Has forest cover really increased?
The provisional figures for India's forest cover are now ready, and Down To Earth has managed to acquire a copy. The figures, when compared to …
Why can't Indians access maps for 43 per cent of their country?
How is it that you can buy a map of India in Paris with details as fine as the location of all tyre puncture shops in Delhi (updated every six …
Do space laws need to be modified?
Laws on outer space should ensure that
India's Chandrayaan programme is "ambitious"
A moon rush is hotting up, with India, China and Japan devising substantial space exploration programmes to compete with the big players -- the …
How the ExoMars mission could sniff out life on Mars – and what to do next
If we do find life on Mars, it will be difficult to prove that we didn't bring it there from Earth. An insider talks us through what's at stake
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
Little to show for crores of rupees spent
Inefficient use funds, not lack of resources, is responsible for the failure of scientific departments to meet their targets, says a recent CAG …
A recent research throws light on the possibility that the laws of physics were different in the past
अंतरिक्ष में बढ़ रहा है अमेरिकी दखल
अमेरिका ने अपने हितों के सिद्ध करने के लिए अंतरराष्ट्रीय अंतरिक्ष कानून को नया रूप देना भी शुरू कर दिया है। इससे कई देश ...
India can play leading role in global future space explorations: Rakesh Sharma
He emphasised on the importance of Indian space programme and the role it has played in the last few decades in different sectors
Has ISRO found its humanoid for space travel?
If India's space agency has a bot ready, why are its scientists scouting for another
ISRO's PSLV-C42 launches 2 foreign satellites
Both satellites belong to Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, UK, which has a contract with ISRO
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
Common man's access to space
Small satellites are providing cost-effective and reliable means of space exploration
Satellite mapping of flora hotspots
Can Cassini do it?
The technical wizardry that has gone into programming the probe will be put to the test in the most crucial post-launch event -- placing Cassini …
Miles to go
Despite achievements, India's space programme is still struggling with projects targeting rural India, finds out T V JAYAN
Space Race 2.0: ISRO now stands at the cusp of next change
The next step involves sending humans to space and responding to the changing dynamics of global space business
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
The stakes just got higher