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ISRO plans Chandrayaan 3 even as 1 shows the Moon is rusting

India’s ambitious Moon mission Chandrayaan was supposed to go into grid phase this year. But due to the pandemic the launch has been postponed to the first half of 2021. The Indian Scientific and Research Organisation (ISRO) revealed that the mission to the Moon will not include an orbiter like the Chandrayaan-2. But, it will […]

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Indian astronomers discover farthest star in galaxy

A group of Indian Astronomers have discovered one of the farthest star galaxies in the Universe which is estimated to be located 9.3 billion light years away from Earth. The discovery is being considered as a landmark achievement in the country’s first Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory AstroSat. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated Indian […]

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Scientists find a water world in our solar system

Have we found a possible another home? If research is to be believed, we well may have.  Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is an “ocean world” with a big reservoir of salty water under its frigid surface. The US space agency NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which flew as close […]

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Look out for those crackers in the sky

Come next week and you may as well enjoy a beautiful natural phenomenon. The Perseids meteor shower is going to be active from August 17-26. The annual celestial event is considered the best meteor shower, as many bright meteors and fireballs shoot through the sky making it easy for people to watch it from Earth. […]

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‘Recently active’ volcanoes on Venus!

Our Venus may not be so calm after all. Scientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to be recently active – and probably still are today – painting the picture of a geologically dynamic planet and not a dormant world as long thought. The research focused on ring-like structures called coronae, caused […]

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Earth’s not enough, China too flies toward Mars

It seems the earth is not enough to contain the rivalry between the US and China.   China launched a rover to Mars, a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space. The two countries are taking advantage of a period when Earth and Mars are favourably aligned […]

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All eyes toward the sky please!

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment! Yes, something which wouldn’t reappear for another 6,800 years.  Various parts of the world have witnessed the Neowise comet, also known as C3/2020 F3, and now it will be visible in India till July 24. No binoculars or telescopes will be needed to spot the comet as it will be visible […]

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Hope Mission: Know all about it here

Abu Dhabi The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to launch its Emirates Mars Mission aka Hope Mars Mission on July 17, but it may be delayed further in case bad weather persists. The Emirates Mars Mission called “Hope” was announced in 2015 with the aim of creating mankind’s first integrated model of the Red […]

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So how old is the Universe anyway?

If you have ever watched Doctor Who, Star Trek, or any science fiction programme, you must have come across this theory of the age of our Universe. Well now, the astrophysicists have calculated the exact age of the Universe… mostly.  The universe is about 13.8 billion years old, according to new research recently published by […]

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We’re closest to the sun ever!

Solar Orbiter, a joint mission by NASA and the European Space Agency, has hit its first big milestone of its sun-watching mission. The Orbiter made its first close approach to the Sun, getting as close as 48 million miles to the star’s surface, which is around half the distance between the Sun and the Earth. […]