National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Bill Nelson expressed delight at meeting students at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and the first Indian to fly to space, Rakesh Sharma on Wednesday. Nelson, who is on a visit to India, said that the story of Rakesh Sharma lit up the room.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson touched down in India on Tuesday, expressing his enthusiasm for a week of meetings and events aimed at strengthening the partnership between NASA and ISRO. He emphasized that India is a leader in space and is looking forward to a productive visit. “Touchdown in India! Ready to embark on a week of engaging meetings and events to grow @NASA’s partnership with @isro. India is a leader in space and we’re looking forward to a productive visit,” Nelson said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
NASA on Monday took to social media to extend Diwali greetings with a celestial image captured by Hubble Space Telescope. The US space agency called the globular cluster, located 30,000 light-years away from Earth, a “celestial festival of lights”. A globular cluster is a stable, tightly bound cluster of tens of thousands to millions of stars, and are associated with all types of galaxies.
Seven Indian student teams including three high school groups will participate in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) 2024 in the US. The teams are from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Goa Campus; Candor International School, Bengaluru; Kanakia International School, Mumbai; KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR; Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh; Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai; and Young Mind Research and Development, Faridabad.
Europa, one of Jupiter’s likely 95 moons often regarded as the most promising place for life apart from Earth, became even more so with the discovery of carbon originating in its subsurface ocean.
Farmers in India have adapted to increasing temperatures by intensifying the withdrawal of groundwater for irrigation. A new University of Michigan-led study has found that if this trend continues, the rate of groundwater loss could triple by 2080, further threatening India’s food and water security.
The universe could well be nearly twice as old as the widely accepted 13.797 billion years. That extraordinary contention in a recent paper by University of Ottawa Professor Rajendra Gupta has the potential to upend much of what we have come to accept about the age of the universe.
The Congress on Wednesday hailed successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon, saying that it is a matter of great pride for all of Indians as the entire world is looking up to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated ISRO for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon. On Wednesday evening, India’s moon lander successfully set its four legs softly and safely on the lunar soil as planned, as the country became the fourth nation in the world to achieve the feat.