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Elon Musk powers NASA! SpaceX spacecraft Dragon carries NASA cargo to International Space Station

Ever since Dragon became the first private spacecraft to visit the ISS in 2012, it had spent 520 days at the International Space Station

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Scientists observe half billion-year-old ‘social network’ in early animals

Since rangeomorphs could not move and are preserved where they lived, it is possible to analyse whole populations from the fossil record.

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NASA records highest resolution pictures of Mars! Check out 360-degree panorama captured by Curiosity rover

Curiosity's project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ashwin Vasavada said that it is the first time that NASA has dedicated its operations to capture a 360-degree panorama.

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ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 launch schedule revealed, Gaganyaan mission on track

The Union Minister also said that the upgraded configuration in Chandrayaan-3 will make the spacecraft more robust in terms of design and it will also have an enhanced spacecraft capacity without comp

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Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in first half of 2021: Govt

The Indian Space Research Organisation had then resolved to launch the project again. It had said the project is likely to be launched by the end of the year.

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Gaganyaan: DRDO to provide special space food and emergency survival kit for ISRO’s manned mission

ISRO is already working on a Humanoid prototype (with a female form)for the Gaganyaan missions, which is expected to be sent out on a mission next year to test it out before actually sending humans in

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GISAT-1 launch: ISRO postpones March 5 launch; Here’s why

ISRO's GISAT-1, which weighs around 2,268 kgs, was slated to be the first Earth observation satellite to be placed in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.

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ISRO’s Gaganyaan: SAIL’s Bhilai plant sending high strength special steel to make satellite launch vehicle

Special grade steel plates have been procured from the Bhilai plant of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) to be used in the launch vehicle.

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Energy Conservation: Govt to star rate deep freezers and light commercial ACs

BEE will start rating deep freezers and light commercial air conditioners as well from now onwards. The star rating programme was launched on the 19th foundation ceremony of the BEE.

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ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme: Registrations see 2 fold increase post PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat mention

The number of registrations before PM Modi's mention was hovering at only 74,000 which jumped to 1,53,000 after PM's mention.

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Here is what ISRO’s new geo imaging satellite GISAT-1 can do

As the date of launch nears, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a tweet has revealed what it’s geo Imaging Satellite, GISAT-1 can do

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National Chambal sanctuary, home of gharials and Gangetic dolphins, declared eco-sensitive zone

Gangetic dolphins, gharial and freshwater turtles are among the major species found in the region. More than 75 per cent of the critically endangered Gharial population is based in the sanctuary.

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ISRO to launch GISAT-1 satellite on GSLV rocket as high as a 16 storey building!

The launching vehicle of GISAT 1 has evinced much interest before the launch of the mission. GSLV -F10 is a humongously tall vehicle - as tall as a Sixteen storey building, and weighing approximately

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Coronavirus silverlining! NASA images show drop in China’s air pollution after lockdown

In a preliminary analysis, NASA researchers compared NO2 values detected by OMI in 2020 with the average amounts detected at this time of year from 2005-2019.

Maps created using data from NASA and ESA satellites show NO2 values across China from January 1-20 (before the quarantine) and February 10-25 (during the quarantine). (Image: NASA Twitter) News

EXPLAINED: Tale of two moons

Coming back to the Galileo point, 2020 CD3 is not really unique, but we have been limited by our technology and rarely know when we get such occurences.

While earth is surrounded by quasi moons or asteroids, these usually follow U-shape orbit around the sun. News

Minimoon found orbiting Earth! Here’s all you need to know about 2020 CD3

The discovery was announced by the Minor Planet Center on Tuesday. So far, the astronomers do not have enough data to establish what the minimoon is made of.

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Trade and commerce in Sindhu-Saraswati civilisation: Know about the Srenis or guilds of ancient India

Since our FM mentioned the Sindhu-Saraswati civilisation or the Harappan culture, it is prudent that we start our journey from there.

A re-imagining of life in Lothal ( a Harappan era port) 4,000 years ago, by S. R. Rao, depicting the town plan, bead factory, and warehouse. News

Humans in India survived Toba supervolcano eruption; Here’s how 74,000 year-old event developed Homo Sapiens

Some schools of thought suggest that the eruption pushed Earth into volcanic winter that lasted as long as six years and the planet Earth had to endure a longish cooling period of a thousand years.

Toba eruption occurred about 74,000 years ago in a lake in Indonesia’s Sumatra. (Representative image/ Reuters photo) News

By ignoring climate emergency, world leaders are forcing children to act: Greta Thunberg

Thunberg has become a leading voice for action on climate change, inspiring millions of students to join protests around the world.

Thunberg warned world leaders she will "not be silenced when the world is on fire". (Reuters File image) News

ISRO’s most reliable partner HAL delivers ‘Made in India’ L-40 stage for GSLV-MKII

Besides the Integrated L-40 stages, HAL is also manufacturing the riveted structures, propellant tanks, feed lines of PSLV, GSLV MKII and GSLV MKIII launch vehicles and structures of various satellite

This is expected to take off on March 5 late evening at around 5.43 pm according to ISRO, from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. News

ISRO shares first glimpse of GISAT-1 satellite, gears up for launch next week

The space research organisation will send a large number of earth observation (EO) satellites.

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Indian entrepreneurs eye space! Startups developing prototypes for testing and evaluation

Somnath was delivering the keynote address on "Industry 4.0 - Impact on Jobs" at TRIMA 2020, the annual convention of Trivandrum Management Association (TMA).

"These startups have often approached ISRO with their prototypes for testing and evaluation," he said. News

Will make Maharashtra free of single-use plastic by May 1, says Aaditya Thackeray

In 2018, the Maharashtra government had imposed a ban on manufacturing, use, sale, distribution and storage of plastic materials such as one-time-use bags, spoons and plates, among others.

Plastic bottles of soft drinks are exempt from the ban as of now, he said. News

March-May period likely to be warmer than normal, says IMD report

The months of March, April and May are "likely to be warmer than normal" over northwest, west, central and parts of south India, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday in its summer foreca

Above normal heat wave conditions are also likely in the core heat wave (HW) zone during the season (March-May), it said. (Representative image) News

National Science Day: Only 15% of India’s R&D workforce are women, says President Kovind

Kovind added that in order to encourage women to take to higher studies in science, he had substantially enhanced the representation of women in central universities.

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National Science Day: Salute the talent and tenacity of our scientists, says PM Narendra Modi

"May Indian science continue to thrive and may our young minds develop even greater curiosity towards science," the Prime Minister said.

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NASA inches closer to landing humans on Moon! Launch abort system test for Orion spacecraft conducted

NASA has planned to send astronauts to the Moon via Orion spacecraft under its Artemis mission.

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