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26 Sep 2022Saturn
Saturn's moon Enceladus might be habitable, says study
An icy moon of Saturn called Enceladus could become the next epicenter of humanity's search for alien life.
26 Sep 2022Asteroid
NASA's DART spacecraft to crash into asteroid: How to watch?
Today is the day that NASA will finally find out whether it can protect Earth from unruly space rocks.
25 Sep 2022Artemis 1
NASA's Artemis 1 isn't third time lucky; storm plays spoilsport
The third time's apparently not the charm for NASA or Artemis 1. The space agency has decided to call off the September 27 (Tuesday) launch of the moon mission.
24 Sep 2022Asteroid
How to watch NASA's DART mission through telescopes online?
NASA will open a new chapter in planetary defense on Monday at 7:14 pm EDT (4:44 am IST, Tuesday).
23 Sep 2022Saudi Arabia
First Saudi woman astronaut will go to space in 2023
It seems that the Middle-Eastern space push has caught some real steam. Saudi Arabia is the latest to join the party.
22 Sep 2022James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb captures clearest picture of Neptune in decades
Wherever the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) gaze lands, it unlocks something new. This time, the telescope turned its eyes toward Neptune.
22 Sep 2022Jupiter
Jupiter, Earth will be closest in 59 years: Don't miss
Stargazers can expect incredible views of Jupiter on Monday (September 26). The gas giant is set to make its closest approach to Earth in the last 59 years.
17 Sep 2022European Space Agency
Hubble captures stunning image of overlapping galaxies: Is it real?
Galaxies colliding in space is nothing out of the ordinary. The Hubble Space Telescope has captured many interacting galaxies over the years.
15 Sep 2022Saturn
Astronomers find Saturn-like baby planet hidden in dust
Astronomers have always found it challenging to observe planetary birth and development in protoplanetary discs. Maybe not anymore.
15 Sep 2022Gaganyaan
Gaganyaan: India's first manned space mission likely in 2024
Gaganyaan, India's first manned mission to space, is expected to be launched in 2024, said the Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh.
13 Sep 2022NASA
NASA Artemis 1's third launch attempt scheduled for September 27
NASA has announced that it will attempt to launch its mighty Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as part of the Artemis 1 mission for a third time on September 27.
13 Sep 2022Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin rocket crashes; no people were onboard
Jeff Bezos-owned space travel company Blue Origin has experienced its first launch failure.
12 Sep 2022Moon
Prior to takeoff, NASA completes repairs on Artemis 1 rocket
NASA has announced that repairs have been completed on its Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.
12 Sep 2022NASA
NASA confirms a 310-feet asteroid will fly past Earth today
Asteroids seem to have developed a fascination toward Earth. US space agency NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has announced that a 310-feet wide asteroid called 2008 RW, will fly past the pale blue dot today.
10 Sep 2022NASA
Watch out for this 140-feet asteroid headed Earth's way
Over the years, the NEOWISE (Near-Earth Object Wide Infrared Survey Explorer) project has hunted down several asteroids. It has now spotted a 140-feet space rock headed Earth's way.
08 Sep 2022Moon
NASA awards contract to Axiom Space to make Artemis spacesuits
US space agency NASA has announced that a Houston-based company called Axiom Space will make spacesuits for the Artemis 3 lunar mission.
08 Sep 2022Solar System
Super-Earths found 100 light-years from Earth; 1 may support life
Thanks to scientific advancements, we are able to unlock new secrets of this massive universe almost every other week.
07 Sep 2022James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb captures an elusive 'cosmic tarantula'
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has once again grabbed the headlines. This time for capturing a cosmic tarantula.
07 Sep 2022NASA
#NewsBytesExplainer: How NASA will deflect asteroid by crashing DART spacecraft
How do we deal with an asteroid on course to hit the Earth? Well, one way is to change its direction.
05 Sep 2022NASA
A 260-foot-wide asteroid will fly by Earth today, confirms NASA
The Earth's tryst with asteroids seems unlikely to end anytime soon.
04 Sep 2022Aurora
NASA, UAE's EMM observe highly dynamic proton aurora at Mars
An uncanny Martian phenomenon observed by NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe and the United Arab Emirates' Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is the new talk of the town.
31 Aug 2022Solar Energy
Sun emits flares; causes GPS malfunction and power outages
The Sun is certainly keeping the Earth on its toes. Between August 28 and 29, the star hurled two flares toward our planet, causing GPS crashes, blackouts, and breathtaking aurora.
31 Aug 2022Moon
NASA will now launch Artemis 1 on September 3
On August 29, hundreds of thousands of people were left disappointed when NASA waved off the Artemis 1 launch.
30 Aug 2022Albert Einstein
Gravity is not behind the accelerated expansion of universe: Study
The universe has been expanding since the Big Bang. The first eight billion years saw a relatively constant expansion rate.
30 Aug 2022Jupiter
A 110-feet wide asteroid will fly past the Earth tomorrow
The Earth just cannot seem to catch a break. US space agency NASA has announced that a humongous, 110-feet asteroid called 2022 QZ6, will fly past the pale blue dot on Wednesday i.e. August 31.
27 Aug 2022Boeing
Boeing's Starliner mission suffers another delay; launch in February 2023
Boeing's hopes of sending astronauts to the International Space Station have suffered another setback. The Starliner spacecraft with NASA astronauts aboard is now set for a February 2023 takeoff, said an official announcement.
27 Aug 2022NASA
Asteroid parade: 5 airplane-sized rocks are headed Earth's way
August has been a busy month for Earth. Our planet's evasive skills were put to test by several asteroids this month.
26 Aug 2022James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb space observatory discovers CO2 on an alien planet
We never detected the presence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. At least, not until now.
26 Aug 2022Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos-led Blue Origin's 23rd mission will have no tourists
Jeff Bezos-led Blue Origin has announced that its 23rd sub-orbital space flight will be launched on August 31.
25 Aug 2022Moon
Two astrophotographers shoot 'ridiculously detailed' picture of Moon
What happens when you click the Moon's picture 200,000 times? You get an astonishingly detailed image.
22 Aug 2022Solar System
Earth-Mars trip in 45 days? Lasers might do the trick
Scientists believe that using current technology, a trip from Earth to Mars would take six to nine months.
21 Aug 2022NASA
Potentially hazardous asteroid will fly past close to Earth tomorrow
Asteroids may one day collide with the Earth and turn it into a mess. Just not tomorrow.
21 Aug 2022European Space Agency
Study reveals how and when the Sun will die
All things come to an end and so will the Sun. As per data from the European Space Agency's Gaia space telescope published in June, the star is going through middle age and is around 4.57 billion years old.
17 Aug 2022Solar Energy
Galaxy, with supermassive black hole pairing at its heart, photographed
The universe is vast and full of miracles or horrors depending on who you ask.
17 Aug 2022NASA
NASA's Artemis 1 to launch world's first deep-space biology mission
NASA will launch its Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on August 29 and it will head to the Moon.
16 Aug 2022Moon
NASA to rollout Artemis 1 rocket on August 17
NASA has preponed the rollout of its Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to the Kennedy Space Center in the US from August 18 to August 17. The launch will take place on August 29.
16 Aug 2022Solar System
Beware! Earth might get hit by consecutive solar storms
The Earth seems to have incurred the Sun's wrath. The star has hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) which should hit us tomorrow i.e. August 17 and result in a G2-class solar storm.
11 Aug 2022Technology
How and when to watch Perseid meteor shower in 2022
Every year, Earth crosses a thick trail of debris left over by a passing comet. The result is a breathtaking night glistened by meteors.
07 Aug 2022NASA
NASA celebrates 10 years of Curiosity Martian rover with selfie
Mars has done the most to fuel our quest to find extraterrestrial life.
04 Aug 2022NASA
Asteroid larger than two football fields whizzed past Earth today
When it comes to large asteroids flying past, Earth has been riding its luck lately. Our planet was at its evasive best again today when another massive asteroid zoomed past us at 9:53am IST.