NASA to launch the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope on Dec. 18

The James Webb Space Telescope, which astronomers hope to herald a new era of discovery, will launch on Dec. 18, NASA said on Wednesday. The $10 billion observatory (about Rs. 73,700 crores), which is a joint project by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, will take off on an Ariane 5 … Read more

‘Hubble Time’: Space Telescope Captures Rare Phenomenon Involving Newborn Star

The European Space Agency (ESA) shared a stunning Instagram image of a rare celestial event, known as a Herbig-Haro object, taking place in a dark alley of an incredibly vast universe. It shows a bright beam of light that appears to move with rapid speed and penetrate clouds. Captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, this … Read more

Virgin Galactic’s July 11 space flight diversion being investigated by the US Federal Aviation Administration

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday it was investigating a descent in the descent flight of the Virgin Galactic rocket that transported British billionaire Richard Branson to the edge of space on July 11th. The New Yorker magazine previously reported that the regulator was investigating an off course descent. An FAA … Read more

SpaceX launches ants, avocados and robots to the international space station

A shipment of ants, avocados and a human-sized robotic arm from SpaceX shot toward the International Space Station on Sunday. The delivery – due to arrive on Monday – is the company’s 23rd to NASA in just under a decade. A recycled Falcon rocket exploded in the sky before dawn from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. … Read more

ESA shares stunning photos of Aurora’s lights taken from the International Space Station

The European Space Agency (ESA) has shared on Instagram a series of images of the Earth’s aurora lights. The photos in question capture the stunning phenomenon while lending shades of red and green to the sky. This occurs when there is disturbance in the Earth’s magnetosphere. These disturbances are caused by the solar wind and … Read more

Xbox Wired Stereo Headset with Space Audio Support Announced, Scheduled for Release Sept. 21

Microsoft has unveiled an upgraded Xbox stereo headset, a $59.99 wired model (about Rs. 4,500) that is more affordable than its stellar $100 wireless headset (about Rs. 7,400) released in early 2021. According to Microsoft, it will be released on Sept. 21 and, not surprisingly, is missing some features, although much of its design is … Read more