Mars

Dust From Martian Moons Could Be Leaving Ghostly Rings Around the Red Planet

Our newest ringed world.<p>If it's ringed planets you're after, our Solar System has only four: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – though in the …

Solar System

The crater-dome illusion

When you see spacecraft images of craters on other worlds, do you sometimes think they look like domes?<p>In interpreting space or aerial photos, it’s …

Mars Orbiter

Americans Will Never Make Mars A Priority. Why Should That Stop Us?

Make America great again. Like most effective slogans, President Trump’s campaign motto can mean different things in different contexts. Viewed in a …

Mars Mission

Stricken With Wanderlust? You've Got Something In Common With Early Humans.

Do you ever get an intense desire to leave it all behind, set out on the road, and explore somewhere totally foreign? That feeling is nothing …

Mars Rover

United Arab Emirates Has a Plan to Colonize Mars with 600,000 People in 100 Years

Elon Musk has been rather outspoken in recent years about his plan to create a human settlement on Mars. Stressing the need for a “backup location” …

Dubai

India's space agency employees get treated with free pizza after setting world record last week

India’s space agency ISRO shattered world record last week when it launched a flock of 104 satellites into space with one rocket.<p>The space agency has since won many hearts, and earned many fans including the billionaire Elon Musk. Amid all of this, it also won itself a lot of free …

ISRO

This woman says she was fired for being too attractive

"Maybe that company employs plain looking people and maybe if you don't look that way they don't take you, maybe I was a distraction."<p>This woman says …

Astronomy

India's space agency says it can build a space station but it won't

India’s space agency has time and again set world records and earned praises for operating on thin budgets. But one thing that many space enthusiasts in the country have longed for but haven’t seen getting materialised is a space station they could call their own. Could ISRO build one?<p>The answer is …

ISRO

India has the capability to develop a space station, says ISRO chairman

AS Kiran Kumar said the country needed long-term thinking as well as policy and funding support to realise the project.<p>India has the capability to …

ISRO

India's Record Satellite Launch Ramps Up Space Race: Chinese Media

India has done a better job than China in promoting satellite launch technology which could prompt Beijing to fast-track commercialisation of its …

ISRO

India can develop space station, says ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A S Kiran Kumar today said the country has the capability to develop a space station, but it …

ISRO

Elon Musk Has a New Timeline for Humans Living on Mars

Reaching the Red Planet<p>Do we really need to explore Mars? According to tech innovator Elon Musk, it’s not just a choice we have to<p>make, it’s a …

Space Exploration

The Morning After: Monday, February 20 2017

Welcome to the week. The Pacific Ocean might be hiding a whole other continent, Bill Gates wants to tax the robots, and some other robots crash in the midst of a road race. A pretty thrilling Monday morning, we'd say.<p>Funds could help humans find new work when automation takes over. <br>Bill Gates wants …

Robots

European Space Agency wants to now collaborate with ISRO!

The European Space Agency (ESA) has expressed its desire to further collaborate with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for space …

ISRO

ISRO’s record satellite launch a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry: Chinese media

Two days after hailing India's significant achievement, the Chinese media on Monday said that ISRO's successful launch of a record 104 satellites was …

ISRO

Here's how India may meet its energy needs by 2030, thanks to the Moon

The Sun has always been a source of energy for the world. But an untapped source of power may soon be able to meet all of India’s energy …

ISRO

The UAE’s next ambitious project is to build a city on Mars

Why it matters to you<p>Mars may not be the first place that springs to mind for a house move, but an increasing interest in the red planet suggests …

Space

A Region On Mars With Recent Water Is About To Get Major Attention

Striations exposed on the surface between Martian sand dunes (one pictured at top) in Lucaya Crater indicate fluctuating levels of salty groundwater. …

Mars Orbiter

ISRO: A look at the history of India's space agency by one of its first rocket scientists

<i>Editor's note:</i> The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set a record by launching 104 satellites on board a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle …

ISRO

The Most Bullshit Missions to Mars, Ranked

For decades, Mars has entranced humans, including Matt Damon. Our cosmic neighbor, located some 34 to 249 million miles away, is an enticing …

Mars One

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor<p>We live in a time when what previously would have been surreal is now reality. And I'm not even referring to the fact that our president fails to see the need to secure his smartphone, nor that the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is probably less concerned with …

ISRO

ISRO's conducts cryogenic engine-D stage test

ISRO successfully carried out its indigenously developed cryogenic engine-D stage test at its liquid propulsion complex at Mahendragiri in the …

ISRO

SpaceX Pushes Target Date for First Mars Mission to 2020

In a Friday press conference reported by Mashable, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said the company was delaying its first mission to Mars. The …

Mars Mission

Fumed Indians continue to troll NYT over 2-year-old cartoon mocking their space agency

Some people just can't let it go — and the <i>New York Times</i> is learning this the hard way.<p>Two years ago, when India's space agency ISRO put the Mangalyaan robotic probe into orbit around Mars — and did so at one of the lowest budgets to date — the New York Times published an opinion piece on the …

ISRO

Watch India launch a record 104 satellites in one mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) just launched an amazing 104 satellites in one mission, setting a new record.<p>Its primary payload was a …

ISRO

Coverage of Isro's 104-satellite launch still betrays New York Times' condescension

On 28 September, 2014, four days after India successfully placed a spacecraft in orbit around Mars, <i>The New York Times</i> carried a cartoon parodying the …

ISRO

NASA Narrows Down Mars 2020 Rover Landing Sites - Sky & Telescope

<b>Three possible landing sites are now in the running for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.</b><p>A huge inactive shield volcano in NE Syrtis Major.<i><br>NASA / JPL-Caltech /</i> …

Space Exploration

104 satellites, World’s Cheapest, and more ISRO fluff

<i>It’s the season to celebrate ISRO again. But pardon me if I don’t get up from my seat for this anthem. ISRO‘s competence is to be expected, and</i> …

ISRO

Underwater 'Space Base' Used For Mars Mission Simulation | Highlight Video

The NEEMO 19 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 19) mission gave astronauts the opportunity to ‘waterwalk’ to simulate spacewalks, train …

Mars Mission

5 Lesson For Young Startups — How To Win As An Underdog?

5 Lesson For Young Startups — How To Win As An Underdog?<p>From ISRO’s World Record Launch of 104 Satellites!<p><i>India’s Space Program ISRO recently set the</i> …

ISRO