Monday, October 25, 2021


Europe, Japan probes to get 1st look at destination Mercury

Berlin: A joint European-Japanese spacecraft is set to fly by Mercury for the first time late Friday on its path to deliver two probes...

NASA’s image of ‘Hand of God’ in space baffles netizens, have a look

The pulsar in this explosion is known as the PSR B1509-58. It is about 19 km in diameter and 17,000 light years away from Earth. 

Astronomers find why galaxies become dormant

While astronomers have known that early, massive galaxies turn quiescent, but until now, no one knew why.

NASA’s James Webb space telescope completes testing, ready to ship

Engineering teams have completed Webb's long-spanning comprehensive testing regimen at Northrop Grumman's facilities.

Editorial: Looking beyond setbacks

A spate of failures, including the recent unsuccessful GSLV-F10 launch mission, has come as a setback to an otherwise glorious track record of ISRO

Bezos sues NASA over awarding Moon lander contract to Musk

The US space agency was expected to pick two lunar lander prototypes (including one of Blue Origin's) but funding cut from US Congress led the agency to select SpaceX over Blue Origin

NASA’s Ingenuity honoured for history-making flights on Mars

The prestigious honour recognises the pioneering rotorcraft for its history-making flights on the Red Planet, NASA said in a statement on Tuesday.

NASA’s Mars rover fails in first attempt to collect rock samples

The car-sized Perseverance landed inside the Red Planet's Jezero Crater this past February with an objective to search for signs of ancient microbial life.

US squashes Bezos’ protest against NASA-SpaceX $2.9 billion contract

Blue Origin and defence contractor Dynetics had filed a protest with the US GAO against NASA for awarding $2.9 billion contract to SpaceX for landing astronauts on the Moon by 2024.

Watch: Unbelievable glimpse of coronal mass ejection from Sun

NASA released a short video of particular CME and said the CME was seen in extreme ultraviolet light by Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in 2013, but it did not head toward Earth

NASA lander reveals Mars’ deep interiors for 1st time

The scientists found the crust was thinner than expected and may have two or even three sub-layers.

Record internet speed by Japanese engineers at 319 Tbps

This feat has been achieved by researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NIICT) and they have used existing optical fibre infrastructure.

Space gets spicier: NASA to sell its own masala from space in near future?

The experiment, initiated by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, will cultivate 48 Hatch chile pepper seeds in an Advanced Plant Habitat (APH), a plant growth chamber which is about the size of a kitchen oven

Check out: Mars moon looks exactly like a potato

The image has been shared on the space administration’s official Instagram account.

An explainer on Space Tourism

Read here about space tourism and the firms involved in the commercial activity…

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