Canadian Mars mission launches crowdfunding campaign

Thoth Technology, a Canadian company based in Pembroke, Ontario, aims to launch a micro-rover and mini-lander to Mars sometime in 2018. The company launched a campaign on Indiegogo (an international crowdfunding site) today to crowdfund for the project.

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Astronomers discover Brightest Dead Star that Pulsates with Huge Energy

Astronomers have discovered a pulsar, which pulsates with so much energy that it can be mistaken as a black hole. With the help of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), astronomers have detected an object, which was releasing energy beams that were equivalent to the power of 10... read more

P13 is Gulping Five Quadrillion Tons of Gas per Minute, say Researchers

Scientists in a recent study found that black hole P13, which is located almost 12 million light years from earth, is actually 100 times brighter than the Sun. P13 is located in a galaxy named NGC7793. P13 falls under the class of black holes known as ultraluminous X-ray sources.

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NASA discovers Dead Star beaming with Energy equivalent of 10 Million Suns

Astronomers have discovered a very exciting dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. NASA has claimed that the star is the brightest ever recorded, thanks to the agency’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR).

Pulsars are basically considered as dense stellar... read more

NASA MAVEN Mission Enters Mars Orbit

After 10 months journey covering 442 million miles, NASA’s MAVEN mission has started its entry into the Martian orbit. The MAVEN spacecraft will try to find out where the water from the red planet disappeared.

Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (Maven) mission fired six small... read more

Massive galaxies Consume Smaller Galaxies

A new study has suggested that big galaxies start gobbling up small galaxies around them when they stop making new stars. According to researchers, earth’s Milky Way Galaxy will be chewed down by Andromeda Galaxy in about five billion years.

During the detailed study, astronomers noticed... read more

Density Map Shows 219 Million Stars in Northern Part of Milky Way

A team of Astronomers from University of Hertfordshire has spent 10 years to count 219 million stars in Milky Way’s northern region. The team has placed the data on a density map with latitude and longitude coordinates from galaxy’s centre.

According to Royal Astronomical Society, which... read more

The European Space Agency is all set to declare the landing site for Philae on Comet 67P. Along with this, the space agency will release more details of its audacious bid of a soft-landing on a comet. This would be the first such attempt in the history of space exploration.

A long round... read more

NASA’s Curiosity rover Reaches Mount Sharp

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that its Curiosity rover has finally arrived at the base of Mount Sharp, a large Martian mountain, on Thursday. The mountain was among the list of major destinations for the rover, since its landing on the red planet.

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NASA and ISRO in talks to Set up Joint Mars Working Group

According to a top US space official, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are planning to set up a combined Mars Working Group. The statement has come ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US.

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Two Russian Cosmonauts and a NASA Astronaut safely land on Earth after Six Months

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut have returned after spending more than six months in space. They were sent to the international space station on March 26.

Travelling on a Russian Soyuz capsule, former station commander Steve Swanson and Cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg... read more

MAVEN mission team preparing for orbit-insertion maneuver

NASA has informed that Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will enter Mars orbit on September 21. The mission team will carry out orbit-insertion maneuver in few days. Six engines will ignite and will work for 33 minutes to slow down the spacecraft.

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