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India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'

05 Jul 2020

India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'

Like Earth has one, Mars hosts two elusive moons in its orbit - Phobos and its smaller, more distant sibling Deimos.

A massive star just vanished in a distant galaxy. How?

02 Jul 2020

A massive star just vanished in a distant galaxy. How?

In a strange development, a humongous (and turbulent) star sitting millions of light-years away from Earth appears to have vanished in thin air.

Why NASA has delayed launch of its next Mars rover

02 Jul 2020

Why NASA has delayed launch of its next Mars rover

In an unexpected turn of events, NASA has delayed the launch of its next Mars rover.

NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

29 Jun 2020

NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

NASA is going back to the Moon, with the hopes of landing the first woman and the next man there by 2024.

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.

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

18 Jun 2020

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

We all know the ambitions of Elon Musk's SpaceX.

New Earth-like planet found orbiting a Sun-like star: Details here

08 Jun 2020

New Earth-like planet found orbiting a Sun-like star: Details here

In a major development, a team of researchers has discovered an Earth-like exoplanet revolving around a Sun-like star.

This place has the cleanest air on Earth

07 Jun 2020

This place has the cleanest air on Earth

In urban regions, human activities have dealt a serious blow to the environment.

A ginormous asteroid will zoom past Earth this weekend

06 Jun 2020

A ginormous asteroid will zoom past Earth this weekend

A ginormous 'potentially hazardous' asteroid, nearly as big as the Empire State Building, is set to zoom past Earth this weekend.

Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS

31 May 2020

Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS

In the wee hours of Sunday, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the historic #LaunchAmerica mission to the International Space Station.

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission

31 May 2020

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission

After canceling it on May 28 owing to bad weather, SpaceX has now successfully launched astronauts for NASA's historic #LaunchAmerica mission.

SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know

26 May 2020

SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know

On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to head up to the International Space Station as part of a crewed mission.

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.

NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free

01 May 2020

NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use.

A huge 'mask-wearing' asteroid will zoom past Earth this week

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.

GoT's Tormund Giantsbane, Kristofer Hivju, recovers from coronavirus

15 Apr 2020

GoT's Tormund Giantsbane, Kristofer Hivju, recovers from coronavirus

Game of Thrones fame Kristofer Hivju and his wife Gry Molvaer have now fully recovered from the novel coronavirus, the actor shared.

Coronavirus lockdown has changed the way our planet moves

04 Apr 2020

Coronavirus lockdown has changed the way our planet moves

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, countries around the world have imposed lockdowns on their citizens.

'Game of Thrones' actor Kristofer Hivju tests positive for coronavirus

17 Mar 2020

'Game of Thrones' actor Kristofer Hivju tests positive for coronavirus

Kristofer Hivju, best known for playing the daunting Tormund Giantsbane in hit HBO series Game of Thrones, contracted the novel coronavirus.

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

07 Mar 2020

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.

NASA rover just captured most detailed picture of Martian surface

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.

Earth has tiny second moon, and we almost missed it

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'.

Scientists found first-ever 'animal' that doesn't need oxygen to live

26 Feb 2020

Scientists found first-ever 'animal' that doesn't need oxygen to live

Our basic understanding of life revolves around the fact that every multi-cellular organism, including human beings, needs oxygen to live.

Daredevil Flat Earther died after launching himself on home-made rocket

24 Feb 2020

Daredevil Flat Earther died after launching himself on home-made rocket

'Mad' Mike Hughes, the amateur astronaut who wanted to show that the Earth is flat, has died in an attempt to launch himself in a home-made rocket.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Android 11, WhatsApp group leak, Google spying, and more

23 Feb 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Android 11, WhatsApp group leak, Google spying, and more

This week, we have witnessed a number of developments in the tech world, especially from Google.

An AI flagged 11 asteroids capable of smashing into Earth

21 Feb 2020

An AI flagged 11 asteroids capable of smashing into Earth

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

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

18 Feb 2020

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

In order to tackle the problem of climate change, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has announced the plan to create a new 'Earth Fund' and invest $10 billion in it.

In one urn, man collects soil from Pulwama martrys' homes

14 Feb 2020

In one urn, man collects soil from Pulwama martrys' homes

A year ago, India watched shocking visuals from Pulwama, a small town in Jammu and Kashmir, where 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred.

#ComicBytes: Facts about Batman which movies haven't covered yet

05 Feb 2020

#ComicBytes: Facts about Batman which movies haven't covered yet

Amid overpowered aliens, literal Gods, and meta-humans, one man stands out.

Google is using AI to save killer whales: Here's how

30 Jan 2020

Google is using AI to save killer whales: Here's how

Google is using the power of artificial intelligence to save orcas, an endangered species of killer whales, from going extinct.

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

25 Jan 2020

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.

Aliens could be living with us, says an astrobiologist

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.

#ComicBytes: Know about Nagraj, first-ever superhero of Raj Comics

23 Jan 2020

#ComicBytes: Know about Nagraj, first-ever superhero of Raj Comics

Nagraj is arguably India's very first superhero to appear in Raj Comics.

#ComicBytes: Five Raj Comics superheroes and their western counterparts

20 Jan 2020

#ComicBytes: Five Raj Comics superheroes and their western counterparts

A lot of India's middle-class kids in the 90s grew up with superheroes.

Japanese billionaire looking for a girlfriend for Moon trip

13 Jan 2020

Japanese billionaire looking for a girlfriend for Moon trip

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who is SpaceX's first prospective customer for a round trip to the Moon, is looking for a girlfriend for his lunar voyage.

Five DC Universe weapons comparable to Thor's Stormbreaker

12 Jan 2020

Five DC Universe weapons comparable to Thor's Stormbreaker

Most people were introduced to Thor's majestic 'Thanos-killing-kind' weapon in Avengers: Infinity War.

#ComicBytes: Five of the funniest Marvel Comics superheroes

11 Jan 2020

#ComicBytes: Five of the funniest Marvel Comics superheroes

When they are not fighting crime or saving the world, some superheroes find ample time to indulge in humor.

2020's first Lunar eclipse tonight: Things you should know

10 Jan 2020

2020's first Lunar eclipse tonight: Things you should know

We may not have been far into the new year, but a Lunar eclipse is upon us. Tonight, the moon will pass behind the Earth to enter its shadow, giving us the first penumbral Lunar eclipse of this year.

This scientist claims to know how to time travel

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.

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

2019 was a year of major scientific and technological advancements.

#ComicBytes: DC Comics characters with the weirdest powers possible

29 Dec 2019

#ComicBytes: DC Comics characters with the weirdest powers possible

DC Comics is home to some of the coolest superheroes ever created. From Superman to Batman and Wonder Woman, the list is impressive.