Does a year in space make you older or younger?
How space travel and long-duration missions might change the human body, and whether those changes are permanent or reversible once astronauts …
How did Uranus end up on its side? We've been finding out
Unlike all the other planets, which spin roughly upright with their spin axes at close to right angles to their orbits around the sun, Uranus is …
Rare radioactive decay captured by dark matter detector
This detection is an important step towards knowing the constituents of dark matter, which makes up 27 per cent of the Universe
Moon’s surface spurts out ‘water’ during meteorite impacts
Latest findings shed light on the history and origins of water on the lunar surface
AstroSat peers into the heart of Jellyfish galaxy
According to the authors, this galaxy is unique as it provides direct evidence of internal and external mechanisms at work to halt the formation …
Geminid meteor shower 2018: Celestial fireworks to be visible in clear, northern skies
The shower would be visible on December 13-14 across India. But the best visibility would be in the mountains and deserts of the north
Has ISRO found its humanoid for space travel?
If India's space agency has a bot ready, why are its scientists scouting for another
Earth 2.0: NASA finds planet's 'cousin' that could be supporting life
It would, however, take decades to reach the planet to know more about it
Space Race 2.0: Why go beyond the Earth?
The urge to look towards the sky stems from an intrinsic human curiosity emanating out of not just scientific but also existential queries
Mission Shakti was supposed to make India proud. Is it doing so?
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says such events are not compatible with human space flight; increased risk to ISS by 44%
India to send manned mission to space within 40 months
This feat has only been achieved by three countries till now—the United States, Russia and China
Discovered: More than 300,000 new galaxies
200 astronomers from 18 countries analyse results of low frequency telescope in radio survey of northern hemisphere
If we can change our mindsets, let’s make a heaven here… Why go elsewhere?
Wing Commander (retired) Rakesh Sharma recently completed 35 years of being the first Indian to have ever set foot in space. He talked to Down To …
Indian astronomers make surprise discovery of 25 'giant radio galaxies'
A radio galaxy is a strong source of electromagnetic radiation or radio waves
Life on Jupiter’s moon Europa? Discovery of table salt on the surface boosts hopes
Scientists believe that hydrothermal circulation within its ocean, possibly driven by hydrothermal vents might naturally enrich the ocean in …
Will ISRO’s scramjet rocket engine help reduce cost of space missions?
There are a number of hindrances in way of achieving cost reduction–the objective of developing a reusable system
Space Race 2.0: Is this democratisation of space or a high-tech coup?
A handful of billionaires are working hard to make space colonisation a reality. In the process they are reviving a sector that had stagnated for …
International space experts don’t agree with PM Modi’s explanation on ASAT
Concerns: Space debris, danger to other satellites, trigger to similar moves from other countries
AstroSat discovers new group of stars in globular cluster NGC 2808
The team was able to identify over 2,000 individual stars in images taken through various ultraviolet filters
Smallest-known galaxy containing a ‘supermassive’ black hole found
The black hole, according to the international space agency, is five times the mass of the one at the center of Milky Way galaxy
Space Race 2.0: Can astronauts survive the Mars mission?
A six-month stay in space induces physiological changes to the human body and a trip to Mars will be thrice that duration
NASA spacecraft detects ‘monster cloud’ near south pole of Saturn’s largest moon
Discovery adds evidence to fact that winter ‘comes in like a lion’ on this moon
Why does India plan to send humanoids to space?
ISRO wants to send humanoids because it wants to test its space module before they are used by humans. A humanoid with the necessary sensors …
ISRO tests Reusable Launch Vehicle- Technology Demonstrator
Reusable technology is expected to bring down costs of space missions significantly