet 9' hidden? Evidences say so!

26 Jun 2017

Is there a Mars-like 'Planet 9' hidden? Evidences say so!

There are currently eight planets in our solar system; but according to astronomers, there could be many more.

NASA discovers 10 Earth-like planets outside solar system

20 Jun 2017

NASA discovers 10 Earth-like planets outside solar system

NASA detected 219 potential new planets just outside our solar system.

Extraterrestrial life could possibly exist in our solar system

14 Apr 2017

Extraterrestrial life could possibly exist in our solar system

In a press conference last night, NASA shared its latest findings in the search for extraterrestrial life in our solar system.

7 new Earth-sized planets discovered

23 Feb 2017

7 new Earth-sized planets discovered

Astronomers have spotted 7 Earth-sized planets revolving around a star called TRAPPIST-1.