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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!

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

08 Nov 2019

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

Last week, a dozen bottles of red wine were blasted off from a NASA launchpad in Virginia. The Bordeaux wines have already made their way to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA Voyager 2 just found a weird interstellar boundary

06 Nov 2019

NASA Voyager 2 just found a weird interstellar boundary

Last year, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft crossed into interstellar space and became the second-ever man-made object to enter the realm between the Sun and stars (first being Voyager 1).

NASA changes the schedule of first all-female spacewalk's schedule

17 Oct 2019

NASA changes the schedule of first all-female spacewalk's schedule

NASA has changed the schedule of the first-ever all-female spacewalk, again!

First ever all-women spacewalk on October 21: Details here

09 Oct 2019

First ever all-women spacewalk on October 21: Details here

Back in March, NASA had disappointed millions around the world by canceling, what could have been, the first-ever all-women spacewalk in the history of humanity.

Astronauts grew meat in space for the first time

08 Oct 2019

Astronauts grew meat in space for the first time

In a major development, astronauts have grown meat in space for the very first time.

Mysterious substance photographed on Moon's far side: Details here

20 Sep 2019

Mysterious substance photographed on Moon's far side: Details here

Last year, China's Chang'e-4 mission delivered a rover called Yutu-2 on the far side of the Moon, the part that never faces Earth.

Second interstellar object ever observed captured in photos: Details here

19 Sep 2019

Second interstellar object ever observed captured in photos: Details here

A couple of weeks ago, an amateur astronomer discovered what looked like the second-ever interstellar object passing through our Solar System.

This start-up will fly your DNA to the Moon

13 Sep 2019

This start-up will fly your DNA to the Moon

In another weird space project (after space cables and elevators), a company is hoping to fly your DNA to the Moon!

Chandrayaan-2 will make India a global powerhouse: Former NASA astronaut

06 Sep 2019

Chandrayaan-2 will make India a global powerhouse: Former NASA astronaut

After traveling for nearly two months in space, Chandrayaan-2, India's second-ever mission to the Moon, is ready to set foot on its destination, tonight.

'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity

05 Sep 2019

'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity

Since Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel to space in 1961, only over 500 people have explored the outer realms of Earth's atmosphere.

Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

28 Aug 2019

Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

You may have heard about the concept of space-elevator, a literal lift capable of taking Earthlings into orbit.