The third phase of China’s unmanned lunar exploration program promises to be a challenging one – it envisages returning two kilograms of lunar soil samples to earth for analysis.
An international team of astronomers has discovered a rare square galaxy, called LEDA 074886, which has a striking resemblance to an emerald cut diamond.
India’s mission to Mars received a major boost on Friday during the Union Budget announcement, with the budgetary allocation rocketing more than ten-fold to Rs. 125 crores (US$24.9 million).
North Korea is set to launch a working satellite in April, said the Korean Committee for Space Technology in a statement on Friday.
Australian and Korean radio telescopes have been linked for the first time, forming a system that acts as a telescope 8,000 km across both countries.
Long distance space travel could create the ultimate ‘killer entrance,’ devastating your destination and anything around the arriving spacecraft, say University of Sydney researchers.
Prof. Leonhard Bernold at the University of New South Wales discusses whether we have the technological know-how to colonize the moon.
China’s next spacecraft to the moon, Chang’e-3, which is provisionally slated for launch in 2013, will execute a soft landing on the lunar surface.
The Indian chapter of the Mars Society was launched today in Mumbai in collaboration with the Nehru Center and students of IIT-Mumbai.
In an interview published today in the journal Science, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh describes his plans for the country’s R&D sector over the next 5 to 10 years.