Space
  • Organic Molecules on Mars May Be Evidence of Ancient Life
    13:06 - Mar 07 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Organic compounds have been discovered on Mars in recent years – but how did they get there? A new study examines the different ways that one type in particular, thiophene, may have formed, and intriguingly one of the most plausible scenarios involves ancient microbial life.
  • Why Is There Any Matter in Universe at All?
    14:20 - Mar 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron -- a fundamental particle in the universe -- more precisely than ever before. Their research is part of an investigation into why there is matter left over in the universe, that is, why all the antimatter created in the Big Bang didn't just cancel out the matter.
  • Extraterrestrial Protein Discovered in Meteorite for First Time
    14:58 - Mar 02 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have discovered a full, previously-unknown protein inside a meteorite for the first time. Named hemolithin, the new protein contains iron and lithium and may play an important role in seeding life on habitable planets like Earth.
  • Large Exoplanet With Conditions Good for Life
    15:23 - Feb 29 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.
  • Earth May Have Formed Much Faster Than Thought
    13:10 - Feb 27 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The precursor of our planet, the proto-Earth, formed within a time span of approximately five million years, shows a new study from the Centre for Star and Planet Formation (StarPlan) at the Globe Institute at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Iran Ready to Place New Satellite into Orbit
    12:45 - Feb 25 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced that his country is poised to launch its latest telecommunication satellite, Nahid 1 (Venus 1), adding that two other satellites are being assembled to be launched later.
  • Japan Green Lights First Ever Mission to Sample A Martian Moon
    10:42 - Feb 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- JAXA, Japan's space agency, is moving ahead with a first-of-a-kind mission to explore the two moons of the Mars system, Phobos and Deimos. All going to plan, the Martian Moon Exploration (MMX) mission will return to Earth with the first ever samples of a Martian moon by the end of the decade, which scientists hope may offer a few clues about Mars' formation and its watery past.
  • Critical Piece of Planetary Formation Puzzle
    14:13 - Feb 19 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Data from NASA's New Horizons mission are providing new insights into how planets and planetesimals -- the building blocks of the planets -- were formed.
  • NASA Is Hiring Astronauts: Here's Your Chance to Go to Moon
    15:14 - Feb 13 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The office views are amazing and the commute's a blast ... NASA is looking for a new generation of astronauts to travel to the ISS, the Moon and maybe even Mars as part of the Artemis mission program. So scrub up your CV, have you got what it takes?
  • Oxygen in Ancient Star's Atmosphere
    15:13 - Feb 13 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known -- a "primitive star" scientists call J0815+4729.
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Official: Saudi Media’s Insult to Ayatollah Sistani, ‘Abominable Act’

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Council of Ahl-ul-Bayt World Assembly condemned Saudi media’s disrespect of the Iraqi Shia Source of Emulation Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Sistani and called it an ‘abominable act’.
Trump Claims 99% of COVID-19 Cases 'Totally Harmless' as US Infections Surge

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump claimed 99% of novel coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" after a surge of infections in the United States.
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Iran to Sue US for Impacts of Sanctions on Coronavirus Spread

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi said on Saturday that her country has filed a complaint against the United States regarding the impacts of sanctions on the fight against coronavirus.
Nearly 2.7 Tons of Illicit Drugs Seized in Two Operations

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Zarif to Publish Letters on Triggering DRM

TEHRAN (FNA)- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that he will release six letters pertaining to the past record of the Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DRM) in JCPOA triggered by Iran.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Social Welfare Minister Ahmad Meydari and UNICEF Representative in Iran Mandip Obrayan discussed ways to prevent and treat COVID-19 during a virtual meeting.
Iran’s Interpol Chief: Tehran Ready to Cooperate with Seoul to Combat International Crimes

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is prepared to cooperate with South Korea in the field of police training to boost the fight against international crimes, Iranian Interpol Chief Brigadier General Hadi Shirzad said on Saturday.
Protesters Burn American Flag Outside White House After Trump's July Fourth Address

TEHRAN (FNA)- Far-left protesters burned an American flag near the White House on Saturday, chanting "America was never great", just moments after President Donald Trump finished delivering a speech at the "Salute to America" Independence Day celebration.
EC Secretary: Time Ripe for Fueling Fight against US

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee said that the conditions are fit to fuel the anti-US fight, adding that Iran intends to start the American decline.
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

TEHRAN (FNA)- A man was shot dead and three other people sustained injuries following a shooting attack at a night club in the Hinds county of the US state of Mississippi in the early hours of Saturday, local sheriff's office announced in a press release on Saturday.
Envoy: US Intelligence, Accusing Russia of Shady Deal with Taliban, Involved in Drug Trade

TEHRAN (FNA)- US intelligence is deeply involved in the Afghan drug trade at the same time as it accuses Russia of conspiring with the Taliban, Special Presidential Envoy on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said on Saturday.
Johnson Set to Exclude Huawei Tech from UK’s 5G Network in 'Major' U-Turn

TEHRAN (FNA)- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to start excluding the use of Huawei technology in the country’s 5G network this year "in a major about-turn", The Telegraph reported.