World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 26, 2015
NASA is organising space camps for the young would-be astronauts this summer and the best ones may join the US space missions, including Mars.
World News | Reuters | Saturday July 25, 2015
A stunning silhouette of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft after it shot past the icy orb last week show an extensive layer of atmospheric haze, while close-up pictures of the ground reveal flows of nitrogen ice, scientists said on Friday.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 24, 2015
A planet believed to be remarkably similar to Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant sun-like star, bolstering hopes of finding life elsewhere in the universe, US scientists said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 24, 2015
Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA said Thursday.
World News | Dennis Overbye, The New York Times | Friday July 24, 2015
Inching ahead on their quest for what they call Earth 2.0, astronomers from NASA's Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft announced Thursday that they had found what might be one of the closest analogues to our world yet.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 23, 2015
According to a NASA-funded study, humans may be able to live on the moon in a little more than a decade from now. The study outlines a plan to again take human missions to the moon, media reported.
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 22, 2015
NASA could land humans on the Moon in the next five to seven years and build a permanent base 10 to 12 years after that, a new study has claimed.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday July 22, 2015
The New Horizons probe has found a second mountain range situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain on the lower-left edge of Pluto.
Offbeat | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 21, 2015
The Smithsonian Institution in the US has launched a crowdfunding campaign to preserve the spacesuit in which NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.
World News | Kenneth Chang, The New York Times | Sunday July 19, 2015
Planetary scientists are coloring in the family portrait of our solar system as close-up photographs and observations stream back from Pluto, a world 3 billion miles away with towering mountains of ice, vast smooth plains and many mysteries yet to be revealed.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 18, 2015
Smooth, icy plains have been spotted on the surface of Pluto, in the latest images released Friday from a NASA spacecraft that flew by the dwarf planet this week.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 16, 2015
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which successfully made a historic flyby of Pluto, has discovered young ice mountains on the dwarf planet which are as high as 11,000 feet and about 100 million years old.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 16, 2015
NASA's New Horizons probe has discovered a stunning mountain range on Pluto with peaks jutting as high as 11,000 feet above the surface.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 16, 2015
Pluto's surface has long been a blur to sky watchers on Earth, but a NASA spacecraft on Wednesday should provide the first high-resolution images of the distant dwarf planet after a historic flyby mission.
Offbeat | Amrita Kohli | Wednesday July 15, 2015
It's official - nothing and no one escapes from the Internet's sense of humor and its favorite tool of mischief, Photoshop.
Scientists at Nasa's New Horizons mission control centre are celebrating the spacecraft's dramatic flyby of Pluto, the last unexplored world in the solar system.
World News | Agencies | Thursday July 16, 2015
An unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by Pluto on Tuesday, making its closest approach in the climax of a decade-long journey to explore the dwarf planet for the first time, the US space agency said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday July 14, 2015
A space tracking station surrounded by cows in an Australian valley will today become the first place in the world to get close-up images of Pluto, the most distant planetary body ever explored.
World News | Kenneth Chang, The New York Times | Tuesday July 14, 2015
After 9 1/2 years and 3 billion miles, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was on course to take the first close-up look at Pluto on Tuesday morning.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 14, 2015
Rocks rich in silica similar to those in the oldest part of Earth's continental crust are scattered throughout the area where NASA's Curiosity probe is exploring on Mars, according to a study published on Monday in Nature Geoscience.
India News | Aditya Rangroo (with inputs from agencies) | Tuesday July 14, 2015
Google has designed a doodle on new horizon pluto flyby on its homepage.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 12, 2015
There's a near-perfect heart shape on Pluto's rusty red surface. The dwarf planet is dotted with bright points which may be ice caps, and a mysterious dark shape nicknamed "The Whale."
Diaspora | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday July 13, 2015
Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams is among four astronauts who have been selected by NASA for commercial flights to the International Space Station (ISS) from US soil.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 9, 2015
As the historic July 14 Pluto fly-by closes in, NASA's Horizons spacecraft has returned new images of Pluto.