Here is what Indian scientists achieved in 2018
Here is a collection of 15 such stories that gives a glimpse of important developments reported by Indian scientists during the year.
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
Milky Way to collide with another galaxy
UK researchers find that this will happen in the next two billion years and will send our solar system hurtling into space
China became the first country to sprout a seed on the moon
This is the farthest point from the Earth where humans have grown plants. A lone cottonseed sprouted in a canister aboard the Chang’e-4, …
First life to sprout on the Moon is already dead
A cotton seed that germinated on the Moon could not survive the long lunar night
In the future, technology will lead to solutions as well as conflicts: Report
Published by the World Economic Forum, the report says that future conflicts and collaborations would be over weather manipulation tools, food …
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 …
Has ISRO found its humanoid for space travel?
If India's space agency has a bot ready, why are its scientists scouting for another
Skygazers, it’s time for a super snow moon tonight
Today’s moon will be the biggest and brightest in 2019 as it will be the closest to Earth’s orbit
Simply put: Politics shakti
Success of Mission Shakti a culmination of efforts made over two decades
India had been working on weapon systems to intercept space objects to be able to secure its own for a long time
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
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
First ever image of a black hole unveiled
It is a 'breakthrough for humanity', say scientists
Earth’s resources not infinite, so space exploration natural
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 …
ISRO has realised Sarabhai’s vision of using space technology to help the common man
Humans will leave Earth not to explore, but to exploit
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
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 …
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: Are we ready to stay in outer space?
Habitation designs and technologies are almost ready to make life possible on other planets
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 …
New space telescope to create a 3D X-ray map of Universe
The Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma telescope aims to detect up to 3 mn supermassive black holes — many of which will be new to science — and …
Heat-tolerant bacteria that survived meteorite impact
The meteorite was made of a highly dense material and weighed 2.26 kilogrammes
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 …