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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.

SpaceX slightly modifies its plan for Starship's first 'high-altitude' flight

28 Sep 2020

SpaceX slightly modifies its plan for Starship's first 'high-altitude' flight

SpaceX is inching closer to the first-ever 'high altitude' test flight of Starship, the rocket expected to fly to Mars one day, making humans a multi-planetary species.

#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

20 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, including an unexpected - and still unconfirmed - case of alien life discovery.

Soon, Starship's SN8 prototype will fly up to 60,000 feet

13 Sep 2020

Soon, Starship's SN8 prototype will fly up to 60,000 feet

SpaceX's next Starship prototype will soon be attempting a major high-altitude flight.

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.

Pixxel: Bengaluru-based space tech start-up raises $5 million

19 Aug 2020

Pixxel: Bengaluru-based space tech start-up raises $5 million

In a major development, Bengaluru-based space tech start-up Pixxel has raised $5 million in seed funding.

SpaceX's Starship prototype flies, lands for the first time

05 Aug 2020

SpaceX's Starship prototype flies, lands for the first time

After months of pressure tests and development efforts, the prototype of SpaceX's Starship deep-space rocket has gotten off the ground.

SpaceX is bringing NASA astronauts back: How to watch live

02 Aug 2020

SpaceX is bringing NASA astronauts back: How to watch live

SpaceX has moved into the final phase of the "Launch America" mission - bringing NASA astronauts safely back to Earth in its Crew Dragon capsule.

NASA launches rover to find 'ancient Martian life'

30 Jul 2020

NASA launches rover to find 'ancient Martian life'

In a major development, US space agency NASA has launched a robotic rover to Mars.

Two Indian girls just discovered a 'near-Earth' asteroid: Details here

28 Jul 2020

Two Indian girls just discovered a 'near-Earth' asteroid: Details here

In a major development, two Indian schoolgirls, hailing from the city of Surat, have discovered an asteroid.

China just launched a rover and orbiter to Mars

23 Jul 2020

China just launched a rover and orbiter to Mars

Merely days after the UAE, China has also started its journey to Mars.

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.

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.

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

10 Jun 2020

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

America's first woman spacewalker has now become the first-ever woman to reach the deepest known point in our planet's oceans.

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.

Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel

16 May 2020

Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced that the government will boost private participation in the space sector.

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.

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

02 May 2020

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

By 2024, NASA hopes to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon.

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.

#LeakPeek: Apple iPhone 9 would be launched on April 15

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.

Elon Musk worries SpaceX won't reach Mars before he dies

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.

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.

Astronomers just detected biggest known explosion in the universe

01 Mar 2020

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.

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'.

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.

Apple could announce its cheapest iPhone on March 31

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.

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

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

30 Jan 2020

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.

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.

SpaceX's first-ever manned space mission happening soon, says Elon Musk

20 Jan 2020

SpaceX's first-ever manned space mission happening soon, says Elon Musk

Just recently, SpaceX demonstrated the capabilities of the launch escape system built into Crew Dragon, its dedicated spacecraft for manned flights.

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.

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

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.

Apple has a secret team working on satellites: Details here

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.

Here's how you can launch your own satellite

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.

SpaceX Starship prototype suffers anomaly, blows up partially in test

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.

Turns out, Space travel can reverse your blood flow

15 Nov 2019

Turns out, Space travel can reverse your blood flow

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