Life on Earth began after meteorites splashed into warm little ponds and leached them with essential elements between 3.7 and 4.5 billion years ago, scientists say.
An unexpectedly strong solar storm hit Mars this month, sparking a global aurora and doubling radiation levels on the red planet, NASA scientists say.
A solar event has sparked a global aurora at the Martian surface and caused the radiation level to double than highest ever recorded, NASA scientists have found.
Modern humans may have emerged 350,000 years ago – much earlier than thought, say scientists who have analysed the genome of seven individuals who lived in southern Africa between 2,300 and 300 years ago.
The new experiment will be known as Mars Science City.
Futurist and inventor Elon Musk unveiled ambitious plans today to send cargo ships to Mars in five years and use rockets to carry people between Earth’s major cities in under half-an-hour.
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at a whopping distance of over 2.4 billion kilometres from the Sun.
NASA has postponed the launch of James Webb Space Telescope from October 2018 to around mid-2019 due to issues related to integration of various spacecraft elements.
Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed micropchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information by using light rather than electricity.
Microplastics have been found in the stomachs of fish across Japan and South East Asian countries, but there is no scientific data available on such prevalence in the Indian waters, says a researcher.
The Earth lost over 40 per cent of its mass during a violent and chaotic process that led to its formation, according to a study which sheds new light on the creation of our planet and its neighbour Mars.
Scientists have designed an origami-inspired soft and flexible robot that may one day be used on an assembly line, in surgery or even outer space.
A UK-based company has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can turn your sketches into paintings reminiscent of the works by great Renaissance artists such as Vincent van Gogh.
Scientists have developed an energy harvesting system that can generate electricity from ambient heat, by simply being attached to clothes, windows, and outer walls of a building.
Scientists have made the fourth detection of gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of space and time – formed by the collision of two massive black holes located about 1.8 billion light-years away.
An iceberg over 250 square kilometres in size, has broken of from an enormous Antarctic glacier – the second such incident in two years, scientists say.
Scientists have found the final resting place of European Space Agency’s first lunar mission, SMART-1, 11 years after the spacecraft crashed into the Moon.
Lava tubes – underground caves created by volcanic activity – could provide protected habitats large enough to house streets or even towns on the Moon and Mars, scientists say.
NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft flew past Earth on Friday on its way to asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August.
An unmanned NASA spacecraft traveling to a distant asteroid veered toward Earth for a gravitational slingshot maneuver that will better aim it toward the Sun-orbiting space rock, Bennu, the US space agency has said.
Nearly a month after its unsuccessful attempt at placing a navigation satellite into space, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for its next PSLV mission in November-December.
NASA’s asteriod hunting OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is all set to make a close flyby of Earth on Friday, before reaching asteroid Bennu, media has reported.
The cup that cheers will now cheer Bacchus lovers too as wine has been developed from tea in Assam by a team of five Tocklai Tea Research Institute scientists who unveiled their product here for public.
Milky Way may not be as “typical” as previously thought and studying the universe based on the model of our own galaxy may be misleading, scientists say.
Scientists have created the world’s first ‘molecular robot’ – millionth of a millimetre in size – that can be used to build molecules and may help discover novel drugs.
Increasing carbon levels in the oceans may lead to the sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history by about 2100, MIT scientists have predicted after analysing data from the last 540 million years.
There may be much more ice on Mercury’s scorching hot surface than thought, say scientists who have found evidence of frozen water hidden away on crater floors that are permanently shadowed from the Sun’s blistering rays.