What is the 'zombie ant' parasite? Find out how ants lose control

Published on Sep 18, 2023 04:55 PM IST

Scientists have discovered that the lancet liver fluke parasite, notorious for turning ants into "zombies" by manipulating their brains, is even more cunning.

Scientists have discovered that the lancet liver fluke parasite, notorious for turning ants into "zombies" by manipulating their brains, is even more cunning.(University of Copenhagen)

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission prepares for historic asteroid Bennu sample return

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to bring back samples from asteroid Bennu after 7 years in space, potentially hazardous.

The OSIRIS-REx Curation Lab, where samples will be processed, is seen during a media day hosted by NASA to preview the OSIRIS-REx Sample Lab at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, on July 24, 2023. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 11:22 PM IST

ISRO to launch first test vehicle mission for Gaganyaan in a month or two

The first test vehicle mission, TV-D1, would be followed by the second test vehicle TV-D2 mission and first uncrewed mission of Gaganyaan (LVM3-G1).

Image shared by ISRO after successfully conducting test of Vikas Engine for Gaganyaan.(X/ISRO)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 09:18 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Scepticism about claim human ancestors nearly went extinct

None denied that the ancestors of humans could have neared extinction at some point, in what is known as a population bottleneck.

The study, published in the journal Science earlier this month, looked at the genomes of more than 3,150 modern-day humans.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 09:26 AM IST

With over 355 days, NASA astronaut breaks US record for longest spaceflight

Rubio surpassed the US space endurance record of 355 days on Monday at the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio.(AP)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 09:13 PM IST

‘Next is Samudrayaan’: Union minister shares pics of submersible Matsya 6000

Earth Sciences Minister Rijiju visited NIOT on Monday, where he reviewed the submersible and provided updates on India's first manned deep ocean mission.

Matsya 6000 is India's first manned deep ocean mission.(X/@KirenRijiju)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 11:02 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

UK scientist Ian Wilmut who created ‘Dolly’ the Sheep clone dies at 79

Wilmut made headlines and heated ethical debates in 1996 when he and his team created Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.

Ian Wilmut (File)(AP)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 09:51 PM IST
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NASA finds 'fairy circles' in Australia emitting Hydrogen: Report

In 2021, researchers stumbled upon the presence of hydrogen in the region while conducting soil-gas measurements.

The images were captured by the Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI-2) on Landsat 9 on June 27, 2023. (NASA)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 06:24 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

India, US likely to send astronaut to International Space Station next year

US President Joe Biden also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the historic landing of Chandrayaan-3 at the south polar region of the Moon.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the United States President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 01:19 PM IST

A new way to see the Moon! Pragyan rover shares lunar image with 3D feel

The Pragyan rover created an image that gives the visual impression of three dimensions of Moon.

ISRO shares Moon's 3D image
Published on Sep 05, 2023 08:40 PM IST

ISRO + ESA= India's Sun mission successful as Aditya-L1 has European friends

ISRO and ESA have been working on the Aditya-L1 mission to evaluate its operations and challenges.

Illustration of Lagrange point L1 where (ISRO) solar mission, Aditya-L1 will be placed, on Saturday.(ISRO)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 08:39 PM IST

Chandrayaan 3: After Pragyan Rover, ISRO sets Vikram Lander into ‘sleep mode’

Chandrayaan 3 landed near the Moon's south pole on August 23. It has achieved all its primary objectives.

ISRO hsares images of Vikram Lander from Moon's surface.(ISRO)
Published on Sep 04, 2023 02:46 PM IST

Aditya L1 launch: ISRO to perform first Earth-bound firing today. Top updates

Aditya-L1 mission: Aditya-L1 will stay Earth-bound orbits for 16 days, during which it will undergo five manoeuvres to gain necessary velocity for its journey.

A combo of photos shows the launch of India's first solar mission 'Aditya-L1' at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Saturday, (PTI)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 08:07 AM IST

Ramesses the Great was a superb self-promoter

The Egyptian pharaoh got his title by declaring it was so, as a new biography shows

Published on Sep 02, 2023 11:23 PM IST
The Economist

What is the purpose of VELC, primary payload of Aditya-L1 satellite?

The Visible Line Emission Coronagraph (VELC) is the primary payload that Aditya-L1 will use to focus on the Sun's Corona.

Aditya-L1 will be placed in a halo orbit around Lagrangian Point 1 (L1), which is 1.5 million kilometers from Earth in the direction of the Sun.(PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 02, 2023 02:38 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Aditya-L1: Leaders across party lines hail India's first solar mission launch

Leaders across the party lines congratulated ISRO for the achievement days after India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3 successfully landed on the moon.

SRO's PSLV-C57 carrying 'Aditya-L1' spacecraft lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.(ISRO)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 01:10 PM IST

Aditya-L1 Launch highlights: India's sunshine moment as mission now in space

Aditya-L1 Launch highlights: Aditya-L1 is the first space-based observatory to study the Sun. It will travel about 1.5 million km from Earth over 125 days.  

Aditya L1 launch LIVE Updates: ISRO launched the PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun.
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 11:41 PM IST

Small step for ISRO, Giant leap for India: Summing up Chandrayaan-3's success

Indians now have a special connection to the Earth's moon. For us, the moon is not the same anymore.

Vikram lander on Earth's moon as clicked by the navigation camera onboard the Pragyan rover.(X(formerly Twitter)/@isro)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 06:17 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Aditya-L1 launch time: When and where to watch solar probe lift-off

Aditya-L1 launch mission time: The propulsion module of ISRO's solar probe will take around 125 days to cover nearly 1.5 million km from Earth to reach the L1.

The Aditya-L1 mission is to be launched on September 2 at 11:50 a.m. from Sriharikota.(ISRO Twitter)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 04:56 AM IST

‘After Aditya L1…’: ISRO chief on India's upcoming missions

Talking to reporters, ISRO chief S Somanath said the Aditya-L1 mission will be launched at 11.50am on Saturday, September 2.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief S Somanath speaks to the media on the Chandrayaan-3 Mission in Chennai on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 02:48 PM IST

Aditya L1 Mission highlights: Countdown begins for ISRO solar mission launch

Aditya L1 Mission highlights: ISRO’s spacecraft can help scientists dig out hidden history of Earth’s climate as solar activities have impact on atmosphere.

Preparations in the final phase for India's maiden solar mission, Aditya L1 onboard the PSLV-C57, ahead of its launch on Sept. 2.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 04:07 AM IST

Aditya L1 solar mission: Countdown begins; ISRO says rocket, satellite are ready

India's first solar mission is scheduled to be launched on September 2 at 11.50am from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.

The rehearsal for the launch of the PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the sun, is completed, in Sriharikota on Wednesday.(ISRO Twitter)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 12:59 PM IST

Telescope shares stunning ‘String of Pearls’ of the closest supernova

James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning image of SN1987A supernova, offering new insights into its history and evolution.

JWST unveils stunning details of SN1987A supernova, 170,000 light-years away. Rings of gas and dust illuminate the explosion's history, offering fresh insights.(SOURCE, NASA/ESA/CSA/M.MATSUURA ET AL)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 12:25 AM IST

Blue Supermoon brightens Indian sky, last until 2037. Best time to view it is…

Supermoon event happening in the sky, best time to see it was just after dawn but it will be brightest at…

A super blue moon lights up the sky; visuals from Patna.
Published on Aug 30, 2023 08:06 PM IST

Aditya L1 solar mission's 1.5 million km journey over four months: Explained

Aditya L1, India's first-ever solar mission, will be launched by the ISRO on Friday from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.

The Indian Space Research Oganisation (ISRO) to launch Aditya L1 solar observatory on Friday.(Graphic representation)
Published on Aug 30, 2023 08:05 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Chandrayaan-3: Pragyan's ‘race against time now’. What it has seen on Moon

On Monday, the ISRO said Pragyan rover was commanded to retrace its path after it came across a crater metres ahead of its location on Moon.

A crater that the Chandrayaan-3 Rover Pragyan encountered on August 27, 2023 (ISRO/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 02:26 PM IST

Is Musk's plan to put 1 million people on Mars by 2050 viable? Major challenges

Earth's neighbour Mars is yet to host human beings as the existing technology makes it impossible to survive on the red planet.

NASA's intrepid Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
Published on Aug 29, 2023 09:30 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Space expert shares videos of Phobos, the Martian moon. Thank you, Mangalyaan

In the videos, processed by spcae expert Andrea Luck, Phobos is seen passing over the Red Planet.

Phobos passing over Mars (Image courtesy: twitter.com/andrluck)
Published on Aug 29, 2023 06:57 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India to launch Aditya-L1 on Sept 2: Other missions in race to explore Sun

India is set to launch Aditya L1 sun mission on September 2. Many solar mission programs have been launched in the past.

Nasa handout image shows the sun acquired by the solar and heliospheric observatory on March 8, 2012.
Published on Aug 29, 2023 06:50 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

‘Super blue Moon’ will not appear blue in colour! So, why the name?

A super blue Moon is set to appear on Wednesday night.

A super blue blood moon behind a mountain is seen from Longyearbyen, Norway.(AFP file)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 01:53 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar
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