May 02, 2021 01:04 PM IST
SpaceX Crew Dragon had lifted off about six months ago with three astronauts from NASA and one from Japan's space agency.
- Apr 24, 2021 08:52 AM IST
It was the first time SpaceX reused a capsule and rocket to launch astronauts for NASA, after years of proving the capability on station supply runs. The rocket was used last November on the company's second astronaut flight.
- Apr 12, 2021 03:24 PM IST
From a giant statue towering over Moscow to a more modest monument on the Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean, dozens of memorials across Russia commemorate Yuri Gagarin, the cosmonaut who became the first person in space 60 years ago.
- Mar 30, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Pristine, in astronomical terms, describes a comet that has never passed close enough to a star to be transformed by its searing heat.
- Mar 20, 2021 11:30 PM IST
Today, most of Mars is as dry as a desert except for ice deposits in its polar regions. Where did the rest of the water go?
- Mar 08, 2021 01:59 PM IST
This is significant because even though space hurricanes are known to occur, they have never before been detected.
- Mar 04, 2021 07:56 AM IST
Billionaire Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX's Starships to send people to the moon and Mars.
- Mar 03, 2021 11:49 AM IST
Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, was announced in 2018 as the first man to book a spot aboard the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX.
- Feb 28, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Over the last two years, 150 students from all around India participated in this two month long campaign to find asteroids, making this the largest asteroid discovery project in India, Mila Mitra, Co-founder and Academic Head of STEM and Space, told PTI.
- Feb 25, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.
- Feb 23, 2021 01:38 PM IST
NASA scientists on February 22 unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week’s’ daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red planet and a rocket-powered hovercraft lowering the science lab on wheels to the surface.
- Feb 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST
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
- Feb 17, 2021 08:48 PM IST
NASA describes Ingenuity's mission as a 'technology demonstration': a project that seeks to test a new capability together with the astrobiology mission of Perseverance.
- Feb 17, 2021 08:36 PM IST
Scientists believe this happens because of the presence of a second star in the vicinity of the K2-290 planetary system.
- Feb 10, 2021 01:50 PM IST
If the arrival at Mars succeeds, China will try to place a lander and a robotic rover on the planet later this year. It would join what could by then be a trio of NASA spacecraft studying the Martian surface
- Feb 09, 2021 12:57 PM IST
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.
- Jan 29, 2021 04:49 PM IST
The government had opened up the space sector in June 2020 enabling participation from private firms in space initiatives
- Jan 20, 2021 06:37 PM IST
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.
- Jan 09, 2021 01:03 PM IST
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.
- Jan 05, 2021 08:38 PM IST
The biggest of the five asteroids that will fly past the Earth on January 6 is the asteroid 2008 AF4.
- Jan 03, 2021 08:22 AM IST
A spooky radio signal showed up after a radio telescope was aimed at the next star over from our sun.
- Dec 26, 2020 05:20 PM IST
The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency had planned to launch its maiden human space flight mission 'Gaganyaan' by December 2021.
- Dec 26, 2020 11:56 AM IST
While observing Neptune's large inky storm, astronomers spotted a smaller vortex they named Dark Spot Jr.
- Dec 19, 2020 10:14 AM IST
US Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement at a celebratory event tracing the development of the newest branch of the military over the past year.
- Dec 17, 2020 08:15 AM IST
The Chang’e-5 mission’s success highlights the progress of China’s space program, and growing rivalry with the United States.