27 Jun 2015
Washington: Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. On June 30, the day will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or 'leap' second will be added and NASA has an explanation for this.
29 Jun 2015
Miami: An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded minutes after lift-off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, following what was meant to be a routine cargo mission to the International Space Station.
26 Jun 2015
Washington: In its bid for the next giant leap to Mars, NASA is seeking ideas for enabling human explorers to safely land, live and work on the Red Planet. NASA's first "Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars" will be held October 27-30 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.
26 Jun 2015
Washington: NASA is sending Microsoft's virtual reality headset to the International Space Station (ISS) to beam back to Earth what astronauts see in space. NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the ISS.
25 Jun 2015
Washington: New images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft have provided more visible images of mysterious bright spots and also revealed a pyramid-shaped peak towering over a relatively flat landscape.
26 Jun 2015
Washington: Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the largest and brightest set of rings from X-ray light echoes ever observed. These extraordinary rings, produced by an intense flare from a neutron star, provide astronomers a rare chance to determine how far across the Milky Way galaxy the star is from the Earth.
23 Jun 2015
Washington: A study using data from the joint NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini mission suggests the Saturn moon Titan's surface indentation that is similar to creation of sinkholes on the Earth.
18 Jun 2015
Washington: NASA's mission to search for signs of life on Jupiter's moon Europa has crossed its first major milestone and moved to the development phase.
11 Jun 2015
Washington: NASA's Hubble space telescope has sent back images of a strange lonely galaxy called NGC 6503 in striking detail and also with a rich set of colours. NGC 6503 is 18 million light-years away from us in the northern circumpolar constellation of Draco.
19 Jun 2015
New York: The Moon is engulfed in a permanent but lopsided dust cloud made of tiny dust grains kicked up from the Moon's surface by the impact of high-speed, interplanetary dust particles, says a study.