CIA release documents details UFO sightings over India

Recently released CIA documents reveal UFO sightings over India 28 Jan 2017 UFO conspiracy theorists in India and the world over will be delighted to know that a 1968 CIA report detailed six UFO sightings over India, Bhutan and Nepal. The document, which is part of the 930,000 declassified documents recently posted online by the... Continue Reading →

Black Hole at Galaxy’s Center Launches Planet-Size ‘Spitballs’

The massive object at the Milky Way’s core is shredding stars and tossing out their remnants, new simulations suggest. The monster black hole at the center of our galaxy is shooting out “spitballs” the size of planets—and one may be sprinting through space several hundred light-years away from Earth. It seems a somewhat odd phenomenon,... Continue Reading →

ISRO’s PSLV-C36 Successfully Launches RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

On its thirty eighth flight (PSLV-C36), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite on (December 07, 2016) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty seventh consecutively successful mission of PSLV.  After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of... Continue Reading →

NASA Spinoff 2017

Each year, Spinoff highlights NASA technologies that are benefiting life on Earth in the form of commercial products. Since 1976, Spinoff has annually profiled an average of 50 commercial technologies with origins in NASA missions and research. Issues of Spinoff published since 1996 can be read online in HTML or downloaded in PDF. Scanned copies... Continue Reading →

ISRO’s eyes on world record: Launching 83 satellites on a single rocket

Indian space agency ISRO is setting its eyes on world record by putting 83 satellites into orbit in a single Rocket. It will carry 2 Indian and 81 foreign satellites on a single rocket in early 2017, a top official of Antrix Corporation said. He said the company’s order book stands at Rs 500 crore... Continue Reading →

India roll the space again, launches eight satellites into two orbits

Earlier today, India launches another Space craft successfully setting the record of consecutive 36th successful launch. Multiple satellites from one rocket into two different orbits. India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35), launches the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 for weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). The space craft lifted off... Continue Reading →

First Images from INSAT-3DR Imager: ISRO

Here are the first Images of Earth sent by INSAT-3DR. INSAT-3DR is an advanced meteorological satellite of India configured with an imaging System and an Atmospheric Sounder, launched by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)  on August 28, 2016 The Moon is also seen at the bottom of image. The visible band/spectrum is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human... Continue Reading →

New Galaxy Map Could Radically change the perspective of How We See the Milky Way

The European Space Agency has launched a spacecraft in late 2013 named The Gaia spacecraft. Celestial cartography is in for a dramatic upgrade. The Gaia spacecraft is on a mission to chart heavens in unprecedented detail. By the end of its 5 year long run it will mark the positions of one billion stars on... Continue Reading →

8 Things about ISRO’s advanced weather satellite

On Thursday, Indian Space Research Organization(Isro) launched INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite that will provide a variety of meteorological services. The satellite was launched using GSLV-F05 from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh, in the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). The rocket is 49.1 metres tall and weighed 415.2 tonnes. Indian space research is... Continue Reading →

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