NASA reveals first-ever colour image of Pluto

Exactly 85 years after Pluto's discovery, New Horizons has now spotted small moons orbiting Pluto

Washington: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, set to fly by the Pluto system on July 14, has sent its first colour image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon. Exactly 85 years after Pluto’s discovery, New Horizons has now spotted small moons orbiting Pluto “The image reveals tantalising glimpses of this system,” Jim More...

by IANS | Published 3 days ago
The soil is porous so what we are seeing is that the water seeps down through the soil
By IANS On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Forget ice, Mars may have liquid water

London: Adding to the growing literature on possible life conditions on the Red Planet, new research from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity shows that it is possible that there is liquid water close to the surface More...

The ministry said that over 1.1 billion roubles will be allocated to compensate the regions affected by the fires
By Agencies On Monday, April 13th, 2015

15 killed in Russia’s wildfires

Moscow: At least 15 people were killed and over 120 others were injured in wildfires sweeping through Russia’s southern Siberian Republic of Khakassia, authorities said on Monday. The ministry said that over More...

These results open up perspectives to approach the study of exoplanet atmospheres
By IANS On Monday, April 13th, 2015

Meet an exoplanet with infernal atmosphere

London: For the first time, researchers have discovered an exoplanet with infernal atmospheric conditions — wind speeds of more than 1,000 km per hour and the temperature of 1,650 degrees Celsius. These results More...

The Permian-Triassic Boundary extinction took place over a 60,000 year period, researchers say
By IANS On Friday, April 10th, 2015

How increased CO2 emission led to greatest mass extinction

London: In a warning of how lethal increased carbon dioxide emission could be, researchers found the greatest extinction of all time that happened 252 million years ago was due to the huge amount of carbon dioxide More...

A thick layer of dust covers the glaciers so they appear as surface of the ground
By IANS On Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Below Mars’ dust are glaciers with frozen water

London: Adding further evidence to the global belief that Mars may once have harboured life, Danish scientists have calculated that Martian glaciers have frozen ice equivalent to over 150 billion cubic metres – More...

The next date for the hearing has been fixed for May 8
By IANS On Monday, April 6th, 2015

Green tribunal notice over rafting camps in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought an explanation from the central and Uttarakhand governments over rafting activities in Rishikesh, an official said on Monday. The next date for the hearing More...

This long closure of the highway has trigerred shortage of essentials of life in the landlocked valley
By IndiLeak Bureau On Sunday, April 5th, 2015

For 5th consecutive day, Jammu-Srinagar highway shut

Jammu: Even though the authorities had been working overtime to clear the debris following a series of landslides along the 300 odd km Jammu-Srinagar highway, the strategic highway remained closed for the fifth More...

Over  1,500 vehicles including trucks, public and passenger transport vehicles and private vehicles got stuck
By IndiLeak Bureau On Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Fresh lanslides force closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway

Srinagar: Fore the third consecutive day, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on Friday day due to fresh landslides, leaving scores of vehicles stranded. Over 1,500 vehicles including trucks, public More...

So far, 18 people have been killed in the floods that hit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday
By IANS On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Rain forecast worries Kashmiris

Srinagar: The water level in Jhelum and other major rivers has dropped much below the danger mark on Wednesday, but the forecast of a fresh spell of rain and snow has left the people here worried. So far, 18 people More...