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Calm Down and Breathe: How chances of an asteroid hitting Earth in 2046 have dropped drastically
The chances of a newly discovered asteroid hitting Earth on Valentine's Day 2046 have decreased dramatically. NASA on Tuesday lowered its odds of impact to one in 770, meaning there was a 99.87 per cent chance that the asteroid will miss Earth
Moon o'clock: Can the lunar time zone soon become a reality?
Space organisations are considering developing a universal time zone for the Moon. However, the idea is not without its own challenges including who gets to decide and clocks running faster on the lunar surface than on Earth
Explained: As the world gets its first 'parastronaut', what does it take to be an astronaut?
There are gruelling astronaut selection tests — for agility and hand-eye coordination — and training that one has to undergo to be able to go to space
'Disability is not a limitation': Who will be the world's first parastronaut?
According to the European Space Agency, the first astronaut with a physical disability could be announced as soon as Wednesday. People with physical disabilities were previously barred from one of the most exclusive and demanding jobs on the planet — and beyond — due to stringent selection criteria
Watch: European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti performs yoga in space
Cristoforetti has been recently chosen to command the orbital outpost, the International Space Station, becoming the first European woman to do so
The sun is dying: Here’s how long it has before exhausting its fuel
A new study has estimated the sun’s evolutionary process will continue for billions of more years before it runs out of its fuel and turns into a red giant. It has revealed the past and future of the sun, how the sun will behave at what stage and when it will enter the dusk of its life
European Space Agency ends cooperation with Russia on three lunar missions
The ESA is looking for other options and partners to test the technology that would have formed part of the Russian missions, it said, adding some had already been found
ESA posts incredible pictures of ice-rich impact crater on Mars; check details here
ESA revealed that the crater deposits found on Mars have quasi-circular and polygonal patterns of fracture which reveal details of the red planet’s history
James Webb telescope unfurls mirror 'golden eye', completes full deployment
Flight controllers in Baltimore began opening the primary mirror of the telescope on 7 January, 2022, unfolding the left side like a drop-leaf table
European Space Agency shares images of edge-on galaxy; leaves netizens amazed
In their latest post, ESA has shared photos of the galaxy that 'plays' twister. These images of the edge-on galaxy have been captured by the Hubble Telescope
Final testing of the James Webb space telescope is complete, it is getting ready for its 31 October launch
The telescope will observe the universe from the vantage point of Lagrangian Point 2 (L2), located some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth.
Antarctic iceberg double the size of Mumbai grazes dangerously against ice sheet; see viral image here
The images of the collision were captured by the European Space Agency (ESA’s) Sentinel-1 pair of satellites.
Two spacecrafts to visit Earth's hot neighbor Venus this week
On Monday, ESA's Solar Orbiter probe will visit Venus and about 33 hours later, European-Japanese spacecraft BepiColombo will get a closer look.
ISRO Chairman virtually meets up with ESA, ISA chiefs to discuss new opportunities
Dr K Sivan, Avi Blasberger and Josef Aschbacher reviewed the status of ongoing missions and discussed future opportunities respectively.
World's largest iceberg breaks off Antarctica, says European Space Agency
Called A-76 and roughly the shape of Manhattan but more than 70 times bigger, the iceberg was picked up on satellite images and is currently the "largest berg in the world"
Europe proposes orbiting satellite telescope that will keep an eye on space debris
A 20-cm-wide optical telescope will monitor the space debris through a spaceship, at the altitude of 600 to 700 kilometres.
NASA once again puts Hubble Telescope in safe mode due to mysterious bug
This isn’t the first time that the telescope has been put in safe mode as some technical glitch in 2018 forced the agencies to do the same.
ESA, Thales Alenia Space sign contract to build European module for upcoming Lunar Gateway
The module will have a small, pressurised workspace for the crew and large windows offering 360-degree views.
Mars has multiple pools of liquid water around a main reservoir, astronomers argue in new study
The area in question is the closest 'habitable' place on Mars that has been found so far, the study authors said.
Stunning 'eye of the serpent' spotted by Hubble in spiral arms of a galaxy in the Hydra constellation
Only half of all the known spiral galaxies have a central bar-like structure, including NGC 2835 and our Milky Way galaxy.