NASA tells Boeing to fly three people for six months to ISS

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:08

Washington, April 7 (IANS) NASA has updated its commercial crew contract with Boeing to let the US-based aerospace company fly three people to the International Space Station (ISS) who will stay there for up to six months from an earlier planned two-week trip.


Why NASA sent human sperm to space

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:34

Washington, April 6 (IANS) With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.


Account removal requests jump from India: Twitter

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:40

New Delhi, April 6, Between July and December 2017, the Indian government made 315 Twitter account information requests, up from 261 made during the January-June period, and asked the micro-blogging website to remove 144 accounts, up from 102 from the previous period.


Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:46

Washington, April 5 (IANS) Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe -- a collection of stars born shortly after the Big Bang.


AI to help in search for alien life

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34

London, April 4 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help astronomers predict the probability of life on other planets, according to a new study.


India trying to revive link with GSAT-6A

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:44

Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Indian space scientists and engineers are making all-out efforts to establish a link with the communication satellite GSAT-6A launched on March 29, said an official on Tuesday.


Hubble spots farthest individual star ever seen

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:54

Washington, April 3 (IANS) Setting a new distance record, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an enormous blue star nicknamed "Icarus", the farthest individual star ever seen.