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  • SpaceX's Starship lands upright, then explodes in latest test Mar 04, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    SpaceX's Starship lands upright, then explodes in latest test

    Billionaire Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX's Starships to send people to the moon and Mars.

  • ISRO PSLV-C51 Mission Highlights: Indian rocket launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites Feb 28, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    ISRO PSLV-C51 Mission Highlights: Indian rocket launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites

    PSLV-C51 rocket, which is the 53rd mission of PSLV, launched Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 18 co-passenger payloads from the first launch pad of the Sriharikota spaceport

  • NASA sent a secret message to Mars. Meet the people who decoded it Feb 25, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    NASA sent a secret message to Mars. Meet the people who decoded it

    Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.

  • Microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars: Study Feb 22, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars: Study

    The researchers from NASA and German Aerospace Center tested the endurance of microorganisms to Martian conditions by launching them into stratosphere, the second major layer of Earth's atmosphere which closely represents key conditions on Mars.

  • NASA Perseverance rover landing: Stunning images of touchdown on Mars Feb 20, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    NASA Perseverance rover landing: Stunning images of touchdown on Mars

    NASA released a stunning picture of its newest rover being lowered onto the dusty red surface after world got its first close-up look at a Mars landing on Friday. The photo was released less than 24 hours after the Perseverance rover successfully touched down near an ancient river delta.

  • NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life Feb 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST

    NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

    Perseverance, the biggest, most advanced rover ever sent by NASA, became the ninth spacecraft since the 1970s to successfully land on Mars, every one of them from the US

  • Planet Nine may just be an illusion: Scientists deny existence of planet at the end of solar system Feb 18, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Planet Nine may just be an illusion: Scientists deny existence of planet at the end of solar system

    Planet Nine has never been seen by human eyes; the wobbles that exist in the orbits of space objects skirting the solar system have led scientists to believe there is a mysterious, unseen planet out there.

  • Was there ever life on Mars? NASA's Perseverance rover wants to find out Feb 18, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Was there ever life on Mars? NASA's Perseverance rover wants to find out

    NASA's Perseverance rover prepares for touchdown on the Red Planet on Thursday to search for telltale signs of microbes that might have existed there billions of years ago, when conditions were warmer and wetter than they are today.

  • Scientists discover rare solar system with planets rotating in opposite direction of star Feb 17, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    Scientists discover rare solar system with planets rotating in opposite direction of star

    Scientists believe this happens because of the presence of a second star in the vicinity of the K2-290 planetary system.

  • NASA's Mars rover all set to land on Red Planet: Date, timing, how to watch and everything you need to know Feb 17, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    NASA's Mars rover all set to land on Red Planet: Date, timing, how to watch and everything you need to know

    The Mars rover targets to touch down in Jezero Crater -- the most challenging Martian terrain ever targeted for a landing

  • Scientists are trying to spot new viruses before they cause pandemics Feb 17, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Scientists are trying to spot new viruses before they cause pandemics

    Scientists want to build a weather system for viruses. It would require a big financial investment, plus buy-in from doctors, hospitals and blood banks.

  • NASA wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time Feb 16, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    NASA wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time

    Transported aboard the Mars 2020 spacecraft that arrives at the Red Planet on Thursday, the small Ingenuity helicopter will have several challenges to overcome -- the biggest being the rarefied Martian atmosphere, which is just one percent the density of Earth's.

  • Japanese researchers may have found cure for baldness, hair loss Feb 14, 2021 07:32 PM IST

    Japanese researchers may have found cure for baldness, hair loss

    The RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research scientists may have found a solution to restore hair growth with the help of stem cells.

  • ‘A game changer’: Drug brings significant weight loss in obese patients Feb 11, 2021 09:09 AM IST

    ‘A game changer’: Drug brings significant weight loss in obese patients

    In a clinical trial, participants taking semaglutide lost 15 percent of their body weight, on average.

  • China spacecraft enters Mars orbit, 2nd in 2 days after UAE Feb 10, 2021 10:39 PM IST

    China spacecraft enters Mars orbit, 2nd in 2 days after UAE

    The solar-powered rover — about the size of a golf cart — is expected to operate for about three months, and the orbiter for two years.

  • Life on Venus? The picture gets cloudier Feb 09, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    Life on Venus? The picture gets cloudier

    Despite doubts from many scientists, a team of researchers who said they had detected an unusual gas in the planet’s atmosphere were still confident of their findings.

  • Indian-American scientist Bhavya Lal appointed Acting Chief of Staff of NASA Feb 02, 2021 01:37 PM IST

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

    According to NASA, Lal brings "extensive experience" in engineering and space technology, serving as a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defence Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) from 2005 to 2020.

  • If you squeeze the coronavirus, does it shatter? Jan 28, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    If you squeeze the coronavirus, does it shatter?

    Scientists are exploring the physics of viruses, to understand how these pathogens assemble themselves — and might be rent apart.

  • NASA to host virtual briefing on February 18 Perseverance Mars rover landing tonight Jan 27, 2021 11:05 PM IST

    NASA to host virtual briefing on February 18 Perseverance Mars rover landing tonight

    The Perseverance rover is supposed to land on the Red Planet on February 18, 2021, carrying new scientific tools and technologies onboard, including the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.

  • DRDO successfully test fires next generation surface-to-air Akash missile Jan 25, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    DRDO successfully test fires next generation surface-to-air Akash missile

    The Akash-NG missile, that can intercept high manoeuvring aerial threats, could 'intercept the target with textbook precision' during the test fire, the DRDO said.

  • NASA probing why a distant galaxy has been shooting out flares every 114 days Jan 20, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    NASA probing why a distant galaxy has been shooting out flares every 114 days

    If NASA scientists are able to confirm that a supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy is causing the light fluctuations, it would greatly enhance our understanding of the Universe.

  • ISRO to launch space theme-based merchandise, to partner with agencies Jan 19, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    ISRO to launch space theme-based merchandise, to partner with agencies

    Interested agencies need to submit a proposal to CBPO, outlining their profile and proposed product details, describing the intended use of ISRO identifiers on the product.

  • Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks Jan 15, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks

    It was the 14th flight to the fringes of space for a New Shepard rocket. The first was in 2015.

  • It spied on Soviet atomic bombs. Now it’s solving ecological mysteries Jan 09, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    It spied on Soviet atomic bombs. Now it’s solving ecological mysteries

    Imagery from the Cold War’s Corona satellites is helping scientists fill in how we have changed our planet in the past half century.

  • Celestial treats for sky gazers: Here's a list of key astronomical events in 2021 Jan 09, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    Celestial treats for sky gazers: Here's a list of key astronomical events in 2021

    Mark your calendar. From Venus-Jupiter conjunction in February to the total solar eclipse in December, here’s a list of key astronomical events in the offing in 2021.

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