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Astronauts successfully relocate SpaceX's Resilience—first for a commercial crew port

06 Apr 2021

Astronauts successfully relocate SpaceX's Resilience—first for a commercial crew port

On Monday, astronauts successfully relocated the SpaceX Crew-1 spacecraft from the forward port of the International Space Station's (ISS) Harmony module to the space-facing port.

Here's why NASA is heaping Martian soil on InSight's seismometer

04 Apr 2021

Here's why NASA is heaping Martian soil on InSight's seismometer

Since a successful landing on Mars, NASA's InSight lander mission has seen its fair share of challenges. Most recently, InSight's seismometer dubbed Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) has been relaying back false positives and noisy readings of seismic activity on the red planet.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter now one step closer to first flight

23 Mar 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter now one step closer to first flight

Over the weekend, NASA's Perseverance rover dropped the debris shield that protected the Ingenuity helicopter during the rover's historic landing on the red planet.

LEGO launches NASA Discovery space shuttle, Hubble telescope kit

23 Mar 2021

LEGO launches NASA Discovery space shuttle, Hubble telescope kit

Yesterday, renowned toymaker LEGO announced the launch of a new kit. The 2,354 pieces of the set will come together to form the Discovery space shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA's Perseverance rover completes first test drive on Martian soil

07 Mar 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover completes first test drive on Martian soil

NASA has recently announced that its Perseverance rover successfully completed its first test drive on Mars.

NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars

06 Mar 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its first test drive. It ventured from its landing position, on Thursday, two weeks after landing, to seek signs of past life.

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more

04 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more

Even as Clubhouse tries to be a hipster and keep Android users from experiencing its new take on social media, Twitter has cloned the experience for them with Spaces.

Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

24 Feb 2021

Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

The parachute unfurled during the final descent of NASA's Perseverance rover had random pattern of red and white bands, on the face of it. NASA officials later said it contained an encoded message.

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.

This photo of Mars rover's descent has NASA awestruck

20 Feb 2021

This photo of Mars rover's descent has NASA awestruck

The world got its first close-up look at a Mars landing on Friday, as NASA released a stunning picture of its newest rover being lowered onto the dusty red surface.

NASA's Perseverance rover sends first pictures of Mars to Earth

19 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover sends first pictures of Mars to Earth

NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars' Jezero crater late last night. The challenging mission is aimed at finding signs of life on the red planet.

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars' Jezero crater

19 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars' Jezero crater

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars' Jezero crater last night. NASA's YouTube channel streamed the event live from 00:45 AM IST on February 19. You can watch the historic feat using this link: https://youtu.be/gm0b_ijaYMQ.

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.

Indian-American Bhavya Lal appointed Acting Chief of Staff of NASA

02 Feb 2021

Indian-American Bhavya Lal appointed Acting Chief of Staff of NASA

Indian-American Bhavya Lal was on Monday appointed as the Acting Chief of Staff of the US space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Axiom Space reveals space tourists visiting ISS for $165 million

27 Jan 2021

Axiom Space reveals space tourists visiting ISS for $165 million

You can buy your way into space! For $55 million each, former Israeli Air Force pilot Eytan Stibbe, Canadian investor Mark Pathy, and American real estate investor Larry Connor will fly to the International Space Station sometime next year.

MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

26 Jan 2021

MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

YouTuber and serial philanthropist Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson has devised a clever scheme allowing absolutely anyone to send a photo or short video to the moon for just $10.

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.

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

15 Jan 2021

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Earth's rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported on Thursday.

Low maintenance indoor plants to amp up your home

10 Jan 2021

Low maintenance indoor plants to amp up your home

Indoor plants are a great way to add color and vibrance to your living space.

Sushant Rajput's space film to be revived as a tribute

09 Jan 2021

Sushant Rajput's space film to be revived as a tribute

Chanda Mama Door Ke, an ambitious science-fiction movie touted to be India's first space film that was supposed to star Sushant Singh Rajput, will soon be revived in memory of the beloved late actor.

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.

NASA announces astronauts for Artemis, including first woman on moon

10 Dec 2020

NASA announces astronauts for Artemis, including first woman on moon

NASA has named 18 astronauts, including nine women, who will start training for the United States space agency's Artemis missions to the moon.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

16 Nov 2020

SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has successfully launched four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon 'Resilience' spacecraft—its first-ever operational space taxi flight for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may glow in dark: NASA researchers

12 Nov 2020

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may glow in dark: NASA researchers

A team of researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has discovered that Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, possibly emits a blue-white and blue-green glow—through its icy crust and a salty subsurface ocean—even in the dark.

NASA officially certifies SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft for human spaceflights

12 Nov 2020

NASA officially certifies SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft for human spaceflights

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US has officially certified Elon Musk-owned SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket.

NASA chief to step down when President-elect Biden takes office

11 Nov 2020

NASA chief to step down when President-elect Biden takes office

The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jim Bridenstine, is planning to step down from the position when Joe Biden becomes the President of the United States, said reports.

NASA names asteroid after 'James Bond' star Sir Sean Connery

04 Nov 2020

NASA names asteroid after 'James Bond' star Sir Sean Connery

Tributes are pouring in from everywhere for the dashing, sexy and the original James Bond actor, Sir Sean Connery.

NASA re-establishes contact with Voyager 2 spacecraft after 7 months

04 Nov 2020

NASA re-establishes contact with Voyager 2 spacecraft after 7 months

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed it re-established contact with its 43-year-old Voyager 2 spacecraft, now over 18.8 billion kilometers from Earth, after a seven-month hiatus.

Psyche: Why are scientists so interested in this $10,000-quadrillion asteroid?

02 Nov 2020

Psyche: Why are scientists so interested in this $10,000-quadrillion asteroid?

A new study has found that an asteroid in our solar system, Asteroid 16 Psyche, could be made entirely of metal and is worth an estimated $10,000 quadrillion.

Major breakthrough: NASA finds water on moon's sunlit surface

27 Oct 2020

Major breakthrough: NASA finds water on moon's sunlit surface

While there have been signs of water being present on the moon, NASA's new findings suggest the lunar water isn't just restricted to shadowy areas of Earth's only natural satellite.

International Space Station gets a new toilet, costs $23 million

06 Oct 2020

International Space Station gets a new toilet, costs $23 million

A new space toilet has been delivered at the International Space Station (ISS).

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok granted injunction against US ban, and more

28 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok granted injunction against US ban, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok won a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration, which prevents the hit video service from getting banned in the US.

New Solar Cycle begins: Here's what it means

16 Sep 2020

New Solar Cycle begins: Here's what it means

A few hours ago, scientists from NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the Sun has entered a new Solar Cycle. They described it as the Solar Cycle 25.

How scientists found potential signs of life on 'inhospitable' Venus

15 Sep 2020

How scientists found potential signs of life on 'inhospitable' Venus

Recently, a team of scientists made major headlines for discovering potential signs of life on Venus.

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

27 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

21 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.

Indians are searching ways to MAKE coronavirus vaccine at home

12 Aug 2020

Indians are searching ways to MAKE coronavirus vaccine at home

The sporadic surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has made the whole world desperate for a vaccine.