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07 May 2020

Black Hole

Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

01 Mar 2020

Black Hole

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.

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

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

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.

11 Feb 2020


Ahead of phone's launch, Apple iPhone SE 2's cases leaked

Apple is working to launch its budget-friendly iPhone SE 2 next month, and as is the case with every new handset, accessory makers are already busy creating cases for the upcoming device.

Most detailed pictures of the Sun ever taken: See here

Last year, an array of telescopes located around the globe photographed the first-ever real picture of a black hole's event horizon.

25 Jan 2020

European Space Agency

NASA, ESA astronauts baked 'space cookies' for the first time

For the first time in the history of human spaceflight, astronauts have baked something in space - a batch of cookies.

23 Jan 2020


Aliens could be living with us, says an astrobiologist

A few weeks back, Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut, made the bold claim that aliens exist and could be living among us - completely undetected.

05 Jan 2020


This scientist claims to know how to time travel

The concept of time travel has been the plot point of many sci-fi movies, but when it comes to the real world, it is nothing but an unfulfilled dream restricted by the hard laws of physics.

31 Dec 2019


SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype will fly in 2-3 months

As the world continues to celebrate the holiday season, SpaceX is working hard to get the next prototype of its giant Mars rocket, Starship, ready.

21 Dec 2019


Apple has a secret team working on satellites: Details here

Along with iPhones, insanely expensive Macs, and a range of services, Apple is working on satellites too.

21 Nov 2019


Here's how you can launch your own satellite

If you're a space enthusiast or a person on a specific mission, say like Earth observation, launching your own miniature satellite or picosatellite would be on your to-do list.

21 Nov 2019


SpaceX Starship prototype suffers anomaly, blows up partially in test

The 'Mk1' prototype of Elon Musk's highly-ambitious Starship rocket has blown up partially during a ground test conducted at the company's test site in Boca Chica, Texas.

15 Nov 2019

Elon Musk

Turns out, Space travel can reverse your blood flow

Elon Musk wants to make humans a 'multi-planetary' species and so does NASA!

08 Nov 2019


Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

Last week, a dozen bottles of red wine were blasted off from a NASA launchpad in Virginia. The Bordeaux wines have already made their way to the International Space Station (ISS).

06 Nov 2019

Solar System

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).

NASA changes the schedule of first all-female spacewalk's schedule

NASA has changed the schedule of the first-ever all-female spacewalk, again!

First ever all-women spacewalk on October 21: Details here

Back in March, NASA had disappointed millions around the world by canceling, what could have been, the first-ever all-women spacewalk in the history of humanity.

Astronauts grew meat in space for the first time

In a major development, astronauts have grown meat in space for the very first time.

20 Sep 2019


Mysterious substance photographed on Moon's far side: Details here

Last year, China's Chang'e-4 mission delivered a rover called Yutu-2 on the far side of the Moon, the part that never faces Earth.

19 Sep 2019

Solar System

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.

13 Sep 2019


This start-up will fly your DNA to the Moon

In another weird space project (after space cables and elevators), a company is hoping to fly your DNA to the Moon!

06 Sep 2019


Chandrayaan-2 will make India a global powerhouse: Former NASA astronaut

After traveling for nearly two months in space, Chandrayaan-2, India's second-ever mission to the Moon, is ready to set foot on its destination, tonight.

'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity

Since Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel to space in 1961, only over 500 people have explored the outer realms of Earth's atmosphere.

28 Aug 2019


Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

You may have heard about the concept of space-elevator, a literal lift capable of taking Earthlings into orbit.

25 Aug 2019

Air Force

First crime committed in space between two women; probe on

As if there weren't enough crimes on Earth already, humans have now taken their nefarious activities to space.

16 Aug 2019


#CareerBytes: Want to join ISRO? Here's everything you should know

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

14 Aug 2019


NASA invites help to develop autonomous rovers, offers $1 million

NASA has opened the second phase of its Space Robotics Challenge, calling members of public, industry and academia to help with the development of autonomous rovers.

04 Aug 2019


ISRO shares first official photos of Earth, clicked by Chandrayaan-2

Days after a series of morphed photos of the Earth, purportedly clicked by Chandrayaan-2, were circulated through WhatsApp forwards, the Indian Space Research Organization has released the official ones.

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.

16 Jul 2019


More people to videocall lovers, not parents, from moon: Survey

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission on July 20, a United States-based tech professional association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has conducted a survey about space travel.

14 Jul 2019


Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'

Fifty years after Apollo 11 made the historic Moon landing, India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, plans to "go where no country has ever gone before": the satellite's South Pole.

02 Jul 2019


How to respond to alien contact? Scientists float a survey

Despite scouring the night skies for decades, we haven't discovered a tiny bit of evidence proving the existence of life beyond Earth.

02 Jul 2019


NASA's new contest seeks a way to grow space garden

In a bid to sustain the future of humanity in space, NASA is calling experts from different industries to come up with solutions to grow fresh crops and vegetables in microgravity.

29 Jun 2019


Apparently, debris from India's anti-satellite missile is still orbiting Earth

Back in March, India reaffirmed its position as a space power by demonstrating the ability to destroy a satellite in low-Earth orbit.