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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.

India to witness annular solar eclipse today; details here

21 Jun 2020

India to witness annular solar eclipse today; details here

India will witness an annular solar eclipse on Sunday morning.

Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

07 May 2020

Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

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

In this US town, using Wi-Fi is illegal. Here's why

31 Oct 2019

In this US town, using Wi-Fi is illegal. Here's why

As the demands to have Wi-Fi enabled across public places grow louder, it becomes increasingly harder to imagine places without access to wireless internet.

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

24 Sep 2019

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

Ever since the NASA's Pioneer Venus project suggested back in the 1980s that the planet might have had an ocean, scientists have been struggling to understand what exactly happened that turned Venus into the inhospitable hellscape it is today.

NASA's first fruit grown in space to 'spice-up' astronauts' menu

09 Aug 2019

NASA's first fruit grown in space to 'spice-up' astronauts' menu

In a major leap for science, researchers at NASA are planning on sending a version of chile peppers in space to be grown and harvested at the International Space Station.

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

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.

Hyderabad: Man claims to own 5-acre of land on moon

28 Jul 2019

Hyderabad: Man claims to own 5-acre of land on moon

While plucking the moon from the sky to gift to your lover may be a stretch, a Hyderabad man did the next best thing.

Meet K Sivan, the farmer's son who became ISRO Chairman

24 Jul 2019

Meet K Sivan, the farmer's son who became ISRO Chairman

A week after the launch of Chandrayaan-2 was called-off, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) swiftly got into action mode, and successfully completed the launch this Monday.

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

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.

Partial Lunar Eclipse: When, where and how to watch it

16 Jul 2019

Partial Lunar Eclipse: When, where and how to watch it

If you are someone who likes to keep a lookout for interesting occurrences in the night sky, you would be delighted to learn that on July 16 and 17, various parts of the world will witness a partial lunar eclipse, including India.

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

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.

Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

26 Jun 2019

Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday pulled off the "toughest launch ever" of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket, but that's not what we are here to talk about.

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

18 Jun 2019

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

Planet Venus often gets branded as Earth's evil twin; how despite sharing similar sizes, density, and chemical makeup, Venus is a Hadean reflection of Earth.

US President Donald Trump declares moon a part of Mars

08 Jun 2019

US President Donald Trump declares moon a part of Mars

You guys remember the moon, right? That white globe that emerges in the night sky? Earth's only natural satellite? The one that lovers promise to pluck from the sky to attest their love (but never do)?

Chandra Grahan 2019: Last total lunar eclipse before 2021

21 Jan 2019

Chandra Grahan 2019: Last total lunar eclipse before 2021

On the intervening night between January 20 and January 21, certain parts of the world became witness to the only total lunar eclipse of 2019, and the last one before May 2021.

Here's how you can watch shooting stars tonight

13 Dec 2018

Here's how you can watch shooting stars tonight

There's good news for stargazers today.

Want to send a message to aliens? Here's your chance

21 Nov 2018

Want to send a message to aliens? Here's your chance

It has been 44 years since the Arecibo Message - a radio message beamed to space to draw the attention of any intelligent aliens - was sent, and scientists have deemed that it's time it gets updated.

First moon outside our solar system may have been found

04 Oct 2018

First moon outside our solar system may have been found

Astronomers may have discovered the first known moon outside our solar system, orbiting a gas-giant planet 8,000 light years away.

Today, you can see Mars with naked eyes: Details here

31 Jul 2018

Today, you can see Mars with naked eyes: Details here

July has already been a great month for stargazers, and it's set to end with a bang.

Indian-priest's work on galaxies changes astronomy as we know it

30 Jul 2018

Indian-priest's work on galaxies changes astronomy as we know it

For most, science vs faith is a choice. For Indian-origin Richard D'Souza, science was simply a way to get closer to the divine.