Category: Science

NASA podcast tracks lander on way to study ‘inner’ Mars

Washington: NASA has launched an eight-episode podcast series that follows the InSight mission as the robotic explorer journeys to Mars…

Human made CO2 dissolving seafloor

Washington: According to a recent study, alterations to the ocean floor - as a result of human activity - have…

NASA retires its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

Washington: NASA has decided to retire its Kepler space telescope that had run out of fuel needed for further science…

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe closest ever to Sun

Washington: NASA's historic Parker Solar Probe -- enroute to the Sun to unravel its mysteries -- has become the closest…

Dwarf galaxy close to Milky Way dying: Study

Canberra: A dwarf galaxy near the Milky Way called the Small Magellanic Cloud is slowly dying from gradual loss of…

NASA sets world record with Mars 2020 parachute

Washington: NASA has created a world record with its "supersonic parachute" for the Mars 2020 mission that survived 37,000 kg…

NASA’s Hubble completes first science operation after 3-week hiatus

Washington: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal operations and completed its first science observations after a three-week hiatus…

Carbon nanotubes the answer to making efficient batteries: Study

Washington: Turns out, the secret to making better batteries lies in using carbon nanotubes. A research led by Rice University…

Climate change a threat to oysters: Study

Washington: According to a recent study, climate change is a threat to even the most tolerant oysters. Climate change-associated weather…

3 ‘hardcore’ fish species discovered on Pacific floor

Paris: Scientists have discovered three new species of "hardcore" fish living in one of the deepest parts of the ocean,…

BSES launches rooftop solar initiative Phase 2 in Delhi

New Delhi: The second phase of Delhi power distribution company BSES' Solar City Initiative was launched by Delhi Power Minister…

Space travel can alter brain: Study

London: Spending long periods in space not only leads to muscle atrophy and reductions in bone density, it also has…

Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life: study

Paris: Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life…

Russia launches first Soyuz rocket since failed space launch

Moscow: Russia on Thursday successfully launched a Soyuz rocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket…

Signs of supermassive black holes merging spotted

London: Astronomers have found evidence for a large number of double supermassive black holes, the likely precursors of gigantic black…

New government study to assess pollution-driven mortality

New Delhi: Union Environment Ministry will soon initiate its first-ever study to assess mortality and acute events due to air…

Indian nuclear reactor at Kaiga sets world record

Chennai: The 220 MW atomic power reactor in Unit 1 at Kaiga in Karnataka set a world record among Pressurised…

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe records images of Earth

Washington: NASA's Parker Solar Probe, enroute to the Sun to unravel its mysteries, has captured a view of Earth, from…

Manned space exploration to take two decades: Russian cosmonaut

Mumbai: The eagerly-awaited manned travel for conducting scientific research in space will take at least another 15-20 years, Russian cosmonaut…

2 rectangular icebergs captured by NASA’s IceBridge flight

Washington: Operation IceBridge, NASA's aerial survey of polar ice, captured two tabular icebergs while flying over the northern Antarctic Peninsula.…