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Indian scientists lose contact with satellite

NEW DELHI: India’s national space agency has lost contact with a satellite days after it was launched into orbit with much fanfare, authorities said on Sunday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost communication with the GSAT-6A satellite as it prepared to undertake its third and final orbiting manoeuvre on Saturday. “Efforts are underway to establish the link with the satellite,” ISRO said in a statement. The satellite — an indigenous model weighing more than 2,000 tonnes — was designed to improve…

WATCH: NASA releases images of asteroid which made closest contact with Earth

PARIS: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released images of asteroid 2014 JO25. The images were obtained through NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. “Radar images of asteroid 2014 JO25 were obtained in the early morning hours on Tuesday. The images reveal a peanut-shaped asteroid that rotates about once every five hours. The images have resolutions as fine as 25 feet (7.5 meters) per pixel,” said an NASA press release. The…

US attorney general under fire over Russian ambassador contacts

WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was under fire Thursday after it was revealed he met twice last year with Russia's ambassador to Washington, seemingly contradicting statements he made in Senate confirmation hearings. The revelation cast a fresh cloud over President Donald Trump's administration, which has repeatedly denied any suspected ties between members of his election team and Russia -- which US intelligence says interfered in the 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. The White House…

Scientists say ‘aliens are trying to make contact with earth’

OTTAWA: Scientists have revealed they have plucked strange signals from the other planet and believe they could be sent by the aliens. Two astronomers Ermanno F. Borra and Eric Trottier made this shocking revelation in a recent report published online. In 2012, Ermanno Borra of Laval University in Quebec, suggested that lasers might be the method by which we receive first contact from extraterrestrial intelligence, reported the Independent. He hypothesised that we would see periodic bursts of light hidden in the…