Harish Santhosh

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Where will the out-of-control Chinese space station land?

Scientists have admitted that they have no way of safely guiding Tiangong-1 back to Earth, and say it is moving too fast to accurately predict where debris from the 8.5-tonne module will crash<p><b>What is happening with the Chinese space station?</b><p>The nation’s first prototype space station, Tiangong-1, or …

NASA's Europa surprise

NASA will on Monday reveal “surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa.”<p>Europa is one of …

Astronomy

NASA Seeks Help in Getting a Human to Mars

<i>This article was originally published on the</i> International Business Times.<p>On Mars, almost everything can kill you. Not just that, even the …

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Life on Jupiter’s moon? NASA reveals plumes of water vapor

NASA on Monday confirmed “surprising activity” on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.<p>The moon’s activity, even the possibility of more-developed life forms, …

Astronomy

How science fiction has imagined colonizing our Solar System and beyond

Next week, Elon Musk is slated to make a big announcement about SpaceX’s most ambitious goal to date: the colonization of Mars. Musk has never shied away from the science fictional aspects of his ventures, and it’s a very safe assumption that genre works have played some role in his outlook on the …

Why Europe's Space Champion Thinks It's the Best in the Galaxy

Image source: Arianspace.<p><i>"Arianespace confirms its status as the most reliable launch services provider in the marketplace."</i>-- Arianespace<p>I have to admit, when Arianespace made this boast last week -- just days after I penned a column ranking the success records of the big three space launchers …

Death of a star: Hubble telescope captures amazing image of celestial body’s demise

Located around 4,000 light-years from Earth, the kaleidoscopic photo was captured by the Hubble Telescope and shows the star, part of the planetary …

This Hubble Image Is a Premonition of the Sun’s Violent Death

The planetary nebula NGC 2440, captured in dazzling detail in this new Hubble Space Telescope image, was once a star much like our Sun.<p>But after billions of years of steady output, this solar twin ran out of hydrogen fuel, and started blowing itself up episodically in a spectacular series of …

Starts With A Bang Podcast #12: Exoplanets, beyond our Solar System and Proxima b

For thousands upon thousands of years, we didn’t know whether the other stars in the Universe were even like our Sun, much less whether they had …

Planets

SpaceX test-fires the engines that could take humans to Mars

SpaceX has conducted its first firing test of its Raptor engine, the powerful propulsion system that the company aims to use to take humans to Mars. SpaceX boss Elon Musk tweeted pictures of the tests late last night, sharing one image that showed a steady stream of flame emanating from the engine, …

Why India's commercial space programme is thriving

<b>On Monday, India sent a rocket into space which successfully launched eight satellites in one go.</b><p>The main purpose of the launch which took place at the Sriharikota space centre off India's eastern coast, was to put into orbit SCATSAT-1, a satellite that will help weather forecasting. Five of the …

Space Exploration