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Exoplanet-hosting stars give key insights on planet formation

Exoplanet-hosting stars give key insights on planet formation

An international team of researchers has proposed that metals like magnesium might have an important role in the formation of low mass planets. The team, lead by EXOEarths researcher (Centro…

Mars mission to boost India’s credentials for global ventures

Mars mission to boost India’s credentials for global ventures

India’s proposed Mars mission in November next year would boost its credentials to take part in possible international collaborative ventures on exploring the Red Planet. “Besides doing it on its…

Curiosity’s site for first drive pinpointed by team NASA

Curiosity’s site for first drive pinpointed by team NASA

Researchers and engineers of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission have selected the first destination for their one-ton, six-wheeled mobile Mars laboratory, it has been revealed. The target area, named Glenelg, is…

India to launch Mars mission: PM

India to launch Mars mission: PM

  India plans to launch a space probe that will orbit Mars, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh confirmed on Wednesday after press reports that the mission was scheduled to begin late…

Phoenix cluster sets ‘fastest star formation’ record

Phoenix cluster sets ‘fastest star formation’ record

With the help of world-class observatories, astronomers have discovered an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe that is breaking several important cosmic records. Stars are…

LHC experiments shed light on early universe

LHC experiments shed light on early universe

Physicists at CERN are not just investigating the recently discovered Higgs-like boson, but they are coming closer to unravelling the properties of the primordial state of the universe. The ALICE,…

ISRO plans 58 missions in 5 years

ISRO plans 58 missions in 5 years

India’s premier space agency ISRO plans to undertake 58 satellite and launch vehicle missions in the 12th Five year period and sees larger role for industries in realising these ventures.…

‘NASA rover will prove life was found on Mars 30 years ago’

‘NASA rover will prove life was found on Mars 30 years ago’

The findings of NASA’s ‘Curiosity’ rover on Mars will prove that life was discovered on the Red planet 30 years ago, an American scientist has claimed. Gilbert Levin, who led…

Scientists create largest ever 3-D map of the Universe

Scientists create largest ever 3-D map of the Universe

Scientists have released the largest ever three-dimensional map of massive galaxies and distant black holes in our universe. The new map produced by Sloan Digital Sky Survey III pinpoints the…

NASA releases color photo, video of Mars rover landing

NASA releases color photo, video of Mars rover landing

NASA’s Curiosity rover has transmitted its first color photo and a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Martian atmosphere, giving earthlings a…