Long-term spaceflight not linked to major health risks: NASA 'Twins Study'(12:52) Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) While it was previously thought that long duration spaceflight can affect the human body, even at the molecular level, new results from NASAs "Twins Study" has showed that there are no major warning signs and no reason to think humans cannot survive a two-and-a-half-year round-trip journey to Mars.
How NASA's Opportunity Mars rover enriched space science in 15 years (Roundup)(19:18) Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Designed to last just 90 days and travel 1,000 metres on Martian landscape, NASA's Opportunity rover outlived its mission lifetime by more than 14 years to become the longest lasting robot sent from Earth and the first wheeled vehicle off Earth to log a drive distance of over 45 kms.
Visiting Mars next frontier in space: Ex-astronaut Duke(22:28) By Archana Sharma Jaipur, Feb 12 (IANS) The next big step in space will be the landing of human beings on Mars, and any Indian can do this, said Charles Duke, the youngest spaceologist to walk on the moon at the age of 36.
NASA turns Mars sniffer into data-relay satellite for rovers(16:20) Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) NASA's atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has embarked on a new campaign to tighten its orbit around the red planet to become a data-relay satellite for the US space agency's Mars 2020 rover.
Chimp 'mini-brains' help decode how humans got big brains(13:06) New York, Feb 11 (IANS) US researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have created mini brains of chimpanzee - our closest living relative - in laboratory that would help understand the development and organisation of huge brains in modern humans.
Boost for female 'big bang' in science(10:22) Canberra, Feb 11 (IANS) Nearly 300 women gathered on a global platform in Australia are promoting a "big bang" of women in science, to motivate more girls to take an interest in the field and strive for equality and visibility.
NASA seeks industry help for human lunar landers(18:30) Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) With its eyes set on returning humans to the moon, NASA is inviting US-based companies to help design and develop lunar landers, reusable systems for astronauts to land on the earth's natural satellite.
Google Doodle raises a cup to German chemist Runge(10:06) New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Google on Friday raised a cup in honour of German analytical chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, who made some eye-opening discoveries many of which are still integral part of our lives 200 years later.
NASA's first deep space mini spacecraft go silent(13:54) Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) NASA's first interplanetary mission to use a class of mini-spacecraft has fallen silent in deep space and it is unlikely that they will be heard again, the US space agency has said.
2018 fourth hottest year on record: NASA(09:18) Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880 and the planet will warm further, especially since greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have said.