28June2017

Voyager 1 is out of the Solar System

Launched in 1977, Voyager was sent initially to study the outer planets but it kept on going. Voyager 1 flies out of Solar System – on less power than an iPhone 5 Around August 25, 2012, more than 19 billion kilometers from the Sun, the [...]

Amar Gopal Bose: Man who revolutionized sound goes silent

Call him the Minister of Sound. He earned that sobriquet. Amar Gopal Bose, the famously reclusive man who headed the eponymous company Bose Corporation, distinguished himself from the crowd for his imagination, grit, courage and for gifting [...]

Frog Makes One Giant Leap After NASA’s LADEE Rocket Launch

Call it one giant leap for frog-kind … or a celestial hitchhiking fail. Looks like a frog tried to hop on NASA’s rocket Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), which blasted off from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on [...]

Innovative Mars rover camera could help NASA robots explore solo

Every second that a NASA rover roams across the surface of Mars is extremely expensive. With millions or perhaps billions of dollars of technology on the Red Planet – controlled by people on Earth who require salaries to eat and facilities [...]

Curiosity takes its longest drive on Mars yet

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has made its longest Martian drive yet as it trucks along on the Red Planet. NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS An outcrop visible as light-toned streaks in the lower center of this image has been chosen as a place [...]

Mars One: The psychology of isolation

Mars One: The psychology of isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother Those sent to live and die on the red planet face untold risk of mental illness Colonizing Mars will be as much a challenge of psychology as engineering. Since April, [...]

‘Supermoon’ Science: Biggest Full Moon of 2013 Explained

There is more to a “supermoon” than meets the eye. Science governs the appearance of the largest full moon of the year, and this weekend you can check out the amazing lunar sight for yourself. On Sunday (June 23), the moon will be [...]

Solar Flare, Strongest Of 2013, Blamed For Hour-Long Radio Blackout

The sun unleashed a colossal Mother’s Day solar flare on Sunday (May 12) in what has become the most powerful solar eruption of the year. The giant solar flare, which registered as one of the largest eruptions the sun can unleash, peaked [...]

New Private Rocket Launches Into Orbit On Maiden Voyage

A new commercial U.S. rocket soared into the Virginia sky Sunday  (April 21) on a debut flight that paves the way for eventual cargo flights to the International Space Station for NASA. The third try was the charm for the private Antares rocket, [...]

NASA praises ISRO, offers training for Indian astronauts

The world’s largest space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) now seeks to partner with the Indian Space Research Organisation for future space endeavours and has offered that India could use its top class facilities [...]