PSLV-C23 on the First Launch Pad (ISRO)

ISRO Launches PSLV-C23 Today; Watch Online

India Space Research Organization (ISRO) launches its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23 on Monday, 30 June, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) - SHAR, Sriharikota. Jun 30, 2014
Artist impression of a white dwarf star in orbit with pulsar PSR J2222-0137. It may be the coolest and dimmest white dwarf ever identified. [B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)]

Astronomers Spot Earth-sized Diamond in Space

A team of researchers have detected the faintest and the coldest white dwarf star. Over the ages, the carbon content of the ancient lunar remnants has crystallized thus forming an Earth-size diamond in solar system. Jun 24, 2014
Mars image (NASA)

US Scientist Grows Asparagus in Alien Soil

A US scientist is trying to grow asparagus in alien rocks such as meteorites to prepare humans for space farming. In an attempt to grow microorganisms in space, Michael Mautner, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher, hopes to terraform Mars and cultivate crops in the Martian soil that would make food, drink, and even oxygen available for any future human settlements. Jun 20, 2014
International Space Station Gets its First Coffee Machine (Representational Image) [sh0dan/Flickr]

International Space Station Acquires its First Coffee Machine

Two Italian companies will be bringing brewed coffee to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time in November 2014. The companies have designed an exclusive machine that will allow ISS astronauts to sip hot coffee in space as an alternative to the instant coffee that has been the only choice aboard the space station. Jun 17, 2014
Astronauts Mark Kelly (right), STS-124 commander, and Scott Kelly are pictured in the check-out facility at Ellington Field near NASA's Johnson Space Center as the STS-124 crewmembers prepare for a flight to Kennedy Space Center in NASA T-38 trainer jets.

Identical Twin NASA Astronauts to Conduct Brave Space Science Research

Identical twins, Scott and Mark Kelly, who are also NASA astronauts, will be participating in a brave new experiment of the space agency. The news was announced on Wednesday 29 May 2014, which will involve one of them to spend a year on space investigating while the other will remain back on Earth. May 30, 2014