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Feb 16, 2017
Columbia space shuttle accident was human error of judgment: G Madhavan NairThe fatal accident involving space shuttle Columbia, carrying seven crew members, including India-born Nasa astronaut Kalpana Chawla, was a human error of judgment rather than an engineering failure, former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said on Thursday.
Feb 10, 2017
Indian-origin astronaut clarifies on Facebook: Not part of Nasa mission, not a neurosurgeon or an opera singerOn Friday, Indian-origin astronaut Shawna Pandya, who has been the subject of much media attention over the past 24 hours, issued a few clarifications regarding her work and credentials: she denied being shortlisted by Nasa for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) programme, clarified that she was not, in fact, an opera singer (having only sung opera on stage once) and stated that those who reported she was a neurosurgeon had erred — she trained in neurosurgery for a short period, but she was a general physician.
Feb 10, 2017
Nasa begins hunt for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroidA NASA spacecraft has started searching for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids.
Feb 09, 2017
New Nasa research casts doubt on Proxima b habitabilityWashington: A recently discovered Earth-sized planet, dubbed Proxima b, which orbits within the "habitable zone" of the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, may not actually harbour life, new Nasa research suggests.
Jan 28, 2017
Space travel may cause genetic changes, says NasaNasa scientists in an unprecedented study have found that space travel may alter gene expression. The study involved astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space and his identical twin Mark who stayed on Earth.
Jan 26, 2017
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft to explore ancient object beyond PlutoNasa's New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to explore a small, ancient object located about 1.6 billion kilometres beyond Pluto, nearly two years after its historic encounter with the icy dwarf planet.
Jan 26, 2017
'Rogue' US National Parks Service, Nasa Twitter accounts launch resistance to defy Donald TrumpAfter the US National Parks Service Twitter account was banned from tweeting after they posted photographs comparing US President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd with that of former president Barack Obama, the official Twitter account of the Badlands National Park--a subsidiary of the National Park Service-- struck back, defying the new administration by posting a series of tweets on climate change, The Guardian reported.
Jan 17, 2017
Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82Former astronaut Gene Cernan, who as the last person to walk on the moon returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," has died, his family said.
Jan 08, 2017
Solar storms can trigger sparks, melt soil on Moon: NasaPowerful solar storms can charge up the surface in frigid, permanently shadowed regions near the poles of the Moon and possibly produce "sparks" that vaporise and melt the lunar soil, a new Nasa study has found.
Jan 04, 2017
Nasa's new mission to study black holes set for 2020 launchNASA said on Wednesday it plans to launch in 2020 a $188 million mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars