NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity’s first mission to the Sun, has begun final preparations for its launch in July. Continue reading Humanity’s first flight to Sun to launch in July: NASA
An international team of astronomers has detected a hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which has a density similar to Mercury. Continue reading Astronomers spot hot Earth-sized exoplanet
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched on Saturday the world’s smallest rocket with the ability to put a micro-satellite into orbit, following a failed attempt and several postponements over the last year. Continue reading Japan launches micro-satellite rocket
NASA has announced that it would launch two missions to explore a little-understood area 96 km above Earth’s surface. Continue reading NASA launches two missions to explore nearest space
NASA is turning 60 in 2018 and the agency is looking forward to launching a slew of important missions in the coming year, including one to “touch” the Sun. Continue reading NASA’s 2018 to do list includes mission to ‘touch’ Sun
Researchers have found evidence that the mass of black holes in the centre of the galaxy determines how soon its star formation stops, with bigger black holes turning off the process earlier. Continue reading Bigger black holes turn off star formation in galaxies earlier
Floating a new theory about the birth of our solar system, a new study says that it could have formed in the bubbles produced by a giant, long-dead star which was more than 40 to 50 times the size of our own Sun. Continue reading Did our solar system form in bubbles around massive star?
Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has found that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. Continue reading Hubble spots strange binary asteroid with comet-like features
Solar-powered primary healthcare centres (PHCs) in Chattisgarh admitted over 50 per cent more patients and conducted almost twice the number of child deliveries in a month compared to power-deficit PHCs without a solar power system, says a study. Continue reading Solar power PHCs provide better healthcare in Chattisgarh
While India reaped the benefits of the Green Revolution in the 1960s, her neighbour China is now taking the lead in another area of sustainable agriculture—developing crops that meet the challenges posed by global warming. Continue reading Could perennial crops be an answer to climate change?