Mission Gaganyaan aims to take a crew of three astronauts to an orbit 400 km above the Earth's surface. The project was conceived in 2007. It was formally started in 2018 and Rs 10,000 crore was allocated for it
The magma that flows from Mauna Loa originates in a series of magma chambers located between one and 25 miles (two and 40 kilometres) below the surface. The origin, however, is much deeper in the Earth's mantle, possibly more than 620 miles (1,000 km)
The catastrophic event in which an asteroid struck the Earth and killed over 90 per cent of all species, including dinosaurs, allowed for human evolution
For the sake of the planet, Les Knight, the founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction movement, has spent decades pushing one message: 'May we live long and die out'
After international scientists voted for new metric prefixes on Friday, Earth is now being measured in ronnagrams. Newly added to the International System of Units (SI), prefixes ronna and quetta are for very large measurements and ronto and quecto for very small ones
And it was after a decade in 2008 that Nandita donned the Director’s hat and came out with her feature film Firaaq.
The ‘planet killer’ named 2022 AP7 was found along with two other near-Earth asteroids using a high-tech instrument on the Victor M Blanco telescope in Chile originally developed to study dark matter. Experts say its collision with the Earth could cause an ‘extinction-level’ event
Desperate to end complacency about the climate crisis and to pressure governments to stop the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, activists say that they have resorted to high-profile tactics such as throwing food on art at museums because little else has worked
A team of scientists have discovered the proof of the existence of a 6th ocean beneath the Earth's surface, buy studying the composition of a diamond from Botswana.
Often called Earth’s 'evil twin' planet, Venus has a thick carbon-dioxide-rich atmosphere, no magnetic field and a surface hot enough to melt lead. While there are plans to send crewed mission there in the future, is it really a good?
After scrutinising material that was brought to earth from an asteroid named Ryugu by Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2, scientists are saying water may have come to our planet from the outer edges of the solar system
The G-1 solar storm, which is expected to hit Earth, is considered relatively harmless. However, it could still cause power grids to fail, minor disruptions to satellites and impact migratory animals
It is elementary school knowledge that Earth takes exactly 24 hours to rotate on its axis, but something has changed since at least as early as 2020. The quickening spin can impact GPS satellites as well as communication systems on the planet
NASA administrator Bill Nelson criticised Beijing, saying that the failure to share the details of the rocket's descent was irresponsible and risky
Panic bells ring as Earth hits 'Overshoot Day', NGOs warn rest of 2022 to be lived in resource deficit
The date, dubbed 'Earth Overshoot Day', marks a tipping point when people have used up 'all that ecosystems can regenerate in one year', according to the Global Footprint Network and WWF
The Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars in February 2021, has so far collected 11 samples as part of its hunt for signatures of ancient life
NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars on 6 August 2013. It is said to be the biggest and most sophisticated rover deployed so far to the Red planet. It has been built and designed to study the geology of its surroundings
Watch: Anand Mahindra shares video of astronaut working outside International Space Station, calls it fascinating
ISS is a multinational collaborative project that is stationed in the lower earth orbit
Due to the mindless exploitation of nature and its resources, the soil of the planet earth has started degrading
During their mission, Crew-3 carried out hundreds of scientific experiments, including growing chillies in space to add to knowledge of cultivating crops on long-term missions and Earth monitoring