Space
  • SpaceX Prototype Starship Rocket Explodes After Test in Texas
    15:50 - May 30 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A fourth prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket exploded Friday after a test at the company’s development facility in Texas.
  • Cosmic Ring of Fire' 11 Billion Years Ago
    12:44 - May 26 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy -- described as a "cosmic ring of fire" -- as it existed 11 billion years ago.
  • Senior MP Underscores IRGC Aerospace Force’s Plans to Orbit Satellites in 36,000-km Altitude
    18:21 - May 19 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force is seriously pursuing plans to send satellites into the 36,000-km orbit in the future, a senior legislator said.
  • IRGC Commander: Iran Plans to Orbit Satellites in 36,000-km Altitude
    16:26 - May 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force’s Space Department Brigadier General Ali Jafarabadi said that Iran has long-term plans to send satellites into the 36,000-km orbit in the future.
  • Jupiter: Solar System's Mightiest Storms
    14:17 - May 09 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the ground-based Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have teamed up with the Juno spacecraft to probe the mightiest storms in the solar system, taking place more than 500 million miles away on the giant planet Jupiter.
  • Closest Black Hole to Earth: Tip of the Iceberg?
    13:59 - May 07 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other institutes has discovered a black hole lying just 1000 light-years from Earth. The black hole is closer to our Solar System than any other found to date and forms part of a triple system that can be seen with the naked eye. The team found evidence for the invisible object by tracking its two companion stars using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. They say this system could just be the tip of the iceberg, as many more similar black holes could be found in the future.
  • Organic Molecules in Martian Meteorites
    13:00 - May 04 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A research team including research scientist Atsuko Kobayashi from the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan and research scientist Mizuho Koike from the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, have found nitrogen-bearing organic material in carbonate minerals in a Martian meteorite. This organic material has most likely been preserved for 4 billion years since Mars' Noachian age. Because carbonate minerals typically precipitate from the groundwater, this finding suggests a wet and organic-rich early Mars, which could have been habitable and favourable for life to start.
  • Iran Produces Chemical Thrusters for Space Systems
    15:35 - Apr 29 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Iranian Space Research Center Hossein Samimi said that the country’s scientists have designed and manufactured monopropellant and bipropellant spacecraft chemical thrusters which are applicable for various space systems.
  • Top Commander: IRGC’s Military Satellite to Bolster Iran’s Deterrence Power
    14:30 - Apr 23 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri hailed the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for launching the country’s first military satellite, saying that it will boost Iran’s defense and deterrence power.
  • Studying Our Galaxy's 'Water Worlds'
    12:29 - Apr 23 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Astrophysical observations have shown that Neptune-like water-rich exoplanets are common in our galaxy. These "water worlds" are believed to be covered with a thick layer of water, hundreds to thousands of miles deep, above a rocky mantle.
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Iran’s Interpol Chief: Tehran Ready to Cooperate with Seoul to Combat International Crimes

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EC Secretary: Time Ripe for Fueling Fight against US

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Iraq Condemns US for Missile Test Inside Its Embassy

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi government condemned the United States for testing an air defense missile system inside its embassy in Baghdad.
Algeria Wants France to Apologize for Colonial Past

TEHRAN (FNA)- Algeria is waiting for an apology for France's colonial occupation of the North African country, the country's president stated, expressing hope that President Emmanuel Macron would build on recent conciliatory overtures.
Shooting in US' Mississippi State Leaves 1 Person Killed, 3 Others Injured

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Johnson Set to Exclude Huawei Tech from UK’s 5G Network in 'Major' U-Turn

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