Space
  • Early Mars Covered in Ice Sheets, Not Rivers?
    13:38 - Aug 04 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars's surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to new UBC research published today in Nature Geoscience. The findings effectively throw cold water on the dominant "warm and wet ancient Mars" hypothesis, which postulates that rivers, rainfall and oceans once existed on the red planet.
  • Mars Rover Mission to Red Planet Launched
    13:00 - Aug 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.
  • Scientists Discover Volcanoes on Venus Are Still Active
    12:35 - Jul 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active planet. A research paper on the work, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland and the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, was published in the journal Nature Geoscience on July 20, 2020.
  • Iran’s Pars 1 Satellite Passes Environmental Tests Successfully
    14:49 - Jul 20 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran’s Satellite Systems Research Institute Hamed Babayee said on Monday Pars 1 satellite developed by Iranian researchers has successfully passed its environmental tests.
  • Solar Mission Images Reveal 'Campfires' On Sun
    12:27 - Jul 18 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The first images from Solar Orbiter, a new Sun-observing mission by ESA and NASA, have revealed omnipresent miniature solar flares, dubbed 'campfires', near the surface of our closest star.
  • Planet Nine Could Be A Black Hole, A New Telescope Will Tell Us
    12:52 - Jul 13 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Could there be a tiny black hole hiding in our own backyard? It’s been suggested that the hypothetical Planet Nine is actually a black hole, and now astronomers have proposed how we might find it in the next few years, using an upcoming telescope.
  • Metal in Moon's Craters: Insight Into Origin
    11:43 - Jul 04 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Life on Earth would not be possible without the Moon; it keeps our planet's axis of rotation stable, which controls seasons and regulates our climate. However, there has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis contends that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized body colliding with Earth's upper crust which is poor in metals. But new research suggests the Moon's subsurface is more metal-rich than previously thought, providing new insights that could challenge our understanding of that process.
  • Iran Starts Conceptual Designing of Payam II Satellite
    16:57 - Jun 29 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- President of Amir Kabir University of Technology Seyed Ahmad Motamedi said that conceptual designing of Iran's new satellite, Payam II, has started.
  • Monster Black Hole Found in Early Universe
    12:43 - Jun 27 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found using three Maunakea Observatories in Hawai'i: W. M. Keck Observatory, the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, and the University of Hawai'i-owned United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT). It is the first quasar to receive an indigenous Hawaiian name, Poniua'ena, which means "unseen spinning source of creation, surrounded with brilliance" in the Hawaiian language.
  • Iran to Make 18 Satellites by Yearend
    15:36 - Jun 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced that the number of the country's manufactured satellites will increase to 18 by the end of the current Iranian year (March 19, 2021).
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