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16 January, 2019 8:46 AM Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life

Although likely cold (-170 degrees centigrade), it could still have the potential to harbour primitive life if it has a large, hot iron or nickel core and enhanced geothermal activity said researchers. New York: The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential 553

14 January, 2019 8:30 AM SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday

This will be the first night--time splashdown and recovery for the Dragon with plenty of moonlight to track its entry. Washington: After spending over a month in the orbit, SpaceX`s Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday and is expected to land on Earth on Monday night, NASA said. "The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft was released 111

14 January, 2019 5:33 AM SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Shows Off Prototype of Mars-Bound Rocket, Starship

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the first pictures of a retro-looking, steely rocket called Starship that may one day carry people to the Moon and Mars. Musk posted pictures on Twitter late Thursday of the Starship Hopper prototype, which awaits its first flight test in Texas in the coming weeks. "Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly 150

11 January, 2019 11:40 AM ISRO Says Gaganyaan Manned Space Mission Launch Set for December 2021

India's maiden manned space mission ''Gaganyaan'' is set for December 2021 launch and is likely to include a woman astronaut, Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Sivan said Friday. Gearing up for the mission, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ISRO has set up a new centre to facilitate the manned voyage involving a three-member 124

4 January, 2019 9:45 AM Lunar Eclipse 2019: Super Blood Wolf Moon And What's So Special About It

A trifecta of lunar activities -- a total lunar eclipse, a super blood moon and a wolf moon -- will take place on January 20-21. The whole thing is being called the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon.' Stargazers around the world are in for a treat as January 2019 is going to be an exciting astronomical month. From a total lunar eclipse to a meteor shower and a partial 95

25 December, 2018 5:46 AM World's Richest Lost $511 Billion In A Year Of Market Turmoil

Even Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who recorded the biggest gain for 2018, wasn't spared the volatility The richest people on Earth lost $511 billion this year after record first-half gains were obliterated by a succession of bruising market selloffs. Global trade tensions and worries about a U.S. recession dragged markets lower at year-end, leaving the 500 people 192

24 December, 2018 7:25 AM Shimmering 'super-Earth' in constellation Cassiopeia discovered

London: Researchers have discovered a new exotic planet outside our solar system in the constellation Cassiopeia. Located 21 light years away from us, this planet, dubbed HD219134 b, has a mass almost five times that of Earth, which is considered a so-called "super-Earth". Unlike the Earth, however, it most likely does not have a massive core of iron, but is rich in calcium 84

18 December, 2018 1:08 PM India's IDRSS to be satellite communication hub in sky

The Indian Data Relay Satellite System and ISRO's GSLV MK III will concurrently improve earth observation and communication links. Chennai: As part of its proposed manned space mission, India will launch the Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS) to improve data relay and communication links with its remote sensing/earth observation satellites, said a top official 83

18 December, 2018 7:54 AM 3-hour manned flights to ISS to begin in 18 months: Roscosmos

ROSCOSMOS is challenging its own manned flight records to ISS, this time under an ultra-fast three hour scheme. Moscow: Manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) under an ultra-fast three-hour scheme involving circling the Earth twice, will begin in a year and a half, said Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian state space corporation Roscosmos 96

17 December, 2018 12:31 PM Hi-tech world to be on display at Gujarat science expo

Gujarat government with a vision of " Shaping a New India" is planning to organize couple of exhibitions under (VGGIS) 2019, displaying futursitic technologies,automation and space world.   Gandhinagar: Giving a glimpse of advanced technologies, which were once considered science fiction stuff, an exhibition on futuristic technologies will be displayed 136