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Saturn rings may vanish in 100 million years, says NASA

Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 and 2 observations made decades ago, confirms new NASA research that estimates that the rings have less than 100 million years to live.

Saturn losing its iconic rings rapidly: NASA

They found that the amount of rain matches remarkably well with the astonishingly high values derived by scientists over three decades earlier, with one region in the south receiving most of it

ISRO all set to launch GSAT-7A onboard GSLV-F11 on December 19

Preparations are on for the launch of the country's 35th communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 on December 19, the Indian Space Research Organisa

Global water supplies shrinking due to climate change, says study

Climate change will drive our water supplies to shrink due to drying soils, while generating more intense rain, according to a study which warns that drought-like conditions will soon become the new n

World’s oldest known plant virus discovered

The Ancestral Puebloans who lived in the canyon planted crops such as maize, beans and squash.

Nuclear-powered ‘tunnelbot’ to search for life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Several findings from observations of the moon pointed to evidence of a liquid ocean beneath Europa's icy surface.

Mars InSight lander seen in first images from space, says NASA

A camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured the image of the InSight lander, which recently touched down on the Red Planet.

Google’s Sundar Pichai on artificial intelligence: Threat to humans real; there’s a need for regulation

Sundar Pichai said that AI is the main tool behind new-age innovation and discoveries like driverless cars or disease detecting algorithm. However, the companies need to make sure that the technology

India’s CDAC, France’ Atos sign contract on supercomputers

India's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing and France's IT services company Atos Saturday signed a three-year industrial contract for designing, building and installing the BullSequana, its

MIT scientists invent new method to shrink 3D objects to nanoscale

The scientists at MIT have invented a way to develop nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape, which could be used in many fields -- from optics to medicine to robotics.

NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space

NASA has pinpointed the exact landing location of its newly launched InSight lander, using a powerful camera onboard another of the agency's spacecraft, hovering around the Red Planet.

NASA seeks US partners to develop reusable systems for Moon mission

NASA is set to work with American companies to design and develop new reusable systems, in a major step to land astronauts on the surface of the Moon.

Organic food worse for climate, says study

Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden developed a new method for assessing the climate impact from land-use, and used this, along with other methods, to compare organic and

Hubble Space Telescope discovers planet vanishing at record speed

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a planet roughly the size of Neptune, evaporating at a rate 100 times faster than a previously identified exoplanet of similar size.

Australia to provide support for European Space Agency’s tracking station

In a first an Australian body has been chosen to take over day-to-day operations at the European Space Agency's (ESA) deep space tracking centre, it was announced on Friday.

Indian Ocean may play bigger role in driving climate change

The Indian Ocean played a far greater role in driving climate change during the last ice age than previously believed, and may disrupt tropical climate again in the future, a study has found.

New foldable drone can squeeze through narrow gaps

Scientists have created a drone that can fold its wings mid-flight to squeeze through narrow gaps -- such as a crack in a wall or a partially open window.

NASA’s Juno set to reach halfway mark of Jupiter mission

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft will soon reach the halfway point in data collection of Jupiter when it makes its 16th science pass of the gas giant, the US space agency said

ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-7A on December 19

India will launch its latest communication satellite, GSAT-7A from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 on December 19, Indian Space R

InSight lander takes its first selfie on Mars, says NASA

NASA's InSight spacecraft has used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images, the US space agency said.

Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station

Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official

NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu

NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has found water locked inside the asteroid Bennu -- a remnant from early in the format

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe travels beyond solar wind bubble on longest running mission

The US-based space agency NASA's probe Voyager 2 has exited the heliosphere, the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun, enveloping its planets.

Country’s heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 in designated orbit, says ISRO

The country's heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 has been placed in its designated geostationary orbit at an altitude of about 36,000 km after four orbit-raising manoeuvres, the Indian Space Res

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