Voyager 2 becomes 2nd spacecraft to cross heliosphere
Voyager 1 achieved the milestone in 2012
African scientists and technology could drive future black hole discoveries
South Africa also has well-established infrastructure at its astronomical sites, which are protected by legislation
Marsquakes: InSight lander shows active faults in the planet’s crust
It successfully managed to use a robot arm to place a seismometer on ground clear of landing platform, then cover it with a wind & thermal shield
Do you know what Arrokoth is?
This is the official name of a world humanity would be proud of
Rakesh Sharma on space exploration and technology
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 …
Water, water, everywhere—where to drink in the solar system
Ice is everywhere in the solar system and there may even be liquid water beneath the surface of a number of planets. But could we ever get to it?
Why the Deep Space Atomic Clock is key for future space exploration
In its final form, the Deep Space Atomic Clock will be suitable for operations in the solar system well beyond Earth orbit
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
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 …
Human trials on Earth are the key to how we will survive on Mars
What's the best way to find out how people will cope with the journey to Mars and life on another planet? Lock a test crew up for a year in a …
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 …
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
Has ISRO found its humanoid for space travel?
If India's space agency has a bot ready, why are its scientists scouting for another
If we can change our mindsets, let’s make a heaven here… Why go elsewhere?
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 …
NASA confirms water on moon’s sunlit surface: What does it mean for lunar science
Water distributed across surface of the moon; can help understand how the solar system evolved
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 …
A small moon found floating around Neptune
Scientists confirm small moon Hippocamp may have broken away from a larger one
Scientists uncover sheets of ice buried at Mars’ north pole
Composition of these layers could further shed light on the history of Mars and if it ever had favourable conditions to support life
Antarctica may hold the key to regulating mining in space
If we're going to mine asteroids, then we need an international treaty to prevent it becoming a wild west. …