3 Indians shortlisted for one way trip to Mars

Monday, February 16th, 2015

London: Three Indians, two women and one man, have made it to the list of 100 applicants who will move on to the next round of an ambitious private mission that aims to send four people on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024. From the initial 202,586 applicants, only 100 hopefuls have been selected […]

First image of Mars sent from Mangalyaan: ‘The view is nice up here’

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Mars first picture

New Delhi : A day after ISRO’s Mangalyaan reached the Mars orbit, the spacecraft has sent the very first image whose caption reads, “The view is nice up here.” India scripted space history on Wednesday as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully inserted its low-cost Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft, or Mangalyaan, into an […]

Centenary year celebrations of Neerchalu Sanskrit College held on Dec. 20

Saturday, December 21st, 2013
ISRO cent

Kasargod: On the unique occasion of celebrating a century of useful existence as an educational institution from a secondary school, High school and developing in to a college now the Neerchalu Mahajana Sanskrit college has trained generations of students in what was Kasargod taluk and later became Kasargod district in Kerala inaugurating the centenary celebrations […]

Rover finds evidence of Ancient Freshwater lake on Mars

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
lake on mars

Los Angeles :  NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet. The watering hole near the Martian equator existed about 3.5 billion years ago around the time […]

China prepares to grow vegetables on Mars: state media

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
China prepares to grow vegetables on Mars

Beijing: Chinese astronauts are preparing to grow fresh vegetables on Mars and the moon after researchers successfully completed a preliminary test in Beijing, state media reported. Four kinds of vegetables were grown in an “ecological life support system”, a 300 cubic metre cabin which will allow astronauts to develop their own stocks of air, water […]

Warm waters on Mars may have supported life Study

Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Water on Mars

Washington: Researchers have found evidence of sufficiently warm water on Mars, a proof that the Red Planet may have supported life. New study by the University of Leicester and The Open University into evidence of water on Mars, found that hydrothermal fractures around Martian impact craters may have been a habitable environment for microbial life. […]

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Evidence of Stream

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Cape kyanaveral: NASA’s Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving, NASA scientists said. There is earlier evidence for the presence of water on Mars, but this evidence — images of rocks containing ancient streambed gravels — is the first of its […]

NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
NASA rover land

Pasadena, California: The Curiosity has landed. With pride, relief and exhilaration, NASA engineers and officials erupted in cheers and hugs early Monday morning with confirmation that the Curiosity, a car-sized, plutonium-powered robotic rover, had landed safely on the surface of Mars. “Touchdown confirmed,” Allen Chen, the engineer in the control room providing commentary, said at […]