Hubble captures fireworks in 'skyrocket' galaxy

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:32

Washington, June 30 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular fireworks display in a small, nearby galaxy, which resembles a skyrocket.


NASA to drive Curiosity to potential water sites on Mars

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 15:00

New York, June 25 (IANS) The US space agency is planning to drive the Curiosity Rover towards water sites on the Martian surface to further investigate the long, seasonally changing dark streaks briny water in the hope of finding evidence of life.


NASA technology reveals bacteria's role in breast cancer

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 11:14

Washington, June 25 (IANS) Using planetary protection techniques that ensure NASA spacecraft do not contaminate other worlds, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found a link between bacteria in breast ductal fluid and breast cancer.


British astronaut headed back to earth

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 10:22

London, June 18 (IANS) Britain's first astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is heading home following a historic six-month mission to the space station.


NASA to build electric-powered airplane 'Maxwell'

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 09:52

Washington, June 18 (IANS) In a move to achieve more efficient, quieter and environmentally friendly aircraft compared to a conventional one, the US space agency has unveiled plans for an electric-powered airplane designated as X-57.


Tiny asteroid becomes Earth's constant companion

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:10

Washington, June 17 (IANS) Our Earth has got a small companion. NASA scientists have discovered a tiny asteroid in an orbit around the Sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth and will remain so for centuries to come.


In a first, NASA spacecraft spots single methane leak on Earth

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:56

Washington, June 15 (IANS) For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting NASA spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on the Earth's surface, the US space agency has said.


NASA's Juno probe inches closer to Jupiter

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 15:28

Washington, June 10 (IANS) With its scheduled arrival at the largest planetary inhabitant in our solar system on July 4, NASA's Juno mission is now less than a month away from Jupiter.


Arctic getting greener due to climate change: NASA

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 13:22

Washington, June 6 (IANS) Using 29 years of data from satellite imageries, NASA scientists have found extensive greening in the Arctic region, thanks to rising temperatures.


NASA astronaut to step into expandable space habitat on Monday

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 14:10

Washington, June 4 (IANS) NASA astronaut Jeff Williams on Monday will enter the first human-rated expandable habitat deployed in space, a technology that could prove beneficial for deep space exploration and commercial low-Earth orbit applications, the US space agency said.


NASA to make second attempt to inflate expandable habitat on ISS

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 11:40

Washington, May 28 (IANS) After NASA's first attempt at deploying an inflatable habitat on the International Space Station - crucial for future deep space exploration - failed, the US space agency will make another attempt on Saturday.


Blood, urine, saliva samples back on Earth from ISS

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:14

Washington, May 24 (IANS) Signaling an exciting next step for the scientists, more than 1,000 tubes of blood, urine and saliva have come back on the Earth from the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX-8 Dragon capsule.


Solar storms brought life on Earth: NASA

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:10

Washington, May 24 (IANS) Solar storms four billion years ago may have provided the crucial energy needed to warm Earth and seed life despite the Sun's faintness, new research has revealed.