Category: Science

Decoded: How Mars moon Phobos got its grooves?

New York: The strange grooves criss-crossing the surface of the Martian moon Phobos were made by rolling boulders blasted free…

Morocco launches its 2nd observation satellite

Rabat: Morocco launched its second earth observation satellite, Mohammed VI-B, from French Guiana early on Wednesday, the second in a…

NASA selects landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

Washington: NASA has chosen Jezero Crater delta, where the sediments contain clays and carbonates, as the landing site for its…

Astronomers expect rare gamma-ray burst

Sydney: In a second only to the Big Bang event, astronomers have identified a "nearby" star system with the potential…

China sends 5 satellites into orbit on single rocket

Beijing: China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a single rocket on Tuesday. The satellites…

NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

Tampa: NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt…

Researchers use VR to simulate black hole

London: In a bid to better understand how black holes behave, researchers have created a virtual reality (VR) simulation of…

China launches twin BeiDou navigation satellites

Xichang, Nov 19 (IANS) China on Monday sent two new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space…

How to drive a robot on Mars

United States: Some 78 million miles (126 million kilometers) from Earth, alone on the immense and frigid Red Planet, a…

SpaceX gets nod to put 12,000 satellites in orbit

Washington: SpaceX got the green light this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into…

SpaceX scraps plan to upgrade Falcon 9 for more ‘reusability’

San Francisco: SpaceX has dropped plans to make its Falcon 9 rockets even more reusable than they are now, company…

Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched to ISS

Washington: Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo spacecraft was successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, NASA said. The…

GSAT-29 satellite pushed higher into orbit: ISRO

Chennai: India's latest communication satellite GSat-29 was successfully pushed up to its intended orbit during its third orbit raising activity,…

Planet-hunting Kepler telescope put to rest with final commands

Washington: NASA's Kepler space telescope, that discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and revealed that our galaxy contains…

Large meteorite impact crater found beneath Greenland ice sheet

London: An international team of researchers has unearthed a large meteorite impact crater under more than a half-mile of ice…

Cold ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet discovered orbiting nearby star

London: An international team of researchers have discovered a cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the…

Morocco to launch new satellite

Rabat: Morocco will launch a new satellite Mohammed VI-B on November 21, according to a report by Moroccan news agency…

Huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior: Study

New York: The Earth is dragging about three times more sea water than previously estimated, according to a seismic study,…

GSAT-29 communication satellite orbit raised

Chennai: India's latest communication satellite GSAT-29's orbit was successfully raised on Thursday by firing its motors for 4,875 seconds, said…

Waste not: South Africa makes world’s first human urine brick

Cape Town: One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down…