Space News

07 Feb 2023

Perseverance Rover

New study sheds light on the habitability of Mars

A new study provides key insights into the conditions that could have supported life on Mars.

07 Feb 2023

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce is working on a nuclear engine for space travel

After the roads and skies, British brand Rolls-Royce is setting its eyes on space.

06 Feb 2023

IIT Madras

IIT Madras-ISRO collaborate to work on India's astronaut training program

IIT Madras and ISRO's Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) have collaborated to work on an astronaut training module for Indian Human Spaceflight Program (IHSP).

06 Feb 2023

SpaceX

SpaceX to attempt Starship's first orbital test flight in March

SpaceX might finally conduct the first orbital test flight of its Starship rocket in March.

06 Feb 2023

Jupiter

Jupiter now has most moons in solar system; beats Saturn

Jupiter has surpassed Saturn to become the planet with the most moons in the solar system.

06 Feb 2023

NASA

How NASA-ISRO's NISAR mission will track disasters and climate change

The NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) mission, by means of a radar imaging system, will provide the most detailed view of Earth.

04 Feb 2023

NASA

Historic first! NASA's Hubble measures mass of lone white dwarf

With the aid of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers for the first time, have directly measured the mass of a single, isolated white dwarf, which is essentially "the surviving core of a burned-out, Sun-like star."

Astronauts complete construction job needed for upgrading ISS's power system

NASA astronaut Nicole Mann and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata have successfully completed upgrading the power generation system on the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA's James Webb telescope captures spiral galaxy in stunning detail

A new image released by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) depicts a crowded field of galaxies and bright stars, while the spotlight is on a spiral galaxy.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope resumes operations after instrument glitch

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is back in form again.

31 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA's Chandra Observatory captures chaotic galaxy merger

Astronomers have captured a striking image of ongoing collisions and mergers between at least three galaxy clusters, measuring 5.5 million light-years across.

31 Jan 2023

Technology

Super-rare comet C/2022 E3's closest approach tomorrow: How to watch

A comet that was last seen 50,000 years ago will make its closest approach to Earth on February 1.

31 Jan 2023

NASA

Historic! NASA's Perseverance Rover completes sample depot on Mars

Perseverance Rover has successfully finished constructing the sample depot on Mars. The rover dropped the last of the 10 sample tubes on January 29 to achieve the historic feat.

28 Jan 2023

Asteroid

Attention! This 120-feet asteroid may pose a threat to Earth

A gigantic 120-feet wide asteroid, dubbed 2023 BC, is heading toward the Earth.

26 Jan 2023

Perseverance Rover

NASA's Perseverance Rover has filed the first Martian weather report

We now have a better understanding of what the weather is like on Mars, thanks to Perseverance Rover.

26 Jan 2023

Asteroid

Truck-sized asteroid to make "extraordinarily close approach with Earth" today

Asteroid 2023 BU, the size of a box truck, is estimated to make one of the closest approaches to our home planet, coming well within the orbit of geosynchronous satellites.

25 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA to test nuclear-powered engine for future Mars missions

NASA is planning to test nuclear-powered spacecraft that could, one day, support crewed missions to Mars. It intends to do so "as soon as 2027."

NASA's Webb unveils 'building blocks of life' in icy clouds

An international team of astronomers, using the James Webb Space Telescope, has obtained an extensive inventory of the deepest, coldest ice measured in a molecular cloud.

24 Jan 2023

NASA

What are NASA Artemis Accords and why are they significant?

Artemis Accords involve a set of principles that will govern space exploration and were first launched in 2020.

23 Jan 2023

Moon

Snow Moon in February 2023: What's special about it

The next full moon will occur on February 5 and it has an interesting name: Snow Moon.

23 Jan 2023

Astronomy

Indian telescope detects radio signal from the most distant galaxy

With the help of India's Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), astronomers have captured a radio signal from the most distant galaxy.

20 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA's Perseverance Rover drops 8th sample tube on Mars

Perseverance Rover has dropped its eighth sample tube, out of ten, at the sample depot that it is constructing at the Three Forks region in the Jezero Crater region on Mars.

19 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA's Geotail mission signs off after 30 years: Key facts

The Geotail mission, a collaboration between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has officially come to an end after 30 years.

19 Jan 2023

Solar System

Signals from Sun could help scientists accurately predict solar flares

Scientists have come up with a new way to estimate from where and when the next solar flares might arise.

17 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA Psyche to launch in October: Facts about asteroid-probing mission

NASA's Psyche mission is now scheduled for launch in October. The space probe is built to explore a unique, metal-rich asteroid called Psyche 16 which lies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

17 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA's Curiosity Rover finds an 'unusual gray rock' on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover stumbled upon "unusual gray float rock" on Mars and it is believed to come have come from elsewhere.

16 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA's Chandra Observatory uncovers hundreds of previously hidden black holes

Astronomers, with the aid of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, have discovered around 400 black holes which were previously hidden or buried beneath layers of cosmic dust and gas.

16 Jan 2023

SpaceX

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy; kicks off classified Space Force mission

SpaceX has successfully launched the Falcon Heavy to carry out US Space Force's classified mission USSF-67.

16 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA shares stunning image of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

NASA has shared a stunning picture of Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn known to harbor oceans beneath its frozen crust.

13 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA's Curiosity Rover discovers water-rich opal gems on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover has discovered water-rich opal gems in the Gale Crater on Mars.

13 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA's Juno spacecraft back in action after a technical glitch

NASA's Juno spacecraft encountered an issue that led to a temporary loss of data after it completed its 47th close pass of Jupiter on December 14.

13 Jan 2023

Astronomy

New theory explains why super-Earths have the same size

Scientists have come up with a new theory that can explain the formation of "super-Earths"- a class of exoplanets bigger than the Earth. Super-Earths are the most common type of exoplanet in the Milky Way.

12 Jan 2023

Black Hole

Binary black holes spotted dining together near two merging galaxies

Two supermassive black holes found in the vicinity of a galaxy merger appear to be the closest pair found at different wavelengths, notes a recent study.

NASA's James Webb telescope confirms its first-ever exoplanet 

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has added another feather to its cap. For the first time, observations from JWST have helped researchers confirm the presence of an exoplanet.

11 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA is considering these innovative concepts for its future missions

From laying pipelines on the Moon to growing Martian bricks, a bunch of innovative concepts that can be utilized in future space missions have been proposed as part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program.

11 Jan 2023

India

India's Chandra telescope captures comet seen once in 50,000 years

The Himalayan Chandra Telescope, operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), has captured an image of comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF).

11 Jan 2023

NASA

NASA's TESS telescope spots a possibly habitable Earth-sized exoplanet

Astronomers, with the help of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), have discovered an exoplanet, called TOI 700 e, which is 95% Earth's size and is likely to be rocky like our planet.

James Webb's deep-field image reveals three of the earliest galaxies

Three of the earliest galaxies have been identified from the deep-field image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

10 Jan 2023

United Kingdom

UK's first satellite fails to reach orbit due to 'anomaly'

The UK and Western Europe's first attempt to launch a satellite from its soil failed after an "anomaly" prevented it from reaching orbit on Tuesday.

10 Jan 2023

Perseverance Rover

NASA's Perseverance Rover completes 50% of sample depot on Mars

The Perseverance Rover has finished constructing 50% of its sample depot on the red planet.

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