Category: Science

Demand for strategic satellites rises, countdown for IAF satellite launch begins

Chennai: The Indian space agency is facing an increased demand for strategic satellites, a top official has said, even as…

Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off ‘insect apocalypse’

Helsinki: Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising…

Mention of ‘fossil fuels’ cut from videos at UN climate talks

Katowice: Videos produced by environmental groups to be shown to thousands of participants in a major UN climate summit were…

3-hour manned flights to ISS to begin in 18 months: Roscosmos

Moscow: Manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) under an ultra-fast three-hour scheme involving circling the Earth twice, will…

Astronomers spot unusual star forming like a planet

London:Instead of finding a planet, astronomers have detected a star forming in the outer regions of the disc of dust…

India’s IDRSS to be satellite communication hub in sky

Chennai: As part of its proposed manned space mission, India will launch the Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS) to…

Asian glaciers slowed by ice loss, claims study

Washington D.C. [USA]: Asian glaciers are flowing more slowly in response to widespread ice loss, affecting freshwater availability downstream in…

Rocket Lab to launch 10 NASA CubeSats on Sunday

Washington: In its first mission for NASA, the American aerospace manufacturer Rocket Lab is set to launch 10 small research…

‘Brightest Comet’ set to pass by Earth on Sunday

Washington: Stargazers are in for a treat as the "brightest comet" is set to make one of the 10 closest…

NASA seeks US partners to develop reusable systems for Moon mission

Washington: NASA is set to work with American companies to design and develop new reusable systems, in a major step…

NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space

Washington: NASA has pinpointed the exact landing location of its newly launched InSight lander, using a powerful camera onboard another…

ALMA finds protoplanetary disks depicting planet formation

Washington: Astronomers have obtained stunning, high-resolution images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks, depicting the birth of planets, using Chile's Atacama…

Australia to provide support for European Space Agency’s tracking station

Canberra: In a first an Australian body has been chosen to take over day-to-day operations at the European Space Agency's…

NASA’s Juno mission to cross halfway to Jupiter next week

Washington: NASA's Juno mission will next week mark the halfway point in data collection by completing the 16th science pass…

NASA satellite maps Antarctica ice sheets, sea ice, forests

Washington: NASA's satellite to track Earth's melting ice has revealed accurate first maps of Antarctica such that it can measure…

NASA’s InSight sends back first selfie on Mars

Washington: Barely two weeks after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSight lander has taken its first selfie using the spacecraft's…

India to launch GSAT 7 satellite for Indian Air Force

Chennai: India will be launching GSAT 7A, a military communication satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF), on December 19…

More glaciers in East Antarctica losing ice: NASA

Washington: A group of glaciers spanning one-eighth of East Antarctica's coast have begun to lose ice over the past decade,…

NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu

Washington: NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has found water locked inside the asteroid Bennu --…

NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu

Washington: NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has found water locked inside the asteroid Bennu --…