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Is this Lonavala chikki as Amitabh Bachchan said? 

No, it’s not. As a matter of fact, it’s nowhere close to chikki or popcorn as you may think at the first look. It is the surface of the sun! Yes, and even superstar Amitabh Bachchan confused it with our very own Lonavala Chikki.  A new solar telescope in Hawaii has taken its first photo […]

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A luxury hotel on ISS? 

The future of space travel is booming, and getting more luxurious for the adventure lovers.  Nasa has selected a company to build a private hotel on board the International Space Station. The new additions to the ISS will include a crew habitat that will serve as a home for future space tourists. It will also […]

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Teen discovers planet just three days after joining NASA 

If you thought that just adding an extra fact to the report could earn you brownie points, you have got some competition. This 17-year-old intern discovered a planet just three days after joining NASA! Now who has a job waiting for them after they finish college? We would say this guy whose name is Wolf […]

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There are active volcanoes on Venus! 

If there’s lava then there’s an active volcano. New research suggests that the Earth’s sister planet Venus has active volcanoes.  The study shows that lava flows on Venus may be only a few years old, suggesting that Venus could be volcanically active today, making it the only planet in our solar system, other than Earth, […]

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Idli, halwa, pulav for Gaganyaan astronauts 

Idli, veg pulao, moong dal halwa… no this is not any food order in a restaurant. These, and many more food items, are on the list of foods astronauts of Gaganyaan would get to eat in space.  A Mysuru lab has prepared special food packets for astronauts taking part in India’s upcoming manned space mission, […]

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Another Earth: NASA discovers habitable planet 

The US space agency NASA has discovered an Earth-size habitable planet which is as close to 100 light years from us.  NASA’s planet finding agency Tess confirmed the statement. The planet, orbiting a star, is part of a multi-planet system around TOI 700, a small, cool M-dwarf star in the Dorado constellation. It’s only about […]

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NASA looking for another Earth 

The US space agency NASA has proposed a mission to directly image planetary systems around Sun-like stars to search for Earth-like exoplanets. The Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission or HabEx is one of the four mission concepts currently being studied by the space agency in preparation for the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey. NASA website describes the […]

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A star and its planet is named after an Indian scientist

A white yellow star in Sextans constellation and its Jupiter-like exoplanets, which were earlier named HD 86081 and 86081b, will now have Indian names. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced that while the star would be called ‘Bibhā’, the planet would be known as ‘Santamasa’. The star has been named in honour of a pioneering […]

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Scientists crack the code for Tiger Stripes on Saturn’s moon

Space is full of mysteries and there’s no bigger fun than solving them.  Enceladus has been an interesting topic for scientists since the time it was observed by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The scientists observed stripes similar to on a tiger on the surface of this Saturn’s moon. Now they may have solved this puzzle of […]

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Sun’s mysteries solved, at least a few

The US space agency NASA’s Parker Solar Probe — which has flown closer to the Sun than any spacecraft ever — has beamed back the first observations from its close encounter with the Sun. The data gives a lot of information on the solar wind and space weather. The data from the probe offers clues […]