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ISRO to conduct a challenging experiment of satellite re-entry tomorrow

ISRO is headed for a challenging experiment of controlled re-entry of a now-defunct low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite, called Megha-Tropiques-1 (MT1), on March 7. The satellite is expected to crash down in the Pacific Ocean.

02 Mar 2023

European Space Agency

Our Moon could soon have its own time zone

Space organizations across the world suggest Moon should have its own time zone and it will be necessary given that there are dozens of lunar missions planned in the coming decade.

Glitch or mystery: JWST captures galaxy thrice in single image

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) makes exciting discoveries on a regular basis. Now, it has captured an image in which a galaxy within cluster RX J2129 appears thrice.

Chandrayaan-3: ISRO successfully conducts key engine test for propulsion

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has added yet another feather to its cap.

27 Feb 2023


NASA-SpaceX Crew-6 mission to ISS canceled due to ground issues

The NASA-SpaceX Crew-6 mission which was supposed to head off to the International Space Station (ISS) today, has been scrubbed.

24 Feb 2023


Massive sunspot has quadrupled in size raising solar flare warnings

A massive sunspot, called AR3234, has quadrupled in size, according to observations from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

22 Feb 2023

Nature Communications

Rovers may not identify signs of life on Mars: Study

A new study reveals that the robots currently probing Mars might not be capable to hunt down traces of life on the Red Planet.

21 Feb 2023


Jupiter, Venus, Moon will come together in rare conjunction today

A rare celestial event is bound to occur today just after sunset.

21 Feb 2023


NASA's Hubble spots three galaxies that are set to collide

A new image captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals three galaxies that are set on a collision course.

21 Feb 2023

Perseverance Rover

NASA's Perseverance Rover completes two years on the Red Planet

NASA's Perseverance Rover successfully completed two years on Mars on February 18.

20 Feb 2023


China will send 2 crewed missions to Tiangong this year

China will send two crewed missions to its newly operational Tiangong space station this year, along with supplies on a Tianzhou cargo spacecraft.

17 Feb 2023


Astronomers detect new aurorae on Jupiter's 4 largest moons

Astronomers have spotted new aurorae, at visible wavelengths, on all four major moons of Jupiter -Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

17 Feb 2023


Japan's H3 rocket fails to lift off: Here's what happened

Japan's new H3 rocket did not lift off as planned from JAXA's (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Tanegashima Space Center.

16 Feb 2023

Space Science

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.

14 Feb 2023

Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin makes solar cells from Moon dust

Blue Origin, a private aerospace company owned by Jeff Bezos, has come up with a technology that uses simulated Moon regolith to make solar cells and transmission wires.

14 Feb 2023

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to soon send first woman astronaut to space

Saudi Arabia is set to send its first-ever woman astronaut to space later this year.

13 Feb 2023

European Space Agency

Amateur astronomer discovers faint galaxy that computers missed

Giuseppe Donatiello, an amateur astronomer, spotted a faint galaxy that a computer algorithm failed to distinguish. This discovery was later confirmed using the Hubble Space Telescope.

13 Feb 2023


Sun erupted with a major flare: What does it mean

A massive solar flare erupted from the Sun on February 11 and caused radio blackouts on some parts of Earth.

10 Feb 2023


Part of the Sun breaks abruptly, puzzling scientists 

The Sun has always been a ubiquitous and vital part of our lives, but a lot about it still baffles us. Now, it has done something peculiar by even Sun's standards.

09 Feb 2023


Astronomers discover a strange ring around this little planet

A mini-planet called Quaoar has taken astronomers by surprise.

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 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 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 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


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


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'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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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.

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