NASA's Juno spacecraft reveals Jupiter's volcanic moon Io

Published on Jan 03, 2024 10:03 AM IST

The images, captured by the JunoCam imager showed silhouetted, dusty red sphere pockmarked by massive grayish volcanoes.

Jupiter moon(NASA)

Plan to launch at least 12 missions this year: Isro

This year marks India's 'Gaganyaan' mission, its maiden human space flight, aiming to transport three astronauts 400km above Earth's surface.

ISRO's PSLV-C58 carrying an X-ray polarimeter satellite and 10 other satellite lifts off from the spaceposrt of Sriharikota, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024.(PTI via Isro)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 04:55 AM IST

ISRO shares video of how PSLV rocket placed ‘XPoSat’ satellite into earth orbit

ISRO shares video of how PSLV-C58 placed satellite into 650km orbit.

Updated on Jan 01, 2024 04:36 PM IST

ISRO lowers PSLV-C58 spent stage. Why it’s vital for Indian space station dream?

“The PS4 stage is successfully brought down to a 350 km orbit,” updates ISRO.

ISRO launches XPoSAT on Monday.(ISRO)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 02:18 PM IST
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'India's prowess': PM Modi lauds ISRO scientists after XPoSat launch

The PSLV-C58 rocket, in its 60th mission, successfully deployed payload XPoSat into Low Earth Orbit, said the ISRO.

ISRO's PSLV-C58 carrying an X-ray polarimeter satellite and 10 other satellites lifts off from the spaceport of Sriharikota(PTI)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 02:14 PM IST

ISRO chief says Aditya-L1 set to reach its final destination on this date

Launched on September 2 last year, the spacecraft has undergone four earth-bound manoeuvres and a Trans-Lagrangean Point 1 Insertion (TL1I) manoeuvres.

A graphic representation of ISRO’s Aditya L1 mission.
Published on Jan 01, 2024 02:03 PM IST

XPoSat: Why did ISRO launch X-Ray polarimetre satellite? What's the objective?

ISRO XPoSat launch: ISRO's PSLV-C58 mission placed the primary X-Ray Polarimeter satellite or XPoSat into a 650 Km Low Earth Orbit after lifting off at 9.10am.

ISRO's PSLV-C58 carrying an X-Ray polarimeter satellite and 10 other satellites lifts off from the spaceport of Sriharikota on January 1, 2024. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 12:49 PM IST

PSLV-C58 XPoSat: India launches satellite to study black holes from Sriharikota

The ISRO launched its first X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite, also known as XPoSat, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

India launches XPoSat satellite to study black holes from Sriharikota(ISRO)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 12:20 PM IST

ISRO's XPoSat: India to launch first polarimetry mission today. 10 points

The PSLV-C58 rocket carrying primary payload XPoSat and 10 other satellites will lift off at 9.10am from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

The PSLV-C58 rocket, in its 60th mission, will carry primary payload XPoSat.
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 08:11 AM IST

XPoSat launch highlights: Satellite injected; ‘new year begins’, says ISRO chief

ISRO XPoSat launch highlights: Here are all the latest updates on India's first space mission of 2024.

live ISRO chief S Somanath addresses after XPoSat satellite successfully launched.(ISRO)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 04:59 PM IST
By, Vaishnawi Sinha

Astronauts will experience the New Year 16 times while in space. Here's how

Unlike the familiar 12-hour light and 12-hour darkness pattern on Earth, astronauts experience 45 minutes of daylight followed by 45 minutes of darkness.

The repeated shifts between day and night on the ISS offer astronauts the opportunity to conduct experiments across diverse fields like microbiology and metallurgy, yielding insights that are unattainable on Earth.
Published on Dec 31, 2023 06:54 PM IST

ISRO to usher in 2024 with launch of dedicated satellite to study black holes

The 25-hour countdown commenced on Sunday for the lift-off scheduled at 9.10 am from the first launch pad at this spaceport.

The PSLV-C58 rocket, in its 60th mission, would carry primary payload XPoSat and 10 other satellites to be deployed in low earth orbits.
Published on Dec 31, 2023 01:11 PM IST

Space tech startups set to launch payloads on ISRO's PSLV-C58 XPoSat Mission

The payloads will be accommodated on the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM-3) during the launch scheduled at 9.10am from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

This will be ISRO's first X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite mission. (PTI/Representational)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 01:38 PM IST

ISRO to welcome 2024 with first X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite launch on Jan 1

ISRO’s XPoSat mission will help understand emission mechanisms of various astronomical sources like black holes, neutron stars.

This handout photo taken and released by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on October 21, 2023, shows the lift-off of the Gaganyaan Test Vehicle (TV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, an island off the coast of southern Andhra Pradesh state. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 12:07 PM IST

When to spot ‘Cold Moon’ in India tonight— longest, last full moon of 2023

During December, as winter arrives in Northern Hemisphere, the full moon is referred to as the Cold Moon.

Representative Image. (Robert F. Bukaty / AP)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 05:21 PM IST

After Chandrayaan 3, Japan eyes lunar landing as SLIM lander enters Moon orbit

A successful touchdown would mark Japan as the fifth country to achieve the feat of landing a probe on the Moon, after United States, Russia, China, and India.

SLIM, Japan’s moon probe (JAXA/Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 25, 2023 06:11 PM IST

Scientists claim first hints of nuclear fission in universe

“Cosmos is saying hey, there’s a signature here, and it can only come from fission,” said co-author of the research paper.

Representative Image (NASA/ESA via REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 10:31 PM IST

ISRO's major announcement on ‘Aditya-L1’ mission and Indian space station

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairperson S Somanath said that the exact time of the Aditya-L1 mission will be announced later.

ISRO Chairman S Somanath.(PTI)
Published on Dec 23, 2023 01:33 PM IST

IMD to experiment with AI as alternative to supercomputers in weather forecasts

However, better data is needed to make the most out of artificial intelligence for weather forecasting, say experts.

NDRF personnel distribute food and other items amid floods after heavy rainfall in the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (PTI Photo/ R Senthilkumar)
Published on Dec 22, 2023 03:17 PM IST

Why Dec 22 has shortest day, longest shadow? Winter solstice explained

On December 22 in New Delhi, the sun will rise at 7:09am and set at 5:29pm, resulting in a daylight duration of just 10 hours, 19 minutes, and 17 seconds.

Winter Solstice, which will begin on Thursday, is that day of the year when we see fewest hours of daylight.(Representative)
Updated on Dec 16, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Geminids meteor shower peak tonight: How to watch it?

The Geminids meteor shower, known for its peak in mid-December annually, stands out as one of the most impressive and dependable meteor showers.

The year’s best meteor shower, the Geminids, peaks this week, with lucky stargazers seeing as many as one or even two a minute in the darkest spots. The meteors will reach their frenzy Thursday.(AP)
Published on Dec 14, 2023 08:45 PM IST

10 things to know about NASA's TEMPO satellite that monitors US air pollution

Read the top 10 features of Nasa's new satellite TEMPO, the revolutionary air pollution monitor

NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution sensor, called TEMPO, is designed to provide hourly daytime measurements of pollutants over the United States, Canada and Mexico. Credit: NASA (NASA)
Published on Dec 14, 2023 12:21 PM IST

Apps using AI to undress women in photos gaining popularity: Report

These apps are part of a worrying trend of non-consensual pornography being developed and distributed because of advances in artificial intelligence.

In September alone, 24 million people visited undressing websites, according to the social network analysis company Graphika.(Rep image)
Published on Dec 09, 2023 07:38 AM IST
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Aditya-L1 mission: ISRO activates second instrument on solar spacecraft

According to ISRO, ASPEX comprises two instruments, 'the Solar Wind Ion Spectrometer (SWIS) and SupraThermal and Energetic Particle Spectrometer (STEPS).

A graphic representation of ISRO’s Aditya L1 mission.
Published on Dec 02, 2023 11:23 AM IST

Solar storm alert: NASA predicts radio and GPS blackout on November 30. Know why

NASA and weather experts have alerted that a solar storm can hit the Earth on November 30, causing a minor blackout of radio and GPS signals.

A solar storm of low intensity is expected to strike Earth on November 30. (File photo)(Nasa)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 01:27 PM IST
ByVaishnawi Sinha

NISAR: 5 things to know about NASA and ISRO's joint satellite mission in 2024

NISAR is set to be a joint space mission between NASA and ISRO, set to be launched in the first couple of months in 2024.

NASA and SRO's joint space mission NISAR will be launched in January 2024 tentatively. (Photo - NASA)(NASA)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 09:15 AM IST
ByVaishnawi Sinha

What next for ISRO after Chandrayaan 3? Five upcoming Indian space missions

After the successful launch of India's lunar mission Chandrayaan 3, ISRO is planning to launch multiple space exploration mission.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) rocket carrying the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft (File photo)(ISRO)
Published on Nov 26, 2023 03:59 PM IST
ByVaishnawi Sinha

New research reveals crucial insights on Antarctic ozone hole

The ozone layer 11 to 40 kilometres (seven to 25 miles) above Earth's surface filters out most of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation.

Representational Picture(Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 21, 2023 10:06 PM IST

Covid vaccine not responsible for sudden deaths among young Indians: Study

The study referred to certain reasons that might be the reason behind sudden deaths among young adults.

The study included cases of apparently healthy individuals aged 18-45 years with no underlying health issues.(Freepik)
Published on Nov 21, 2023 10:46 AM IST

Earth core's mysterious new layer formed due to surface water diving deep: Study

Earth comprises four primary layers: an inner core at the planet's center, surrounded by the outer core, mantle, and crust.

The researchers said that this discovery enhances our comprehension of Earth's internal mechanisms. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto )
Published on Nov 20, 2023 11:27 PM IST
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