New Horizons' next flyby target may have a moon

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:56

Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons mission which is an icy world billion kilometres past Pluto might have a small moon as orbital company, new data suggests.


Mysterious bright spots indicate Ceres is no dead world: NASA

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:06

Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Far from being a dead world, the dwarf planet Ceres is an active and evolving world, indicate hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned, say scientists.


Why meteoroids often blow up before hitting Earth

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:32

New York, Dec 12 (IANS) When a meteor comes hurtling toward Earth, the high-pressure air in front of it seeps into its pores and cracks, pushing its body apart and causing it to explode, say scientists.


NASA's Juno probe unravels Jupiter's Great Red Spot roots

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:12

Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Jupiter's famous storm, the Great Red Spot, penetrates well below the clouds -- about 300 kilometres into the planet's atmosphere, suggest data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft.


CCMB mourns loss of Lalji Singh

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:28

Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) expressed grief over the death of its former director Lalji Singh, the father of DNA fingerprinting in India.


How NASA plans to bring back samples from Mars

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 18:14

Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) NASA has revealed how it plans to bring back Martian samples to Earth for the first time with the help of its next rover mission to the Red Planet, Mars 2020.


'Father of DNA finger printing in India' Lalji Singh dead

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:32

Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Eminent scientist and 'Father of DNA finger printing in India', Lalji Singh has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack at the Varanasi airport, an official said. Singh was 70.


Google Doodle honours German physicist Max Born

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:54

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 135th birth anniversary of German physicist and mathematician Max Born who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of quantum mechanics.