Hubble captures universe's brightest galaxies

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:10

New York, June 7 (IANS) Using a cosmic magnifying-glass effect, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured unique close-up views of the brightest infrared galaxies in the universe which are as much as 10,000 times more luminous than the Milky Way.


NASA to announce new astronauts on Wednesday

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:40

Washington, June 7 (IANS) NASA is set to announce its new class of astronaut candidates from the Johnson Space Centre in Houston on Wednesday, the space agency reported.


Earliest human impact on environment discovered

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:58

New York, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered wide rates of erosion dating back to 11,500 years ago from the Dead Sea in Israel -- touted as the oldest geological evidence of man-made impact on the environment.


Scientists find new hiding places for black holes

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:36

New York, June 6 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has observed that enormous quantities of space dust in galaxies could play an important role in hiding the black holes they harbour at their centres.


Mars astronauts at increased risk of cancer: Study

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:38

New York, June 6 (IANS) Astronauts travelling to Mars or on long-term missions outside the protection of the Earth's magnetic field would face much higher cancer risk than conventional risk models suggest, a study says.


Apple's iOS 11 to restrict logging into apps using social media platforms

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:20

New York, June 6 (IANS) Over the years Facebook has made it easier for its users to log into the third-party apps through its platform but not anymore as Apple has introduced a feature in iOS 11 that will prevent them to log into third-party apps using a social media account.


Astronomers find hottest giant planet

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:10

Washington, June 6 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered the hottest planet ever known, with a dayside temperature of more than 4,300 degrees Celsius.


India's 'Bahubali' passes its test, launches communication satellite (Roundup)

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:44

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) June 5 (IANS) India on Monday scored a double success, launching its latest - and heaviest so far - communication satellite GSAT-19 with its brand new and heaviest rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) with a cryogenic engine, which performed ably on its maiden flight.


GSLV-Mk III rocket dubbed 'Bahubali'

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:02

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) India's newest and heaviest rocket, the GSLV-Mk III which on Monday launched the GSAT-19 satellite safely, was nicknamed the "fat boy" by Indian space scientists but the Telugu media called it "Bahubali".


India launches GSAT-19 from its new, heaviest rocket

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:50

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) June 5 (IANS) India Monday evening successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-19 with its brand new and heaviest rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III).