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  • SpaceX Crew Dragon 'Resilience' capsule with four astronauts returns to Earth May 02, 2021 01:04 PM IST

    SpaceX Crew Dragon 'Resilience' capsule with four astronauts returns to Earth

    SpaceX Crew Dragon had lifted off about six months ago with three astronauts from NASA and one from Japan's space agency.

  • SpaceX launches 3rd crew with recycled rocket and capsule Apr 24, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    SpaceX launches 3rd crew with recycled rocket and capsule

    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.

  • From Moscow to Pacific, Russia glorifies 60 years of Yuri Gagarin’s spaceflight Apr 12, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    From Moscow to Pacific, Russia glorifies 60 years of Yuri Gagarin’s spaceflight

    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.

  • Comet 'most pristine' object from outer space seen in Solar System Mar 30, 2021 10:58 PM IST

    Comet 'most pristine' object from outer space seen in Solar System

    Pristine, in astronomical terms, describes a comet that has never passed close enough to a star to be transformed by its searing heat.

  • The Water on Mars Vanished. This Might Be Where It Went. Mar 20, 2021 11:30 PM IST

    The Water on Mars Vanished. This Might Be Where It Went.

    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?

  • Scientists detect 1,000 km space hurricane in Earth’s lower atmosphere over North Pole Mar 08, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Scientists detect 1,000 km space hurricane in Earth’s lower atmosphere over North Pole

    This is significant because even though space hurricanes are known to occur, they have never before been detected.

  • 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.

  • Fly me to the Moon: Japan billionaire Yusaku Maezawa offers space seats Mar 03, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Fly me to the Moon: Japan billionaire Yusaku Maezawa offers space seats

    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.

  • School students in India discover 18 new asteroids Feb 28, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    School students in India discover 18 new asteroids

    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.

  • 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.

  • Perseverance rover beams back images from Mars after historic landing Feb 23, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Perseverance rover beams back images from Mars after historic landing

    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.

  • 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

  • NASA wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time, hitching a ride with Perseverance rover Feb 17, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    NASA wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time, hitching a ride with Perseverance rover

    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.

  • 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.

  • Explained: China’s Mars Mission is up next to orbit the red planet Feb 10, 2021 01:50 PM IST

    Explained: China’s Mars Mission is up next to orbit the red planet

    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

  • 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.

  • Over 40 funded startups working in space segment in India: Economic Survey Jan 29, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    Over 40 funded startups working in space segment in India: Economic Survey

    The government had opened up the space sector in June 2020 enabling participation from private firms in space initiatives

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Five asteroids, including two larger than Eiffel Tower, will fly past Earth on January 6 Jan 05, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Five asteroids, including two larger than Eiffel Tower, will fly past Earth on January 6

    The biggest of the five asteroids that will fly past the Earth on January 6 is the asteroid 2008 AF4.

  • Was that a dropped call from extraterrestrial life? Jan 03, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    Was that a dropped call from extraterrestrial life?

    A spooky radio signal showed up after a radio telescope was aimed at the next star over from our sun.

  • ISRO developing green propulsion for human space mission: K Sivan Dec 26, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    ISRO developing green propulsion for human space mission: K Sivan

    The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency had planned to launch its maiden human space flight mission 'Gaganyaan' by December 2021.

  • Neptune’s weird dark spot just got weirder Dec 26, 2020 11:56 AM IST

    Neptune’s weird dark spot just got weirder

    While observing Neptune's large inky storm, astronomers spotted a smaller vortex they named Dark Spot Jr.

  • US Space Force members get a new name: 'guardians' Dec 19, 2020 10:14 AM IST

    US Space Force members get a new name: 'guardians'

    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.

  • China brings moon rocks to Earth, and a new era of competition to space Dec 17, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    China brings moon rocks to Earth, and a new era of competition to space

    The Chang’e-5 mission’s success highlights the progress of China’s space program, and growing rivalry with the United States.

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