Space
  • 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.
  • DM: All Iranian Missiles Only Armed with Conventional Warheads
    15:12 - Feb 12 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami dismissed some western states' alleged concerns over the country's satellite carriers, saying all Iranian missiles have been designed and made to be armed with conventional warheads.
  • Minister: Iran’s Pursuit of Space Technology Unstoppable
    11:55 - Feb 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Minister of Information and Communication Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said that his country’s efforts to put Zafar satellite into orbit failed as is the case with many scientific attempts, adding that, however, his compatriots are resolute in their scientific efforts and not disappointed.
  • NASA and ESA's Solar Orbiter Sets Sail for Sun's Poles
    11:04 - Feb 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A spacecraft built to study the Sun in entirely new ways has set sail for the center of the Solar System, with NASA and the ESA confirming the successful launch of their joint Solar Orbiter mission. All going to plan, the probe will be the first to study the Sun's north and south poles, offering a new perspective on our star and the solar winds that it sends blowing out into space.
  • Countdown Begins for Launching Iran’s Next Satellite
    12:19 - Feb 08 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is undertaking the final steps for launching its fully home-grown satellite Zafar to send it into orbit in the coming days, said Spokesman for the Defense Ministry's Aerospace Organization Ahmad Hosseini.
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Lebanon's President Rejects Calls for International Probe in Beirut Incident

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