Astronomers capture most distant star ever seen

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 23:12

Washington, April 2 (IANS) American astronomers have captured the most distant normal star ever observed, some 9 billion light years from Earth, thanks to a rare cosmic alignment.


Ganges flow could double at 2 degrees C global warming

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:40

London, April 2 (IANS) Examining how climate change could raise food insecurity risk across the world, researchers have projected that the flow of the Ganges river could more than double at 2 degrees Celsius global warming, with floods putting food production at risk in countries like India.


SpaceX to launch 14th resupply mission to ISS on Monday

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:28

Washington, April 2 (IANS) SpaceX is targeting Monday for the launch of its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) which will deliver science that studies thunderstorms on Earth, space gardening, potential pathogens in space, new ways to patch up wounds, among others.


Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:22

Washington, April 2 (IANS) A supersonic parachute designed for future missions to Mars has undergone a successful test in which it was sent very high up in the sky in a rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.


Chinese space lab re-enters Earth's atmosphere

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:16

Beijing, April 2 (IANS) Chinese space lab Tiangong-1 re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Monday in the central region of the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said.


Engineers create invisibility material

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 15:38

New York, April 1 (IANS) A team of engineers has invented a material that can help humans become invisible to infrared night vision tools.


India loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:52

Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) In a setback for its space programme, India on Sunday said it lost contact with its communication satellite GSAT-6A, which was launched on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) on March 29.