NASA: Mars' strange streaks might not be water after all

New research suggests another possible origin for mysterious, recurring streaks in the Martian landscape.<p>We've got some big questions about Mars, but one of its most compelling mysteries just got a lot more intense.<p>"Recurring slope lineae" (RSL) are dark streaks, first discovered in 2011, that …


Meet 'Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.<p>It is the first observed object from outside our solar system, …


20 Images From Mars That Will Forever Change How You See The Red Planet

Twelve years ago, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launched.<p>With its HiRISE camera on board, it’s covered the world many times over, catching the descent and landing of the Curiosity rover.<p>It helped show that Phobos (above) and Deimos (below) resulted from impacts, not asteroid capture.<p>It even …


Those Signs of Liquid Water on Mars May Not Be Water After All

Damn.<p>In 2015, NASA announced that it had "the best evidence yet" for water flowing on the surface of Mars: Dark, apparently damp streaks spotted on …


Weird Dark Streaks on Mars May Not Be Flowing Water After All

Bad news for microbes that want to make a home on Mars: A new study argues that dark streaks on the Martian surface are not caused by underground …


Scientists are having a hard time explaining a peculiar feature on Mars

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and various other space agencies from around the world, we’ve learned more about Mars in the past decade or so than …


Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water

A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand — not water.<p>Monday's news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated …


Not into space for tourism, pvt players can participate: ISRO

chiefNew Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) The Indian Space Research Organisation is not into space for tourism as it is yet to fully harness the capabilities of …



COMMENT<p>Maximize the impacts of space science<p>Put research goals first when prioritizing and managing national and international projects, urge Ji Wu …


Delhi's air quality records improvement, but increasing stubble burning in Punjab poses threat

<b>New Delhi:</b> Even as the air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, recorded an improvement, increased stubble burning in the western …


Indian and Japanese space agencies could soon start working towards a joint lunar mission

Asserting that the relationship between the space agencies of India and Japan has had a "visible change", the <b>Indian Space Research Organisation</b> chief …

Asia Pacific

India, Japan mulling possible joint lunar mission: ISRO chief

Bengaluru, Nov 17 (PTI) Discussions are underway between India and Japan on making use of space segment for providing inputs on weather-monitoring …


APRSAF-24 meet recommends collaborative development of small

satellites Bengaluru, Nov 17 (PTI) The Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) today recommended that space agencies in the region …

Asia Pacific

IIT Ropar and PEC University of Technology scientists develop new method to map glaciers

Bursting of glacial lakes is a major cause of concern in the context climate change. Retreat of glaciers is expected to increase the number of …


Hitting bull's eye on the ground with water rockets

For those young, wannabe scientists, hitting a ground-based bulls eye was nothing but rocket science. Their skills sharpened by weeks of intense …


Satellite-based system to alert road users at unmanned railway level crossings; will track real time train movement

A satellite-based system will now alert road users at unmanned level crossings about approaching trains and also help in tracking train movement on a …


HRD ministry to release new National Education Policy by December end, says Prakash Javadekar; focus likely on research

<b>Gandhinagar:</b> Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the first draft of the new National Education Policy will come out by December …


DUBAI: UAE has eyes on the stars

The UAE is a new player in space with bold ambitions


Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission to be launched in first quarter of 2018

Archive photo of the GSLV-F09 rocket on the 2nd launch pad, April 29, 2017. Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on the GSLV-F10. Photo Credit: ISRO<p>A. S. …


Over one lakh people from India have registered their names for the NASA InSight Mission: Report

NASA revealed that nearly 1,38,889 people from India have registered their names for a ticket to Mars.<p>Mars. NASA.<p>In a <b>report</b> by the <i>Times of India</i>, …


Star Stuff: Fly me to the Moon, & Mercury, & Mars

Want to escape the timeline we are all currently stuck in? Sadly, my TARDIS is in the shop so I can’t physically remove you from this world, BUT I …

Space Exploration

FCC grants Telesat LEO market access despite ViaSat protests

WASHINGTON — Following market approval given to OneWeb in June, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Nov. 3 granted global fleet operator …


ISRO plans outsourcing to double satellite launches

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to double the launch frequency of satellites built by it by scaling up outsourcing to …


Mangalyaan's 4th Anniversary: ISRO Celebrates Mars Orbiter Mission

Mangalyaan's 4th anniversary was celebrated by ISRO on 5 November 2017. Mars Orbiter Mission is India's first interplanetary mission


11 bag gold medals at National College convocation

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is developing various cost-effective and innovative initiatives to maintain an edge in technology to …


Mars 2020 Rover will carry a record number of eyes

When NASA's Mars 2020 mission sets down on the Red Planet in three years, it will have a record number of cameras aboard. The unmanned, …


Sinuous Gullies Snake Down Sand Dune on Mars (Photo)

These Martian gullies may be linear, but they're far from straight.<p>A striking new photo by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows dozens of …


BRIEF-Vama Industries gets order worth 354.2 mln rupees from ISRO

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Vama Industries Ltd VAMA.BO :<p>* Gets order for 354.2 million rupees from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)


Next Mars rover will have 23 'eyes'

When NASA's Mars Pathfinder touched down in 1997, it had five cameras: two on a mast that popped up from the lander, and three on NASA's first rover, …


Sino-Indian Space Race Rivalry Lifts Off

On May 5, India began a new diplomatic push in South Asia by launching the “South Asia satellite” into space. Built and launched by the government-run Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the satellite will provide communications and meteorological data to India’s South Asian neighbors. The …