July 14, 2011
This year, a rocket will carry a boxcar-sized module into orbit, the first building block for a Chinese space station. Around 2013, China plans to launch a lunar probe that will set a rover loose o...
July 4, 2011
A biocolour-producing bacterial strain has been found in the soil of the arid Banni region of Kutch district, which may find application in the dye-making industry.
For the first ti...
June 2, 2011
Recent research on fossils found in north-east Thailand suggest a Mastodon-like jumbo that may have roamed the region 10 million years ago, Thai scientists said on Thursday.
April 6, 2011
Martin Rees, a 68—year—old expert on the extreme physics of black holes and the Big Bang, is the recipient of the 2011 Templeton Prize, the John Templeton Foundation announced on Wednesday. The 1 million pound ($1.6 million) award is among the world’s most lucrativ
July 22, 2010
A team of US geologists has found structurally bound hydroxyl groups in a mineral in a lunar rock returned to earth by the Apollo programme.Geologists at the California Institute of Technol...
July 7, 2010
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April 6, 2010
Discovery’s astronauts surveyed their ship on Tuesday for signs of launch damage, but the job was complicated by the failure of the space shuttle’s big dish antenna.The antenna...
March 24, 2010
The successful flight of the BrahMos missile on March 21 spotlights India's status as a world leader in launching supersonic cruise missiles vertically from moving warships and manoeuvring t...
March 4, 2010
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully flight-tested its new-generation, high-performance sounding rocket at the spaceport in Sriharikota, near here. <...
January 31, 2010
NASA is embarking a new ambitious mission to unravel the sun’s interior mechanisms that may help predict solar storms that cause chaos on Earth.The U.S. space agency hopes the mission...
July 14, 2011
New research in the Caribbean has found that earthquakes and volcanoes, known for their ability to transform Earth's surface, can also move ancient Earth rock foundations more than 1,000 miles. »
June 25, 2011
Indian scientists, along with their collaborators, claimed to have solved a century-old problem of defrosting matter and put a sign-post on the map of states of matter which existed in the e...
April 12, 2011
Russia will fete the memory of first man in space Yuri Gagarin on Tuesday with a 50-gun salute even as space officials, cosmonauts and astronauts from all over the world join celebrations in...
March 9, 2011
The discovery of six exoplanets or extra-solar planets (planets outside the Solar System) orbiting a single sun-like star, dubbed Kepler-11, at a distance of about 2,000 light-years from Ear...
July 19, 2010
Down a track, through beech woods so thick you must turn on your car headlights, lies a secret meadow, full of flowers. Mauve scabious and darker purple knapweed wave their heads in the afte...
June 24, 2010
This year's first lunar eclipse will take place on Saturday evening, when more than 50 per cent of the full moon's disc will be swallowed by the earth's shadow. However, sky watchers in India may...
March 31, 2010
A single runaway star that escaped its family, not the usual close-knit stellar clan, may have spawned solar system, say planetary scientists.
Meteorites that contain bits of rock call...
March 8, 2010
It’s a question climate sceptics often ask: How come a big ice age happened when carbon dioxide levels were high? Now, scientists claim to have solved the mystery of high-carbon...
February 22, 2010
In a new research, astronomers have used the MERLIN radio telescope network cantered on the Jodrell Bank Observatory to show that magnetic fields play an important role during the birth of massive...
January 15, 2010
A team of astronomers today photographed the millennium’s longest annular solar eclipse using three telescopes from this western coastal town of Kerala, located on the edge of the ecli...