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NASA discovers third radiation belt circling earth

NASA discovers third radiation belt circling earth

Washington: NASA's Van Allen Probes, which was launched on Aug. 30, 2012, to study two giant belts of radiation that surround Earth, has shown scientists something that would require rewriting… Read more »

'Supermassive' black hole spinning at speed of light

'Supermassive' black hole spinning at speed of light

Washington: The outer reaches of a 'supermassive' black hole, more than two million miles across, or eight times the earth-moon distance, is spinning at nearly the speed of light. The… Read more »

Curiosity Mars rover confirms first drilled Martian rock sample

Curiosity Mars rover confirms first drilled Martian rock sample

Washington: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images, which confirm that it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet…. Read more »

Astronaut Charles Duke left family pic on moon 40 yrs ago

Astronaut Charles Duke left family pic on moon 40 yrs ago

London: Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke didn’t just leave footprints when he visited the lunar surface, he also left a photograph of his family 40 years ago. On 23 April… Read more »

Japan space agency tests Dreamliner battery

Japan space agency tests Dreamliner battery

Tokyo: The charred lithium-ion battery from a troubled Boeing Dreamliner was taken to Japan's space agency on Tuesday, as investigators tried to find out what caused it to overheat on… Read more »

NASA’s Curiosity rover preparing to drill on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover preparing to drill on Mars

Los Angeles: NASA says the Curiosity rover should be ready to begin drilling on Mars soon. It’s the most highly anticipated milestone since the six-wheel, nuclear-powered rover landed near the… Read more »

NASA likely to send research aircraft in stratosphere this month to study on climate change

NASA likely to send research aircraft in stratosphere this month to study on climate change

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will send a remotely piloted research aircraft 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean this month to study on climate change. The first flights… Read more »

India set to launch Mars mission in November 2013

India set to launch Mars mission in November 2013

In a year when India should have actually fired a second rocket to the moon, after Chandrayaan-1, space scientists will instead send a mission to Mars in November that, if… Read more »

India to make world's largest solar telescope

India to make world's largest solar telescope

Kolkata: India is likely to begin construction of the world's largest solar telescope on the foothills of the Himalayas in Ladakh to understand the fundamental processes taking place on the… Read more »

ISRO planning 10 space missions in the next one year

ISRO planning 10 space missions in the next one year

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to accomplish 10 space missions in the next one year, parliament was informed Wednesday. Minister of State in the Prime… Read more »