Science

Sriharikota, Feb 28: ISRO's PSLV-C51 carrying Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on Sunday morning.

Sriharikota, Feb 27: The countdown for India's one of the longest rocketing by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying 19 satellites began at 8.54 a.m. on Saturday, said a top official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

California, Feb 24: The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.

Waashington, Feb 23: NASA scientists on Monday unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week's daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red planet and a rocket-powered hovercraft lowering the science lab on wheels to the surface.

Washington, Feb 23: NASA on Monday released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hurtling open and the red dust kicking up as rocket engines lowered the rover to the surface.

Washington, Feb 21: Solar winds may have led to Mars losing its atmosphere, according to a computer simulation study which confirms the long held belief that planets need a protective magnetic field to block such harmful radiations in order to sustain life.

Washington, Feb 20: The Perseverance Rover is "doing great" and successfully transmitting data back to Earth after a soft landing on the surface of Mars, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineers told a press conference at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on Friday.

California, Feb 20: Less than a day after NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California were working hard, awaiting the next transmissions from Perseverance.

Washington, Feb 2: SpaceX announced on Monday that it will launch four private individuals on a Crew Dragon capsule into orbit around the Earth, dubbed as "the world's first all-civilian mission." It is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2021.

London, Jan 28: The number of oceanic sharks and rays worldwide has fallen by 71 per cent over the last 50 years, according to a study which found that some formerly abundant, wide-ranging species -- including the Great Hammerhead -- have declined so steeply that they are now classified as critically endangered.