Scientists have created the world’s smallest copy of Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting ‘Mona Lisa’ using DNA.
A little-known planet about 111 light years away could be a “scaled-up version of Earth” and may be able to host alien life, according to a study.
A large Moon-sized planetary body penetrated all the way down to the Earth’s core during the early days of our home planet’s formation, delivering in the process precious metals such as gold and platinum, suggests a new study.
China is planning to establish a robot station on the moon to conduct bigger and more complicated experimental research on lunar geography, a media report said today.
Earthquakes hitting densely populated mountainous regions, such as the Himalaya, are bigger in magnitude because of a fast tectonic-plate collision, according to a study.
The icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa may have plate tectonics similar to those on Earth which could have important implications for the possibility of life in the ocean thought to exist beneath the moon’s surface, suggests new research.
Stargazers are in for a treat on Sunday as they could catch a glimpse of the so-called “supermoon” when the Moon appears bigger and brighter in the sky as it moves closer to Earth.
Full moons can occur at any point along the moon’s elliptical path, but when a full moon occurs at or near the perigee, it looks slightly larger and brighter than a typical full moon. This is called a supermoon.
The Moon orbits the Earth in an elliptical orbit and so the distance varies: at some points, it is closer to the Earth and other times far away.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the first flight of his company’s “Falcon Heavy” rocket will carry a Tesla Roadster — touted as the quickest car in the world with record-setting acceleration, range and performance — into Martian orbit.
NASA has fired up the thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft – the only human-made object in interstellar space – for the first time in 37 years.
On Tuesday, Voyager engineers sent a command to fire the four “trajectory correction maneuver (TCM)” thrusters and it took 19 hours and 35 minutes for the test results to reach an antenna in Goldstone, California.
That towering philosopher of ancient Greece, Socrates, had this to say of marriage: By all means marry. If you get a good partner, you will be happy; if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher.
Planet Labs Inc, a US-based integrated aerospace and data analytics company, today said four of its Dove satellites will be launched aboard India’s PSLV-C40 mission, scheduled to fly in January next year.
On August 31, India’s mission to launch its backup navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on board PSLV-C39 ended in a failure after a technical fault on the final leg following a perfect launch.
Scientists have successfully grown earthworms in a Mars soil simulant, an advance that points to the possibility of life and future human colonies on the red planet.
Most would baulk at the idea of having a machine reset what they are feeling, especially if it is embedded in the brain.
Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, including India, a study has found.
Climate change caused by humans is rapidly melting ice in volcanically active regions, which could lead to increased volcano eruptions, a study has found.
An expert human pilot was successfully able to beat flying drones controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) systems in a race organised by NASA.
Dark features on Mars, that were thought to be evidence of liquid water flowing on the red planet, were created by moving sand and dust, a study suggests.
Mike Hughes is a self-taught rocket scientist, who spent the last few years making a steam-powered rocket from scrap parts in his garage.
NASA has successfully tested a supersonic landing parachute that will be deployed in its Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020.
NASA has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission’s parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE), the US space agency announced.
To meet the sky-rocketing domestic technology and knowledge-based demands, India’s space agency needs to at least double the number of operational satellites in the coming days, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said here on Monday.
With the aim of contacting alien life, astronomers have sent a radio message to a neighbouring star system – one of the closest known to contain a potentially habitable planet.
Treated excrement from chickens, turkeys and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace coal as a renewable energy source, says a study.