Category: Science

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…

Carbon goes with the flow

Washington: Many people see the carbon cycle as vertical - Carbondioxide moving up and down between soil, plants and the…

ISRO to launch GSAT-29 communication satellite today

Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch the GSLV Mark III rocket carrying the GSAT-29 communication…

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

Washington: Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must…

Surprise giant ‘corpse flower’ blooms at Indonesia farm

Indonesia: An Indonesian farmer was startled to discover a rare "corpse flower" blooming in his plantation on the island of…

Russian cosmonaut offers to share experience with Indian astronauts

Chennai: A Russian cosmonaut has offered to share his country's experience and best practices in the field of space exploration…

ESA-Roscosmos Mars rover’s landing spot revealed

Moscow: ExoMars rover, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Roscosmos' joint venture to the Red Planet that will set…