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Astronomers seeking giant black hole discover multiple smaller ones instead

04 Mar 2021

Astronomers seeking giant black hole discover multiple smaller ones instead

Two astronomers from the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, who were reportedly searching for a giant black hole in the globular cluster NGC 6397 using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Earth-based telescopes, came across something they were not expecting at all.

ISRO launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 satellites; first launch of 2021

28 Feb 2021

ISRO launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 satellites; first launch of 2021

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday launched the primary satellite Amazonia-1 of Brazil along with 18 co-passenger satellites.

NASA's Perseverance rover relays first audio, video clips from Mars

23 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover relays first audio, video clips from Mars

Yesterday, NASA's 2020 Perseverance rover relayed video and audio feeds from Mars. The rover had landed successfully on Mars' Jezero Crater on February 18. It has now sent footage of the landing and a brief audio recording of the sounds from the red planet.

Amid economic crisis, Turkish President announces space program, lunar mission

11 Feb 2021

Amid economic crisis, Turkish President announces space program, lunar mission

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled a ten-year space program for his country. The program includes plans for missions to the moon, manned missions for Turkish astronauts, and development of "world-class" satellite systems.

Gaganyaan crewed mission delayed; Will miss 75th Independence-Day deadline

11 Feb 2021

Gaganyaan crewed mission delayed; Will miss 75th Independence-Day deadline

India's ambitious space initiative Gaganyaan will launch its second unmanned mission sometime in 2022-23 as per a statement by Union Minister Jitendra Singh. The actual human spaceflight module will be launched at an unspecified time thereafter.

Mock Space Shuttle Pathfinder lowered for restoration after 30 years

10 Feb 2021

Mock Space Shuttle Pathfinder lowered for restoration after 30 years

NASA's early mockup of the Pathfinder Space Shuttle orbiter was lowered from its outdoor display in Huntsville, Alabama on Monday. The model will undergo a multi-year, multi-million-dollar restoration.

Starship explosion prompts FAA to investigate SpaceX for license violations

30 Jan 2021

Starship explosion prompts FAA to investigate SpaceX for license violations

Elon Musk's Mars mission has hit a regulatory hurdle. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched a probe into the failed December landing of the Starship prototype.

Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

18 Jan 2021

Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit launched 10 satellites into orbit on Sunday in a successful test of its key air-launched rocket.

Tamil Nadu's 18-year old S Riyasdeen creates world's lightest satellite

04 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu's 18-year old S Riyasdeen creates world's lightest satellite

S Riyasdeen, a second-year Mechatronics engineering student from SASTRA University hailing from Karanthai in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur, won the global competition "Cubes in Space" for creating the world's lightest femto-satellite.

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

21 Dec 2020

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky on Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo's time in the 17th century.

China's spacecraft successfully brings home moon samples

17 Dec 2020

China's spacecraft successfully brings home moon samples

China's Chang'e-5 probe successfully touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing home the first samples of the moon in over 40 years.

NASA wants an energy solution for lunar mission, announces challenge

28 Sep 2020

NASA wants an energy solution for lunar mission, announces challenge

NASA is gearing up to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon.

SpaceX slightly modifies its plan for Starship's first 'high-altitude' flight

28 Sep 2020

SpaceX slightly modifies its plan for Starship's first 'high-altitude' flight

SpaceX is inching closer to the first-ever 'high altitude' test flight of Starship, the rocket expected to fly to Mars one day, making humans a multi-planetary species.

#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

20 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, including an unexpected - and still unconfirmed - case of alien life discovery.

Soon, Starship's SN8 prototype will fly up to 60,000 feet

13 Sep 2020

Soon, Starship's SN8 prototype will fly up to 60,000 feet

SpaceX's next Starship prototype will soon be attempting a major high-altitude flight.

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.

Pixxel: Bengaluru-based space tech start-up raises $5 million

19 Aug 2020

Pixxel: Bengaluru-based space tech start-up raises $5 million

In a major development, Bengaluru-based space tech start-up Pixxel has raised $5 million in seed funding.

SpaceX's Starship prototype flies, lands for the first time

05 Aug 2020

SpaceX's Starship prototype flies, lands for the first time

After months of pressure tests and development efforts, the prototype of SpaceX's Starship deep-space rocket has gotten off the ground.

SpaceX is bringing NASA astronauts back: How to watch live

02 Aug 2020

SpaceX is bringing NASA astronauts back: How to watch live

SpaceX has moved into the final phase of the "Launch America" mission - bringing NASA astronauts safely back to Earth in its Crew Dragon capsule.

NASA launches rover to find 'ancient Martian life'

30 Jul 2020

NASA launches rover to find 'ancient Martian life'

In a major development, US space agency NASA has launched a robotic rover to Mars.

Two Indian girls just discovered a 'near-Earth' asteroid: Details here

28 Jul 2020

Two Indian girls just discovered a 'near-Earth' asteroid: Details here

In a major development, two Indian schoolgirls, hailing from the city of Surat, have discovered an asteroid.

China just launched a rover and orbiter to Mars

23 Jul 2020

China just launched a rover and orbiter to Mars

Merely days after the UAE, China has also started its journey to Mars.

A massive star just vanished in a distant galaxy. How?

02 Jul 2020

A massive star just vanished in a distant galaxy. How?

In a strange development, a humongous (and turbulent) star sitting millions of light-years away from Earth appears to have vanished in thin air.

Why NASA has delayed launch of its next Mars rover

02 Jul 2020

Why NASA has delayed launch of its next Mars rover

In an unexpected turn of events, NASA has delayed the launch of its next Mars rover.

NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

29 Jun 2020

NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

NASA is going back to the Moon, with the hopes of landing the first woman and the next man there by 2024.

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

18 Jun 2020

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

We all know the ambitions of Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

10 Jun 2020

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

America's first woman spacewalker has now become the first-ever woman to reach the deepest known point in our planet's oceans.

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.

Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel

16 May 2020

Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced that the government will boost private participation in the space sector.

Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

07 May 2020

Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

Astronomers have discovered a new black hole, and it is not really far away.

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

02 May 2020

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

By 2024, NASA hopes to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon.

A huge 'mask-wearing' asteroid will zoom past Earth this week

28 Apr 2020

A huge 'mask-wearing' asteroid will zoom past Earth this week

In a matter of days, a humongous space rock will zoom past Earth.

#LeakPeek: Apple iPhone 9 would be launched on April 15

01 Apr 2020

#LeakPeek: Apple iPhone 9 would be launched on April 15

Apple's iPhone 9 (aka iPhone SE 2), which has seen a delay due to the global coronavirus pandemic, would finally be launched later this month.

Elon Musk worries SpaceX won't reach Mars before he dies

10 Mar 2020

Elon Musk worries SpaceX won't reach Mars before he dies

After spending nearly two decades building and launching rockets, Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of SpaceX, has expressed concerns over his company's speed of progress.

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

07 Mar 2020

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.

NASA rover just captured most detailed picture of Martian surface

05 Mar 2020

NASA rover just captured most detailed picture of Martian surface

Even though Earth and Mars are two very distant worlds, Earthlings are doing some incredible stuff on the neighboring planet.

Astronomers just detected biggest known explosion in the universe

01 Mar 2020

Astronomers just detected biggest known explosion in the universe

Astronomers have detected the biggest known cosmic explosion since the Big Bang - the event that kick-started our ever-expanding universe about 13.8 billion years ago.

Earth has tiny second moon, and we almost missed it

27 Feb 2020

Earth has tiny second moon, and we almost missed it

Earth has a new friend in the darkness of space: a 'mini-moon'.

An AI flagged 11 asteroids capable of smashing into Earth

21 Feb 2020

An AI flagged 11 asteroids capable of smashing into Earth

Asteroids pose a major threat to Earth and all of life.

Apple could announce its cheapest iPhone on March 31

19 Feb 2020

Apple could announce its cheapest iPhone on March 31

We know Apple is expected to launch the iPhone SE 2 (or iPhone 9) sometime next month, and if the latest rumor is anything to go by, the new low-cost iPhone could go official by March-end.