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 …
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 …
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
Houston, we've a tumour
Docking a space shuttle and detecting tumours -- NASA's new neural network does both with aplomb
Smart alien's relentless strike
SARS motivates researchers to redefine space invasion
35 kg too heavy?
Humans will leave Earth not to explore, but to exploit
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
Code of conduct for space
EU drafts law to govern space activities as countries increase explorations
Unearthing a duplicate
Discovery of a new planet raises hopes of finding planets similar to the Earth
Particles of significance
The newfound character of neutrinos is revolutionary
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
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NASA spacecraft detects ‘monster cloud’ near south pole of Saturn’s largest moon
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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
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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