'Potentially hazardous asteroid' to safely fly past earth on Feb 4

Washington |Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST

An intermediate-sized asteroid, categorised as a "potentially hazardous asteroid", will make a close approach to earth on February 4, but has zero chances of colliding with our planet in over the next

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Scientists showcase how to create low-cost solar cells

New York |Saturday, 2018 9:45:09 PM IST

A team of scientists at Stanford University, including a researcher of Indian origin, has shown how nanotechnology can be used to create crystalline silicon (c-Si) thin-film solar cells that are more

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NASA's small nuclear reactor to power a habitat on Mars

Washington |Friday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST

To provide safe and plentiful energy for future robotic and human missions for Mars and beyond, NASA is conducting experiments on Kilopower -- a small nuclear reactor that can generate a reliable powe

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China launches two remote sensing satellites

Jiuquan |Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

China launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites into a preset orbit on Friday.

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Super blue moon on January 31 will mark last of trilogy

Washington |Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST

For those who missed the full moon treat on January 1, a rare celestial treat awaits you on January 31, marking the last in a trilogy of supermoons. The first happened on December 3, 2017, NASA said i

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11,000-yr-old baby tomb found in China

Beijing |Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST

Archaeologists in China's Guizhou province have confirmed that a tomb dating back to 11,000 years contains the remains of a toddler.

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Largest flooded cave discovered in Mexico

Mexico City |Friday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST

Underwater archaeologists in Mexico have discovered the worlds largest flooded cave, a report said.

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IIT-Bhubaneswar to have incubation centre

Bhubaneswar |Friday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST

An incubator "Centre of Excellence for Virtual and Augmented Reality" (VARCoE) will be set up on the IIT-Bhubaneswar, campus, said an official on Friday.

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Lonely black hole hiding in giant star cluster identified

London |Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST

Astronomers have discovered a star in a massive globular cluster that appears to be orbiting an inactive and invisible black hole about four times the mass of the Sun.

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Japan successfully launches new Earth observation satellite

Tokyo |Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Thursday successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite, equipped with X-band radar which is capable of obtaining high-resolution terrain images

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Post Brexit, EU's satellite centre to move to Madrid

Brussels |Thursday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST

The Madrid region in Spain was on Thursday selected to be the new home of the security monitoring centre (GSMC) for the European Union's global navigation satellite system Galileo after Brexit, said E

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Cartosat-2 becomes operational, beams images

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST

India's remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2 has become operational and started beaming images from the earth's lower orbit, a space official said on Wednesday.

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